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22 won it for North

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was delighted with his side's 50-point win over Richmond on Sunday as it was the first time all year that he got a contribution from all 22 of his players.
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Ratten takes blame

Carlton coach Brett Ratten bravely declared the responsibility of turning around the Blues poor form after his faltering side surrendered to Sydney at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, sits firmly with him.
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Roos: Our best win

Sydney coach Paul Roos rates Sunday's 39-point win over Carlton as the Swans' best for the season.
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Watson: Blame players

Essendon captain Jobe Watson has dismissed speculation of divisions between the playing group and coach Matthew Knights in the wake of Saturday night's humiliating loss to West Coast.
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LeCras bag with the best

West Coast coach John Worsfold has described forward Mark LeCras' 12-goal haul as one of the best in the club's history after he single-handedly dismantled Essendon's defence in the Eagles' 32-point upset win at Etihad Stadium.
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Rock bottom Bombers

Essendon coach Matthew Knights has described his side's 32-point loss to bottom-placed West Coast as rock bottom for the club.
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Lewis loves role

Hawthorn hardnut Jordan Lewis is revelling in his new role up forward after putting in another eye-catching performance in the Hawks' 75-point demolition of Brisbane on Saturday afternoon.
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Hobart home for Kangas?

North Melbourne president James Brayshaw has given the biggest hint yet that his club may yet organise home games in Tasmania in the near future.
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Harvey slams Blues

Carlton assistant coach Robert Harvey has slammed the Blues' midfielders for dishing up 'rubbish' over the past month, and warned that more of the same against the Swans on Sunday could derail the club's finals prospects.
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Saints lose Dal Santo

St Kilda has suffered a setback ahead of Saturday's top-of-the-table clash against Collingwood with the late withdrawal of Nick Dal Santo.
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Craig: Persistence pays off

Adelaide coach Neil Craig said he was delighted with the Crows' aggression and persistence after surviving a thrilling final term to run out 11-point winners against league leader Geelong on Friday night at AAMI Stadium.
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Dirty night for Cats

Geelong coach Mark Thompson said his side was outplayed by an impressive Adelaide unit as the Crows held on in a nail-biting final term to record an 11-point win and their fourth on the trot.
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Knee outs Roo Thomas

Forward Lindsay Thomas has withdrawn with a knee injury from the North Melbourne line-up to take on Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.
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Primus edgy ahead of first match

Port Adelaide caretaker coach Matthew Primus says he now has an appreciation for the life of a head coach after being named to replace Mark Williams for the rest of the season.
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Pies can match Saints

Collingwood defender Simon Prestigiacomo is confident the Magpies can claim a major scalp against St Kilda on Saturday despite their struggles against the Saints in recent years.
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Swans' top-eight target

The Sydney Swans have made a special focus of securing their first win over a top-eight rival when they take on Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, according to midfielder Kieren Jack.
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No Buddy for Hawks

An ankle injury has forced star Hawthorn forward Lance Franklin to withdraw from the line-up for Saturday's clash against the Brisbane Lions in Launceston.
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