From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Didn’t catch the 2016 AFL draft last night? Fear not! I kept a running diary of all of the key moments, so you didn’t have to. And in case you haven’t heard, boy there was a lot of key moments. Welcome to the first annual AFL Draft Diary.
The new-look AFL draft needs work.
AFL club Collingwood have recorded a total profit this year of almost $3.5 million.
Size matters, with rebuilding Carlton spearheading a demand for height in this year’s AFL national draft.
The nation’s best young footballing talent will find their homes in the AFL via the 2015 AFL Draft. The draft will be staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 5:30pm local time, 6pm AEDT – though the broadcast will not begin until 6:30pm (AEDT).
Charlie Curnow remains a likely first-round AFL draft pick despite last week’s moment of panic and terrible timing.
Luckless young Collingwood star Matthew Scharenberg has suffered another blow, with a second knee reconstruction likely to rule him out for the 2016 AFL season.
Essendon champion Dustin Fletcher will sever ties with the Bombers after the AFL coaching aspirant wasn’t offered a job with the club.
Australia’s AFL ‘Dream Team’ have been outclassed by their amateur Irish counterparts, going down 56-52 in the International Rules Test in Dublin.
The 2015 AFL Draft is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 24, with proceedings beginning at 5:30pm local time, 6pm AEDT.
While teammates are sweating through 40-degree weather at pre-season training, Australia’s elite AFL stars will attempt to defend their International Rules title in temperatures bordering on zero.
The International Rules Test between Australia and Ireland will take place at Croke Park, Dublin, broadcast to Australia in the wee hours of the morning, at 5:30am (AEDT) on Sunday, November 22.
Senior AFL officials are furious with top draft prospect Charlie Curnow after he was arrested for being drunk in a public place.
Essendon are blaming the ongoing supplements saga for the AFL club’s major financial loss.
Jake Carlisle has continued his rocky start at AFL club St Kilda, this time arriving late for training.
Update: The AFL has released the final updated draft order that will be taken into the 2015 AFL Draft. The changes are reflected below.
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The AFL national draft is done and dusted for another year and the class of 2015 have found their homes, scattered among the eighteen AFL clubs.
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The young guns on the lists of the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood and Melbourne have all been analysed, and now it is Adelaide, St Kilda and Port Adelaide’s turn.
Draft wrap: The 2015 AFL Draft started off as expected with Jacob Weitering and Josh Schache going to Carlton and Brisbane respectively as the first two picks, but the night took a number of twists and turns as it went on.
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Another year and Dees fans enter yet another draft day full of hope. But this one matters more than most.
I’m absolutely certain that this is not the first phantom draft you’re going to have come across this year.
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” For Essendon, it looks as though the club has survived one of the most disastrous and tumultuous sporting sagas we may ever witness in this country.
The International Rules Series divides opinion.
Match result: Ireland have survived an almighty comeback effort from Australia to win the International Rules Test at Croke Park in Dublin, and take back the Cormac McAnallen Cup.
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The country’s top teenagers and a few recycled twenty-somethings are holding their collective breaths, hoping to be selected on an AFL list – yes, it’s draft time, with the event be held on Tuesday, November 25.
The 2015 22Under22 squad generated a lot of discussion and excitement regarding the young talent in the AFL.
Who will be the next elite player at each AFL club? These are my predictions, club-by-club.
The AFL Draft can be a fascinating event but the key interest for most supporters will always be on their own club.
If you follow football and have spent any time on social media then you would no doubt have seen the vitriol and abuse directed towards Melbourne utility Jack Watts over the years, by both Demons supporters and the opposition.
The AFL’s new father-son and academy bidding system gets its first run in the National Draft on 24 November, and there is still some confusion about exactly how it will work.
Adam Treloar caused a stir by saying he chose Collingwood over Richmond because they have a younger and better list.
All Australian ruckman Todd Goldstein has turned his back on potential free agency deciding to re-sign with the Kangaroos until the end of the 2019 season.