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Is Giants-Dogs currently the best rivalry in the AFL?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including whether the GWS-Western Bulldogs rivalry is now the biggest in best in the AFL.

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Bontempelli relishing clash against Giants

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge expects GWS to look beyond purely targeting skipper Marcus Bontempelli when the fierce AFL rivals face off in Canberra.

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Collingwood, Essendon struggles point to an Anzac Day shocker

You'd have to be kidding yourself to pretend that this year's version of the Collingwood-Essendon Anzac Day clash is anything to get excited about, writes Rohan Connolly.

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Round Table: Should David Teague see out the year at Carlton?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including whether David Teague's time's up at the Blues, if Anzac Eve has surpassed Anzac Day, and Patrick Dangerfield's standing in the game.

Has the new concussion rule already let itself down?

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Are the new rules changing how wingers are used?

This week on the ESPN Footy Podcast, Matt wonders if clubs should be switching their wingers to take advantage of the new stand rule.

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Kysaiah Pickett is the 'tonic' to the Demons' 'gin'

The rise of Kysaiah Pickett so far in 2021 has been a much-needed breath of fresh air in a forward line which was lethargic in 2020, the ESPN Footy Podcast team says.

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2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: The next Nick Haynes stars in NAB League

This week, an impressive intercept defender, who resembles a young Nick Haynes, has caught the eye of ESPN's AFL Draft expert, Chris Doerre.

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AFL Draft Power Rankings: Another Daicos on the way

ESPN.com.au's AFL draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his first Power Rankings for 2021, with a son of a Collingwood legend cracking the top 5.

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: Dixon-like forward impresses

In draft expert Chris Doerre's first weekly wrap for the year, the focus turns to Victorian key forward Josh Rentsch, who shows traits similar to Port big man Charlie Dixon.

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ROUND 5 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: Saints recruit not worth half his pay

This week a struggling Brownlow medallist returned to form in some style, but a high-priced St Kilda recruit (again!) failed to impress. Whose stocks are up, and whose are down after Round 5?

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ESPN's Brownlow Medal predictor - The $501 shot who has stormed into contention

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

'I hit rock bottom' after fan told me to jump off the West Gate Bridge

It's all smiles at the Western Bulldogs right now after a perfect 3-0 start to the season, but ESPN's AFL columnist Josh Dunkley remembers just how tough it was in 2018 when things didn't go to plan in the early rounds.

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Hub life to trade week: What life was really like for me in 2020

2020 was a hard year for everyone, footballers included. Asked to move interstate indefinitely, living in a bubble and out of a suitcase without a chance to escape from football. In his first column Josh Dunkley talks what life was really like in 2020.

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