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AFL Round 12: Melbourne vs. Collingwood

The ruck battle is the last great head-to-head duel in modern football. And this week the two premier ruckmen in the AFL this season, Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy, will come face-to-face. But which one can lay claim to be the best ruckman in the league?

AFL Round 10: Melbourne vs. Adelaide

Jake Lever faces his old side for the first time this weekend, but should Melbourne have got him in his draft year? And is Paul Seedsman the best winger in the competition this season?

AFL Round 21: Melbourne vs. St Kilda

Tackling as a form indicator is a contradictory premise, as the objective in football should be to get hands on the ball first. The Weekend Preview this weeks investigates whether tackle counts are a reliable form indicator.

AFL Round 15: Melbourne vs. Sydney

The Paul Roos Cup is this week’s match of the round, with the two form teams of the competition facing each other under Friday Night lights. Paul Roos is of course both the architect of the Sydney Swans drought breaking 2005 premiership side and dare we say it the 2017 Demons premiership team?

AFL Round 12: Melbourne vs. Collingwood

The dawn of a new decade promised new horizons for the Australian game – but some things stayed the same. Melbourne and Collingwood continued to sit above the rest of the football world, as titanic, arrogant and seemingly indomitable as Gog and Magog in the Royal Arcade.

AFL Round 7: Melbourne vs. Hawthorn

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the infamous 1987 preliminary final between Hawthorn and Melbourne, a drought-breaking year for the Demons as they played finals for the first time since 1964, their last premiership year. In 2017, the Demons are targeting the end of another finals drought, having not played in a finals series since 2006. But what has been holding the Demons back from returning to finals?