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AFTER a year away from St Kilda, Jake Carlisle is a changed man, according to a teammate, and is primed to reassert his influence on the AFL in 2017.
THEY have made built their reputations — and earnt All-Australian selections — outside of the attacking arc. But Matthew Lloyd says two veteran Bombers must play forward in 2017.
WEST COAST will be without the best ruckman in the competition for the majority of the 2017 season, with Nic Naitanui ratedas the league’s best big man.
BEST 22: Midfield depth may still be a problem, but some forgotten faces can return to the fold to help Adelaide get to the next level in 2017.
JACK Riewoldt has resumed full training earlier than expected while Dion Prestia stepped up his workload in a double boost for Richmond fans.
IT’S an exciting batch of players in Champion Data’s top 10 general forwards in the AFL, but sizzling Cyril Rioli leads the way. SEE THE TOP 10.
BEST 22: NIC Naitanui might miss the majority of the season with a knee injury, but West Coast has ensured they’ve got capable replacements.
THE father of Essendon champion James Hird has spoken publicly for the first time since his son’s hospitalisation, taking aim at the AFL for being “bullies”.
MELBOURNE midfielder Dom Tyson has suffered a pre-season setback after partially dislocating his patella tendon during a training camp.
AFL Players boss Paul Marsh was reluctant to weigh into the whether the league should have done more for James Hird, but he says the players body is there for the former Essendon champ.
AFL players remain “absolutely” united in their position for a set-percentage model as part of their new CBA as association boss Paul Marsh declares it’s time for a deal to get done.
BEST 22: OVER recent seasons, a ‘fab five’ has been heavily relied upon at Richmond. With one member now gone, other Tigers players — both young and old — must step up.
GRANT Thomas has sensationally lambasted the AFL for being “notably absent” in the days following James Hird’s hospitalisation.
JARRYD Roughead’s importance has been further emphasised, with Hawthorn’s favourite son named by Champion Data as the game’s premier key forward.
DANE Swan must really miss skinfolds tests and time trials. So on Friday, he embarked on his own “exhausting” pre-season campaign.
BEST 22: North Melbourne is a club in transition. Here’s how the club could fill the void of 1345 games of experience lost last season.
FORMER Essendon coach James Hird is believed to have been taken to hospital following a health scare.
THERE were casualties at Melbourne’s first training session in 2017 with Jack Watts leaving the track during a gruelling session, while Christian Petracca and Jack Viney also locking horns.
DESPITE missing the majority of last season due to a knee injury, Western Bulldogs skipper Robert Murphy has been named among the top 10 general defenders.
FROM being on the outer to living out every aspiring footballer’s dream before ending up in footy limbo. The ups and downs of Xavier Richards’ wild rollercoaster ride.