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AFL Power Rankings: Even the race for the wooden spoon is tight

In this week's edition of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings, there's more movement up the top after the Bulldogs beat the Demons, but there's an interesting race developing at the other end of the rankings...

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Round Table: How many weeks did Buddy deserve?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including the penalty for Lance Franklin's stray elbow, who 'wins' the wooden spoon and whether the AFL should continue to use the floating fixture.

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PODCAST: McKay or King brothers?

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

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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ROUND 20 FIXTURE

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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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2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft State of Play: Everything you need to know

ESPN's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has taken a break from his weekly wraps to put together his 2021 Draft state of play. Here's everything you need to know ahead of this year's AFL Draft.

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AFL Draft Power Rankings: Daicos, Horne and Darcy duke it out for top billing

ESPN.com.au's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his AFL Draft Power Rankings for the month of July, with young gun Nick Daicos continuing to reign supreme.

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ROUND 19 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: Big Souv-Larkey snags seven

In Round 19 we saw Nick Larkey announce his arrival with a big bag of seven, but a No. 3 draft pick's struggles continue. Here's whose stocks are up and whose are down.

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ESPN's Brownlow Medal predictor - Bont moves clear at the top

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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ESPN COLUMNIST: JOSH DUNKLEY

Dunkley's Mailbag: Cheat meal, return date, favourite teammates and dream job (outside footy!)

We put the call out to our AFL fans who wanted to ask Western Bulldogs star and ESPN's very own Josh Dunkley a question. Here's our first edition of Dunkley's Mailbag.

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The five hardest players to match up on in the AFL

From the best endurance runners to physical bulls and elite trash talkers, ESPN's own Josh Dunkley names the five hardest players to match up on in the AFL.

Dunkley: Fans often provoke AFL players on nights out

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