Into the Great Unknown by John Butler

The most gloriously uncertain finals series of the recent times beckons. After a regular season where only one win and percentage eventually separated the top six sides,  the task of picking winners this week has never been harder. Further complicating the picture is the introduction of this past week’s bye. Theories abound at its potential […]

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Sorting Contenders from Pretenders

The long cold winter begins, unless you live in Queensland, in which case your footy team is already stuffed anyway. But as the first of the bye weeks beckons, we usually have a firm idea of the serious September contenders. This season, each passing round only serves to muddy the waters. Take ladder leaders North […]

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Dockers Sunk, Eddie Wishes He Was Drunk

The measure of a good season is usually told by the up-ended expectations left in its wake. There’s nothing worse than a predictable season. Though Fremantle, Richmond and Collingwood fans might beg to disagree, given their current predicaments. With seven rounds played, the 2016 season shapes as a potential cracker. The measure of a good […]

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Bulldogs early-season bolters

Footy fans live in perpetual hope, but fans of some clubs are all too familiar with the gulf between hope and expectation. If you’re a Hawthorn fan, you have expectations. St Kilda fans generally have to make do with promises. Three rounds into the 2016 season, the historic balance of hope shows signs of shifting. […]

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Moscow’s Secret Lab

Moscow’s secret lab at the centre of alleged athlete drug cover-up A secret laboratory located in an industrial area 10 kilometres outside of Moscow has emerged as a key component of the systemic and widespread doping regime within Russian athletics. An independent report prepared for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) contains damning and explosive evidence about […]

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