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Where would the Blues be without Patrick Cripps?

The gulf between Patrick Cripps and the next best Carlton player is massive compared to other clubs' best and second-best players, which highlights both Cripps' incredible season and the lack of support underneath him.

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Round Table: This season's biggest disappointment

Our AFL experts dissect all of the main talking points ahead of Round 10, including the biggest let down of season 2019, who the best Indigenous player of modern times is and whether or not the top eight is already set.

PODCAST: Will Bolton last the year?

Brendon Bolton is facing growing scrutiny, but the team isn't convinced sacking him is the right move. Listen to the ESPNfootyips AFL Podcast here.

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Round 9

Tigers cruise past injury-hit Hawks

Richmond have scored a 36-point win over an injury-hit Hawthorn at the MCG.


Round Table: How much is Geelong star Tim Kelly worth?

We dissect all of the main talking points ahead of Round 9, including the value of Geelong gun Tim Kelly, the biggest injustice at the MRO and whether or not Demons young gun Clayton Oliver is underrated.

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AFL Draft Wrap: Shades of Petracca in likely top 10 pick Flanders

Sam Flanders showcased his power and stoppage prowess at the weekend and is looming as a top 10 pick. Meanwhile, several state league players enhanced their AFL midseason draft claims, writes Chris Doerre.

PODCAST: Fyfe escaping a ban is the greatest injustice in years

Our AFL experts were stunned that Nat Fyfe avoided suspension for an elbow on Tom Lynch, claiming the AFL's judicial system is 'an embarrassment to professional sport'.



Young Hawk: Roughead 'still has so much to offer'

If you think for even a second that Jarryd Roughead isn't having an impact on Hawthorn in season 2019, you're completely off the mark. Young Hawk Mitchell Lewis explains what it's like to work with a "champion of the game".

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Round 8

AFL H&V Round 8: Death-defying Dees, free kick drama

There were last-second wins and late-late changes, but one thing is for sure, and that's that you can't beat Saturday afternoon football at the 'G. Here are Round 8's Heroes & Villains.

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