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Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

The AFL's much-hyped trade week ended last night, but for many fans, it's a welcome reprieve after a "failed" season.

NRL and AFL grand final TV ratings drop to their lowest in a decade

NRL and AFL grand final TV ratings drop to their lowest in a decade

Both games had every reason to be blockbusters, but they rated worse than we've seen in recent memory. Are networks overpaying for the telecasting rights?

The AFL Footy Show wins the grand final battle, but is it enough?

The AFL Footy Show wins the grand final battle, but is it enough?

Eddie McGuire has snagged a win over The Front Bar, amid ongoing speculation around whether the show will continue. Was this a surge of support, or a final farewell?

Making sense of Guthrie’s removal

Making sense of Guthrie’s removal

Good morning, early birds. Rumours abound as to why ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked so abruptly. Plus, Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell takes out AFL's Brownlow Medal. It's the news you need to know with Chris Woods.

How Collingwood became the most hated team in the AFL

How Collingwood became the most hated team in the AFL

From Eddie McGuire to a "feral" fan base, Collingwood is a spectre that haunts the Australian football imagination. But there's more to this hatred than it may seem.

Media Files: AFL staffer attacks media at airport

Media Files: AFL staffer attacks media at airport

An AFL staffer has attacked media waiting for the West Coast Eagles team plane at Perth airport, after cameramen refused his request to move on.

Breaking up the boys’ club: is sports media finally facing its reckoning?

Breaking up the boys’ club: is sports media finally facing its reckoning?

Former AFL great Barry Hall was fired on the spot from Triple M for a joke about sexual assault. Can the station, and the rest of Australian sports culture, live up to this welcome new standard?

Crikey Worm: manhunt after alleged murder of teen girl

Crikey Worm: manhunt after alleged murder of teen girl

Good morning, early birds. Gold Coast police are searching for a suspect after discovering the body of a teenage girl. Plus, the AFL under scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods

Media Files: Meanjin apologises for ‘blindness’ in cover design

Media Files: Meanjin apologises for ‘blindness’ in cover design

Prominent literary journal Meanjin has responded to calls that it was insensitive in the design of its #MeToo themed winter edition.

Marngrook at the MCG: the hope and conflict of the AFL’s Indigenous round

Marngrook at the MCG: the hope and conflict of the AFL’s Indigenous round

The Indigenous round is an important gesture but, even in the celebration, we can't escape the politics of the surrounds.