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Round Table: Should eight teams be playing finals football?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including whether we really need eight teams playing finals, the success of the sub rule and Alastair Clarkson's legacy.

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PODCAST: Who are the great exponents of the 'one-two'?

Join Matt Walsh, Jake Michaels and Christian Joly from Champion Data for some of the best analysis and insight on the ESPN Footy Podcast.

Is John Longmire's job the safest in footy?

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Should floating fixtures be used permanently in the AFL?

The ESPN Footy Podcast team debate the merits of a floating fixture, and if it should remain in a post-pandemic footy world.

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Dunkley details cafe COVID scare

Western Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley tells the ESPN Footy Podcast that bad luck is to blame for having to isolate for 14 days due to coming into contact with a COVID-positive case.

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Is this Libba's dead ringer?

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Footy's weird quirks we've accepted as normal

After Geelong coach Chris Scott tripped over a fan, the ESPN Footy Podcast team discusses what 'footyisms' would seem strange to people watching for the first time.

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The best and worst AFL guernseys of all time

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THE RUN TO SEPTEMBER

AFL ladder predictor: Who finishes where in 2021?

There's just four rounds of the home and away season remaining. Who will finish top? Will the Cats and Lions make the top four? And who fills the final two places in the eight? Check out our final predicted ladder.

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It's staying home: AFL premier will almost certainly be a Victorian team

You mightn't think it after glancing at the current ladder, but it's looking increasingly likely a Victorian team will win the flag for an eighth time in nine years, writes Rohan Connolly.

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ROUND 21 FIXTURE

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ROUND 20 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: The best and the worst out West

In Round 20 we saw Fremantle grind out an important win but cross-town rivals West Coast throw up a performance to forget. Here's whose stocks are up and whose are down.

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ESPN's 2021 Brownlow Medal predictor

The Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour in the AFL. In 2021, ESPN is giving you an advantage with our one-of-a-kind predictor, which has correctly picked seven out of the past eight winners.

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2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: Eastern's prime rebounder deserves attention

With offensive capabilities not unlike Aaron Hall, Eastern Ranges player Josh Clarke is one of the most dynamic rebound defenders in this year's draft crop, writes ESPN's AFL draft expert Chris Doerre.

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AFL Draft Power Rankings: Young talls catapult into top 10 calculations

ESPN.com.au's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his AFL Draft Power Rankings for the month of August, with a versatile Calder Cannon and a leading WAFL prospect catapulting into top 10 calculations.

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