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AFL 2021 Round 8: Grand Final re-run, Petracca mega deal, Showdown 49, Buku debut

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Jeremy Cameron kicked a bag as Geelong put on a masterclass, avenging last season’s Grand Final loss in the process, as they mauled the Tigers at the MCG. Cats’ coach Chris Scott lauding his players in the presser; he said “I was really pleased with the way we stood up to them. The highlight of the game was that third quarter with our contest work and some 50/50 balls where our guys were just super.” “I thought we have played …

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AFL 2021 Round 7: Tigers roar, Papley heroics, Western Derby, Blue Ribbon Cup

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Reigning Premiers Richmond made a statement, coming from behind, as they ended the unbeaten run of the Western Bulldogs, seen by many as the side who could take their crown, with a dominant showing in front of a crowd of 52,402 at the MCG. Tigers captain Trent Cotchin paid tribute to his side, in an on-field Channel 7 interview; he said: “The Doggies are obviously in amazing form and started the game really well. However, we managed to hang in …

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AFL 2021 Round 6: ANZAC Day, Nathan Jones 300th, Cats thrash Eagles

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A crowd of 78,113, the highest attendance at a sports stadium anywhere in the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, watched Essendon take the honours as they downed Collingwood, by 24 points, in the big Anzac Day blockbuster at the ‘G’. Darcy Parish (42 disposals, nine clearances, two goals and nine score involvements) unanimously won the medal for his best on ground display and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti bagged five goals as the Bombers finished strongly to secure a result …

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AFL 2021 Round 5: NSW Derby, Maddie’s match, Gary Ablett Jr return?

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Josh Kelly scored the winner, with just a minute to go, as GWS took the honours, in the New South Wales derby, with a two-point victory over Sydney at the SCG. Despite trailing for most of the night, the Giants were always within touching distance and managed to get themselves ahead on the scoreboard with just two minutes left. Speaking in the presser, coach Liam Cameron said: “It was a fabulous spectacle for football in Sydney, a close game. Unfortunately, …

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AFL 2021 Round 4: Port edge Tigers, Doggies leading pack, Sydney win blockbuster

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Port Adelaide went some way to avenging last season’s prelim defeat after getting up over reigning Premiers Richmond, by just two points, in a pulsating encounter. Before a crowd of 33,742, these two sides produced an absolute cracker that ebbed and flows throughout the evening. Robbie Gray scored what proved to be the decisive goal with the Power defence holding out strong in the final few moments. Coach Ken Hinckley was full of praise for his players; he said “Both …

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AFL 2021 Round 3: Ten-goal Bruce, Bailey brilliance, Cats edge Hawks

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Sydney have put the rest of the competition on alert as they produced a scintillating display in the 45-point drubbing of reigning Premiers Richmond at the MCG. It makes it three from three for John Longmire’s side – the first time since their 2016 Grand Final campaign – who established a slight first quarter lead and then simply blew the Tigers away in the second and third enroute to a very impressive victory. Speaking after the game to SwansTV, three-goal …

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AFL 2021 Round 2: ‘Buddy’ returns, Cats win thriller, Spud’s game

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Isaac Smith scored, what proved to be the winner, as Geelong managed to hold out and claim a one-point victory over Brisbane in a pulsating Friday night blockbuster. The 32-year-old endearing himself to the home supporters, in only his second game for the Cats, after his summer move from Hawthorn. It set up a frantic and what turned out to be a very controversial finish as the Lions desperately attacked and thought they should have had a free-kick when Zac …

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