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The returning Saint who’s all grown up

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:28pm
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.

The forward line switches Dons must make

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:22pm
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.

Gawn the bolter, but Nic Nat is still ruck king

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 9:17pm
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.

The forgotten faces who can take Crows forward

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 7:24pm
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.

Riewoldt, Prestia step up training

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:48am
JACK Riewoldt has resumed full training earlier than expected while Dion Prestia stepped up his workload in a double boost for Richmond fans.

Sizzling Cyril at the top among exciting batch

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:04pm
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.

How Eagles have prepared for Nic Nat loss

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:59pm
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.

‘They’re bullies’: Hird’s father slams AFL

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 6:07pm
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”.

Injury setback for Demon Tyson

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 6:23am
MELBOURNE midfielder Dom Tyson has suffered a pre-season setback after partially dislocating his patella tendon during a training camp.

If we can help Hird, we will: AFLPA

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 9:06pm
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.

AFLPA stands firm on pay demands

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 8:30pm
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.

The Tigers who must become A-Graders

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 8:04pm
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.

AFL slammed for silence on Hird

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 4:03am
GRANT Thomas has sensationally lambasted the AFL for being “notably absent” in the days following James Hird’s hospitalisation.

Why Roughy is still AFL’s key forward king

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:10pm
JARRYD Roughead’s importance has been further emphasised, with Hawthorn’s favourite son named by Champion Data as the game’s premier key forward.

Swanny’s gruelling first day of pre-season

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:51pm
DANE Swan must really miss skinfolds tests and time trials. So on Friday, he embarked on his own “exhausting” pre-season campaign.

The fresh faces set to bring in new Roos era

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:27pm
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.

Report: Hird hospitalised after ‘health scare’

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:28am
FORMER Essendon coach James Hird is believed to have been taken to hospital following a health scare.

Demons put through punishing workout

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:35pm
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.

Veterans still rule the roost down back

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 9:09pm
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.

NEAFL to GF and back: Richards’ whirlwind year

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:49pm
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.