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Port overcome Collingwood in Boak's 300th

Port Adelaide have held off a persistent Collingwood by 28 points in star veteran Travis Boak's 300th game to consolidate their position inside the AFL's top-four.

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Sam Walsh might just be the best 21-year-old since Chris Judd

Has any player since the great Chris Judd played a more impressive first 50-odd games than Carlton's Sam Walsh? Rohan Connolly believes the answer is a resounding no.

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When will Lance Franklin kick his 1,000th AFL goal?

Just five players in VFL/AFL history have reached the 1,000 goal mark and Sydney superstar Lance Franklin, who currently sits on 981 majors, is closing in on the illustrious group. The question is; when will he get there?

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Round Table: Who is the current face of the AFL and who will be the next one?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including who will be the next face of the league, the storyline out of Saturday night's top-of-the-table blockbuster and All-Australian smokies.

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PODCAST: Dunkley reveals how he got caught up in COVID

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

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 six 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 19 FIXTURE

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2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: The best key position player not in the AFL?

Former Geelong Category B rookie, Blake Schlensog, is playing like the best key position player outside the AFL, writes ESPN's AFL draft expert Chris Doerre.

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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 18 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: Does any team want eighth spot?

In Round 18 we saw some finals aspirants choke away some golden opportunities, while a few veteran forwards showed the younger brigade how it's done. Here's whose stocks are up and whose are down.

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ESPN's Brownlow Medal predictor - Bont, Wines all tied up 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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