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Nick Bowen

Nick Bowen is a senior reporter with AFL Media, specialising in contract, free agency and trade news. He is also co-author of Legends of the Australian Football Hall of Fame.


Go-home factor? More like a non-factor in free agency

The lure of home is far less of a free agency drawcard that you might expect, writes Nick Bowen

10:00am Dec 29, 2018


Free agency ladder: The shock teams hit hardest

Since 2012, nine Grand Final players have changed clubs that same year

7:45am Dec 28, 2018


Free agency: Bottom-four trend could hit Saints, Suns

Emerging pattern of free agency departures could have 2018's strugglers worried, writes Nick Bowen

3:09pm Dec 14, 2018


MRO shake-up: Crackdown on high hits, umpire contact

Intentional high-impact strikes will attract an automatic three-match ban

11:38am Dec 11, 2018


Emerging Kangaroo embracing the squeeze for spots

Midfielder Paul Ahern will put his 'best foot forward' as he seeks to improve his output next season

8:00pm Dec 8, 2018


Clarke confident of slotting in seamlessly at Dons

Former Docker believes that he and Tom Bellchambers can fit in the same Bombers team

4:20pm Dec 8, 2018


High-profile recruit takes retired Bomber's number

Former GWS star Dylan Shiel will wear No.9 as Essendon unveils jumper numbers for 2019

11:56am Dec 8, 2018


Can boom recruits deliver for the Dockers?

Fremantle hopes Hogan and Lobb can help break its scoring drought

6:52am Dec 6, 2018


The long and short of it: How the Bombers measure up in 2019

Essendon has turned to a potent mix of players next season as it chases its first finals win since 2004

9:06pm Nov 30, 2018


Oldest? Youngest? Most experienced? Club lists compared

Nick Bowen looks at how the club lists stack up following the draft

12:11pm Nov 29, 2018


New recruit feels more than comfortable in Roos' rooms

Father-son draftee Joel Crocker has been around the club for all his life

2:00pm Nov 28, 2018


New Roo follows in the footsteps of Pagan, big Sav

North's top draftee Tarryn Thomas gets No.26 as Roos hand out guernseys

10:15am Nov 27, 2018


Kangas' time-trial king hoping for a change of fortune

Tall forward sets the pace again at North's running test, ahead of new draftee

1:18pm Nov 26, 2018


New Port trio add spark and plug holes

Power opts for speed to move on from departures of Wingard, Polec and Pittard

4:44pm Nov 23, 2018


Swings and roundabouts for Roos with bidding system

Bonus for Kangaroos as they snare a son of a gun with a fourth-round pick

5:13pm Nov 23, 2018


Giants orchestrate bold trade to snare WA speedster

Giants part with next year's second-round pick to move up and grab Ian Hill

4:25pm Nov 23, 2018


Big clubs go hard on soft cap restrictions

Tigers, Hawks, Pies among those trying to get welfare spending out of cap

7:03pm Nov 22, 2018


Roos have 'no appetite' for bigger bite on Apple Isle

North Melbourne chairman says club not looking for more games in Tasmania

5:03pm Nov 22, 2018


Historic live trades not expected until after first round

Clubs and player managers give their take ahead of the 2018 draft

7:24pm Nov 20, 2018


Ex-Roo exploits new rookie rule to join the Demons

After a big season with the Casey Demons, Corey Wagner will become a Melbourne player

12:46pm Nov 20, 2018