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Jobe Watson with his 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Dons to meet Watson's management this week

Essendon will meet with Jobe Watson's management this week as both parties prepare for the historic November 15 AFL Commission meeting at which the fate of Watson's 2012 Brownlow medal will be decided.

Starting point: Geelong's Joel Selwood says more corporate support will be needed before the salaries of players in the ...

Women's pay 'has to start somewhere': Selwood

Geelong captain Joel Selwood has defended the initial salaries for players in the AFL women's league, arguing that payment for the game's elite female players "has to start somewhere".

Bombers v Hawks

Round one 2017 AFL fixture announced

The first round fixture of the 2017 AFL season has been released, with Essendon's banned players to return on Saturday night against Hawthorn at the MCG.

Sam Mitchell (left) and Jordan Lewis (front centre) are two of six Hawks to make the cut.

Hawks put sport as business over loyalty

Sally is a friend of mine. She is a smart woman, tertiary educated and has a deep love of sport. She has grown up in it and understands it. She is passionate about Hawthorn a club for whom she holds a love that might even outshine that for her four children. Almost.

New Demon Jordan Lewis is an elite fantasy scorer by any measure.

Ultimate Footy: Top 10 trades

Whether it's a star moving clubs in search of a flag, a fringe player looking for more opportunity, or a veteran "pushed", we count down the top 10 player moves this off season.

Heavy medal: Jobe Watson could be stripped of the Brownlow Medal he won in 2012.

The AFL can't strip Jobe Watson of Brownlow

Last January, three Court of Arbitration for Sport judges determined that 34 AFL players, contracted to the Essendon Football Club during season 2012, violated clause 11.2 of the AFL's 2010 Anti-Doping Policy, and were significantly at fault in doing so (actually, one CAS arbitrator decided the exact opposite in relation to a number of, still unidentified, players).

Over to you: Cartlon's Bryce Gibbs may be on the move.

Carlton valued Gibbs more than Adelaide: McKay

Carlton football manager Andrew McKay has hit back at Adelaide, saying that the Blues "obviously" value Bryce Gibbs more than the Crows after a proposed trade deal for the star midfielder fell through on Thursday.

New direction: Ex-Tiger-now-Giant Brett Deledio

Bulldogs' late bid for Deledio

The Western Bulldogs' last-minute push for Brett Deledio came about after it became apparent that the star Tiger could be headed for the already formidable Greater Western Sydney.

Who got Lade?: Brendon is back at the Power.

Who got Lade? Port did

Brendon Lade is returning to Port Adelaide after seven years as an assistant coach at AFL rivals Richmond.

Dale Morris celebrates on the final siren.

Dogs won't be hoodoo gurus

The Western Bulldogs won't look back at their painful history of preliminary final losses in the lead up to their Saturday night clash with GWS Giants.

Switched: Sydney Swan Lance Franklin moved from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013.

Chris Judd: It's time to deny the top four clubs access to free agents

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