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Join us twice weekly as Duff and Quarters unpack the latest in the week's footy and look forward to the next weekend of footy.

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Join us twice weekly as Duff and Quarters unpack the latest in the week's footy and look forward to the next weekend of footy.

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The Game: AFL Podcast with Duff & Quarters

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Join us twice weekly as Duff and Quarters unpack the latest in the week's footy and look forward to the next weekend of footy.

Rank #1: 2018 Episode 32: Thursday night footy, Front Bar antics, flag contenders

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Thursday night footy (1.00) Front Bar antics (3.20) Eagles v Essendon preview (7.22) The unlucky Eagles youngster (10.58) Port v Dees blockbuster (14.26) Flag contenders (16.01) Ollie Wines deal (18.05) Danger game for Hawks (18.59) Respectable Lions (23.01) The AFL's surprise packet (25.59) The potential 'coach killer' game (27.59)

Jun 21 2018
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Rank #2: 2018 Episode 49: Docker shockers, Lycett's time to shine, Fyfe v Shuey

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Melbourne's brilliant win in Perth (1.02) Max Gawn 'the complete package' (3.01) Top-two on the line for Eagles (5.59) Career-defining period for Lycett (9.20) Fremantle's record-breaking loss to Geelong (11.01) What needs to change at the Dockers? (17.38) Career comparision: Fyfe v Shuey (22.01) Finals calculations (26.01) The disappointments of 2018 (28.02)

Aug 21 2018
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Rank #3: 2018 Episode 33: West Coast's concerns, Cameron's KO, and Adelaide's mess

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Adelaide's on-field and off-field mess (1:37) What penalty is right for Jeremy Cameron? (7:55) Should we be concerned about West Coast? (15:50) Which Eagles need to step up? (18:14) Have Fremantle defied pre-season expectations? (20:26) How did North Melbourne pinch a last-minute win over the Dogs? (22:03) What does Adam Treloar's injury do to Collingwood's hopes? (25:50)

Jun 26 2018
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Rank #4: 2018 Episode 53: Pre-finals bye, WAFL alignments, Freo's big decision

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Pre-finals bye a 'good idea' (00:59) Should the Brownlow Medal date be moved (2:01) South Fremantle star's astonishing display (3:01) Charlie Cameron's younger brother impressing (3:56) The end of the Eagles/Royals alignment (4:53) Should West Perth become the Joondalup Falcons? (7:01) Would the WAFL grand final work during AFL bye weekend? (9:47) Freo's big list management decision (12:40) The best progress in the Dockers' history (18:02) St Kilda's most frustrating player (20:07) Finals preview (25:04)

Sep 04 2018
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Rank #5: 2018 Episode 27: Noise of affirmation, Fyfe's elbow, Freo's kids

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: The two teams in danger of missing the eight (2.56) Jake Lever's knee injury (3.32) Fyfe's Brownlow hopes in jeopardy (4.53) Alex Rance's flop (9.40) Noise of affirmation (10.40) The best sledge of the round (14.31) Concerns on the Gold Coast (15.10) North Melbourne march on (20.05) Tigers too good for Essendon (21.07) Where are the Cats at? (21.50) Will Shaun Burgoyne play on next year (23.04) Freo's kids (25.59)  

Jun 05 2018
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Rank #6: 2018 Episode 46: Gaff wash-up, 'petty' derby rivalry, Eagle's assault charges

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: RIP Jarrod Lyle (1.01) Andrew Gaff suspension (2.01) Western derby rivalry 'incredibly petty' (2.50) Eagles rookie on assault charges (7.40) Round 21 preview (8.31) Why Eagles will struggle to win the flag (13.55) Golden opportunity for Taberner, McCarthy (24.10)

Aug 09 2018
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Rank #7: 2018 Episode 48: Is tagging McGovern the key to stopping West Coast?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Should the season be shorter? (0:50) David Mundy set to go on - but what of Aaron Sandilands? (2:26) Freo's investment in Harley Bennell (6:34) Injuries starting to hit Richmond (7:39) Duff and Quarters' goalkicking routines (12:59) Can Fyfe and Freo cause a huge upset in Geelong? (13.35) Alan Richardson's troubles at St Kilda (22:50) West Coast look to secure a top-two berth as Melbourne battle mental demons (25:25) Is tagging Jeremy McGovern the key to stopping the Eagles? (27:48)

Aug 16 2018
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Rank #8: 2018 Episode 43: Can Taberner make a difference in the Western Derby?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Is Tom Mitchell a Brownlow lock? (1:16) Tom Lynch closes in on his new club (2:58) Essendon's clash with Hawthorn becomes a true 'line in the sand' game (8:00) Melbourne redeem themselves (11:10) Why do we still need a floating fixture? (16:49) Can West Coast snag a top-two finish? (18:19) Can Matt Taberner make a difference in the derby? (21:55)

Jul 31 2018
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Rank #9: 2018 Episode 45: The Andrew Gaff fallout

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: The latest on the Andrew Gaff saga (1:40) Are calls for criminal charges overblown? (3:38) What is an appropriate length of time for the ban? (7:57) The four bad looks for West Coast out of the incident (9:00) Quarters argues for the red card rule to come in (12:08) Can the Eagles win the flag without Gaff? (21:27) Tom McCartin's unlikely Goal of the Year bid (26:50)

Aug 07 2018
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Rank #10: 2018 Episode 54: Is Peter Bell the man for Freo's football manager role?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Adam Cerra's welcome re-signing at Freo (1:03) Can Brisbane put together an enticing enough trade for Lachie Neale? (4:20) Is Peter Bell the man for Freo's football manager role? (8:41) Richmond v Hawthorn preview (14:01) Melbourne v Geelong preview (19:38) Sydney v GWS preview (24:15) West Coast v Collingwood preview (28:15)

Sep 06 2018
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Rank #11: 2018 Episode 44: The 'blind spot' Freo urgently needs to fix

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Alex Johnson's inspiring comeback to footy (1:46) Who are the Glendinning-Allan Medal contenders? (4:17) Can Freo cause a monster derby upset? (6:05) The Dockers' biggest 'blind spot' right now (10:05) Round 20 tips (12:56) Who wins the all-important Showdown? (20:55)

Aug 02 2018
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Rank #12: 2018 Episode 52: All-Australians and the 'silly season'

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: The 'puzzling' All-Australian decisions (1.10) The 'silly season' has arrived (7.02) Port Adelaide season review (12.58) Essendon season review (15.49) Adelaide season review (17.10) Adam Simpson re-signs (19.13) Western Bulldogs season review (19.44) Fremantle season review (22.16) Why Freo shouldn't trade Neale (23.59) Brisbane Lions season review (25.40) St Kilda season review (27.35) The Victorian club that needs Gaff (28.59) Scott Lycett's future (29.29) Gold Coast season review (29.40) Carlton season review (31.20)

Aug 30 2018
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Rank #13: 2018 Episode 38: Will Andrew Gaff be tempted by a seven-year deal?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Rory Sloane's re-signing surprises the footy world (3:06) Is a seven-year deal on the table for Andrew Gaff at North Melbourne? (4:57) Should Michael Johnson and Danyle Pearce get farewell games? (10:37) Round 17 tips (14:49) Can the Eagles upset Collingwood? (32:37) Is Fremantle any chance against Port? (38:20)

Jul 12 2018
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Rank #14: 2018 Episode 36: Cyril memories, Under-18 stars, and West Coast's midfield issues

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Their favourite memories of Cyril Rioli (1:04) Who impressed in the Under-18s carnival? (9:10) The ramifications of East Perth's alignment split with West Coast (10:58) Round 16 tips (14:17) Can the Dockers upset Melbourne in Darwin? (21:48) Will the Eagles find a lift against the Giants? (26:18)

Jul 05 2018
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Rank #15: 2018 Episode 40: Are the AFL's rule changes an overreaction?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: The key to the Eagles being unbeaten in Melbourne this year (1:54) The latest on the AFL's proposed rule changes (3:26) Round 18 tips (8:35) Can Freo upset Essendon? (15:52) Curtly Hampton's shock retirement in the wake of Adelaide's camp (22:21) How will West Coast go in their first test without Nic Nat? (27:31)

Jul 19 2018
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Rank #16: 2018 Episode 42: Where does the WAFL go from here?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: West Perth's financial troubles and the club's future. (1:35) The sustainability of the WAFL. (3:22) The AFL's push for rule changes and how they would look. (6:41) The round 19 tips. (14:40) 

Jul 26 2018
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Rank #17: 2018 Episode 35: Freo's post-bye blues, and why the Eagles melted

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Did Fremantle get its bye preparation wrong? (1:11) What went wrong for the Eagles? (6:55) How dangerous are the Bombers after their shootout win? (10:34) Bulldogs rediscover their grunt (14:16) Harry Taylor's great effort to front the cameras after his miss (18:23) What's wrong with Melbourne? (19:30) How do the Eagles stop GWS' midfield? (25:09)

Jul 03 2018
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Rank #18: 2018 Episode 41: The time is right for Harley's return

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Melbourne's 'inexcusable' meltdown against Geelong (1:37) 'Don't leave your brain at the gate': Stopping fan violence (3:24) Jeremy McGovern is locked in... so who next for West Coast? (8:14) When is the right time for Harley Bennell's AFL return? (14:48) Tom Mitchell firms as the Brownlow's top candidate (19:20) Shannon Hurn gets cleared by the Match Review Officer (20:15)

Jul 24 2018
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Rank #19: 2018 Episode 47: High-flying Eagles, top-eight calculations, Freo find form

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: Top-eight calculations (1.01) Three things from Eagles' last-gasp win over Port (2.19) The undervalued Eagles (6.07) First injuries at Richmond (7.17) Who can challenge Richmond, West Coast? (8.52) Do the Dees deserve to play finals (10.23) Heartbreaking Alex Johnson injury (14.04) McCarthy, Cox find form for Freo (16.32) Western Bulldogs' upset win (19.29) GWS win comes at a cost (20.41) Rising star debate (22.59) Jack's perfect 10 (23.41) The AFL's massive underachievers (24.23) Nathan Brown's big hit on Saad (27.01)

Aug 14 2018
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Rank #20: 2018 Episode 37: Why can't the Eagles train on the MCG?

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Mark Duffield is the chief football writer at The West Australian, Glen Quartermain is the sports editor of The Sunday Times. In this episode, Duff and Quarters discuss: How did West Coast grind out a win over GWS? (1:15) Why the Eagles can't train on the MCG (3:10) The good (and bad) of Willie Rioli (5:08) What's letting down Fremantle's midfield? (6:28) Has Sydney erred by playing an unfit Dan Hannebery? (8:29) Which injured players the Eagles are likely to get back this week (22:02) The 50m protected zone rule (22:43)

Jul 10 2018
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