From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Three years ago, Lance Franklin joined the Sydney Swans as a restricted free agent. A nine-year, $10 million deal that set off a chain of events that continues to unfold today. One-third of the way into the deal, what’s happened?
Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield says strike action during the AFL’s pre-season competition remains an option as the AFLPA seeks a better deal for players.
Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead has declared himself cancer free and is back in full training for an AFL comeback.
Hawthorn forward Jack Gunston says he’s up for captaining the side if Luke Hodge decides to hand over the reins.
It might have come as a shock to fans but Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says he’s well advanced in his plans to replace Gary Ablett as the Suns’ captain.
Former Sydney great Barry Hall will join Gold Coast’s coaching staff for the 2017 AFL season.
Port Adelaide AFL player Jarman Impey is cooperating with police following claims he fled the scene after twice crashing into parked cars on an Adelaide street.
Boy oh boy, wowee! I hope you like never-ending exclamations of excitement Roarers, because here’s some news that will certainly prompt one – a replacement has been found for the legendary Dennis Commetti on Friday night footy, and it’s Big Boy Brian Taylor!
Gold Coast’s re-signing of gun midfielder David Swallow is another sign the Suns are on the rebound after a tough couple of years.
Brisbane appear likely to lose respected list manager Peter Schwab to the AFL.
With draft season over, the AFL enters the quietest month of the calendar as the year draws to a close. Here’s how that travesty can end, and the league become a true year-round sport.
Picture this: it’s the 2016 AFL Draft. Essendon have just taken Andrew McGrath at pick No.1, defying what was the expectation for much of the year that goal-kicking midfielder Hugh McCluggage would be the first pick.
Gary Ablett’s six-year reign as Gold Coast captain is over, with the under-siege AFL star standing down on Tuesday.
Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has had his appeal against his lifetime ban from the AFL dismissed by the competition’s anti-doping appeal board.
The last piece of the AFL draft puzzle in place after the 2016 AFL Rookie Draft was run. A number of former AFL players found new homes through the draft.
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Gold Coast will probably have a new AFL captain next year as Gary Ablett deals with family issues and tries to regain full fitness.
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With hatred clouding their judgements and incapacitating their ability to see things logically, of course the AFL world doesn’t think Collingwood will play finals in 2017.
Despite losing their best player in the off season, the Crows had a great season last year and surprised quite a few observers. What’s in store for 2017?
“Too much sport is never enough”. The famous saying rings true on our televisions today, especially for those of us with pay-TV. But even for those without, turning on the TV opens up a visual smorgasbord of sporting choice.
While every club’s supporters were eyeing the latest draft intensely, there were probably few fans more nervous than Collingwood supporters.
There was a time when The Footy Show was one of the most popular TV shows, drawing in viewers from all around the country with their light-hearted view on the footy world.
This time last year I put together a list of young up and coming players who I thought were ready to push into an elite status.
This week’s Gold Coast Suns captain Gary Ablett has joined his teammates in full training for the first time after a club-approved extension of his honeymoon with wife Jordan.
Six years ago, Alex Witherden remembers being a wide-eyed 12-year-old watching Dayne Beams trot around the MCG as Collingwood won the flag.
While the rest of the AFL world was busy scrutinising the academy system, Brisbane quietly went about finding gems in its unofficial pool of talent.
Draft night. It’s the AFL’s Night of Optimism, when every club leaves with a stronger list than they arrived with.
Number three draft pick Hugh McCluggage has surprised the football world by requesting a trade from the Brisbane Lions just 15 minutes after being selected.
Running defender Andrew McGrath made history on Friday night, joining the Essendon Bombers at pick No.1 in the 2016 AFL Draft.
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The work of an AFL recruiter affects a huge number of people. Aside from players, there are coaches, whose employment prospects largely depend on the quality of your work.
There has never been any question marks about William Rioli’s natural talent.
The final edition of my full mock draft is here.
Gary Moorcroft had a respectable career in the AFL, but will mostly be remembered for taking “that mark” back in 2001 to write his name into Aussie Rule’s folklore.