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Rohan Connolly's 2017 ladder predictions

Nathan Buckley. Rohan Connolly's 2017 AFL ladder forecast

It's a mug's game, gazing into the crystal football, but I'm shrugging off last year's pathetic prognostications to have another go at predicting who'll finish where on the AFL ladder.

Giants big losers in academy shake-up

Charlie Spargo, playing for the Allies in the AFL under 18s against Vic Country last year, is now out of reach of the Giants.

The AFL Commission has decided to strip Greater Western Sydney of its Murray region recruiting zone in a move that will shape the immediate futures of two highly-rated draft prospects.

Comment: Why Giants should lose rich recruiting zone

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The AFL Commission will surely end months of procrastination over the next 24 hours and finally correct the flawed favouritism it bestowed upon its youngest club by handing it a virtual Australian rules grass-roots recruiting zone.