The 10 worst jumpers of all time

Ronny Lerner 2:28 PM Brisbane's ill-fated 'Paddle Pop' abomination is not a one-off in the world of footy.

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Jones take extra step

Jon Pierik While many of his new teammates enjoy a break, Liam Jones is focused on a different schedule.

100+ draftee profiles

The AFL Combine is over. Emma Quayle profiles over 100 players who are in the mix to join an AFL club.

AFL grand final full coverage

Expert analysis, the Norm Smith winner in profile, Matthew Lloyd's player ratings, photos and more.

Trade howlers and heists

Matt Murnane The AFL's trade period can produce its wins and losses.

Bold Dogs put money down with Boyd gamble

Jake Niall The mega contract for Tom Boyd is really the bastard son of the Buddy Franklin deal from 12 months earlier.

Sweating it out elsewhere

Tim Boyle A group of Sydney footballers travelled to Bali recently to attend a friend's wedding.

It's Phil Walsh san, football zen master

Greg Baum It amuses John Worsfold still to remember the sound of Phil Walsh's voice on the phone.

Grand final masterpiece

Jim Pavlidis wraps up the 2014 AFL season with this visualisation. 

Time catches up with Robbie Flower

Martin Flanagan Wingmen don't exist any more, having been merged into the collective we call the midfield.  

AFL grand final 2014: Player rankings

Matthew Lloyd ranks the players from the 2014 grand final.

Black hole for sacked coaches

Liam Mannix AFL clubs sacking senior coaches more often than in past seasons, Fairfax Media analysis shows.

VIDEOS

Hawks celebrations start rail fire

As the premiers returned to their home suburb, streamers released into the wind caused sparks to fly on eastern suburban railines.

AFL grand final: Hawthorn wins back-to-back

Sydney started well until the Hawks launched a physical tornado that blew the Swans away by 63 points.

Timelapse: a perfect day at the MCG

It's a beautiful spring day in Melbourne, as Hawks and Swans fans flock to the MCG for the AFL's biggest day of the year.

Grand final fans certain of one thing

Swans and Hawks fans find many ways to say the same thing... their team will win!

JOIN THE DEBATE

Priddis proves the power of humility

Peter Hanlon Nowhere in an increasingly blocked-out calendar do the howls of "look at me" echo louder than on Brownlow night.

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Coaches exit as player power rises in the AFL

Caroline Wilson Brendan McCartney's departure shows yet again how this game and its leaders can spin just about anything.

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Hawthorn in the hunt in bid to become best of era

Jake Niall The Hawks have matched Geelong, their great adversary, by winning a third premiership since 2007.

Defeats beget victories

Rohan Connolly There's a very strong common denominator between Hawthorn's first back-to-back premiership sides of 1988-89 and the Hawks of 2013-14.