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We are through the deserts of December and January. February offered the promise of things to come and March is one of the better months for punting, so here is a glimpse of what to expect for the third month of the year. Thoroughbred racing is back for autumn carnival racing, with quality races and

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The game of the week in Round 2 of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition has to be the Grand Final rematch between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers tonight at the Adelaide Oval. The rest of the Round 2 fixture looks decidedly mundane by comparison, with the possible exception of the game between

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Will pre-game heavy metal music resuscitate the Collingwood Magpies? They plan to use Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” as the lead up to the bounce at their home games at MCG this season. Surely, they need nothing less than Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” According to AFL.com.au, the Port Adelaide Power uses the INXS track “Never Tear

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We always knew that those boys in South Australia had a kinky streak, but we did not think that streak would entail a 24-hour bus ride with players blindfolded the entire time. The Round 1 loss to the Essendon Bombers would suggest that the blindfolds were never removed, but the Crows can at least take

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The inaugural outing for one of the AFL sides that calls the new, gleaming palace of Optus Stadium home ground did not provide an auspicious beginning, as the West Coast Eagles had to endure the sight of Lance Franklin breaking in the new ground by kicking eight goals to propel the Sydney Swans to a

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Outside of Victoria, the success of the Giants and Swans notwithstanding, it can be tough for AFL franchises to gain the support of the populace, support that is critical for clubs to retain top talent and not have players fleeing to Melbourne at the first opportunity. South Australia might be the possible exception, and the

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Everyone has high expectations ahead of the 2018 AFL season. Those expectations are the result of optimism, as every player, coach and fan carries the belief that this will be their year to achieve deserved glory. The Richmond Tigers expect to repeat as premiers. The Adelaide Crows expect to break their finals duck after two

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It often seems like a “damned if you do, damned if you do not” scenario for AFL teams, as they wrap up pre-season play and training in the final week leading up to the first bounce of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition. On the one hand, clubs that train and scrimmage with too much

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