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LIVE: Blues vs. Saints

Round 5 AFL action begins on Thursday evening with the in-form Blues taking on St Kilda. Follow the game live with ESPN.

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Round Table: How would you rate the state of the AFL?

This week in the AFL Round Table our experts debate the state of the game, whether Matt Rowell is already a top 10 player and look at whether Toby Greene is being treated unfairly by the umpires.

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"I'm genuinely worried about the game": Rohan Connolly

Join Matt Walsh, Jake Michaels, Rohan Connolly and Christian Joly from Champion Data for some of the best analysis and insight on the ESPNfootytips AFL podcast.

AFL Round 5: Results, teams, tips, odds and more

There's plenty of crunch games in Round 5. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming week of football.

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More attack, please: Josh Jenkins wants AFL to introduce bonus points

To further encourage attacking football, the AFL should introduce a bonus for teams that score over 100 points, Crows forward Josh Jenkins believes.

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"We need to be tougher on holding the ball": AFL CEO

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has said umpires could toughen their stance on the holding the ball rule, following widespread criticism on the state of the game.

Hawks coach Clarkson slams AFL's 'dreadful' spectacle

Frustrated Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has called on the AFL and its umpires to start adjudicating holding the ball decisions to avoid the game deteriorating further as a spectacle.

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