From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Sydney premiership forward Barry Hall was left haunted for years by the flogging he copped at the hands of Darren Glass in the 2006 AFL grand final.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick believes the barrage of criticism that has hit hapless Melbourne can spur the Demons to a big performance in their AFL clash at the MCG on Sunday.
A sharp lift in the number of players testing positive to recreational drugs has prompted the AFL to revamp its illicit drugs policy.
Preview of AFL Round 8 matches (all times AEST).
In most instances the opinions of the players are worthy of serious consideration. Tribunal testimonies are an obvious exception as are, strangely, issues concerning their own on-field safety.
Nathan Buckley was on a hiding to nothing when he agreed to the coaching succession plan dreamed up by Collingwood president Eddie McGuire back in 2009.
AFL clubs will have their wish for a longer premiership season rejected as they debate a uniform start date for pre-season training.
So that was Monday night footy – the Sainters bouncing back to some sort of form by beating the Blues. Please, oh please, Mr or Mrs TV Programmer, can you campaign the AFL for more?
There was an odd build-up to Sunday’s Melbourne-Gold Coast clash. It seemed like one of those games where the interest levels rose out of sheer voyeurism.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says his players deserve applause for the fighting spirit they showed in their AFL loss to St Kilda.
North Melbourne are confident they now have the right formula in place to match West Coast on Friday night in their bid to atone for last year’s embarrassing AFL finals loss.
Another quiet outing by Jonathan Brown has hardly sounded alarm bells for Brisbane AFL coach Michael Voss.
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When the siren sounded at the MCG on Sunday, it wasn’t just a sad day for the Melbourne Football Club but also for the entire AFL community.
Another week, another loss. And this time it was a big one. Whoever said that GWS were not going to suffer the big losses of last year were wrong.
When the AFL opened the issue of expansion it was very clear who the front runners were for the next set of licenses.
Mark Neeld told the media that the Gold Coast ‘out-muscled’ Melbourne in Sunday’s game. This is a preposterous statement.
Monday night football makes a rare reappearance as the struggling St Kilda try to fight the slide, while a resurgent Carlton will be determined to give them a final shove. We’ll have live scores from 7.
Nobody at Collingwood will be panicking yet but increasingly there are signs that the Pies will be an afterthought come September.
I’ve said it time and time again over the past few years: Melbourne is in trouble. It’s sad that I’ve been saying it for so long.
The low end of the ladder delivers an intriguing contest today, as the Gold Coast Suns search for their first win at the MCG, while Melbourne will be craving any kind of win. Join us from 4.40pm AEST for live scores and commentary.
Can the Greater Western Sydney Giants open their account in 2013 against the Adelaide Crows? We’ll have live scores and a blog from 1.10pm AEST.
Sydney Swans returns to the MCG for an enticing grand final rematch with Hawthorn. The stage is set for another fierce contest with both teams coming off strong wins last week. We’ll have live scores and commentary on the action from 7.40pm AEST.
The Fremantle Dockers and Collingwood will face off at Patersons Stadium in a match that will help determine the top eight on Saturday night. Join our live blog with scores and commentary from 7.40pm AEST.
North Melbourne will be looking for a win to keep in touch with the top eight when they meet Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium this afternoon. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 4.40pm AEST.