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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.

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New rules will mean more 'hammerings', says Scott

Brad Scott says struggling teams will be thumped more often under this season's rule changes

10:46am Feb 19, 2019

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LDU a new Roo: Coach lauds stronger midfielder

Brad Scott says Luke Davies-Uniacke is ready to make an impact at senior level in his second season

4:00pm Feb 15, 2019

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Roos consider state league talent to bolster backline

Coach Brad Scott could turn to second-tier players to fill the void left by injuries to several defenders

2:24pm Feb 14, 2019

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Longmire reveals timeline for big ruckman's return

Swans coach says Sam Naismith should return within the first six weeks of the season

9:43am Feb 14, 2019

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Old Crows still knocking at the window, says Pyke

Don Pyke insists Adelaide's ageing list doesn't mean its premiership window is closing

9:00am Feb 14, 2019

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Surgery for key North defender after intraclub injury

North expects big man to be right for round one despite AC joint injury in match practice

6:50pm Feb 13, 2019

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Injured Crows on track to feature in the JLT Series

Daniel Talia is making good progress in his recovery, while Brad Crouch is not reporting any soreness

6:45pm Feb 12, 2019

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Conservative pre-season has top Roo ready for R1

Jack Ziebell says he's on track for the season opener despite a pre-season interrupted by injury

4:40pm Feb 11, 2019

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Great to see you, Maj: Daw takes part in team photo

Recovering defender again visits North Melbourne's Arden Street headquarters

3:56pm Feb 11, 2019

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Slimmer pickings? Why 2019's free agency crop is different

The numbers say this year's free agency movement could take a different shape to past years

2:10pm Feb 12, 2019

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How ex-Dog helped former teammate become a Roo

Ruckman Tom Campbell explains how he was saved from the 'footy wilderness'

8:00am Feb 7, 2019

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Young Docker faces 'deep' psychological test: Lyon

Ross Lyon says Andrew Brayshaw's return to football will come with serious mental hurdles

7:00pm Feb 4, 2019

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Blues veteran 'yet to see a weakness' in No.1 draft pick

Kade Simpson expects top draft pick Sam Walsh to slot straight into the Carlton midfield

8:44am Feb 4, 2019

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Star spearhead Hogan is not the 'saviour', says Lyon

Dockers coach declares prized recruit won't be sole answer to scoring woes

10:00am Feb 3, 2019

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Why is Ross Lyon 'nervous' about Fremantle's midfield?

Freo playmaker out until round three, no timeframe on star recruit

2:40pm Feb 1, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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