"You no longer see these beautiful moments where 100 guys beat the shit out of each other."
"The challenge with Patty Dangerfield is that often when you are actually trying not to let him run free, he runs free anyway, because he's so quick. It's a bit like Goodesy." - Swans coach John Longmire on Dangerfield in 2012.
From Flag Favourites To Utter Mediocrity: Inside North Melbourne's Meek Moonwalk Out Of The Finals Series
Between rounds 10 and 17, when they were at the peak of their slide, North Melbourne were ranked 14th in the league for average disposals, 15th for clearances and were ranked last for percentage of scores once inside 50.
"I don't think they're too fond of the Raiders - they always get shafted, the poor bastards. We're pretty one-eyed down here but they do get the raw end, there's no doubt about that," says Canberra Raiders legend, Jason Croker.
In the leadup to the AFL's annual ANZAC Day match, we remember when the military and our national game didn't go hand in hand.
We walked around Melbourne on Saturday to capture the mess left behind.
Growing up, real football was for Americans and soccer was for people who spoke other languages while doing jobs with their hands. We've appropriated everything they owned, why not gentrify our own damn soccer team?
A 13-year-old girl who calls a black football player an 'ape' is reported as having hurled a racial slur, whereas if you're the president of a football club and your name happens to be, say, Eddie McGuire, suggesting same is merely a 'gaffe'.