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Round Table: How many weeks does David Mackay deserve?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including what's a fair penalty for David Mackay, Collingwood's list management strategy and the main storyline which will come out of Friday night's blockbuster.

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PODCAST: Quirky debut stat records, David King's brain fade

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

The best and worst AFL guernseys of all time

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ROUND 13 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: Triple-premiership Tiger's horror decision

Round 13 saw Nathan Buckley's stocks rise despite being shown the door at Collingwood, while a premiership Tiger and premiership Dog both had evenings to forget.

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ESPN's Brownlow Medal predictor - Port star closing gap to leaders

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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ROUND 13 RESULTS

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2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft Power Rankings: Daicos pulling away from chasing pack

ESPN.com.au's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his AFL Draft Power Rankings for the month of June, with young Nick Daicos beginning to put a gap on his rivals.

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AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: Have we found the next Dayne Zorko?

In this week's draft wrap, an electrifying mid-forward who resembles qualities of Brisbane skipper Dayne Zorko has caught the eye of ESPN AFL draft expert Chris Doerre.

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: Narkle-like powerful mid impresses

In this week's draft wrap, a powerful midfielder reminiscent of emerging Cat Quinton Narkle has impressed for Glenelg in the SANFL, writes ESPN AFL draft expert Chris Doerre.

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MID-SEASON

ESPN's mid-year All-Australian team

Some fresh faces make their first appearance in ESPN's mid-year All-Australian team, while a host of veterans have also put their hand up for a blazer. Check out our consensus best-22 here.

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Every AFL club's mid-season report card

With 11 rounds come and gone, and the bye weeks here, Rohan Connolly has cast his eye over all 18 teams to see which have exceeded expectations, which have met them, and which have fallen short.

Mid-season Draft analysis - How every club fared at the draft table

The 2021 AFL mid-season draft took place on Wednesday evening. ESPN's draft expert Chris Doerre analyses how it all went down, which clubs made the right picks and which did something a little unusual.

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ESPN COLUMNIST: JOSH DUNKLEY

Hey, punters: Stop abusing us over your busted multis

These days, you can't watch an AFL game without being bombarded by betting odds and ads. It's time something is done about this, to protect the younger generation, writes Josh Dunkley.

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'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.

Dunkley: Fans often provoke AFL players on nights out

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ESPN OPINION

Carlton was never, ever going to play finals this year

Why is pressure mounting on David Teague? There seems to be a bigger problem at Carlton, and it's the reality of performance versus expectation, writes Rohan Connolly.

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We've seen this St Kilda story before ... and it ends in tears

St Kilda's list strategy is not yet a failed experiment, but we have seen what can happen when a club opts to go down that path. Spoiler alert; it's years of heartache, writes Rohan Connolly.

Wounded Richmond still the team to beat

Richmond are far from world-beaters right now, but they're staying in contention, and as we've learnt, that's all they need to do to at this time of the year, writes Rohan Connolly.

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