Calvin's Captains: round 23

Tom Rockliff needs 112 points to set an all-time Fantasy record

11:17am Aug 27, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 22

You'll need a 'captain of difference' this week for any late-season glory

11:11am Aug 20, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 21

Our beloved pirate tips a Fantasy bloodbath on Saturday at the SCG

10:37am Aug 13, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 20

Ryan Crowley's choice of tag may determine your Fantasy finals fate

7:00am Aug 6, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 19

Drunk on Fantasy points, our mighty pirate delivers a surprising top five

11:01am Jul 30, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 18

Split round means you'll have to wait for those Tom Rockliff double-points

11:01am Jul 16, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 17

Need a new skipper without Gaz? Look to the Cattery, says Calvin

7:21am Jul 10, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 16

Can Gary Ablett bust the Brent Macaffer tag this week on home turf?

11:21pm Jul 1, 2014


Buckley keeps the faith as stars return

Magpie coach happy to welcome back Goldsack and Sidebottom

2:38pm Jun 25, 2014


Clarke in doubt as Lyon weighs up options

Knee soreness strikes Fremantle ruckman but Matt de Boer may return

1:21pm Jun 25, 2014


Stokes may be a long-term out for Cats

Midfielder to miss clash with Dons and may be sidelined for over a month

12:40pm Jun 25, 2014


Calvin's Captains: round 15

Rockliff or Ablett? If you've got both, you've got a heck of a choice ahead

11:00am Jun 25, 2014


Trade bounty

Video highlights, stats and profiles for your club's recruits from the 2012 exchange period

12:25pm Nov 19, 2012


Draft day

Your step by step guide to watching the draft and how the day runs

12:29pm Nov 16, 2012


Lighter load

Bomber Michael Hurley has set himself for a big pre-season after dropping five kilograms

7:00am Nov 14, 2012


I'm no saviour

Brendon Goddard warns supporters not to expect him to single-handedly turn around the Dons

12:34pm Nov 12, 2012


Draft Machine

The NAB AFL Draft Machine lets you run your club's phantom draft and review every player

3:07pm Nov 8, 2012


New system worked: AFLPA

The AFL Players' Association says the month-long free agency and trade period that ended on Friday was generally a success

1:00pm Oct 28, 2012


Hombsch's new home

Jack Hombsch says he feels like a new draftee after joining Port Adelaide during the Trade Period

3:58pm Oct 27, 2012


Hooker snagged Saints deal

Cale Hooker's reluctance to leave Essendon cost St Kilda Mitch Brown, according to Brown's manager

10:29am Oct 27, 2012

Draft order

See your club's current draft selections after the completion of the 2012 Gillette AFL Trade Period

6:24pm Oct 26, 2012


Jury still out

The revamped AFL player exchange period appeared to be a success but the jury is still out and player managers say it went too long

6:15pm Oct 26, 2012


AFLPA upset at Tippett saga

Players' union tells Kurt Tippett's non-trade to the Swans is "unsatisfactory"

6:09pm Oct 26, 2012

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Saint favourite to go on

St Kilda veteran Jason Blake will play another season after the club failed to secure Mitch Brown

6:02pm Oct 26, 2012


Gillies looks to draft

Tom Gillies is set to nominate for the NAB AFL Draft after being told that Geelong will delist him

4:07pm Oct 26, 2012


Port to convince Jacobs to stay

Port Adelaide hopes Ben Jacobs will stay, after the Power failed to agree to a deal with North Melbourne

2:45pm Oct 26, 2012


No-man's land

Adelaide had little chance of finding Kurt Tippett a new home on Friday with the Crows being investigated for draft tampering

2:24pm Oct 26, 2012


Eagles get Cripps in 'trade heist'

St Kilda has lost its fight to swap Jamie Cripps for Eagle Mitch Brown, losing Cripps for an exchange of picks

2:10pm Oct 26, 2012

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Heading north

Jordan Gysberts says he can't wait to repay North's faith after being traded to the Roos

9:25am Oct 26, 2012

Tigers eye finals with Edwards

Richmond football manager Craig Cameron explains the reasoning behind the recruitment of North's Aaron Edwards

9:22am Oct 26, 2012


Trigg pulls out of major event

Crows CEO Stephen Trigg has pulled out of a major address at a South Australian event, in the wake of the Kurt Tippett investigation

4:30pm Oct 25, 2012


Oz will get the nod

Hawthorn has guaranteed Michael Osborne he will be at the club in 2013, his manager says

4:24pm Oct 25, 2012


Demon delight

David Rodan speaks to after arriving at Melbourne in a three-way deal

4:12pm Oct 25, 2012

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Rodan joins Demons

Former Port Adelaide and Richmond midfielder David Rodan has agreed to a deal with Melbourne

1:11pm Oct 25, 2012

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Young Pie becomes a Dog

Collingwood utility Tom Young has been traded to the Bulldogs after nine matches with the Magpies

10:59am Oct 25, 2012


Suns claim Freo defender

Fremantle defender Greg Broughton has moved to Gold Coast as Gillette AFL Trade Period enters its final two days

9:25am Oct 25, 2012


Trade Winds - Thursday

It may well be moving day in Gillette AFL Trade Period, with clubs wanting to seal deals before Friday's looming deadline

7:14am Oct 25, 2012


Driven to drink

Heath Black opens up to and talks of the pressures of last-minute trades

7:21pm Oct 24, 2012

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Bulldogs snare Stevens

Eagles midfielder Koby Stevens joins the Dogs in exchange for a second-round draft pick

12:19pm Oct 24, 2012

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Tippett contract probe

UPDATE: The AFL has launched an investigation into Kurt Tippett's 2009 Adelaide contract, as the Crows consult lawyers

11:28am Oct 24, 2012

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Trade Winds - Wednesday

A major twist in the Kurt Tippett saga overshadows other potential moves in the last days of Gillette AFL Trade Period

7:24am Oct 24, 2012


Hickey joins the Saints

Gold Coast ruckman Tom Hickey has joined St Kilda in exchange for a first-round draft pick

7:08pm Oct 23, 2012

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Hey Jude, play on

EXCLUSIVE: Michael O'Loughlin wants Swans veteran Jude Bolton to play on next year

11:37am Oct 23, 2012

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Graham wants to be number one ruck

New Adelaide recruit Angus Graham has declared the fight to be first ruck at the Crows is on

6:37pm Oct 22, 2012


Trade winds - Sunday

Melbourne may be forced to engage other clubs if they are to secure Cam Pedersen and Farren Ray this Gillette AFL Trade Period

9:10am Oct 21, 2012

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'Little bit of interest' in Clarke

Raph Clarke's manager says there is still interest from rival clubs in the St Kilda defender

1:08pm Oct 20, 2012

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Saints given pick 13 for BJ

St Kilda has received a first-round draft pick in return for losing Brendon Goddard to Essendon

8:30am Oct 20, 2012


Time up in uncontracted player race

The most hyped story of the past two years has now ended with the Giants' two-year window to sign up to 16 uncontracted players officially closed

8:00am Oct 20, 2012


Graham joins the Crows

Richmond big man Angus Graham traded to Adelaide after playing just one game in 2012

2:22pm Oct 19, 2012


Strong of mind

Michael Close is imposing, but it's his mental strength that has impressed recruiters

7:00pm Oct 17, 2012

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Off the leash

Sports science guru John Quinn on why Jonathon Patton is set to explode in 2013

6:00am Oct 17, 2012


GF rematch x2

The Hawks and Swans meet twice in 2013, and the Eagles and Tigers play on a public holiday

7:15pm Oct 16, 2012


Brown not for sale: West Coast

St Kilda has no chance of securing in-demand defender Mitch Brown, with the Eagles saying he won't be traded

5:35pm Oct 16, 2012


The next Buddy?

Spencer White has been compared to Lance Franklin as clubs circle the talented forward

3:22pm Oct 16, 2012


Gill's sizzling show

Harrison Gill pushes himself into draft calculations with an impressive SA Combine

7:10am Oct 16, 2012


Monster start

Adelaide hosts the Bombers while two fierce rivals meet in the first weekend of 2013

5:50pm Oct 15, 2012

Hot prospects's Jason Phelan takes a look at the best 20 youngsters in this year's NAB AFL Draft

8:00am Oct 14, 2012

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The state of play

Two weeks down and two to go - Ashley Browne assesses how free agency and trading has impacted on your club

6:00pm Oct 12, 2012


Heart ticked

Marcus Ashcroft has hosed down concerns surrounding Sun Josh Toy's heart

5:41pm Oct 12, 2012

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Moloney a Lion

Brent Moloney is free to join the Brisbane Lions after Melbourne declined to match their offer for the restricted free agent

10:58am Oct 12, 2012


Cats catch Caddy

UPDATE: Geelong's Neil Balme tells the Cats are thrilled to sign prized Gold Coast midfielder Josh Caddy

5:31pm Oct 10, 2012


Hawks swoop on Lake

UPDATE: Hawthorn has bolstered its defence, securing star full-back Brian Lake from the Dogs

9:00pm Oct 8, 2012


Rivers not run yet

Melbourne still has a chance to hold on to defender Jared Rivers, his manager says

2:26pm Oct 8, 2012

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Old school Sam

Recruiters are excited by 'old school' youngster Sam Colquhoun, rated a top 20 pick

10:13am Oct 7, 2012

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Tippett chooses Swans

Kurt Tippett has dropped a footy bombshell, saying he wants a move to Sydney instead of returning home to Queensland

10:47am Oct 6, 2012


Thompson's Tippett doubt

Scott Thompson reveals he never thought Kurt Tippett would stay a Crow, but the club can live without him nonetheless

9:13am Oct 6, 2012


From the heart

Darwin's Jed Anderson is determined to make the most of his second crack at the big time

2:05am Oct 6, 2012


Not joshing around

Josh Kelly's blistering draft combine efforts add a layer of intrigue to the GWS mini-draft

6:18pm Oct 5, 2012

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Kiwi cracker

Kevin Sheehan says Hawk recruit Kurt Heatherley will be a ready-made AFL player by 2014

4:44pm Oct 5, 2012


A new Darling

He surfs and hunts ... and at 189cm Tim Membrey is not a traditional key forward

1:08pm Oct 4, 2012


Quick Saad

Calder Cannon Adam Saad wins the 20m sprint test in the NAB AFL Draft Combine

11:06pm Oct 3, 2012

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AFL's net gain

He's a US basketballer named after a tennis star, but Yannick Crowder wants to play AFL

2:21pm Oct 3, 2012


Finals theory

The Swans snuck under the radar heading into 2012 but finished the year as champs

9:46am Oct 3, 2012


Cats keen on Rivers, McIntosh

Geelong football manager Neil Balme says Demons defender Jared Rivers and Roos ruckman Hamish McIntosh remain in its sights

4:52pm Oct 2, 2012


Oh so close

Hawthorn was raging flag favourites for most of the year, but failed to deliver when it counted

9:00am Oct 2, 2012


Swans Premiers Pack

Celebrate the Swans Grand Final victory with the official Premiers Supporter Pack

12:10pm Oct 1, 2012


FA explained

With the free agency period starting, we take a look at the players and rules involved

12:00pm Sep 30, 2012


Power play

Damian Barrett reveals the story behind a power play of two mates who changed the AFL landscape forever

8:11pm Sep 26, 2012


Changing face

The Pies had high expectations after Nathan Buckley took over from Mick Malthouse

6:00am Sep 26, 2012


New direction

As soon as Brenton Sanderson took over at Adelaide, things started looking up

1:03pm Sep 25, 2012

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Making Jobe

Jobe Watson transformed from the boy Essendon almost traded to a Brownlow medallist

1:18am Sep 25, 2012


Limited edition Record

Order your limited edition 2012 Grand Final AFL Record - there are just 50 left!

12:52pm Sep 24, 2012


Swisse Red Carpet

Join our fashion experts live from 5pm (AEST) tonight for all footy's glitz and glamour

9:16am Sep 24, 2012


Grand Final week fun

Come and be part of Grand Final week with the Toyota AFL Live Site at Federation Square

9:05am Sep 24, 2012


Collect call

A series of collector cards featuring 78 potential draftees will be released after the Grand Final

2:53pm Sep 20, 2012


Growing pain

West Coast will wonder 'what if' after its horror run of injuries in 2012, but the future is still very bright

9:00am Sep 20, 2012


Freo's new era

Ross Lyon's first year in charge at Freo started slowly, but soon gathered serious momentum

7:32pm Sep 19, 2012

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Biggest, best

The best big man in this year's draft, Brodie Grundy, could be snapped up by Melbourne

12:07pm Sep 19, 2012


Sirens are calling

Join Angela Pippos, Alisa Camplin and Kate McLennan on our show - Sirens

11:52am Sep 19, 2012


Hawks dudded

Making Hawthorn play a twilight preliminary final on Saturday isn't fair, says Damian Barrett

11:44am Sep 19, 2012


Bouncing back

North Melbourne finally showed it could mix it with the big boys in 2012

11:06am Sep 18, 2012


In with the new

A record 15 players earned their All Australian debut on Monday night

9:52pm Sep 17, 2012


Watch The Wash-Up

Today it's the turn of the Dockers and the Eagles to have their 2012 seasons reviewed

11:13am Sep 17, 2012


Saints kick on

With a greater emphasis on attack and foot skills, St Kilda was a different proposition in 2012

6:00am Sep 13, 2012


Moody Blues

Carlton's yo-yo season - and Brett Ratten's demise - showed the perils of setting lofty goals

1:40pm Sep 12, 2012


Bombing out

Essendon looked a flag chance at the halfway mark of 2012, before it all went wrong

6:30am Sep 11, 2012


Did You See That?

Check out the top six moments from the best of the season and vote on them to win

3:25am Sep 9, 2012


Lion hearts

Ten wins showed the Lions are on the right track, but there is still a long way to go

2:40pm Sep 7, 2012


Taylor made

Taylor Garner's rise is likely to be capped with first-round selection in the 2012 NAB AFL Draft

6:00am Sep 6, 2012

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Family affair for stars

Daniel Talia was the star of the show, but the Rising Star ceremony was more about family than glitz

5:52pm Sep 5, 2012


Social media hub

Check out all the best AFL Finals Social Media content from officials, clubs and fans

4:20pm Sep 5, 2012

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Little big men

They may not get much adulation, but players like Matt de Boer are crucial to their teams' chances

2:12pm Sep 5, 2012

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Moloney becomes a free Dee

Brent Moloney will be the first player to test free agency after leaving the Demons

1:15pm Sep 4, 2012


Defenders named

AFL announces next group of players, Tall Defenders, to be invited to Draft Combine

12:31pm Sep 4, 2012

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Last Windy Hill gallop

Match preparation at Windy Hill is a thing of the past for Essendon players

1:41pm Sep 3, 2012


Grand Final packages

Experience the excitement of the 2012 Grand Final with one of these amazing packages

8:38pm Sep 1, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 23

Matthew Scarlett features this week as we profile one of the greatest full-backs of all time

1:33pm Aug 30, 2012

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Spring heeled

Six elite American athletes have broken Nic Naitanui's standing vertical-leap record at the USA Combine

12:09pm Aug 30, 2012


This is Greatness

All the info you need as we begin the month of greatness that is the 2012 Toyota AFL Finals Series

10:58am Aug 30, 2012


Of Mayes and Menzel

Sam Mayes and Troy Menzel are the leading medium forwards invited to the draft combine

4:28pm Aug 29, 2012


Simply grand

Champion Cat Matthew Scarlett nominates his best 10 moments from the finals

7:00am Aug 29, 2012

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Sticks and stones

Stephen Kernahan must back Brett Ratten or let Malthouse speculation run rampant

12:16pm Aug 28, 2012

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Best defence

Jackson Macrae and Nick Vlastuin head a quality group of medium defenders invited to the Draft Combine

1:07pm Aug 23, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 22

Cat turned super Swan, Shane Mumford looms large on the cover of this week's AFL Record

12:04pm Aug 23, 2012

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Fletch lives on

The Whiteboard looks at how Dustin Fletcher has dominated opposing forwards for two decades

7:54am Aug 23, 2012


Plowman's elbow ease

Lachie Plowman is over an elbow injury in time for the Cannons' finals campaign

2:57pm Aug 22, 2012


The call guys

Gold Coast's Campbell Brown rates the top 10 moments from the commentary box

6:28am Aug 22, 2012


Finals predictor

Is your team destined for Grand Final glory in 2012? Predict all the finals results and find out

6:53am Aug 20, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 21

Luke Power brings up game 300 and graces the cover of the AFL Record as a Giant

4:23pm Aug 16, 2012


Jimmy's way

Potential No.2 draft pick Jimmy Toumpas has an insatiable appetite for hard work

7:00am Aug 16, 2012


Ruck stars

In Personal Best, North's Hamish McIntosh rates the 10 best ruckmen of the past 25 years

5:43am Aug 15, 2012


Blease pleases

Rising Star nominee Sam Blease has overcome all sorts of obstacles to build a career

8:31am Aug 14, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 20

The big mark is back and its leading practitioners are on the cover of this week's AFL Record

2:30pm Aug 9, 2012

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Tassie's top 10

Tigers spearhead Jack Riewoldt nominates the top 10 Tasmanian footballers from the past 50 years

6:00am Aug 8, 2012


Pocket rockets

We look at the small forwards, mids and defenders who are in this year's draft combine

6:07pm Aug 7, 2012


Dream on, Port

Port's standing has fallen so low it shouldn't even dream of securing Paul Roos, argues Damian Barrett

3:06pm Aug 7, 2012

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Jesse's whirl

A knee injury to 17-year-old Tasmanian Jesse Lonergan hasn't slowed his progress towards the AFL

9:29am Aug 3, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 19

Football's greatest promoter, Kevin Sheedy, celebrates his 1000th game this week

12:13pm Aug 2, 2012

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Guard Dog

Matthew Richardson says the best way to beat Brian Lake is to avoid leading at the ball

10:54am Aug 2, 2012

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Ripper rookies

Matthew Boyd takes a look at the best elevated rookies in this week's 'Personal Best'

7:00am Aug 1, 2012

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Back Ratts

Stephen Kernahan could easily quash speculation about Brett Ratten's future, says Damian Barrett

8:44pm Jul 30, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 18

Two tightly linked Bombers feature on the cover of this week's AFL Record

1:47pm Jul 26, 2012



Matthew Richardson says GWS teenager Jeremy Cameron could become 'almost unstoppable'

8:00am Jul 26, 2012


In the clutch

Bomber David Zaharakis selects the best 10 match-winning goals of the past 40 years

6:00am Jul 25, 2012

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Dear member

Damian Barrett wonders what ex-president Jeff Kennett would make of a crazy few days for Hawthorn

7:40pm Jul 23, 2012


Women in action

Highlights from the Women's AFL High Performance Academy game

10:43am Jul 20, 2012


'I tipped this'

The tips are in for the sensational round 17 with just one game that all tipsters agree on

7:07am Jul 20, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 17

For the first time in the AFL Record’s 100-year history, a goal umpire features on the cover

1:32pm Jul 19, 2012


Running man

Matthew Richardson says Dane Swan's combination of smarts and skills have propelled him to the top

10:22am Jul 19, 2012


Coming of age

Josh Kelly's stocks have risen dramatically in the past year, so much so he could be taken in the GWS mini-draft

6:00am Jul 19, 2012


Gary on Gary

Gary Ablett names his top 10 players to have appeared for more than one club in the past 25 years

7:00am Jul 18, 2012


QClash 4 preview

There will be no love lost when the Suns and Lions meet at Metricon Stadium this Saturday afternoon

4:44pm Jul 17, 2012


Point system pointless

A Tribunal system that gives Sharrod Wellingham and Jack Ziebell the same penalty needs examination

9:26am Jul 17, 2012

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Well-oiled Roo

Matthew Richardson tells just how damaging North star Daniel Wells has become

1:21pm Jul 12, 2012

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Ten to follow

Callum Twomey takes a look at 10 Vic Metro players destined to make an impact at AFL level

7:00am Jul 12, 2012


Lanie Lane live

Melbourne artist performs at Saturday night’s Geelong v Collingwood match at the MCG

2:35pm Jul 10, 2012


The fall guys

The medical treatment of Kade Simpson and Kyle Reimers deserves further attention, says Damian Barrett

9:51am Jul 10, 2012


Saint Siposs steps up

Arryn Siposs is just the fifth Saints player in nine years to earn a rising star nomination

9:00am Jul 10, 2012


On the radar

Draft expert Jason Phelan gives insight on the players you must know on draft day

6:00am Jul 10, 2012


Time to believe

Nic Naitanui needs to use his leap to take more marks, according to Matthew Richardson

7:07pm Jul 5, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 15

The AFL coaches voice their opinions on the state of the game in this week's AFL Record

12:48pm Jul 5, 2012


Giants of SA

Matthew Pavlich tells who he thinks are the best players from SA in the past 25 years

9:00am Jul 4, 2012

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Colour blind

The hysteria over the use of clash strips for clubs is ridiculous, says Damian Barrett

10:22am Jul 3, 2012

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The Irish in Greene

Toby Greene and Setanta O'hAilpin seem an unlikely duo but the partnership is working

9:00am Jul 3, 2012


Cruel contrast

Jesse Smith and Lance Franklin were once two of our brightest young stars

5:50pm Jul 2, 2012

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Tassie's tilt

The U18 division two championship title race is right open after Tasmania defeats NSW/ACT

4:53pm Jun 30, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 14

Nic Naitanui is the focus of Multicultural Round in this week's AFL Record for round 14

11:23am Jun 28, 2012


Best in the business

Matthew Richardson shows why Hawk Sam Mitchell is unsurpassed when disposing of the ball by foot

10:00am Jun 28, 2012


Culture club

Leigh Montagna reveals the best players with multicultural backgrounds from the past 25 years

12:01pm Jun 27, 2012


Trading sense

The AFL should have reduced the size of the trade period, not increased it, argues Damian Barrett

7:10am Jun 26, 2012


Worth bottling

Oliver Wines' dedication for his footy is attracting attention in all the right places

10:51am Jun 23, 2012


Pagan's rites

Former North and Carlton coach Denis Pagan has reinvented himself as a real estate agent

12:30pm Jun 21, 2012


Get your Record: Rd 13

Sharrod Wellingham is the star of this week's AFL Record cover - find out more

11:21am Jun 21, 2012


The wizards

St Kilda goalsneak Stephen Milne names his 10 best small forwards of the past 25 years

7:00am Jun 20, 2012


Public trust

The football world needs to react with greater maturity if Travis Boak decides to leave Port Adelaide

9:53am Jun 19, 2012


Crow on the rise

Daniel Talia has blossomed as a key defender, earning a NAB AFL Rising Star nod

9:00am Jun 19, 2012


AFL Membership 2012

AFL Membership ensures you will have the best seats in the house for the rest of the 2012 season

1:57pm Jun 14, 2012


Whistle blower

Peter Carey, VFL/AFL umpire and basketball referees' chief, talks about his career

11:34am Jun 14, 2012


Back off 'vibrant' Jack

Jack Riewoldt's much maligned body language is making him a leader, says Matthew Richardson

10:08am Jun 14, 2012


Starry eyed

Barry Cable's elevation to Legend status was one of many highlights at the Hall of Fame dinner

10:55pm Jun 13, 2012


Giant impact

Despite standing just 168cm, Barry Cable was a football giant with sublime skills

10:19pm Jun 13, 2012


Did you see that?

Take a look at OPSM's five moments from the round and vote on them to win

12:15pm Jun 13, 2012


Taking flight

High-flying Carlton forward Andrew Walker rates the top 10 marks of the past 25 years

6:00am Jun 13, 2012


Born leaders

Damian Barrett rates the leadership skills of every AFL captain after many were outstanding in round 11

9:48am Jun 12, 2012


Bouncing Ben

Ben Sinclair is the round 11 NAB AFL Rising Star nominee after three goals against the Demons

7:11am Jun 12, 2012


Get Your Record: Rd 11

The Demons, planning for sustained success, feature on the cover of this week's AFL Record

11:29am Jun 7, 2012


Free spirit

Former St Kilda and Carlton defender Val Perovic talks about life after footy

10:25am Jun 7, 2012


Watson's way

Matthew Richardson shows how Jobe Watson has become one of the AFL's most complete mids

6:00am Jun 7, 2012


Tommy's guns

Tom Hawkins chooses the best 10 centre half-forwards of the past 25 years

9:00am Jun 6, 2012


Solid citizen

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Dylan Shiel is handling the rigours of AFL footy

9:00am Jun 5, 2012


U18s Round 1 results

Thrills and upsets in the Uunder-18s as Queensland claim a win against Western Australia

9:20am Jun 4, 2012


Rug up for winter

Get your hands on the best official AFL club merchandise to stay warm this winter

6:47am Jun 2, 2012


On the cards

The AFL is to produce official collector cards for 78 of the best prospects in this year's NAB AFL Draft

8:00pm May 31, 2012


Busy Bernie

Bernie Evans was forced to quit the Swans and join Carlton in 1986, but he still loves the Bloods

11:34am May 31, 2012


Riolis' bravery

Ben and Willie Rioli showcased enormous courage during the win against Vic Metro

1:50pm May 30, 2012


Leading lights

Nick Maxwell selects the most inspirational on-field leaders of the past 25 years

7:00am May 30, 2012


Jumping Jake

NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Jake Carlisle is back in the spotlight - and for the right reasons

9:00am May 29, 2012


Riolis wreak havoc

Willy and Ben Rioli were among NT's best in their shock upset of Vic Metro in the U18 Champs

7:11am May 27, 2012


Unsung hero

Dashing defender Nathan Brown was one of the quiet achievers of the Daniher era at Melbourne

12:26pm May 24, 2012


Players to watch

Talent managers cast their eye over the players to watch in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships, starting this weekend

6:00am May 24, 2012


Best and West

Champion West Coast ruckman Dean Cox selects the best 10 players from Western Australia of the past 25 years

9:00am May 23, 2012


Witch Hunt

Josh Hunt has had his courage questioned by a football public whose expectations have been set too high

11:02am May 22, 2012

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Good as Golby

Twenty-year-old Brisbane Lions defender Mitch Golby is this week's NAB AFL Rising Star nominee

9:00am May 22, 2012


Stories from the Sticks

New video series visits St Arnaud in central Victoria for a close look at real grass roots footy

3:09pm May 21, 2012


Danger game

Matthew Richardson says Patrick Dangerfield is the key to the new and improved Crows

9:40pm May 17, 2012


Party boy

Former Fitzroy forward Darren 'Doc' Wheildon wishes he had taken his football more seriously

2:26pm May 17, 2012


Under 18 Girls Champs

Victoria keep their title, beating QLD in the Grand Final at AAMI Stadium

1:51pm May 17, 2012


Elbowed out

Injury hasn't dimmed draft hopeful Lachie Plowman's optimism, or his prospects

6:00am May 17, 2012


Eddie's best

Carlton's Eddie Betts names his top 10 indigenous players from the past 26 years.

10:00am May 16, 2012


Original sin

The onus is on the players to resurrect State of Origin, writes Damian Barrett

2:46pm May 15, 2012


Young Giant standing tall

After the Giants' first AFL win, Stephen Coniglio is this week's AFL NAB Rising Star nominee

9:00am May 15, 2012


Get Your Record: Rd 8

This week's AFL Record speaks to retired Indigenous star David Wirrpanda

10:37am May 14, 2012


Panthers get the win

South Adelaide defeats Williamstown by 5 points at the MCG in their Foxtel Cup clash

1:01pm May 12, 2012


Buddy insights

Matthew Richardson says defenders must not lose sight of Lance Franklin

10:44am May 10, 2012


Feel like Mew

Find out what former Hawthorn defender Chris Mew is up to these days

5:33am May 10, 2012


Live at the Footy

New Wave band Strange Talk play Etihad Stadium this Saturday night for Live at the Footy

12:09pm May 9, 2012


Tough as teak

Tough, hard, fearless - Hawthorn's Luke Hodge names the most courageous players he has seen

6:20am May 9, 2012


Head bangers

The AFL should look at the problems the NFL faces over head injuries, writes Damian Barrett

11:11am May 8, 2012


Cream rising

Rising Cats star Steven Motlop has overcome homesickness and injury troubles

9:00am May 8, 2012


Get Your Record: Rd 7

Unsung heroes of every club grace the cover of this week's AFL Record for round 7

10:44am May 6, 2012


AFL Record App

The AFL Record enters a new era with the Record app, available now for your iPad

2:26pm May 5, 2012


Shop with the AFL

Official 2012 guernseys are now available online for your club from the AFL Shop

11:05am May 4, 2012


Live at the Footy

Check out the great bands who have played and those coming up at Live at the Footy

11:32am May 3, 2012


Cloke unmatched

Matthew Richardson explains why Travis Cloke is the best forward in the game

3:07pm May 2, 2012


It's sweet to tweet

Players who are willing to offer an opinion should be encouraged to speak up, not criticised

10:33am May 1, 2012

Bugg eyed

GWS defender Tom Bugg has been named the round five NAB AFL Rising star nominee

9:00am May 1, 2012


Mid-year must

The re-introduction of the mid-season draft would give some teams a huge boost, writes Damian Barrett

10:03am Apr 24, 2012


Son of a 'Scray

Mitch Wallis has earned a nomination for the Rising Star after starring against Melbourne

9:00am Apr 24, 2012


Stringer's grand return

Bendigo Pioneers utility Jake Stringer put a bad break behind him to play on footy's biggest stage

6:40pm Apr 20, 2012


Anzac Round

Round 5 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season will commemorate the ANZAC spirit

1:43pm Apr 20, 2012


More hoopla

Brodie Grundy was a basketballer growing up, but he shapes as an early pick in the 2012 draft

7:00am Apr 18, 2012


Grimes time

Rising star nominee Dylan Grimes says his brother Jack has been a huge influence

8:59am Apr 17, 2012


The walking Ed

Eddie McGuire must announce his exit date at Collingwood, writes Damian Barrett

7:31am Apr 17, 2012


A great move

Doug Barwick says he made the right decision to leave Fitzroy and move to Collingwood

11:35am Apr 12, 2012


Win big in Round 3

Win a 2012 Toyota AFL Grand Final experience and beer for a year with AFL Tipping

1:33pm Apr 11, 2012


Young Giant rises

GWS forward Jeremy Cameron has won the round two NAB AFL Rising Star nomination

10:32am Apr 10, 2012


Daniher's diary

Young star Joe Daniher takes us inside the AIS-AFL Academy team on its European tour

1:25pm Apr 9, 2012


A tale of two stories

Essendon senior assistant Mark Thompson wants the football world to believe a new version of his departure from Geelong

3:53pm Apr 3, 2012


Beam me up

Claye Beams has received the first nomination for the NAB AFL Rising Star Award

10:00am Apr 3, 2012


Morningside winners

Morningside defeats Launceston by 33 points in the first game of the 2012 FOXTEL Cup

10:17am Mar 29, 2012


AFL Live - official app

Get your hands on the official AFL app for 2012 - free for iPhone, iPad and Android

2:12pm Mar 21, 2012


Review the NAB Cup

Every stat from every game including all the Dream Team numbers from the 2012 NAB Cup

1:55pm Mar 19, 2012


2012 NAB Cup

Check out who your team plays and where in the final round of the 2012 NAB Cup

1:23am Mar 13, 2012


Jurrah charged for machete attack

BREAKING: Liam Jurrah has been charged with multiple offences following an alleged machete attack near Alice Springs

6:32am Mar 9, 2012


Jurrah in custody for alleged machete attack

Liam Jurrah is being held by police in Alice Springs for allegedly attacking a man with a machete

5:17pm Mar 8, 2012


Start Tipping now

The official Carlton Draught AFL Tipping competition is now open. Be the first to pick 9 winners!

4:35pm Mar 2, 2012


Grand Final doco

Channel 7 will televise an exclusive documentary on the epic 2011 AFL Grand Final on March 17

1:36pm Mar 1, 2012


Register for Auskick

Registrations for the 2012 NAB AFL Auskick season are now open. Get on board!

9:31am Feb 23, 2012


Free entry for kids U15

Free entry is available for kids under 15 to the 2012 NAB Cup game of their choice

3:15pm Feb 16, 2012


AFL on your mobile

Find out how you can watch every match of the 2012 AFL season on your mobile phone or tablet

11:09am Feb 14, 2012


2012 NAB Cup Record

The 2012 NAB Cup Record is out now and contains your complete 

9:50am Feb 14, 2012


Laws of the Game

The AFL has released its Laws of the Game booklet and video for the 2012 season

12:03pm Feb 3, 2012

Auskick 2012 now open

Registrations are now open for the 2012 NAB AFL Auskick season. Get on board!

9:16am Feb 2, 2012


Join for 2012

Be part of the action. Join AFL Membership today to experience the TOTAL GAME

8:45am Feb 1, 2012


Dream Team 101

All you need to know about 2012 Toyota AFL Dream Team, now open to play

12:03pm Jan 27, 2012


Job well done

Jeff Kennett's time at Hawthorn can only be deemed a success, writes Ashley Browne

4:49pm Dec 12, 2011


Little Browne book: part two

Young Don Alex Browne now has a quad injury. Follow his journey as we track his pre-season

9:51am Dec 1, 2011


Merrett with merit

The pedigree is first class, the surname famous: new Don Jackson Merrett has a lot to live up to

10:27am Nov 28, 2011


Front and square

Welcome to the week when it's OK to talk about young men like thoroughbreds

3:44pm Nov 21, 2011

Media Watch

Dogs go back to school, the Eddie v Sheeds show, and Adelaide Oval out of bounds

10:50am Nov 18, 2011


Media Watch

They're all wailin' for Waylen, Hawks go the polls and a Giant step for Coniglio

10:43am Nov 16, 2011


Saints reload

With a little luck, just maybe St Kilda can return to its best in 2012, writes Cameron Noakes

5:22pm Nov 15, 2011


Slum Dog Will

Bulldog Will Minson is considering a move to Mumbai after retirement, following a trip to India

8:45am Nov 14, 2011

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Leading men

GWS faces a multitude of big decisions ahead of its entry into the AFL, writes Niall Seewang

3:38pm Nov 11, 2011


Media Watch

Scully's brave call, more Power to Greater Western Sydney, and clubs on the road again

10:31am Nov 11, 2011


League punt pays off

The AFL's tough stance on betting corruption is wise and welcome, writes Nick Tedeschi

12:40pm Nov 9, 2011


Buckley's chance

Premierships have eluded Nathan Buckley but the new coach is now plotting to break the duck

4:09pm Nov 8, 2011


Little Browne book: part one

Essendon's Alex Browne gives a monthly insight into his second pre-season

8:43am Nov 2, 2011


Media Watch

The Saints seek inspiration from the Cats, free agency and the countdown to the draft begins

11:14am Oct 24, 2011


Way forward

From Cazaly to 'Plugger', Tommy Walsh is unwittingly following in the footsteps of titans

4:13pm Oct 19, 2011


True colours

Are the latest mature-age GWS recruits damaging their one-club legacy? Nick Bowen explores

1:12pm Oct 19, 2011


Coach v Odds

Senior coaching is a difficult game and the five coaches who will debut in 2012 will need to be very good, writes Nick Tedeschi

4:51pm Oct 18, 2011


Media Watch

Ayres in Saints mix, Pendles gets Sheahan's nod, and Irish eyes on return

10:22am Oct 7, 2011


Stats Watch

Are other teams equipped to copy Geelong's successful long-kicking game-plan? Paul Daffey investigates

1:38pm Oct 4, 2011


Big issues

Luke Darcy rates Darren Jolly as the second most important player in the Collingwood side

7:00am Sep 30, 2011

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The near Mitchell miss

A repeat of Sam Mitchell's ineligibility for the Brownlow Medal should not be repeated

6:48pm Sep 27, 2011


Supporting cast

Second-tier players can make a big difference in September, writes Wayne Schwass

7:13pm Sep 23, 2011



Chris Scott is following the lead of former coach Leigh Matthews, writes Luke Darcy

10:18am Sep 23, 2011


Finals diary

In Adelaide, the Crows' coaching announcement is a rare moment of excitement in a sleepy September ... even if the club has been gazumped

5:15pm Sep 20, 2011


Stats Watch

Josh Kennedy gets his hands dirty, while Hawk Gibson spoils the Swans' day

1:48pm Sep 20, 2011


Media Watch

Another new trend in coaching appointments and Chris Dawes in demand

11:03am Sep 20, 2011


A game under threat

Self-interest is beating out the interests of fans far too often recently, writes Geoff Slattery

1:29pm Sep 16, 2011


Media Watch

Mark Harvey, Ross Lyon and the coaching roundabout

10:02am Sep 16, 2011


Finals diary

DAY 10: Carlton seeks a closed training session, despite letting the cat out of the bag before it began

4:08pm Sep 14, 2011


Stats Watch

Geelong's 'new' tactical approach over the last fortnight looks suspiciously like one from a bygone era

9:00am Sep 14, 2011


Media Watch

Scully's defection, Crows look closer to home and replacing Buddy

11:02am Sep 13, 2011


Media Watch

Clark seeks trade, GWS sets sights on key Don and Crows bitter at 'defector'

1:42pm Sep 11, 2011


Pies' win? It figures

The more you look at it, the more you marvel at the Eagles' effort in getting so close to Collingwood

6:00pm Sep 10, 2011


Hefty weight

The weight of expectation on Collingwood heading into the 1981 Grand Final was a heavy burden

7:00am Sep 9, 2011


From the vault

Al Clarkson gave his troops a spray last week in the spirit of the game's hot gospellers

11:45am Sep 7, 2011


Rocky road

It has not been an easy year for Collingwood despite its record, writes Terry Wallace

3:28pm Sep 6, 2011


Round table

Writers at the AFL Record and discuss the issues arising from the latest round

2:18pm Sep 5, 2011


Front and Square

Top three's amazing dominance, a Brownlow hat-trick and Adelaide Oval's impressive debut

1:59pm Sep 5, 2011


Young Bulldog nominated

Western Bulldogs' forward Liam Jones has been nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star award after a fine game against Fremantle

9:37am Sep 5, 2011


Prime mover

Port Adelaide now has the financial backing from the AFL to determine its own destiny

12:00pm Sep 4, 2011


Media Watch

Giant speculation, Burns in the box seat and Walker's ultimatum paying dividends

1:34pm Sep 3, 2011


Value of loyalty

Loyalty should have greater currency than money, writes Luke Darcy

3:47pm Sep 2, 2011

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The Irish 'distributor'

In 1999 an Irish teenager tuned up to the Swans with an unusual name, a full head of hair and no clue about Australian football

12:55pm Sep 1, 2011


Media Watch

An offer too good to refuse, midfielder Tucks in and Goodes to go for a third Brownlow

12:19pm Sep 1, 2011

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Media Watch

Dog days at the Kennel, driving the Saints crazy and thumb's up for Maxwell

10:40am Aug 31, 2011


Pressing issue

Far from being new, the 'Collingwood press' has developed over many generations, writes Peter Schwab

4:44pm Aug 30, 2011


Stats Watch

Dons score a perfect ton and several Eagles post extraordinary numbers

12:50pm Aug 30, 2011


NAB AFL Rising Star round 23: Sam Blease

NAB AFL Rising star nominee Sam Blease feared a broken leg would end his AFL dream

9:00am Aug 30, 2011


The Discussion

Every week of the AFL season, writers at the AFL Record and conduct The Discussion based on the issues arising from that week's round

1:56pm Aug 29, 2011


Fev a Demon?

After a 10-goal haul for Casey in the VFL, the Brendan Fevola discussion heats up

12:30am Aug 28, 2011


Hail the chief

The modern senior coach has become the CEO of football, writes Peter Ryan

6:00pm Aug 26, 2011


Big decisions

The appointment of a coach is the most crucial decision a club can make, writes Luke Darcy

7:00am Aug 26, 2011


Marvellous hostility

Hawthorn has celebrated its official 50th anniversary of the club's first premiership

5:25pm Aug 25, 2011


Media Watch

Identifying the best coach, cutting short careers and a ruckman bows out in style

10:56am Aug 25, 2011


Greatest Team of All

Scott Thompson's outing against the Suns sees Sam Mitchell deposed from the line-up

4:42pm Aug 24, 2011


Media Watch

Lyon urged to lead new pride, Cox may be rested and Port re-invests in its future

9:55am Aug 24, 2011


Media Watch

Ross Lyon to Melbourne, Brad Green's future and Nick Riewoldt's knee

10:58am Aug 23, 2011


Pies' ponderings

Collingwood has a lot of questions it needs to answer ahead of its finals campaign, writes Terry Wallace

10:00am Aug 23, 2011


The Discussion

Writers at the AFL Record and discuss the issues arising from the latest round

1:32pm Aug 22, 2011


The run home

With the top four seemingly settled, attention now turns to the logjam in the bottom half of the eight and just beyond

8:30pm Aug 21, 2011


Greatest Team of All

Leon Davis the defender has forced his way into the team thanks to his brilliant season

1:15pm Aug 18, 2011


Family first

The fate of two Hawk greats overshadowed Wednesday's book launch celebrating the club's 10 flags

5:48pm Aug 17, 2011


Eade and the seven-year itch

Seven years without a premiership. In simple terms, these five words explain why the Dogs and Rodney Eade are separated

5:26pm Aug 17, 2011


Replacing Rocket's Luke Holmesby looks at the candidates most likely to be considered as Rodney Eade's replacement

12:13pm Aug 17, 2011

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Media Watch

Malthouse under fire, SANFL defends itself and Daniher should have been a don...again

9:53am Aug 17, 2011

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Master coach

Legendary coach Jock McHale was foremost in the minds of Collingwood people on Tuesday

5:32pm Aug 16, 2011


Mean machine

Collingwood's season is shaping as the best in 100 years, writes Paul Daffey

3:49pm Aug 16, 2011


The Discussion

Writers at the AFL Record and discuss the issues arising from the latest round

5:02pm Aug 15, 2011


Media Watch

The Western Bulldogs' big call looms, the best of the rest, and clever Cyril cashes in

10:45am Aug 15, 2011


Media Watch

Hardwick on trading places, the mystery of the B&F and a Power play for a coaching dream team

1:20pm Aug 14, 2011


Low-key Cat

If he had his way, Jimmy Bartel's 200th match would slip by without fanfare

11:00am Aug 14, 2011


Running man

From school days through to umpiring Grand Finals, Hayden Kennedy was at the heart of things

1:14pm Aug 11, 2011


Media Watch

A dearth of experienced coaches, Stephen Milne's feats and demerit points cause worry

10:50am Aug 11, 2011


Stage effects

Junior players need to be allowed to develop at different rates, writes Peter Schwab

5:31pm Aug 10, 2011


Greatest Team of All

We welcome St Kilda goalsneak Stephen Milne into the team and farewell Mark LeCras

12:58pm Aug 10, 2011


Media Watch

Queensland figures it out, Tippett tipped to move and cashed-up Demons dig deep

10:47am Aug 10, 2011


Stats Watch

Thompson carries the load, round 20 blowouts and West Coast's ruckmen hit rare mark

6:49pm Aug 8, 2011


The Discussion

AFL Record and reporters discuss the issues arising from the last round

2:54pm Aug 8, 2011


Rocks in their head?

Niall Seewang wonders how Lions vice-captain Tom Rockliff was passed over 85 times before being drafted

2:36pm Aug 8, 2011


Front and Square

Tanking and thrashings won't detract from what is shaping as a superb finals series

2:11pm Aug 8, 2011


Rookie error

Terry Wallace says the emphasis on appointing experienced coaches is wrong

12:10pm Aug 8, 2011


Proud Lions unite

The Brisbane Lions, Fitzroy and the Bears are recognising their history as one

9:46am Aug 7, 2011


Freak talent

Allen Jakovich could have been anything as a player, according to his former coach John Northey

11:00am Aug 6, 2011


Kick the yips

All in the mind, or all in the muscles? Travis Cloke is proof it’s possible to overcome the yips

6:21pm Aug 5, 2011


Calling Denis

The Demons are in a similar position to North Melbourne in 1993, writes Wayne Schwass

1:26pm Aug 5, 2011


Bring on the boos

Chad Cornes wants to hear his favourite sound from opposition fans after his final match

5:45pm Aug 3, 2011


Greatest Team of All

Todd Goldstein makes his way onto the bench and Josh Kennedy departs as we shuffle the decks

1:14pm Aug 3, 2011

Stats Watch

Steve Johnson had a direct hand in 17 goals which was almost half of Geelong's tally

4:30pm Aug 2, 2011


The Discussion

The Bailey fallout, Geelong and Mooney, rucks and their roles, and who will tumble

4:46pm Aug 1, 2011


Bailey 'coached for picks'

Sacked Melbourne coach Dean Bailey has admitted to coaching for high draft picks in his first two years at the helm

2:49pm Aug 1, 2011


Front and Square

Front and Square wonders what will happen next for Melbourne and hails Steve Johnson

12:23pm Aug 1, 2011


Wowing them

'Wow' Jones won two premierships with Carlton before turning his hand to finance

6:00pm Jul 29, 2011

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Media Watch

A third Brownlow in the offing for Judd, some players profiled and watch the showdown

11:04am Jul 29, 2011


Feeding frenzy

There is a lesson to be learned from Neil Craig's demise, writes Luke Darcy

7:00am Jul 29, 2011


Stats Watch

Simon Black deserves to be talked about as a genuine Brownlow Medal chance

3:30pm Jul 26, 2011


Video: Neil Craig steps down (part two)

Neil Craig announces he is quitting as head coach of Adelaide

10:46am Jul 26, 2011


Video: Neil Craig steps down (part one)

Neil Craig announces he is quitting as head coach of Adelaide

10:33am Jul 26, 2011


Decision time

It's a critical part of the year for club list managers, writes Terry Wallace

7:00am Jul 26, 2011


Video: Neil Craig timeline

Watch a retrospective of Neil Craig's coaching career at Adelaide

6:52pm Jul 25, 2011


The candidates

Katrina Gill assesses the candidates likely to be considered to replace outgoing Adelaide coach Neil Craig

3:35pm Jul 25, 2011


Craig resigns as coach

Adelaide coach Neil Craig has resigned effective immediately, saying to continue would "hurt the club"

2:30pm Jul 25, 2011


The Discussion

AFL Record and writers look at the issues arising from round 18

1:23pm Jul 25, 2011


Media Watch

How high is high, the Lloyd-Knights spat continues and Craig's reign nears its end

10:52am Jul 25, 2011


Generation Y's Ultimate Hawks

Born after nearly half of Hawthorn's flags, who has our Gen Y Hawks fan selected in his Ultimate premiership team?

11:13am Jul 23, 2011


On a roll

Momentum surges are becoming increasingly common, writes Peter Ryan

6:00pm Jul 22, 2011


Lion can't change his spots

Courageous Lions captain Jonathan Brown shouldn't change the way he plays, writes Wayne Schwass

5:28pm Jul 22, 2011


A letter to ... Adrian Anderson

It might be time for the AFL to implement a Doug Hawkins Rule for retiring greats, writes Ashley Browne

1:33pm Jul 22, 2011


Having a crack

Foot soldiers are worth their weight in gold, but some players get under Luke Darcy's skin

7:00am Jul 22, 2011


Stats Watch

The Cats, once the uncontested-possession kings of the AFL, have lost their crown, writes Paul Daffey

5:47pm Jul 20, 2011


Greatest team of all

Nathan Fyfe forces his way into the team as the fallout continues for Heath Shaw

4:38pm Jul 20, 2011


Media Watch

Learning difficulties abound, Petrie defends defections and the Lions re-sign another 'youngster'

11:20am Jul 20, 2011


Momentum the key

Identifying momentum shifts is a critical indicator in modern footy, writes Terry Wallace

7:00am Jul 19, 2011


The Discussion

AFL Record and writers look at the issues arising from round 17

1:58pm Jul 18, 2011


Media Watch

Weird cat in the coaching mix, Polak calls it quits, and captain-coach Heppell

12:01pm Jul 17, 2011


Hooper's wake-up call

Andrew Hooper turned up to pre-season overweight but has knuckled down since

9:00am Jul 17, 2011


Bottom to top

West Coast will be looking to defy history by becoming the first team to go from wooden spooners to premiers in the space of a year

6:20pm Jul 16, 2011


Foxtel Cup

Claremont clash with Port Magpies on Saturday to join Williamstown in the Grand Final

8:58pm Jul 15, 2011

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Mick not wavering

Mick Malthouse's message has been consistent, writes AFL media's Peter Ryan

5:52pm Jul 15, 2011


Media Watch

Malthouse sparks a frenzy, Ward's worth and rookies get a leg-up

2:10pm Jul 15, 2011


Vale 'Yabby'

Tributes flow for four-time premiership coach Allan Jeans, who passed away on Wednesday

3:00pm Jul 14, 2011


Greatest Team of All

Two West Coast players and a Collingwood defender are this week's additions to the Greatest Team of All

12:25pm Jul 14, 2011


Media Watch

The Bombers' good name in peril, run of the mill rise and the sub rule strikes again

11:02am Jul 14, 2011


Media Watch

The Clash's calling to Scully, Malthouse a Tiger at heart and Palmer in GWS' sights

10:55am Jul 13, 2011


From the vault

See all the AFL coaches in their playing days, including Dean Bailey booting a huge bomb

12:44pm Jul 12, 2011


Media Watch

The Biues' glue, the AFL's talent search widens and the whither Mick Malthouse saga continues

10:46am Jul 12, 2011


The Discussion

AFL Record and writers look at the issues arising from round 16

4:30pm Jul 11, 2011


Open space: Your say

The Malthouse/Buckley situation has parallels in American football, writes Liam Quinn

1:57pm Jul 11, 2011


Rise and the prize

Are a team's NAB AFL Rising Star nominations a guide to its premiership hopes, asks Peter Ryan

12:00pm Jul 9, 2011


History lesson

A look at the VFL/AFL's past shows just how hard it is to win a flag, writes Peter Schwab

1:29pm Jul 8, 2011

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Footy Lists

Chris Scott's first loss as coach got Mark Fine thinking of other statistical oddities etched in history

11:44am Jul 6, 2011


Media Watch

Ablett's Brownlow prospects, Thomas' goalkicking demons and a time-on switch off

10:55am Jul 5, 2011


Front and Square

Despite sitting sixth on the ladder, a horror draw could still see Fremantle miss the finals

4:59pm Jul 4, 2011


Cats’ next generation

Geelong has managed to find its next generation even as it was winning premierships, writes Michael Lovett

6:40pm Jul 2, 2011


Credit Clarko

Alastair Clarkson's ability to adapt tactically has the Hawks well placed this year, says Luke Darcy

10:24am Jul 1, 2011


Media Watch

Kicking skills falling, Matthew Boyd doing too much and GWS to make most of concessions

10:42am Jun 30, 2011

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Footy Lists

We take a look at some of the most famous 'step ladders' in AFL/VFL history

12:08pm Jun 28, 2011


Media Watch

Cats' blue with Bomber, Jobe leaves a massive hole and tunnel-ball continues stats evolution

10:45am Jun 28, 2011


The Discussion

AFL Record and writers look at the issues arising from round 14

2:08pm Jun 27, 2011


Media Watch

Melbourne's pressure rises, Suns winning Gold Coast hearts and racial abuse rears its ugly head

10:55am Jun 27, 2011


Media Watch

A player's plea for more education on concussions and Bailey closes in on a new contract

12:15pm Jun 26, 2011


Media Watch

Footy's massive changes, Demon 'Aussie' still missing and Ward's Giant cash carrot

1:30pm Jun 25, 2011


Mighty return

Matthew Kreuzer's incredible return has left a former Blue great in awe

9:30am Jun 25, 2011


Doc's orders

Nick Wilton played 13 senior games for Hawthorn but gave it away

6:00pm Jun 24, 2011


Fresh faces

Regeneration is the key to remaining at the top of the AFL ladder, says Wayne Schwass

3:52pm Jun 24, 2011


No more 'Code Red'

Tackling is important but dangerous tackling needs to be eliminated, writes Peter Schwab

10:37am Jun 24, 2011


Never too old

The Florida Marlins have appointed an 80-year-old as their manager. Could this happen in the AFL?

4:39pm Jun 22, 2011


Open space: Your say

Ty Vickery has become the poster boy for the new ruckman/forward, writes Sam Patrick

5:15pm Jun 21, 2011

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Footy Lists

This week's Footy Lists takes a look at the 10 best rule changes in the history of the game

12:47pm Jun 21, 2011


Front and Square

In a short spurt, Carlton showed that a Collingwood-Geelong Grand Final is no guarantee

2:26pm Jun 20, 2011


Media Watch

A beautiful circle, a Tassie team in the AFL and a Blue told to get tougher

2:11pm Jun 19, 2011


Wilson no chicken

Garry Wilson was renowned for his courage on the field and displayed it off the field as well

10:00am Jun 18, 2011


Media Watch

Carlton toughening up as instructed, and the Bulldogs get some life perspective

10:35am Jun 17, 2011


Tom terrific

Tom Scully is being unfairly chastised for considering a move to GWS, writes Luke Darcy

8:47am Jun 17, 2011


Media Watch

Membership, experienced coaches and the advantage rule

10:53am Jun 16, 2011

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Open Space: Your say

Dominic Fay found Australian football as a young boy in Queensland and is still in love with it

8:50am Jun 16, 2011


Greatest Team of All

Dane Swan has been in communication with Mick Malthouse from Arizona

3:35pm Jun 15, 2011


Footy lists

From Coleman's knee to big Sandi's toe, Mark Fine looks at injuries

2:30pm Jun 15, 2011


Media Watch

Hawks still have wings, pressure on Scully heats up and following in Buddy's footsteps

10:59am Jun 15, 2011


Front and Square

The Hall of Fame selection panel faces a big call in its 2012 deliberations

5:52pm Jun 14, 2011


Coaching decisions

History has shown that sacking the coach isn't always the right option, writes Terry Wallace

5:07pm Jun 14, 2011


Media Watch

Buckley on Malthouse, the Crows' succession plan and Watts up... and about

11:01am Jun 14, 2011


Cats set pace

Geelong has gone from strength to strength in season 2011, writes Peter Ryan

7:00pm Jun 11, 2011


Media Watch

List depth, brotherly love and the baggage that comes with losing

12:46pm Jun 11, 2011


Test of time

Ahead of Brent Harvey's club-record 312th match, four greats of the game remember what it was like to become their club's games record holder

2:35pm Jun 10, 2011


Media Watch

More Legends, a big what if and increased job security for favourite son coaches

11:21am Jun 10, 2011


Two way street

It's in a club's best interest to embrace the media and tackle any controversy head-on, writes Luke Darcy

7:30am Jun 10, 2011


Interview with Mark Ricciuto

Mark Ricciuto is the Riverland warrior and his impression on South Australian football will be everlasting

9:55pm Jun 9, 2011


Interview with Michael Voss

Queensland ambassador and inspiring leader, Michael Voss did it all during his time as a player

8:40pm Jun 9, 2011


Ahead of his time

Horrie Gorringe is arguably the best footballer to come out of Tasmania

8:33pm Jun 9, 2011


Interview with Tony Charlton

Media pioneer Tony Charlton shares stories about his distinguished career

8:20pm Jun 9, 2011


Media Watch

Umpires voting, Adam Goodes goes forward and well rested Cats

10:43am Jun 9, 2011


From the vault: John Coleman

Rare video footage has been uncovered of Essendon great John Coleman

9:30am Jun 9, 2011


Riding the emotional shirtfront

Football is physical, mental and emotional and it is the latter that is the hardest to measure

9:00am Jun 8, 2011


Can rucks play forward?

Despite their height, ruckmen aren't always best placed in your forward line, says Terry Wallace

8:18pm Jun 7, 2011


Footy Lists

This week's Footy Lists takes a looks at the ugliest jumpers in AFL/VFL history and wonders what were they thinking

11:40am Jun 7, 2011


Media Watch

Watching Michael Voss, the re-invention of Andrew Walker and Matthew Pavlich defended

11:05am Jun 7, 2011


Front and Square

It's frightening to imagine just how good the Suns might be once they learn to run out the full 1500m

5:49pm Jun 6, 2011


Hawks soaring

Wayne Schwass discusses the seven key reasons behind Hawthorn’s resurgence

11:00am Jun 4, 2011


Straight talk

Lambasting those who speak honestly leads to cliched responses, says Luke Darcy

7:00am Jun 3, 2011


Media Watch

Cyberspace identity theft, the Dogs' dilemma and Voss expected to sign new deal

10:31am Jun 2, 2011


Rising Star rules fair

Nick Riewoldt would not have won the Rising Star award in 2002 under alternative criteria, writes Kevin Sheehan

6:15pm Jun 1, 2011


Media Watch

The Ablett question, advice for Tom Hawkins and a look at a star of the future

10:52am Jun 1, 2011


Footy Lists

This week Footy Lists rates some of the game's best who have worn a number in the 40s

10:22pm May 31, 2011


Front and Square

Moving a home game to Darwin may compromise Richmond's finals chances, writes Ashley Browne

1:47pm May 30, 2011


A letter to ... Jeff Kennett

South African representative Mtutuzeli Hlomela pens a letter to Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett defending the importance of international footy

10:18am May 30, 2011


Friends to foes

Will Gary Ablett suffer the same fate as Norm Smith and Ron Barassi when he faces his old club for the first time on Saturday night?

3:33pm May 28, 2011


Media Watch

Football betting and the raw, the new and the experienced are all profiled

2:07pm May 28, 2011


Nerd or genius?

Shy, indecisive and nerd are not words normally associated with Drew Petrie, writes Nick Bowen

9:23am May 28, 2011


Turning the clock back

Josh Kennedy achieved a feat that has become increasingly rare in football

3:00pm May 27, 2011


Back to basics

There are plenty of reasons behind the fall of the Bulldogs this year, writes Luke Darcy

7:50am May 27, 2011


Follow the rules

The Paul Roos incident raises questions about junior sport, writes Peter Schwab

4:07pm May 26, 2011


Media Watch

Opening the Majak door, Dogs stick fat and the Swans' scores dive

10:33am May 26, 2011


Media Watch

Geelong's new ways, GWS has time and Richmond feeling the heat

10:36am May 25, 2011


Footy Lists

Mark Fine reveals 10 goalkicking bags that caught footy fans by surprise

9:54am May 25, 2011


Stats Watch

Kicking accuracy from set shots has not improved across the board over the last decade, writes Paul Daffey

3:06pm May 24, 2011

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Sub minefield

Peter Ryan discusses how the new sub rule creates more headaches for coaches

12:47pm May 20, 2011


Lyon's challenge

Wayne Schwass argues that Ross Lyon has earned the right to rebuild St Kilda's list

12:21pm May 20, 2011


Safe, not soft

The cheap shot may have gone but the game has never been so tough

8:01am May 20, 2011



Indigenous Round brings a specially alluring contest, writes Mark Macgugan

6:36am May 20, 2011


Davis a life model

Bob Davis sought the best of life, offered the best of life, and enjoyed both receiving and the giving, writes Geoff Slattery

1:56pm May 18, 2011


Greatest Team of All

How would the All Australian side stack up if it were picked this week?

1:51pm May 18, 2011


Front and Square

For a week at least, the run-and-gun Western Bulldogs are back in town

10:50am May 16, 2011


Tigers hit Jack's pot

Richmond's reduced reliance on Jack Riewoldt is reaping rewards for the Tigers

1:59pm May 15, 2011


Media Watch

The Age's anti-homophobia campaign and a search for anti-Ablett comments

1:23pm May 15, 2011


Media Watch

Choco back in charge, Simon Phillips makes amends and Chris Judd puts out the embers

2:37pm May 14, 2011


Footy needs umpires

Umpires make mistakes but they are an integral part of the game, writes Peter Schwab

4:36pm May 13, 2011


Super swap

What if Rodney Eade coached St Kilda next year and Ross Lyon took charge of the Bulldogs?

7:00am May 13, 2011


Media Watch

Collingwood's fitness guru, Etihad Stadium and Geelong's premiership window

10:55am May 12, 2011


Footy Lists

From Hercules Vollugi to Chicken Smallhorn, Mark Fine looks at football's strangest names

10:49am May 10, 2011


What's in a name?

Pew-op-olo, Ly-el: Hawthorn has advised the media how to pronounce players' names

11:52am May 9, 2011

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Media Watch

Blues no one-man band, a coach in need of help and Armitage following the leader

10:28am May 9, 2011


New breed of Tiger

Dustin Martin, the quiet and reserved teenager, belies his extrovert image, writes Callum Twomey

4:00pm May 7, 2011


Giant task

Paul Daffey spends a day with Kevin Sheedy as the Giants take baby steps into the AFL

10:00am May 7, 2011


Studying the fixture

Suns and the bye add to luck of the draw

5:03pm May 6, 2011


Young blood

The Giants should look to youthful leaders for their AFL debut, writes Wayne Schwass

12:32pm May 6, 2011


Keeping faith

Fortunes at a footy club can change in an instant but you have to have faith in yourself and those around you

11:48am May 6, 2011


Blame game

Blaming football culture for personal problems is an all-too-familiar cop-out, writes Luke Darcy

11:04am May 6, 2011


Media Watch

A genuine crisis for a Hawk, Israel's too nice for his own good and respect for the Bears

10:48am May 6, 2011


Dr DT v Mr Fantasy

The good doctor goes head-to-head with the AFL Record's Mr Fantasy

12:22pm May 5, 2011


Decision time for Lions

The Brisbane Lions need to make key decisions about their future direction, writes Terry Wallace

3:04pm May 4, 2011


Hello halo

Luke Holmesby looks at six young Saints with the potential to carry St Kilda through the next few years

12:33pm May 4, 2011


Media Watch

Bridging the gap between rich and poor, and a salutary lesson from Neil Sachse

10:47am May 4, 2011


Stats Watch

Bulldogs ruckman Will Minson's 56 hit-outs is the highest tally since stats have been recorded

6:15pm May 3, 2011


Footy Lists

Radio presenter Mark Fine takes a look at football royalty

10:51am May 3, 2011


Ball x Team = ?

A lack of contested ball rather than no 'plan B' explains most poor performances

11:43am May 2, 2011


Born leader

Rookie coach Matthew Primus handled a disaster with aplomb, writes Luke Darcy

12:19pm Apr 29, 2011


Fresh thinking

It is more than just James Hird and the new coaching panel behind Essendon's good form in 2011

11:58am Apr 28, 2011


A letter to ... Roos fans

It's time for North Melbourne supporters to get behind their team, writes Nick Bowen

11:51am Apr 28, 2011


Media Watch

Geelong's bandwagon growing, Roos and Port feel heat and Dixon sees the light

12:40pm Apr 27, 2011


Front and square

Freo is beginning to prove it may be the way to go, writes Ashley Browne

9:37am Apr 27, 2011


Media Watch

Some welcome logic from another code, and coaches go under the academic microscope

11:51am Apr 23, 2011


Sweet as Hony

David Honybun was a ruckman in the 1980s who walked to the beat of his own drum

11:00am Apr 23, 2011


Hill climbs up

Fremantle's Stephen Hill says he has come out of his shell, and his football is the better for it

10:44am Apr 23, 2011


Mean machine

Matthew Scarlett's mean streak is only part of his charm, writes Peter Ryan

10:00am Apr 22, 2011


Footy Lists

This week's Footy Lists looks at the greatest rivalries of all time with some surprising omissions - see if you agree with radio presenter Mark Fine's top 10

12:49pm Apr 20, 2011


Youth in focus

Terry Wallace explains the draft rules around GWS and its access to 16 year olds

12:24pm Apr 19, 2011


Media Watch

Gary Ablett's social life, media-player relations and a new television deal is almost finalised

11:44am Apr 18, 2011


Front and Square

John Worsfold is a legitimate early candidate for coach-of-the-year honours, writes Ashley Browne

10:24am Apr 18, 2011


Sub-plot to new rule

Injuries aside, the substitute rule is proving an exciting innovation, writes Wayne Schwass

6:59pm Apr 15, 2011


Media Watch

Southern's adventures, Pagan worries about North's Tassie venture, Collingwood poetry

11:07am Apr 14, 2011


Stats Watch

A win in the tackle count doesn't guarantee victory in a match, writes Paul Daffey

9:21am Apr 14, 2011


St Kilda shift

Ross Lyon seems to know exactly what is going wrong at St Kilda, writes Peter Ryan

6:03pm Apr 13, 2011


Juggling success

Hawthorn knew how to win and how to maintain its list, writes Terry Wallace

2:53pm Apr 13, 2011


A letter to ... Mike Fitzpatrick

It's time to get AFL footy back to Visy Park, aka Princes Park, writes Howard Kotton

8:14am Apr 13, 2011


Not all doom

Critics should recall 1997 when St Kilda made the Grand Final after a dire start, writes Luke Holmesby

11:22am Apr 12, 2011


Footy Lists

Melbourne radio presenter Mark Fine selects his top 10 best 'running goals' post 1960

7:00am Apr 12, 2011


Balancing act

AFL's David Matthews asks for balance when it comes to reporting on the development of the code swappers

5:22pm Apr 11, 2011


Front and square

The forthright Saints have gone ducking for cover under pressure, writes Ashley Browne

10:41am Apr 11, 2011

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Insights into a superstar

Nick Riewoldt's most enduring opponents give an insight into how hard he is to match up on

4:30pm Apr 10, 2011

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Life after footy

Paul Dimattina is the ideal model of what it is like to work and study while playing professional football, writes Paul Daffey

2:40pm Apr 8, 2011


Sharp shots

Poor kicks for goal are treated more leniently than poor kicks in defence, writes Luke Darcy

7:00am Apr 8, 2011


A letter to ... Gavin Brown

Some gentle advice for a long-serving Magpie great turned Blue from Ashley Browne

12:06pm Apr 6, 2011


Just a number

It's business as usual for Nick Riewoldt as he prepares for his 200th AFL match

3:12pm Apr 5, 2011


A new dimension

Patterns are already evolving in clubs' use of the substitute, writes Terry Wallace

9:13am Apr 5, 2011


A coach and confidant

John Longmire's long road to play in a flag prepared him for life as a coach

2:01pm Apr 3, 2011


Slow road to success

Essendon’s 'overnight' resurgence has actually been well planned, writes Terry Wallace

10:58am Mar 29, 2011

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Front and Square

Collingwood's three perceived biggest threats all face a week of introspection

9:05am Mar 28, 2011


Fair share

Former Carlton footballer Ian Herman has created a lucrative post-football career in the world of finance

4:59pm Mar 26, 2011


Early lessons

The season opener has already revealed a few things about football in 2011

12:18pm Mar 25, 2011


A letter to ... Tom Harley

The former Geelong skipper's optimism over Sydney traffic is touching, writes Nick Tedeschi

8:38am Mar 24, 2011


Round one - 1965

The opening round of 1965 was the most momentous in VFL/AFL history, writes Paul Daffey

5:01pm Mar 23, 2011

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Media Watch

Swan stays, the concussion debate heats up and nearly another Pratt president

10:40am Mar 23, 2011


Round one - 1991

It was a 'hell of a night', says Alan Joyce, when his Hawks lost to Adelaide in the Crows' first game

9:32am Mar 22, 2011


Games people play

In fantasy football, old habits are hard to shake, says Paul Daffey

9:20am Mar 21, 2011

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Coaching brothers

Coaching can be a lonely game but the bond is obvious when coaches meet up

9:37am Mar 18, 2011


The captains' call speaks to every captain from every club on 'Captains Day' in Melbourne. Here's what they said...

12:22am Mar 18, 2011


Motivated by critics

Nick Maxwell knows a lot of people doubted his credentials when Collingwood chose him to lead the club two years ago

8:57pm Mar 17, 2011


Growing our game

A trip to the US to witness the NFL's draft combine provided food for thought, writes Peter Schwab

12:50pm Mar 17, 2011


The list maker

Geoff Slattery looks at Mike Sheahan's Top 50, how popular it now is and reflects on the first list 21 years ago

6:53pm Mar 15, 2011

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Final Ten keeps hopes alive

A final ten - like when the final eight was introduced in 1994 - is causing fierce debate but there are positives

5:33pm Mar 15, 2011


Media Watch: AFL in the news

Four Saints to be recalled, Collingwood sticks to its guns and top Dogs search for more game time

10:06am Mar 14, 2011


Forwards going back: game on

Football will look a little different in 2011 as coaches experiment with players in new roles, writes Paul Daffey

9:06am Mar 14, 2011

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Media Watch: AFL in the news

Gazza picks his favourite Geelong player, Campbell Brown's revealing promise and a suggestion for the Crows' next coach

1:08pm Mar 13, 2011


A letter to ...

The quirky corners of Bendigo's Queen Elizabeth Oval have gone

11:00am Mar 10, 2011


Off-season? What off-season?

With clubs searching harder than ever to find an edge, the AFL off-season is getting shorter and busier, writes Terry Wallace

7:36pm Mar 8, 2011


Herbert, Parkin's right-hand man, dies

Ken Herbert, a former Magpie player and right-hand man to premiership winning coach David Parkin, has died

3:03pm Mar 7, 2011


Front and Square: Adelaide's ovals

Oval problems in the Adelaide, Pies' three GFs in seven games and Nick Maxwell likes the bump that put him in hospital

11:27am Mar 7, 2011


Front and Square: Adelaide's venue saga

Oval problems in the city of churches, the Pies' three grand finals in seven matches and Nick Maxwell a fan of the bump that put him in hospital

11:27am Mar 7, 2011


The great rivalry that isn't

The Anzac Day games of the past 15 years may have overstated the feeling between the Magpies and Bombers

9:40am Mar 7, 2011

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Don't forget our own backyard

The US is seen as the new frontier but we shouldn't forget the talent under our own noses, writes Katrina Gill

12:26pm Mar 4, 2011


The larrikin leader

He may be cheeky, assured and occasionally reckless but Jack Riewoldt is a very important leader at Richmond

6:52pm Mar 3, 2011


Media Watch: AFL in the news

Welcome to the 21st century Adelaide, Cats on a pension, Nixon impasse and footy fans are biggest losers

11:15am Mar 3, 2011


Open space: your say here

Trial NAB Cup rules are fine, says Richard Goscombe, but what happens when the umpires fail to apply them?

10:24am Mar 3, 2011

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Front and Square: Looking to the US

Peter Schwab is in the US observing the NFL combine while those at the AFL and AFLPA eye the current labour negotiations

12:39pm Feb 28, 2011


A letter to ... Ron Barassi

Geoff Slattery has a few tales to tell on the occasion of footy legend Ron Barassi's 75th birthday

3:57pm Feb 27, 2011

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Front and Square: Suns on the way

Gold Coast overcame a bus toilet malfunction on the way to Blacktown to record its first AFL win

11:27am Feb 21, 2011


Front and Square: one week down...

The Crows were able to successfully negotiate the game-sized hole in their playing schedule on Friday

10:22am Feb 14, 2011


Front and Square: it's time for footy

Introducing Front and Square, a new weekly column by senior football writer Ashley Browne

12:27pm Jan 31, 2011


Famous footy feuds

The Gary Ablett-Mark Thompson saga is the latest in a long line of footy feuds. Here are 10 more from recent history

7:58am Dec 12, 2010


Experience isn't enough

The fact it took Mark Williams four months to find another job has highlighted coaching's worrying trend

8:45am Dec 1, 2010


It's not who you know

Chris Scott's recent appointment stacks up well against the preference for three favourite sons, writes Luke Holmesby

1:05pm Oct 27, 2010


Everyone's a winner

There doesn't have to be a loser from Nathan Bock's defection to Gold Coast, writes Ben Broad

7:00am Aug 18, 2010


Team of the week: round 20

At the business end, Ben Broad is finding it harder to choose from the best players for his team of the week

6:35am Aug 17, 2010


Moonlighting: Sam Iles

The Gold Coast recruit and former Magpie is also a personal trainer to coaches, club staff and CEOs

7:16pm Aug 14, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 19 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:25pm Aug 8, 2010


Team of the week: round 18

Ben Broad wheels out the whiteboard and selects the best 22 from round 18 of season 2010

5:21am Aug 3, 2010


My best 22: Tony Armstrong

The Adelaide defender and Assumption College graduate selects the best squad to come out of the famous footy nursery

10:28am Jul 24, 2010


NAB AFL Rising Star round 15: Jack Redden

Jack Redden becomes the third Brisbane Lion to win a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in 2010

9:49am Jul 13, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 15 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

8:46pm Jul 11, 2010


Dean Bailey: one on one

The Melbourne coach talks rising expectations, Scully and Trengove, the Gold Coast threat and finals aspirations

9:55am Jul 11, 2010


My best 22: Farren Ray

This Saint, the number four pick in the 2003 national draft, selects his squad of the best kids recruited that year

10:30am Jul 10, 2010

Hitting the footy heights

Caffeine tablets show the search goes on for legitimate ways to enhance footballing performance, writes Luke Darcy

7:10am Jul 9, 2010


Moonlighting: Clinton Jones

Twenty-two and with a career in irrigation looking likely, the West Australian's perseverance earned a tag from St Kilda

2:29pm Jul 3, 2010


Luke's list: the provocation defence

The time has come for the AFL tribunal to seriously look as provocation as a legitimate defence

7:17pm Jun 28, 2010


Luke's list: no points better than two?

The hollow look on players' faces on Monday said it all but there is a better option, writes Luke Darcy

7:17am Jun 15, 2010


Moonlighting: Shannon Byrnes

A former athlete, Byrnes hopes his speed and Cat-like skills can help him in his quest to become a fireman

10:50am Jun 13, 2010


My best 22: Brent Moloney

A huge Melbourne fan growing up, the midfielder selects a squad of the best Demons he’s seen in the past 25 years

12:00pm Jun 12, 2010


Luke's list: Hawks come, Jack arrives

Hawthorn is rising to the task, while Jack Riewoldt is starting to deliver on the hype for the Tigers

7:00am Jun 8, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 11 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

9:25pm Jun 6, 2010


Moonlighting: Shannon Hurn

While Shannon Hurn has made his name as a long-kicking defender, his thoughts are never far away from being on the land

10:00am Jun 6, 2010


My best 22: Harry Taylor

From grass roots to the big time, this Cat’s best 22 features talent from the GNFL in Geraldton, the WAFL and the AFL

10:00am Jun 5, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 10 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:23pm May 30, 2010


Moonlighting: Henry Playfair

From big business and international relations to calling footy as he sees it, this Sydney Swan is keeping his options open

7:06pm May 29, 2010


My best 22: Paul Bower

Rising Bombers, schoolmates and a former Blue make up this defender's team of juniors he played with in WA

11:11am May 29, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 9 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:28pm May 23, 2010


Moonlighting: Malcolm Lynch

The dream of playing at the top level still burns for the former Bulldog, who's now completing an AFL traineeship

6:04pm May 22, 2010


My best 22: Brad Ebert

Johncock, Burgoyne, McLeod and O'Loughlin feature in the young Eagle's dream side of South Australian stars

10:01am May 22, 2010


Winmar encapsulates indigenous spirit

Nicky Winmar's statement at Victoria Park was a defining moment, but Luke Darcy remembers a selfless teammate

3:05am May 21, 2010


The whiteboard: all-out attack

Rounds five to eight reveal the Pies' go-to man, why Rawlings is North's key defender and the Lions' forward dilemma

1:58pm May 19, 2010


Team of the week: round eight

Matt Burgan wheels out the whiteboard and selects the top 22 players from round eight

7:01am May 18, 2010


Cap simply doesn't fit

There are a number of smart ways to slow down the game and limiting interchanges isn't one of them, writes Mark Williams

6:44am May 18, 2010


Moonlighting: Rob Findlay

Umpiring junior footy is much more daunting than having 80,000 people howl at you from the MCG stands

10:01am May 16, 2010


Mumford penalty was too harsh

The match review panel needs to look at controversial incidents in real time before suspending a player, writes Luke Darcy

7:06am May 14, 2010


Luke's list: Freo's recruiting riches

Hill v Rich, coaching courage and Geelong's brilliance all caught Luke Darcy's eye over the weekend

6:59am May 11, 2010


Team of the week: round seven

Matt Burgan picks through the one-percenters and selects the top 22 from this week's matches

6:55am May 11, 2010


The long way home

Mick Malthouse’s oft-criticised game plan is getting results

1:27pm May 10, 2010


Moonlighting: Jayden Post

The Tiger cub is the PlayStation king of his house, and has the title of master chef with a killer baked beef risotto

10:01pm May 8, 2010


Luke's list: converts or casualties?

NRL cross-overs, hot Pies and the lightning-fast Freo are among the issues that caught Luke Darcy's eye in round six

10:03am May 4, 2010


Team of the week: round six

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 players in the country

6:11pm May 3, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 6 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:29pm May 2, 2010


Team of the week: round five

Matt Burgan tears up the form guide and selects the hottest 22 in the country from the Anzac round matches

7:00am Apr 27, 2010

It's time to lift

Some ruckmen have got it all, while others must offer more if they're seeking long-term careers, writes Luke Darcy

10:22am Apr 23, 2010


Great forgotten Anzac Day matches

Taming a rampant Tony Lockett earned which three-possession Blue two Brownlow votes on Anzac Day, 1992?

12:18pm Apr 22, 2010


The whiteboard: settling into 2010

New positions, new tactics and new frustrations – we look at your club's match-day trends from the first four rounds

3:34pm Apr 21, 2010


In his father's footsteps

With Anzac Day approaching, Melbourne legend Ron Barassi looks back on memories of his father, who died in WWII

7:00am Apr 21, 2010


Great Anzac Day matches in history

Before the Collingwood-Essendon Anzac Day tradition began in 1995, some outstanding matches were played on that sacred day

11:38am Apr 20, 2010


Team of the week: round four

Matt Burgan picks through the one-percenters and names round four's hottest 22

7:19am Apr 20, 2010


Moonlighting: Xavier Ellis

He's no Tiger when it comes to golf, but this Hawk stars in his very own TV segment

7:45pm Apr 17, 2010


My best 22: Brady Rawlings

Richo, Robbo and Huddo bring the goals to a side of Apple Isle heroes who the Roo has crossed paths with

6:03pm Apr 17, 2010

Pushing the motivational buttons

For coaches like Rodney Eade, an old-fashioned spray still has its place at the highest level, writes Luke Darcy

7:30am Apr 16, 2010


Team of the week: round three

Matt Burgan wheels out the whiteboard and selects the top 22 from the third round of season 2010

7:18am Apr 13, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 3 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:30pm Apr 11, 2010


Moonlighting: Ivan Maric

The popular Crow is a dab hand with Croatian food. But he won't serve you if you get his name wrong

11:01am Apr 11, 2010


Team of the week: round two

Matt Burgan picks his best 22 players from all the action that made up an extraordinary round of footy

7:05am Apr 6, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 2 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

5:33pm Apr 5, 2010


My best 22: Matthew Leuenberger

A handful of former teammates make the cut for the Brisbane Lions ruckman's best-ever side

6:54pm Apr 2, 2010


Team of the week: round one

Matt Burgan gets out the whiteboard and selects the top 22 from the opening round of season 2010

7:17am Mar 30, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 1 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

12:55am Mar 29, 2010


Moonlighting: Matthew Bate

When the footy boots are packed away, what makes the promising Demon midfielder tick?

11:35pm Mar 28, 2010


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 1 of the 2010 Toyota AFL Premiership season

10:58pm Mar 28, 2010


Test article WCapper


9:34am Mar 1, 2010


Life on the merry-go-round

As job security goes, being an assistant coach is one of the toughest gigs in the country

4:49pm Jan 30, 2010


Ultimate Richmond 22

Which players are must-haves for Richmond's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are ready-made

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate Port Adelaide 22

Which players are must-haves for Port Adelaide's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are ready

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate Adelaide 22

Which players are must-haves for the Adelaide Crows starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are re

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate Fremantle 22

Which players are must-haves for Fremantle's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are ready-mad

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate West Coast Eagles 22

Which players are must-haves for the West Coast Eagle's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees ar

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate Collingwood 22

Which players are must-haves for Collingwood's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are ready-m

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


Ultimate Hawthorn 22

Which players are must-haves for Hawthorn's starting side in 2010? Which fringe players are ready to step up and how many of last year's draftees are ready-made

12:00am Jan 25, 2010


9 biggest controversies for 2009

From chickens to coaches, bumps to intra-club brawls – these were the stories that generated most heat in 2009

11:00pm Jan 1, 2010


No bottoms up for Crows

Under Neil Craig, Adelaide has eschewed the popular and proven 'bottoming out' method of improving its list

2:58pm Oct 23, 2009


How you rated the Magpies

Collingwood fans have backed their heroes, but also want to see changes to a list that it looking to go one step further in 2010

9:31am Oct 14, 2009


How you rated the Lions

You know a first-year player has had an impact when he receives a higher percentage of the 'must keep' vote than Lion king Jonathan Brown

9:21am Oct 14, 2009


How you rated the Blues

The Carlton fans dearly love their young guns with the three No.1 picks at the top of the list

3:29pm Oct 13, 2009


How you rated the Cats

Surprisingly, Geelong fans didn't have Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett among the top nine players to keep next year

1:14pm Oct 13, 2009


Who they've lost & what they need: Ess

A quick midfielder will be a priority for the Bombers in trade week, particularly with Andrew Lovett on his way out

11:16am Oct 1, 2009


The month that was: September

Fev, more Fev and an epic grand final - catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

7:30pm Sep 30, 2009


List assessment: Essendon

From Jarrod Atkinson to David Zaharakis, Gary Walsh reviews every player on the Bombers' 2009 list

3:21pm Sep 29, 2009


End of season report: St Kilda

A grand final loss threw a heavy black cloud over what was otherwise a brilliant season from the Saints

10:36am Sep 28, 2009


Saints faithful look for the silver lining

Under grey skies, St Kilda's followers assembled to cheer their players after a grand final tilt that came so close to glory

4:21pm Sep 27, 2009


Boundary rider: the grand final

Mic Cullen looks at some of the highlights, lowlights and quirkier moments from the 2009 Toyota AFL Grand Final

9:29pm Sep 26, 2009


Paradise lost for Saints

On Saturday St Kilda stared down history - only to find that history wears blue and white hoops

8:40pm Sep 26, 2009


Brownlow not a numbers game

Stats matter but tonight's winner will have done much more than just gather possessions, writes Leigh Matthews

7:04am Sep 21, 2009


End of season report: Western Bulldogs

The Dogs will feel disheartened despite a season that provided many more highs than lows

1:40pm Sep 20, 2009


End of season report: Collingwood

A sometimes brilliant season was marred by the prelim blowout, but Magpies fans still had plenty to cheer about

1:25pm Sep 20, 2009


Preparing for life after Shaun

Knowing how determined Shaun Burgoyne can be, he won't be coming back to Port, writes Mark Williams

10:04am Sep 18, 2009


List assessment: North Melbourne

North Melbourne senior assistant coach Darren Crocker reviews the performances of each member of the 2009 squad

5:34pm Sep 17, 2009


Paul Roos: one on one

The Sydney Swans coach on the season's lowest point, Barry Hall, trade plans and the club's interest in Ireland

6:22am Sep 17, 2009


Senior Saints remember tough times

Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes don't have to think hard to recall when September action was a distant dream

4:33pm Sep 16, 2009


Rate Richmond's List

Which players are essential to Richmond's fortunes in 2010? Who or what is on your trade wishlist? And what should the Tigers be seeking out in this year's NAB

11:58am Sep 16, 2009


All Australian selection is outdated

Picking players in set positions doesn't reflect how modern teams are selected, writes Leigh Matthews

6:40am Sep 16, 2009


In the mix: preliminary finals

Find out who will make the final cut for the Pies, Cats, Saints and Dogs and who is likely to miss out

6:42pm Sep 15, 2009


End of season report: Adelaide

The Crows will be devastated by their exit, but the emergence of wonderful young talent bodes well for the future

5:13pm Sep 15, 2009


Comeback kings

The elimination final victory against Carlton was the sixth time the Lions have come from the verge of defeat in 2009

3:55pm Sep 10, 2009


Dean Bailey: one on one

Melbourne coach Dean Bailey talks about his team's 2009 and its prospects for next season

11:00am Sep 9, 2009


List assessment: West Coast

From Mitch Brown to Callum Wilson, assistant coach Peter Sumich weighs up the current Eagles list

6:42pm Sep 8, 2009


List assessment: Port Adelaide

Assistant coach Matthew Primus reviews the Power's quad after a year of inconsistency and frustration

4:24pm Sep 8, 2009


In the mix: semi-finals

Which names are on the selection table at the Brisbane Lions, Western Bulldogs, Collingwood and Adelaide this week?

3:31pm Sep 8, 2009


List assessment: Melbourne

Assistant coach Sean Wellman looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the 46 listed Demons

2:20pm Sep 8, 2009


End of season report: Hawthorn

Call it a premiership hangover, but injury and form prevented the Hawks approaching the heights of 2008

7:12am Sep 4, 2009


End of season report: Port Adelaide

The Power may have improved on its 2008 ladder position, but few at Alberton would mark 2009 as a success

12:16pm Sep 3, 2009


End of season report: West Coast

Woeful away form and injuries hurt, but the Eagles unearthed a key-position spine and some promising youngsters

7:05am Sep 3, 2009


End of season report: Sydney Swans

Once finals ceased to be an option, the Swans changed focus and started blooding some younger players

12:40pm Sep 2, 2009


Dream Team market watch

With the season finished, we look back and analyse 2009's biggest winners and losers

7:48am Sep 2, 2009


End of season report: North Melbourne

The Roos turned over a coach in a disappointing year, but youth and late wins give fans plenty of hope for 2010

7:01am Sep 2, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: the contenders

Rich pickings, or will Dangerfield get some respect? We look at the five young guns most likely for the 2009 award

3:40pm Sep 1, 2009


Rate Hawthorn's list

Which players are essential to Hawthorn's fortunes in 2010? Who or what is on your trade wishlist? And what should the Hawks be seeking out in this year's NAB A

2:55pm Sep 1, 2009


End of season report: Melbourne

The wooden spooners' 2009 went south fast. What went right, what went wrong - and who needs a big pre-season?

8:08pm Aug 31, 2009


My best 22: Adrian Fletcher

A no-nonsense band of teammates from his four league clubs make the Brisbane Lions assistant coach's side

5:18pm Aug 28, 2009


Final round to whet September appetite

The Dogs will grow another leg against the Pies and Buddy's absence is a boon for the Bombers, writes Glenn Archer

4:24pm Aug 28, 2009


One more win and Hawks are in

Hawthorn's run to the finals has been a far different proposition to last year, writes Luke Hodge

4:23pm Aug 28, 2009


Farewell to a Bloods brother

The first time I met Michael O'Loughlin, who retires this week, he told me we were cousins, writes Adam Goodes

7:17pm Aug 27, 2009


Dream Team market watch

It's the climax of the Toyota AFL Dream Team season for many coaches, and maybe time for some Swift action

6:57am Aug 26, 2009


Team of the week: round 21

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 21's team

7:54am Aug 25, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: Rd 21

Fremantle youngster Nic Suban breaks through with the year's penultimate nomination

7:26am Aug 25, 2009


The hardest cut

As the season draws to a close for eight teams, thoughts turn towards delistings and retirements, writes Mark Williams

6:00am Aug 25, 2009


How the game was won

The Pies can thank their lesser lights for cracking the Swans' resistance, writes analyst Wayne Schwass

11:43pm Aug 23, 2009


The run home

10 teams remain in contention. Who can finish where as the home-and-away season enters its final week?

7:21pm Aug 23, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 21 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:18pm Aug 23, 2009


My best 22: Chris Fagan

A squad spanning 20 years of Chris Fagan’s coaching of Melbourne and Hawthorn players

7:21am Aug 22, 2009


Swans will go down with a fight

The Pies will extend their winning run on Sunday, but it won't be easy, writes Glenn Archer

3:25pm Aug 21, 2009


Six degrees of Steele Sidebottom

From the Harlem Globetrotters via Tom Cruise to our favourite emerging Magpie in six convenient steps

7:10pm Aug 20, 2009


How TV made Robbo a star

Long before singing with Kate Ceberano, a cameo on The Footy Show launched Russell Robertson's career

4:25pm Aug 20, 2009


Dream Team market watch

Searching for this year's good news stories among the myriad player price fluctuations

7:12am Aug 19, 2009


Scott Lucas by numbers

The kid from Camperdown became an Essendon superstar, with a stack of achievements beside his name

4:56pm Aug 18, 2009


Team of the week: round 20

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 20's team

7:14am Aug 18, 2009


The run home

With just two weeks to go in the home and away season, spots are up for grabs in the eight and the top four

7:36pm Aug 16, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 20 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:19pm Aug 16, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

With finals upon us, choosing your captain in Toyota AFL Dream Team has never been more important, writes Hindy

4:21pm Aug 16, 2009


My game: Brad Sewell

Hawthorn's tagger admits to letting the side down on a dismal Friday night for the reigning premiers at the MCG

4:07pm Aug 16, 2009


Dogs must find their bark against Lions

The Western Bulldogs risk wasting all their hard work if they don't wake up, writes Glenn Archer

3:00pm Aug 14, 2009


Life in the spotlight

Professional footballers need to embrace their position as role models within the community, writes Matthew Pavlich

7:00am Aug 13, 2009


Dream Team market watch

While list management caused havoc last weekend, the time has come to look for stability

6:27am Aug 12, 2009


When the Machine ruled football

Only Collingwood has finished a season unbeaten, and way back in 1929 it was Gordon Coventry who saved the day

6:17pm Aug 11, 2009


Team of the week: round 19

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 19's team

7:45am Aug 11, 2009


8 games \ 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 19 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:16pm Aug 9, 2009


The run home

With just three weeks to go in the home and away season, hope springs eternal in the race to the finals

7:15pm Aug 9, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

All Dream Teamers will remember August 6, when the team lists came in and half their squad was blown to bits

6:19pm Aug 9, 2009

Which Port side will show up?

Fremantle has the players to put a dent in unpredictable Port Adelaide's finals hopes, writes Glenn Archer

4:34pm Aug 7, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: injuries and all the rest, no cheerful Chappy and wads of trades and cash

7:46am Aug 7, 2009


My best 22: Dean Cox

What do Davey, Kirk, Pearce and Sewell all share? Spots in the champion Eagle's team of elevated rookies

6:25pm Aug 6, 2009


Dream Team market watch

For Toyota AFL Dream Teamers, August is the month when the men are separated from the boys

6:55am Aug 5, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 18

Watch out Gazza and Juddy. There is a big Lion coming to get you! And he's in hot form

3:26pm Aug 4, 2009


Team of the week: round 18

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 18's team

7:38am Aug 4, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Surprises can happen when Toyota AFL Dream Teamers pick players blind - as Hindy knows all too well

7:18am Aug 3, 2009


The run home

With four weeks to go in the home and away season, how does your team fare in the run to the finals?

7:18pm Aug 2, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 18 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:14pm Aug 2, 2009


My game: Luke Power

The experienced Lion onballer inducts us into the mysterious pre-game warm-up ritual of oddball

3:15pm Aug 2, 2009


My best 22: Matthew Richardson

Three decades of Tasmanians make Richo’s cut, including the Gales, Febeys, and the Rawlings – by their noses

12:12am Aug 1, 2009


The month that was: July

Coaches sign, players leave and a Gold Coast surprise - catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

6:11pm Jul 31, 2009


Bock learns his lesson

Adelaide defender Nathan Bock says he 'deeply regrets' assault incident earlier this year and is trying to make up for it

7:34am Jul 31, 2009


A test of character

An extended spell on the sidelines is one of footy's toughest tests, writes injured West Coast ruckman Dean Cox

7:05am Jul 31, 2009


Calling time for Simmo

Realisation had sunk in when veteran Roo Adam Simpson completed his last training session on Thursday

4:10pm Jul 30, 2009


The Lion who kept footy's big secret

While Karmichael Hunt considered defecting to Australian football, one Brisbane Lion played a crucial role

9:35am Jul 30, 2009


Seize the day

Fremantle's recent blooding of rookies proves that opportunities exist for those who want them, writes Matthew Pavlich

7:07am Jul 30, 2009


Leading the way

Leaders come in all shapes and forms. At Hawthorn one of the best is Chance Bateman, writes Luke Hodge

7:01pm Jul 29, 2009


In the mix: round 18

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

8:40pm Jul 28, 2009


Team of the week: round 17

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 17's team

7:31am Jul 28, 2009



Compared to netball's Adelaide Thunderbirds, modern footy clubs are spoiled, writes Mark Williams

7:02am Jul 28, 2009


The coaches' votes: round 17

Carlton's Chris Judd has given up his lead at the top of the table, but who has taken the mantle?

6:04pm Jul 27, 2009


The run home

With five weeks to go in the home and away season, how does your team fare in the run to the finals?

7:24pm Jul 26, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 17 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:17pm Jul 26, 2009


My best 22: Brad Sewell

All the big names pack the Hawk tagger's squad: Johnno, Thommo, Trev, Dougie, Big Bruce ...

11:00am Jul 25, 2009

Crows' class outweighs Power niggle

The best coach in the league will ensure Adelaide bounces back in Sunday's Showdown, writes Glenn Archer

2:00pm Jul 24, 2009


Best of enemies

If experience is any guide, tonight's clash with the Blues will start physical and heat up from there, writes Dale Thomas

8:33am Jul 24, 2009


Heavy hitters: Brendon Gale

Free agency and salaries are the main topics in our exclusive interview with the AFLPA's chief executive

6:59am Jul 24, 2009


Jade Rawlings: Q&A

Richmond's caretaker coach discusses Terry Wallace's legacy, Michael Voss, old players and the importance of honesty

7:25am Jul 23, 2009


No country for old men?

As soon as finals are out of the equation, too many clubs write off players older than 30, writes Chad Cornes

7:04am Jul 22, 2009


In the mix: round 17

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

8:33pm Jul 21, 2009


Finally, Blues are bouncing back

After years of disappointment, good times are returning to Visy Park, writes Carlton midfielder Marc Murphy

12:30pm Jul 21, 2009


The coaches’ votes: round 16

Move over Gaz - the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year has a new frontrunner

4:51pm Jul 20, 2009


When a player is his own best coach

While player development has its place, Demon Liam Jurrah proves the value of teaching yourself, writes Leigh Matthews

7:04am Jul 20, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

There's nothing like Toyota AFL Dream Team for bringing people together, whether you're Hindy or an angry taxi driver

7:41pm Jul 19, 2009


The run home

With six weeks to go in the home and away season, how does your team fare in the run to the finals?

7:37pm Jul 19, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 16 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:13pm Jul 19, 2009


My game: Luke Hodge

Behind the scenes with the reigning Norm Smith Medallist on the day the Hawks revived their finals chances

3:48pm Jul 19, 2009


My best Swans 22: Adam Goodes

On the eve of the Swans’ Hall of Fame, Adam Goodes compiles a team of the greatest Bloods

10:48am Jul 18, 2009

Are the Crows flag contenders?

Despite the toll of the last fortnight expect St Kilda to still beat Adelaide in the game of the round, writes Glenn Archer

10:00pm Jul 17, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: problems with big Cox, midfield maestros and the captaincy crunch

1:09pm Jul 17, 2009


What is the game’s most important skill?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Hawthorn's Chris Fagan answers this week's posers

7:04am Jul 17, 2009


Dr Dream Team: your finals prescription

Dr Dream Team's prognosis on how to cope in the Toyota AFL Dream Team coach's box as finals approach

10:37am Jul 16, 2009


NSW players on the up: Langford

Former Hawthorn champion Chris Langford says footballers coming out of New South Wales are improving

7:32am Jul 15, 2009

Cats add lives through short-term pain

Losing seven players and a game after a taxing clash could leave Geelong stronger come finals, writes Leigh Matthews

7:07am Jul 15, 2009


In the mix: round 16

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

9:12pm Jul 14, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 15

Chris Judd joins Gary Ablett in the lead while Dane Swan and the St Kilda midfield continue their charge

11:58am Jul 14, 2009


Team of the week: round 15

Matt Burgan weighs up the form and selects the hottest 22 in the country for round 15's team

6:47am Jul 14, 2009


Wacko for Jacko

Mark Williams says the AFL community can learn lessons from the life and death of Michael Jackson

6:14am Jul 14, 2009


Baz no forward line fix for Bulldogs

Recruiting Barry Hall would hinder the Dogs' free-scoring ways, writes Leigh Matthews

7:03am Jul 13, 2009


How the game was won

Atrocious conditions did their bit as the Hawks rediscovered their mojo, writes analyst Wayne Schwass

10:01pm Jul 12, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 15 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:20pm Jul 12, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

As diehards like Hindy know only too well, Toyota AFL Dream Team can obscure your view of actual football

5:23pm Jul 12, 2009

It's now or never for Hawthorn

The Hawks are so far from the committed side they were last year, writes Glenn Archer

10:25pm Jul 10, 2009


In the box with Bucks

Behind the scenes with Collingwood great Nathan Buckley in his first match as coach of the Vic Country U16s

4:45pm Jul 10, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: onball upgrades, blockbuster trades, offloading O'Bree and a Didak dilemma

9:32am Jul 10, 2009


Richo set for late-season comeback

Matthew Richardson is 100 per cent certain he will play 2-3 games this year, he writes in his exclusive column

6:07pm Jul 9, 2009


Hawks are not done yet

The mood around Hawthorn remains upbeat, and the players aren't about to put the cue in the rack, writes Luke Hodge

7:14am Jul 9, 2009


Friday night is showtime

The match against Collingwood is vital and both sides are determined to put on a show, writes Bulldog Will Minson

7:13am Jul 9, 2009


Dream Team market watch

As the season edges closer to the finish, the hard luck stories are starting to emerge

4:37pm Jul 8, 2009

A question of spirit: playing mind games

AFL football is a combination of physical and mental combat, writes Leigh Matthews

7:00am Jul 8, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Hindy tells why being drafted by the Mayors is akin to the kiss of death for a player's Dream Team prospects

7:51am Jul 6, 2009


Saints prove point on amazing afternoon

Very rarely does a home and away game hyped as a final actually deliver, writes Leigh Matthews

7:08am Jul 6, 2009


Draft watch: the 16 biggest names

Now that the NAB AFL Under-18 Champs are over, Matt Burgan reveals the names hottest on recruiters' lips

11:10pm Jul 5, 2009


How the game was won

St Kilda managed to inflict on the Cats a dose of their own medicine, says analyst Wayne Schwass

9:53pm Jul 5, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 14 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

8:56pm Jul 5, 2009


My game: Max Rooke

The Geelong hardman speaks in the aftermath of a Docklands classic against the Saints

8:28pm Jul 5, 2009


My best 22: Dale Thomas

Didak or Daicos? Dale Thomas includes both in his best-ever side, but a family member gets the biggest rap

9:45am Jul 4, 2009


Throw out the stats: it's all about desire

Sunday's clash between St Kilda and Geelong shouldn't be thought of as a grand final preview, writes Glenn Archer

5:01pm Jul 3, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: round five

Jason McCartney picks the Division 1 young guns making their mark at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships

2:24pm Jul 3, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: round five

AIS/AFL Academy high performance coach Jason McCartney looks at some of the Division 2 stars from the NAB AFL U18 titles

2:16pm Jul 3, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: Steele Beams; a midfield muddle; a world of hurt, and a Jimmy riddle

9:12am Jul 3, 2009


Michael Voss: Q&A

Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss discusses the season so far, his adjustment to the role and Daniel Rich

7:01am Jul 3, 2009


How much influence do tactics have?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Swans assistant John Longmire answers this week's posers

4:23am Jul 3, 2009


No hatred, but Cats are biggest test

The rivalry is overhyped, but the Saints can't wait to battle Geelong, writes Luke Ball

4:33pm Jul 2, 2009


Swings and roundabouts

Momentum has never been more important than in today’s see-sawing style of football, writes Matthew Pavlich

4:32pm Jul 2, 2009


Leaders must show the way

Discipline is key during a tough period for all of us at the Sydney Swans, writes Adam Goodes

4:24pm Jul 2, 2009


Freakish Nic Nat is a future leader

Nic Naitanui is so exciting, even Dean Cox admits he got carried away. Fortunately, the man himself is level-headed

3:33pm Jul 2, 2009


Malthouse: Q&A

The Magpies coach talks Anthony Rocca, Nathan Buckley, Travis Cloke, Dale Thomas and his own coaching future

7:04am Jul 2, 2009


Can the Saints cement their reputation?

This week’s Geelong-St Kilda match will answer a few questions, writes Leigh Matthews

12:40pm Jul 1, 2009


The month that was: June

Two coaches, a former club captain and bad Baz – catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

9:13am Jul 1, 2009


Dream Team market watch

Round 14 is already upon us but there are still some Dream Team bargains to be found among the ruins

7:33am Jul 1, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: round four

Jason McCartney picks the young guns making their mark at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships

8:08pm Jun 30, 2009


In the mix: round 14

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

7:41pm Jun 30, 2009


Mark Thompson: Q&A

The Geelong coach speaks exclusively on the Cats' season, great expectations, the run to September and more

3:36pm Jun 30, 2009


Where AFL careers are made

Nathan Jones reflects on his time as a developing player as the NAB AFL U18 Championships reach the final stage

1:46pm Jun 30, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 13

Gary Ablett gains maximum votes to stretch his lead in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award

12:57pm Jun 30, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: Rd 13

Bombers defender Tayte Pears has been rewarded for his shutdown job on Brendan Fevola

8:15am Jun 30, 2009


Team of the week: round 13

Matt Burgan has a tough task cutting down the dominant midfielders to this week's elite

7:19am Jun 30, 2009


Rohan sets sail for draft

Vic Country's Gary Rohan has come from nowhere to stake his claim as a potential first-round draft pick

3:55pm Jun 29, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 13 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:08pm Jun 28, 2009


Essendon look to the past for present

Leigh Matthews sees a traditional Lloyd/Lucas forward set-up serving the Bombers best for the rest of 2009

6:44pm Jun 28, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Very occasionally, Toyota AFL Dream Team coaches have been known to overreact to an injury rumour

6:13pm Jun 28, 2009


Draft stocks rise for WA teen

A move from midfield to half-forward has Kane Lucas’s coach describing him as the complete player

4:14pm Jun 28, 2009


My best 22: Max Rooke

Lessons in life inspire Rooke's ideal squad, from the Cats' amateur chefs to local legends from his home of Casterton

4:45pm Jun 27, 2009

Youngsters put new spin on old rivalry

History takes a back seat these days as players consider whether opponents are of equal billing, writes Glenn Archer

4:30pm Jun 26, 2009


Heavy hitters: Danny Frawley

In a wide-ranging interview, the AFLCA chief tells us whether he's ready to take the plunge back into club life

2:08pm Jun 26, 2009


How is a player indiscretion handled?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Bulldogs assistant Peter Dean answers this week's poser

7:44am Jun 26, 2009

Hardwick is a coach in waiting

Hawthorn assistant Damien Hardwick would make an outstanding senior coach, writes Luke Hodge

7:02am Jun 26, 2009


Gone but not forgotten

New coach Darren Crocker is making his mark, but Dean Laidley is remembered fondly at North, writes Josh Gibson

7:48am Jun 25, 2009


Great expectations unfair on Watts

Despite massive media scrutiny, Jack Watts has already made an impact at Melbourne, says teammate Nathan Jones

7:07am Jun 25, 2009


Brett Ratten: Q&A

The Carlton coach discusses emerging players and the importance of Fev, Robbie Warnock and Setanta O'hAilpin

6:58am Jun 25, 2009


Dream Team market watch

The analysts come up with some options that may save your team’s bacon in the race to the eight

7:30am Jun 24, 2009


In the mix: round 13

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

6:36pm Jun 23, 2009


John Worsfold: Q&A

In an exclusive interview, the West Coast coach talks about his future and the progress of his young side

6:09pm Jun 23, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: round three

Jason McCartney and Kevin Sheehan pick the young guns making their mark at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships

5:29pm Jun 23, 2009


Rodney Eade: Q&A

In an exclusive interview, the Western Bulldogs coach speaks about the talent in his squad and his plans for September

7:01am Jun 23, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 12 (part 2)

Geelong speedster Shannon Byrnes grabs 10 votes but Gazza still leads the AFLCA Crown Champion Player of the Year

3:40pm Jun 22, 2009


Alastair Clarkson: Q&A

The Hawks coach talks injuries, inconsistency, Lance Franklin and his side's hopes of going back to back

7:01am Jun 22, 2009


Watts and Dees are a long way off

If Melbourne was building a house, the plans would still be with the architect, writes Leigh Matthews

6:01am Jun 22, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 12 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership season

7:15pm Jun 21, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

The heroes of Toyota AFL Dream Team are feted across the land - but what about the villains? Hindy names and shames

6:18pm Jun 21, 2009


Magpie style casts a spell on the Swans

Contrasting approaches are the reason behind Collingwood's dominance of the Sydney Swans, writes Glenn Archer

10:37am Jun 20, 2009


How has match preparation evolved?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Hawthorn's Chris Fagan answers this week's posers

7:04am Jun 19, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 12

St Kilda now has four players in the top seven of the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year

7:01am Jun 17, 2009


In the mix: round 12

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

7:37pm Jun 16, 2009


2007: Laidley's lasting legacy

Dean Laidley's crowning glory of his six-and-a-half years as coach of North Melbourne will be the 2007 season

1:12pm Jun 16, 2009


Laidley's replacement: the contenders

Several favourite sons are among those likely to voice their interest in the North Melbourne coaching job

1:01pm Jun 16, 2009


Stopping the rot

Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams runs through the tactics he uses to try to stop the opposition scoring

6:52am Jun 16, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: week four

Jason McCartney looks at the players who starred this week at the 2009 NAB AFL under-18 championships

4:20pm Jun 15, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Listen to Yoda you must. Help you at Toyota AFL Dream Team he can. Ignoring Yoda is why you fail, says Hindy

10:25pm Jun 14, 2009

My game: Dean Cox

What the veteran Eagle said to Nic Naitanui before his debut on Saturday – and how it felt to play against Ben Cousins

3:07pm Jun 14, 2009


My best 22: Marc Murphy

The Carlton young gun makes room for family in his best all-time side, plus the man who inspired him to wear the No.3

1:30am Jun 13, 2009


Dr Dream Team

The doctor tries to cure the ills of your ailing fantasy side ahead of the AFL's split round over the next two weekends

9:25am Jun 12, 2009

What makes a good coach?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Collingwood assistant Paul Hudson answers this week's posers

7:25am Jun 12, 2009

Break up to make up

The split round provides a welcome chance for clubs to refresh after 11 rigorous weeks, writes Matthew Pavlich

7:40am Jun 11, 2009


Heavy hitters: Mark Haysman

Port Adelaide's CEO speaks about his introduction to the role, stadium deals and coach Mark Williams' future

7:25am Jun 11, 2009


Rookie hopes: the contenders

We canvass the players at each club most likely to benefit from the AFL's new rookie elevation rule

7:15am Jun 11, 2009


No need for substitutes

Teams should just deal with injuries rather than calling for replacements, argues St Kilda's Luke Ball

9:39am Jun 10, 2009


In the mix: round 12

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

5:56pm Jun 9, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 11

Gary Ablett is back at the top of the leaderboard in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award

1:10pm Jun 9, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 11 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

4:45pm Jun 8, 2009


Living with the rub of the green

One of the great attractions of footy is its great unpredictability – including injuries, writes Leigh Matthews

7:31am Jun 8, 2009


Draft watch: the 16 most likely

Almost six months out from draft day, Matt Burgan rounds up the 16 names most prominent on recruiters’ lips

7:15am Jun 8, 2009

Dreams and NightMayors

Is a name just a name – or is what you choose to call your Toyota AFL Dream Team a window into your soul?

7:02am Jun 8, 2009


My game: Andrew McLeod

Messing with the taggers, avoiding the banner and what a fired-up Neil Craig had to say at three-quarter time

7:24pm Jun 7, 2009


Plough's end follows familiar script

The final page in Terry Wallace's stint as Richmond coach on Friday was remarkably similar to the rest of the book

12:19am Jun 6, 2009


What can we learn from other sports?

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Geelong assistant Brendan McCartney answers this week's posers

7:45am Jun 5, 2009


Madam president

Meet Joanne Hart-Parker: footy tragic, first lady and now flag-winning president of Victoria’s Heathmont football club

7:01am Jun 5, 2009


Footy's matchday maestro

Tess McManus oversees everything from ground markings to air conditioning in the players' rooms

11:51am Jun 4, 2009


'I thought I was gone'

Matthew Richardson recalls the moment Richmond coach Terry Wallace told him his days as a key forward were over

7:05am Jun 4, 2009


Footy's No.1 sons

Apart from Nick Riewoldt, Jack Watts has had to wait longer for his debut than any No.1 draft pick in the past decade

5:15pm Jun 3, 2009


Memoirs of 'a real footy chick'

In celebration of Women's Round, Pauline Williams, wife of Power coach Mark, writes about her life in football

10:23am Jun 3, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 10

Move over Gaz - the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year has a new frontrunner

7:18am Jun 3, 2009


Life as the next big thing

For NAB AFL U18 players, it's easy to get fazed by the prospect of impressing recruiters, writes Adam Goodes

7:01am Jun 3, 2009


My best 22: Kelli Underwood

As the AFL launches Women's Round, the pioneering footy broadcaster picks her all-time fantasy team

4:06pm Jun 2, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: week two

Jason McCartney picks the young guns making their mark at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships

1:41pm Jun 2, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: Rd 10

He might not enjoy the comparisons to Tony Modra, but Adelaide forward Taylor Walker has Crows fans excited

9:00am Jun 2, 2009


Top draft hope ducks hype

When the NAB AFL Draft rolls around in November, John Butcher’s could be the name on everyone’s lips

10:13am Jun 1, 2009


Kicking becomes king - again

After failing to copy the Cats' handball game, kicking is back in vogue for many clubs, writes Leigh Matthews

7:02am Jun 1, 2009


My game: Joel Selwood

The Cat star benefits from a forced change of plans at Docklands – and comes off best in a clash with Max Rooke

7:28pm May 31, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round 10 of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:16pm May 31, 2009


The month that was: May

From Plough's puncture to the Aker-Lethal love-in – catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

5:24pm May 31, 2009


My best 22: Luke Ball

The St Kilda midfielder could only find room for one current player in his best team, and it’s not Gary Ablett

10:52am May 30, 2009


Wallace's journey to 500

Richmond coach Terry Wallace pauses for reflection on the eve of an outstanding personal milestone

1:30pm May 29, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: holding tight with Higgins, the Chad, Skippy and swapping Brett Ebert

9:12am May 29, 2009


Coming to terms with footy’s lonely side

Injuries have forced Demon defender Jared Rivers to re-evaluate football and the place it has in his life

8:46am May 29, 2009


What's coming up: Friday

The Arch / Tunnel / Dr DT / Final teams / Vossy / Footy! / Choco / Exclusive Plough / More

7:22am May 29, 2009

Coach's box

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Power assistant Matthew Primus answers this week's posers

7:15am May 29, 2009


Is Dom – is good

Dom Cassisi's captaincy has proved the right step for Port Adelaide – and for Warren Tredrea, writes Chad Cornes

7:08am May 28, 2009


A change of perspective

I'd rather be playing than watching, but sitting in the coach's box is an interesting experience, writes Luke Hodge

7:07am May 27, 2009


Six degrees of Steele Sidebottom

From the Twilight Zone creator via Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson to Collingwood’s youngster in six convenient steps

7:01am May 27, 2009


Hayes responsible for unbeaten streak

Lenny Hayes is a great bloke, a fierce competitor and one of St Kilda's most effective leaders, writes Leigh Matthews

7:01am May 27, 2009


U18 eye-catchers: week one

Jason McCartney picks the young guns making their mark at the 2009 NAB AFL Under-18 Championships

7:00am May 27, 2009


The coaches’ votes: Rd 9

Business as usual for Gary Ablett, disagreement at Docklands and a night to remember for Bulldog Jason Akermanis

12:37pm May 26, 2009


Dogs, Lions prove invincibles can lose

Scares given to the Saints and Cats are a breath of fresh air for the competition, writes Leigh Matthews

7:00am May 25, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round nine of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:10pm May 24, 2009


My game: Nathan Foley

A matchday beginning with Video Hits ends with crunching tackles for the Richmond midfielder at the MCG

10:35am May 24, 2009


My best indigenous 22: Adam Goodes

Polly Farmer taps to Michael Long who kicks to Lance Franklin in the Swan star's all-time fantasy team

6:10pm May 22, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag, Houlihan horrors, shouldering the Cornes burden and the Lockyer lockdown

8:17am May 22, 2009

Coach's box

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Carlton assistant Mark Riley answers this week's posers

7:05am May 22, 2009


A time to say thanks

Indigenous Round is a time to celebrate the players – but also to thank those who paved the way, writes Adam Goodes

7:00am May 22, 2009


Congrats Aker - you've earned it

Behind the mouth, Jason Akermanis has always been a champion, writes former Brisbane Lions teammate Luke Power

10:20am May 21, 2009


The Tiwi effect

Bathurst and Melville are two tiny islands, home to just 2500 people. How have they turned out so many elite footballers?

7:07am May 21, 2009


Heavy hitters: Dave Matthews

We go head to head with the man in charge of spreading footy's gospel - at home and overseas

7:05am May 21, 2009


Not even a mango tree to call home

The Darwin Buffaloes have a storied 90-year history but no oval or club rooms, writes proud Buffalo Andrew McLeod

7:07am May 20, 2009


The era of instant stars

Time was, even the best 18-year-olds needed years to become good players. Times are changing ...

7:03am May 20, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 8

A pair of veterans steal the show but Gazza remains the leader in the AFLCA Champion Player Award

5:26pm May 19, 2009


Products of the land

Why does the top end turn out so many electrifying onballers, while agile, leaping players often hail from the red centre?

7:03am May 19, 2009


Time to give Sheeds his due

We should recognise Kevin Sheedy for his work with indigenous players, writes Mark Williams

7:02am May 19, 2009


A snapshot of indigenous Australian football

Players of the modern game hail from 18 regions and dozens of tribal backgrounds around Australia

7:03pm May 18, 2009


Reborn Taz gives hope to us all

After appearing washed up, Chris Tarrant has been transformed into Fremantle's key defender, writes Leigh Matthews

6:55am May 18, 2009


How the game was won

The Blues were hungry, hard-working – and helped by Collingwood failing to turn up, says analyst Wayne Schwass

9:36pm May 17, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round eight of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:09pm May 17, 2009


My game: Will Minson

Why it pays to start on the bench, the Bulldogs' centre bounce code and moonlighting down forward

3:43pm May 17, 2009


My best 22: Luke Hodge

Teammates, toilers and a truckload of Brownlow Medallists rub shoulders in the Hawk champ's all-time fantasy team

7:25am May 16, 2009

Hawks have grounds for concern

Injuries and limited pre-seasons mean Hawthorn players won't be looking forward to playing Fremantle at Subiaco

1:49pm May 15, 2009


X marks top spot for McQualter, Saints

St Kilda utility says post-goal tribute to injured teammate Xavier Clarke epitomises spirit driving club’s success

1:10pm May 15, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In the doctor's bulging mail bag this week: trade addictions, the Lucas question and a few bargain buys

8:46am May 15, 2009


Melbourne swoops in the nick of time

Young Demon Jack Watts would not have been the No. 1 pick had new draft rules been introduced in 2008

7:04am May 15, 2009


Coach's box

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Melbourne assistant Sean Wellman answers this week's posers

7:00am May 15, 2009


Swans-Eagles: the birth of a classic

How two teams from opposite sides of the country defied conventional wisdom and built one of footy's strongest rivalries

1:23pm May 14, 2009


Six steps to 312 games

As he prepares to equal Adelaide's games record, Andrew McLeod pinpoints what exactly has got him to this point

10:54am May 14, 2009

The rebirth of Haze

Paul Hasleby achieved his return to top form by bluntly confronting his problems, writes teammate Matthew Pavlich

7:45am May 14, 2009


Heavy hitters: Dr John Orchard

We go head to head with the leading sports medico on Richo, rule changes and the battle of the codes

7:05am May 14, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 7

Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown climbs the leaderboard, but who else caught the coaches' eye in round seven?

1:25pm May 13, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Is Toyota AFL Dream Team good for you? After the spate of late withdrawals in Rd 7, Hindy seriously doubts it

11:41am May 13, 2009


High rotations are clogging the game

Australian football is constantly evolving and interchange limitations should be the next change, writes Leigh Matthews

6:45am May 13, 2009


In the mix: round eight

From young guns on the cusp to returning veterans – which names are on the selection table at your club this week?

7:34pm May 12, 2009


Team of the week: round seven

Simon Black or Adam Simpson? Chris Judd or Adam Cooney? 352 players, 22 coveted spots and only one Matt Burgan

11:41pm May 11, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round seven of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

11:17pm May 11, 2009


Hawk hangover more than sore heads

A crippled defence, not complacency, is responsible for Hawthorn's early season plight, writes Leigh Matthews

7:05am May 11, 2009


My game: Chad Cornes

Josh Carr's absence torpedoed the Port Adelaide star's preferred pre-game routine at Docklands on Saturday

1:32pm May 10, 2009


My best 22: Josh Gibson

Some golden oldies and a couple of modern gems make North Melbourne defender Josh Gibson's best team

6:59am May 9, 2009


Courageous Chapman a perfect soldier

Glenn Archer says the on-field efforts of Geelong star Paul Chapman are inspiring for his teammates and football fans alike

2:48pm May 8, 2009

Coach's box

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Bulldogs assistant coach Peter Dean answers this week's posers

10:58am May 8, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: Richo and Gaz, dabbling with Didak and staying strong on Steele Sidebottom

8:32am May 8, 2009


I'll be back, says Richo

Forget about retirement, writes Tigers superstar Matthew Richardson in his exclusive column for

6:15pm May 7, 2009


Boom to bust

North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey is frustrated, impatient and, above all, involved as he waits for his arm to heal

7:02am May 7, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Some Toyota AFL Dream Teamers live for big scores. Hindy lives for bare-knuckle slugfests that only league comps bring

7:08am May 6, 2009

Days of the great full-forward are over

Although the likes of Fevola and Roughead continue to entertain, we may never see a 1000-goal forward again

7:03am May 6, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 6

The message is clear as the coaches vote in round six – hell hath no fury like a player who has been traded

12:30pm May 5, 2009


Team of the week: round six

See who impressed our expert Matt Burgan as he picks his best 22 from all the sixth round action across the country

8:00am May 5, 2009


A fool for the holy grail

Consistently getting the best out of players is a coach’s job but footy’s most elusive prize, writes Mark Williams

7:03am May 5, 2009


Six on six: a blueprint for attacking footy

Friday got me thinking; what if, at centre bounces, teams had to keep six players in each 50m arc?

7:02am May 4, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round six of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:12pm May 3, 2009


My game: Marc Murphy

Go behind the scenes with the Carlton ball magnet on a heartbreaking afternoon for the navy blue masses

4:50pm May 3, 2009

My best 22: Nathan Jones

The Melbourne midfielder delves into the past and present to come up with his best-ever team

10:30am May 2, 2009

Imagine the worst to bring out your best

Beleaguered Magpie Josh Fraser could benefit from a pre-match tactic used by Wayne Carey and the Roos in the '90s

2:35pm May 1, 2009

Coach's box

Got a question for footy's finest? Email the coach's box. Adelaide assistant coach David Noble answers this week's posers

11:54am May 1, 2009


The month that was: April

From chickengate to chicken wings and Anzac Day heroics – catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

7:05am May 1, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: forward options, too many Cats, expensive trades and sledging a bloke while he's down

6:47am May 1, 2009


History’s sharpest shooters

Adelaide's Jason Porplyzia has kicked 13 goals straight so far this season. But who are the game's most accurate kicks?

2:24pm Apr 30, 2009

A week less ordinary

As derby fever grips Perth, it is easy to forget that there are only four points up for grabs, writes Matthew Pavlich

7:05am Apr 30, 2009


Dream Team market watch

Sometimes good players find themselves with bad values. Who is Toyota AFL Dream Team’s biggest loser this week?

10:37am Apr 29, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 5

While Gary Ablett romps on, two club captains bolt into contention for the coaches' Champion Player of the Year

7:06am Apr 29, 2009


Coach debate typifies footy’s rise and fall

A week after their futures were questioned, Mark Harvey and Terry Wallace's teams are one game out of the eight

7:04am Apr 29, 2009


Crow baiting is a two-way street

There’s nothing like giving it to Adelaide supporters in Showdowns – and they love to return fire, writes Chad Cornes

7:03am Apr 29, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: Rd 5

Hawthorn's list may be ravaged by injury but the crisis has given young star Garry Moss the chance to shine

9:40am Apr 28, 2009


Fletcher 'equal with Hird': Lloyd

As Dustin Fletcher prepares to play his 300th AFL game, teammate Matthew Lloyd pays tribute to an Essendon great

8:29am Apr 28, 2009


Team of the week: round five

Gary Ablett, anybody? Matt Burgan picks his best 22 from all the fifth round action across the country

8:12am Apr 28, 2009


Kick for show, defend for dough

A great side is ultimately built on great defence, which explains why St Kilda is setting the pace so far in 2009

8:35pm Apr 26, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round five of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:09pm Apr 26, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Don’t try telling Hindy that some matches are run of the mill. When Mayors players are in action, every game is a blockbuster

4:24pm Apr 26, 2009


My Game: Dale Thomas

Hard-working undies, a family connection and heartbreak in front of 84,000 ... the Magpie playmaker tells all

3:30pm Apr 26, 2009


My best 22: Matthew Pavlich

A swag of Croweaters plus a legendary Greek-Italian find their way into the Adelaide native's all-time fantasy team

7:07am Apr 25, 2009


The French connection

A world away from the MCG, two footy teams meet in France this Anzac Day to honour sacrifice and the Australian spirit

7:11pm Apr 24, 2009


Five (legitimate) ways to beat a tag

Brisbane Lions playmaker Luke Power reveals how to win footy's hardest battle – without using the umpires

4:09pm Apr 24, 2009


To trade or not to trade

Dr Dream Team offers his prescription for all your Toyota AFL Dream Team woes and worries

9:04am Apr 24, 2009


On enemy ground

Winning away remains football's greatest challenge - and there is no sweeter feeling, writes Adam Goodes

4:39pm Apr 22, 2009


Dream Team market watch

It’s not all bad news for Hawks fans as Brendan Whitecross and Garry Moss prove two of the big improvers

10:24am Apr 22, 2009


Open source football

The more we share with fans about tactics and decision-making, the stronger the game will be, writes Mark Williams

7:05am Apr 22, 2009


Skills of the father

I still can't believe it is possible ... but could Gary Ablett Jr be as good as Gary Ablett Sr?

6:59am Apr 22, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 4

The coaches’ votes are in for Rd 4, and a two-time winner is again roaring up the AFLCA Player of the Year leaderboard

7:01am Apr 21, 2009


Team of the week: round four

See who impressed our expert Matt Burgan as he picks his best 22 from all the fourth round action across the country

6:47am Apr 21, 2009


How the game was won

Old fashioned grit bought West Coast its upset win over the Bulldogs on Sunday, says analyst Wayne Schwass

9:55pm Apr 19, 2009


The more things (inter)change

Essendon's interchange bungle on Sunday echoed an incident 51 years ago in a match between the two clubs

7:46pm Apr 19, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round four of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:21pm Apr 19, 2009


Lethal's eye-catcher

In father-son recruit Jaxson Barham, Collingwood has another hard runner who knows how to find the footy

7:04pm Apr 19, 2009


My game: Matthew Pavlich

What do you say to your side when you finish the first quarter with only a point on the board? The Freo skipper tells all

1:19pm Apr 19, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

It’s round four and Toyota AFL Dream Team coach Hindy is tripping footy's philosophical line between skill and luck

11:15am Apr 18, 2009


My best 22: Luke Power

There are three Lions and four Eagles champions in Power’s all-time fantasy side – but only one Tony Lockett

7:10am Apr 18, 2009


Life is just Jolly for soaring Swan

Moving to Sydney has been the making of Darren Jolly, who is now one of the League’s premier ruckmen

2:21pm Apr 17, 2009


Coping with the loss of a Hawk mate

Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell is still coming to terms with the death of former Hawk Rob Dickson

11:18am Apr 17, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: flat forwards, idle hands, gun youngsters, poor Boomer and who, oh who, should be captain?

9:51am Apr 17, 2009


A trio of treats

Glenn Archer takes a look at three of this weekend's games that have taken his fancy

6:39am Apr 17, 2009


Front and centre

For all the talk of sharing goals around, the big forward remains the game's most important player, writes Luke Hodge

7:12am Apr 16, 2009


Help wanted: must coach, cook, clean

At the new Gold Coast side, coaches are taxi drivers, IT experts run rehab and the player manager makes the sandwiches

7:04am Apr 16, 2009


Dream Team market watch

Bam Bam, thank you ma'am: Daniel Rich leaps $60,000 in value as Toyota AFL Dream Team prices adjust

10:33am Apr 15, 2009


A Gabba homecoming

Watching someone else coach the Lions is like having them borrow your house and adopt your kids, writes Leigh Matthews

7:06am Apr 15, 2009


Six degrees of Steele Sidebottom

From World War One spy Mata Hari to Collingwood's most recent first-round draft pick in six convenient steps

7:04am Apr 15, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 3

Nick Dal Santo has won votes in the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year for the third straight round

2:10pm Apr 14, 2009


NAB AFL Rising Star: Rd 3

Crow Patrick Dangerfield has got some respect, winning the latest nomination for his game against Freo

11:16am Apr 14, 2009


Team of the week: round three

See who impressed our expert Matt Burgan as he picks his best 22 from all the third round action across the country

6:50am Apr 14, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round three of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

5:17pm Apr 13, 2009


My game: Josh Gibson

How many sports drinks do you need to prepare for an afternoon on Buddy Franklin? The North defender tells all

7:40pm Apr 12, 2009


What the stats don't tell you

Hard work and brilliance doesn't always show up on the stats sheet – just look at Paul Chapman and Nick Riewoldt

6:31pm Apr 12, 2009


Dreams and NightMayors

Three rounds in, Mayors coach Hindy is already struggling to distinguish between Toyota AFL Dream Team and reality

5:43pm Apr 12, 2009


My best 22: Nathan Foley

Two Brownlow winners, a Norm Smith Medallist and a five-time All-Australian warm the pine in Foley's fantasy team

6:56am Apr 10, 2009


Dr Dream Team

In this week's mailbag: captaincy advice, backline injuries, a Brownlow dilemma - and is it too late to book Bam Bam?

12:51pm Apr 9, 2009


Cats fired up to banish ghosts of 2008

Geelong is determined to learn from its mistakes and seek retribution - starting tonight at the MCG

11:50am Apr 9, 2009


We're our own biggest critics

The pressure Port Adelaide players heap on themselves has far more impact than outside criticism, writes Chad Cornes

7:22am Apr 9, 2009


The truth about coaching success

From 'winning games = great coaching' to a host of other theories, coaching myths and realities can be poles apart

6:33am Apr 8, 2009


Don’t write off the Hawks or Cats

Early season jitters are no reason to believe last year’s grand finalists are a lesser force, writes Adam Goodes

2:34pm Apr 7, 2009


A world without Crawf

Two games into the new season, how are the Hawks coping without play-making Brownlow Medallist Shane Crawford?

11:31am Apr 7, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 2

Which St Kilda star is impressing the coaches in the AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year?

11:21am Apr 7, 2009


Team of the week: round two

Matt Burgan picks his best 22 players from all the second round action across the country

7:34am Apr 7, 2009


Hindy's Dream Team

It took just two hours and 40 minutes to realise just how much I’d missed Dream Team over the summer

3:07pm Apr 6, 2009


Taggers' days are numbered

Defensive zoning will eventually make run-with players obsolete, argues West Coast midfielder Tyson Stenglein

12:55pm Apr 6, 2009


Why Geelong’s game is not for everyone

Clubs must find their own styles rather than simply emulating others, writes Leigh Matthews

6:55am Apr 6, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round two of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

7:41pm Apr 5, 2009


My game: Nathan Jones

The Demon midfielder reveals just what coach Dean Bailey had to say at three quarter-time at the MCG on Saturday

4:04pm Apr 5, 2009


My best 22: Chad Cornes

A Fitzroy winger, two Glenelg flag-winners and a pair of Wagga locals make it into the Port star's all-time team of champions

1:05am Apr 4, 2009


Put Adelaide down for win number two

Glenn Archer can't look past the Crows' more attacking game style and the Saints' poor record at AAMI Stadium

2:02pm Apr 3, 2009


Dr Dream Team: It never Raines ...

When your Dream Team hopes go up in smoke, who you gonna call? The Doctor is in the house. His prescription: don't panic

9:44am Apr 3, 2009


Dream Team watch: ups and downs

In the cut-throat world of Toyota AFL Dream Team, you're only as strong as your bottom five players

7:21am Apr 2, 2009


Doomsayers – sit back down

For all the gloom about the rolling zone, footy remains skillful and free flowing, writes Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich

7:01am Apr 2, 2009


The coaches' votes: Rd 1

Hamish McIntosh stood out as the coaches voted in round one of the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year

4:12pm Apr 1, 2009


Get set to fear Blues with a bullet

Brett Ratten and the Blues are on the way back, says Leigh Matthews - propelled by a perfect storm in round one

7:30am Apr 1, 2009


Suburban grounds are footy’s bedrock

A third ground in Melbourne’s suburbs would be perfect for struggling clubs, writes Tiger champ Matthew Richardson

7:01am Apr 1, 2009


The month that was: March

From rushed behinds to rolling zones to Ben Cousins' big return - catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

7:00am Apr 1, 2009

What’s coming up: Tuesday

What does the 24 hours ahead hold for football? We run through the issues and individuals that will be making news

7:12am Mar 31, 2009


8 games / 8 moments

The gaffes, goals and moments of genius that counted in round one of the 2009 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

11:06pm Mar 29, 2009


How the game was won

North's fringe players were to thank for Sunday's tough win, says analyst Wayne Schwass

8:31pm Mar 29, 2009


Lethal's eye-catcher

So irreplaceable is Matthew Scarlett to Geelong, I'm not sure the Cats could win a premiership without him

6:39pm Mar 29, 2009


My game: Adam Goodes

Pre-season excitement fizzled to disappointment for the Swans co-captain at Docklands on Saturday night

3:15pm Mar 29, 2009


My best 22: Joel Selwood

Beanpole-turned-politician Justin Madden makes it onto the bench in this week's sibling-themed team of champions

7:31am Mar 28, 2009


48 games, seven years

Slow-burning Blue Cameron Cloke discusses an eventful career and his infamous run-in with Setanta O’hAilpin

9:20pm Mar 27, 2009


Your team's prospects for 2009

Get primed for the looming AFL premiership season with’s season previews

1:05pm Mar 24, 2009


NAB AFL Tipping is back!

This year’s tipping competition is bigger than ever, with tons of huge prizes and two brand new ways to win

9:44am Mar 16, 2009


Plotting a path to the heavens

Another preliminary final finish in 2008 has St Kilda coach Ross Lyon searching for gains on Hawthorn and Geelong

2:19pm Mar 14, 2009


Only way is up for Eagles

West Coast coach John Worsfold is first to admit the Eagles' horror 2008 simply wasn't good enough

6:48pm Mar 10, 2009


No doubting Thomas in selection stakes

Toyota AFL Dream Team coaches should look closely at the NAB Cup semi-final efforts of Dale Thomas and other Pies

12:32pm Mar 10, 2009


Cats prepare for another flag tilt

Sides seeking redemption often strike back hard. With that in mind, Geelong is looking dangerous this year

11:33am Mar 6, 2009


Dream Team risers and sliders

Great coaches in Toyota AFL Dram Team are made on their shrewd selection of developing players, not the big guns

11:28am Mar 5, 2009


Getting value from your midfielders

Big Dream Team points accumulate in the centre of the ground, how can you best optimise this key area?

11:04am Mar 5, 2009


Jimmy tops week two Dream Teamers

Geelong's Jimmy Bartel heads the pack with 118 Dream Team points in the second round of the NAB Cup

12:14pm Mar 2, 2009


Lions stem late tide

The Brisbane Lions hold on for a narrow win over the Saints

11:16pm Feb 14, 2009


25 NAB Cup players to watch

Today we look at the Tigers’ custodian, a silky Swan, the Blues main man in defence, the No.1 draftee and Wozza

8:14am Feb 6, 2009


Griffin finds sense of belonging

Adelaide ruckman Jon Griffin hid his Indigenous heritage from teammates at first but now he is extremely proud

11:31am Feb 5, 2009


The month that was: January

From Symes to Edwards to David Hille's close encounter, catch up on your footy news with the month in miniature

3:22pm Jan 30, 2009


Urquhart wears courage on his sleeve

Two tattoos remind North defender Gavin Urquhart of the challenges set by his new life in a new city

1:33pm Jan 27, 2009


Pies get fair dinkum at pre-season training

Collingwood's pre-season training stepped up with a scratch match at Gosch's Paddock on Friday

2:30pm Jan 23, 2009


Picture perfect Crows enjoy the break

Any disruption to the hard yakka of pre-season training is welcome – even when it involves posing for the team photo

11:29am Jan 23, 2009


Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t easy

When most people make tracks for the beach, fitness staff at footy clubs go into overdrive

10:25am Jan 23, 2009


Back to school

Power players are reminded of their days as students as headmaster Mark Williams takes them through their paces

10:44am Jan 15, 2009


Pre-season reports

Who is struggling at your club, and who is training the house down? We have the inside word on all 16 sides

10:29am Jan 14, 2009


Summer snapshot: Brisbane Lions

We take a look at how new coach Michael Voss is taking charge of his first pre-season at the Lions

9:20am Jan 2, 2009


Summer snapshot: Carlton

The sky's the limit for Brett Ratten's Blues as optimism abounds at Visy Park following a resurgent 2008

9:00am Dec 31, 2008


Summer snapshot: Fremantle

A transformed Fremantle sees 14 fresh faces joining the playing group in the beginning of a new era

8:45am Dec 30, 2008


A giant of the game

Is Fitzroy player Doug Nicholls, who stood just 154cm, the greatest man to ever play league football?

8:50am Dec 23, 2008


Reasons to be Roo-thless

On the training track with North Melbourne as the Roos continue their pre-season preparations

11:52am Dec 18, 2008


Getting to know you: Meet the top picks

What does Jackson Trengove think of new coach Choco Williams? How did Jack Watts deal with his brush with the paparazzi? And more ...

5:24pm Nov 29, 2008


Draft countdown: Nick Suban

A good decision-maker and ballwinner, this competitive 18-year-old from Bacchus Marsh has excellent skills

4:20am Nov 23, 2008


Demons' regret is Ireland's gain

Anthony Tohill's story is an instructive one for AFL clubs looking to recruit Irish talent

1:00pm Nov 13, 2008


Hawks champion calls it quits

After a period of reflection, premiership veteran Shane Crawford has decided to retire from AFL football

7:47am Nov 12, 2008


Roll with it

Nathan Foley and Brad Sewell take a light-hearted look at the skills of the hybrid code

8:40am Oct 24, 2008


Meet the Irish

Take a look at the squad that will play Australia in the 2008 Toyota International Rules Series

10:01am Oct 23, 2008


Should the rushed behind go?

The AFL want fans' say on possible new rule changes on whether players can continue to concede a point

6:19pm Oct 22, 2008


Where is your club at?

So trade week has come and gone. How exactly has it affected your club?

5:50pm Oct 10, 2008


Lloyd, Davis take 2008 mark and goal honours

Essendon's Matthew Lloyd and Collingwood's Leon Davis have won the Toyota AFL Mark and Goal of the Year awards

5:22pm Oct 8, 2008


Kicking – the skill that draft camp forgot

We don't rate any of the draft camp attendees on their kicking ability and it’s about time we did, says Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams

7:48pm Oct 5, 2008


Medal miss the knife in Ablett's heart

Twice this week Gary Ablett appeared ready to waltz away with the prizes; twice he was denied

8:01pm Sep 27, 2008


The size of the fight in the dog

Geelong have been the standout team for two years, but were second best when it mattered most

7:23pm Sep 27, 2008


My Saturday: preparing for the big one

Former Collingwood captain Nathan Buckley tells of the emotional experience of his first AFL grand final

6:31am Sep 27, 2008


Two more for Pies as voting re-opens

Get behind the preliminary final nominees for the Toyota AFL Mark and Goal of the Year

8:41pm Sep 24, 2008


22 Cats, 22 Hawks, one team

Your take on the best 22 from this year's grand final combatants

2:40pm Sep 24, 2008


Bulldog Cooney takes home Charlie

Catch up with all the news and vision from the thrilling 2008 Brownlow Medal count

10:18am Sep 24, 2008


We came, we saw, Cooney conquered

Catherine Murphy has a light-hearted debrief with the stars after Monday night's Brownlow count

4:55pm Sep 23, 2008


Breaks, bounces and bombs

Vote for history's best grand final goals, from Ronaldson in '67 to Jones 30 years later

3:33pm Sep 22, 2008


Mayor says ‘Come on down’ to Fed Square

Melbourne's centre will be alive with footy fun in the lead-up to grand final day

6:17am Sep 22, 2008


The latest odds with Gary Davies

Watch TAB Sportsbet’s Gary Davies explain how there are two hot favourites for this year’s preliminary finals

2:09pm Sep 19, 2008


He's won the Army now

Richmond's Brett Deledio, fresh from his win in the Army Award, talks to Stats City about his season and gives his finals predictions

11:37am Sep 18, 2008


Burgo names his best

Matt Burgan has some surprise selections in his best 22 for season '08

11:21am Sep 15, 2008


My World of Football: Advance Australia

To many Julie Anthony is the voice of Australia, but her ties to the indigenous game go deeper than just song

12:13am Sep 14, 2008


September snapshot

Dip into Ross Lyon's bumper bag of cliches, plus more fun stuff from week two of the Toyota AFL Finals Series

4:58pm Sep 12, 2008


Still something to crow about

Despite Adelaide's disappointing end to 2008 they got the most out of their players, says former captain Mark Ricciuto

1:03pm Sep 11, 2008


Win big with BUZZ!™ AFL Trivia

It's back! Test your footy mettle and win an entertainment pack valued at over $5000

5:35pm Sep 10, 2008

Crow, Pie close home and away rounds

Nick Gill and Leon Davis took the round 22 choccies, with voting re-opened for the Toyota AFL Mark and Goal of the Year

10:08am Sep 10, 2008


AFL Army Award: finalists announced

The six players who best exemplified courage, initiative and teamwork have been named

12:23pm Sep 8, 2008


Match centre

Video, news and frank exchanges of opinion from week one of the 2008 Toyota AFL Finals Series

9:23pm Sep 7, 2008


Older, wiser and still Port's best

Kane Cornes has taken out Port Adelaide's best and fairest award for the second straight year

7:06pm Sep 7, 2008


Finals ticket information

History is coming ... now is your chance to book your ringside seat

3:39pm Sep 7, 2008


Friday Focus: the finals begin

All the facts and figures ahead of the weekend's four big matches

6:41am Sep 5, 2008


Team of the week

Matt Burgan picks his best 22 from the final round of the home and away season

12:46pm Sep 2, 2008


The Four Points: Tuesday

History is Coming, Tunnel's tunnel, a Lethal injection, and a right royal affair

8:58am Sep 2, 2008


NAB AFL Rising Star: round 22

Port Adelaide's Alipate Carlile is the round 22 NAB AFL Rising Star nomination

1:16pm Sep 1, 2008


Monday analysis – King comes full circle

Steven King is gunning for another premiership, but it all feels a little different in 2008

11:39am Sep 1, 2008


The Four Points: Farewells and finals

Tigers ninth with a bullet, Buddy's ton, Yze's hope and the sizzling Saints

9:19am Sep 1, 2008


Teams: round 22

All the ins and outs ahead of the final home and away round, including Sunday's final teams

5:01pm Aug 30, 2008


Warming up for the finals

Jason Phelan issues the Footy Forecast: fine for eight clubs; cloudy for eight others

1:01pm Aug 29, 2008


The Four Points: Friday

We are the world, mind your language, what's in a name, and love is in the air

8:38am Aug 29, 2008


Heavy Hitters: Steven Trigg

Adelaide chief executive Steven Trigg talks of the inequity of the father-son rule, the importance of never tanking and stadium upgrades at AAMI

3:32pm Aug 28, 2008


The Four Points: Wednesday

A blanket statement, salad days, twist and shout, and a way with words

6:56am Aug 27, 2008


Team of the week

Matt Burgan picks his best 22 from last weekend's round of matches

1:31pm Aug 26, 2008


Saints shut the door on top eight

Saints book a finals spot and dash the hopes of Richmond, Carlton and the Lions

3:06pm Aug 25, 2008


Round wrap: Bye bye Lions

Brisbane Lions' season is over while five clubs fight for fourth spot on the ladder

8:38am Aug 25, 2008


Pav, Jako back International Rules return

Representing Australia against Ireland has been one of the highlights of Matthew Pavlich's career

9:02pm Aug 24, 2008


Ottens: Geelong's ultimate saviour

The former Tiger has more than fulfilled his promise as he reaches 200 AFL matches

4:55pm Aug 22, 2008


Friday Focus: round 21

All the facts and figures ahead of this weekend's matches

6:30am Aug 22, 2008


Looking for a bargain?

Dream Team TV is talking risks and returns as the dream season hots up

9:01am Aug 20, 2008


Let the real games begin

With the Olympics winding down, it's time to refocus on our own game, says Anthony Hudson

8:59am Aug 20, 2008


The run home: round 20

The Saints have staked their claim, but Richmond and the Brisbane Lions remain alive

1:57pm Aug 18, 2008


The Four Points: Friday

Expanding our horizons, the young and the restless, misty memories, and simply coasting

8:59am Aug 15, 2008


Fathers Day at Windy Hill

The Bombers spiced things up when players donned their dads' club guernseys for training

11:59pm Aug 13, 2008


Stats City: Licence to thrill

3AW's stats guru crunches numbers with Justin Rodski and Matt Hardy in the city of stat

5:45pm Aug 13, 2008


The Four Points: Wednesday

Security threats, crunching the numbers, coach trips, and the Dees and dollars

7:00am Aug 13, 2008


Team of the week

Matt Burgan nominates his best 22 players from round 19

10:10am Aug 12, 2008


The Four Points: Tuesday

Predicting the future, friendly fire, Grigg cleans up and Walking with the Stars

9:07am Aug 12, 2008


Dismiss North and head south

By underestimating the Kangaroos in September, opponents are setting themselves up for a fall

12:13pm Aug 11, 2008


Teams: round 19

All the ins and outs for this weekend, including Sunday's matches

6:30pm Aug 9, 2008


Sam Mitchell succumbs to Tas-mania

The Hawthorn skipper makes the case for a team from the Apple Isle in the AFL

3:00pm Aug 8, 2008


Round it out with Rama

Top Bomber Adam Ramanauskas gets serious with Stats City

10:42am Aug 7, 2008


The Four Points: Thursday

Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy

8:00am Aug 7, 2008


A game is born

Australian football's first match was 40-a-side, played over three weeks and ended in a draw

5:25pm Aug 6, 2008


The Four Points: Wednesday

Sympathy for the Didak, simply the best, spitting image and a dream

8:01am Aug 6, 2008

Team of the week: round 18

Jarrad McVeigh was the only player from a losing team to squeeze into this week’s best team

1:41pm Aug 5, 2008


The run home: round 18

How will your side fare in the final month of the home-and-away season?

1:40pm Aug 5, 2008


Round wrap: Anyone for fourth?

The stumble for fourth spot, Lloydy's heroics, Buddy's too and Shaunie Mac says 'bye bye'.

7:58am Aug 4, 2008


My World of Football

How a serve of coke and chips at the footy helped kick-start bestselling author Andy Griffiths' career

4:19am Aug 3, 2008


Crows, Bombers hang on tight

Watch highlights from Adelaide's and Essendon's tight victories on Saturday

6:13pm Aug 2, 2008


My Saturday: Baby, you can drive my car

Don't expect to see Cats star Jimmy Bartel in the driver's seat on game day

1:01am Aug 2, 2008


Batten down the hatches

Jason Phelan tests the footballing winds for round 18

10:53am Aug 1, 2008


The Four Points: Thursday

Shattering news, farewell to the strip, brains! and how to build a footballer

7:36am Jul 31, 2008


A few of my favourite footballers…

Felicity Percival sheds some light on what players are really like

5:40pm Jul 30, 2008