Guns of the west

There were hugs, backslaps. There were squeals of joy. And tears ...

11:40pm  Sep 24, 2016

Clay moulds Bulldogs' spirit

The player that never gives up epitomises how the Dogs play

10:50pm  Sep 24, 2016

Pre-finals bye didn't cost Giants: Cameron

Leon Cameron says Bulldogs just too good for his well-rested side

10:05pm  Sep 24, 2016

Retirements, delistings, trades

Keep track of who's hanging up the boots, who's moving clubs and who's been given the pink slip with our comprehensive club-by-club listing


AdelaideBrisbane LionsCarltonCollingwood
Matthew Jaensch (ret)
Luke Lowden (del)
Keenan Ramsey (del)
Nathan van Berlo (ret)

Hugh Beasley (del)
Justin Clarke (ret)
Billy Evans (del)
Josh McGuinness (del)
Daniel Merrett (ret)
Jackson Paine (del)
Josh Watts (del)
Trent West (ret)

Matthew Dick (del)
Jayden Foster (del)
Michael Jamison (ret)
Clem Smith (del)
Andrew Walker (ret)
Cameron Wood (ret)

Tim Golds (del)
Matthew Goodyear (del)
Brent Macaffer (ret)
Dane Swan (ret)
Alan Toovey (ret)
Darrean Wyatt (del)
EssendonFremantleGeelong Gold Coast

Jason Ashby (del)
Adam Cooney (ret)
Shaun Edwards (del)
James Gwilt (del)
Tayte Pears (ret)
Mathew Stokes (ret)
Tom Wallis (del)

Sean Hurley (del)
Anthony Morabito (del)
Matthew Pavlich (ret) 
Tanner Smith (del)

  Tom Keough (del)
Luke Russell (del)
Danny Stanley (del)
Seb Tape (del) 
GWS Hawthorn Melbourne North Melbourne
  Shem-Kalvin Tatupu (ret)   

Nick Dal Santo (del)
Michael Firrito (ret)
Brent Harvey (del)
Robin Nahas (del)
Drew Petrie (del)
Farren Ray (ret)

Port Adelaide Richmond St KildaSydney Swans

John Butcher (del)
Alipate Carlile (ret)
Sam Colquhoun (del)
Kane Mitchell (del)

Jay Schulz (del)

Troy Chaplin (ret)
Adam Marcon (del)
Liam McBean (del)
Reece McKenzie (ret)
Tom Curren (del)
Luke Delaney (del)
Brenton Payne (del)
Josh Saunders (del)
Ted Richards (ret)
West Coast Western Bulldogs   

Corey Adamson (del)
Jamie Bennell (ret)
Damien Cavka (ret)
Brant Colledge (del)
Xavier Ellis (ret)
Kane Lucas (del)
Patrick McGinnity (ret)
Alec Waterman (del)

Jed Adcock (ret)
Luke Goetz (del)



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Crows delist ex-Hawk and untried rookie

Adelaide delists ex-Hawk and untried rookie after two years at the club

2:39pm Sep 23, 2016


Collingwood delists trio including ex-Giant

Collingwood trio won't be offered new contracts for 2017 season

10:12pm Sep 21, 2016


Dons cut speedy forward after three years

Former Giant delisted by Essendon after 24 games across five seasons

11:43pm Sep 19, 2016


Bombers delist young defender Jason Ashby

Essendon defender delisted after four years at the club

2:47pm Sep 16, 2016


Firrito 'finito' after most enjoyable journey

Kangaroos defender officially calls time on an enjoyable 'journey'

7:11pm Sep 13, 2016


Banned Don Pears retires to join fire brigade

Banned Bomber defender retires to become a firefighter

12:01pm Sep 8, 2016


Freo cuts ties with injury-ravaged Mora

Dockers delist injury-ravaged midfielder after seven seasons

6:07pm Sep 6, 2016


Brisbane Lions delist five after horror season

Brisbane Lions begin making sweeping changes ahead of 2017

10:55pm Sep 5, 2016


Former Crows skipper van Berlo calls it a day

Former Adelaide skipper retires, will keep playing SANFL

10:41pm Sep 5, 2016


Veteran defender delisted by Essendon

Essendon delists defender after two seasons at the club

4:18pm Sep 2, 2016


Dockers delist key position rookie Smith

Key position player delisted by Freo after four years at the club

2:09pm Sep 2, 2016


Veteran forward dumped as Suns cut four

Two defenders cut along with veteran forward as Gold Coast renews list

2:01pm Sep 1, 2016


Veteran defender out as Saints cut four

St Kilda delists quartet as plans for 2017 finals push gather pace

6:48pm Aug 31, 2016


Axe falls on Tiger forward, rookie midfielder

Richmond delists tall forward and mature-aged midfielder

5:13pm Aug 31, 2016


Injury sees veteran Power defender call time

Injuries see Power key defender hang up the boots after 167 games

2:01pm Aug 31, 2016


Blues delist two as journeyman ruck retires

Ex-Magpie hangs up the boots as axe falls on VFL pair at Carlton

12:37pm Aug 30, 2016


'Privilege and honour' to play on Pav: Morris

Dale Morris prepares to face Freo great Matthew Pavlich one last time

11:00am Aug 28, 2016


Jay Schulz shown door, keen to play on

Power veteran's contract won't be renewed, will seek new club for 2017

12:08pm Aug 25, 2016


Roo cull: Contract shock for North veterans

Roo cull, with four veterans told there's no place for them in 2017

8:28pm Aug 24, 2016


No regrets, says Pav ahead of last game

Matthew Pavlich says he gave his all and leaves footy at the right time

5:06pm Aug 24, 2016