The AFL has smashed crowd attendance figures again, recording its second highest single-round attendance in history after the Anzac Day round.
Essendon coach says there is plenty of scope for improvement despite Anzac Day victory.
Collingwood was close but also 'a mile off', locked in a cycle of the same problems that were killing the team, the club's frustrated coach and captain said after the Anzac Day loss to Essendon
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It was an important win for Essendon but it was undoubtedly a more significant loss for Collingwood. They are badly placed at 1-5 while the Bombers have settled to be 3-2 and a winnable game against Melbourne next week.
Take out the emotion: The Bombers should have won by more. The best that can be said of the Magpies is that they hung in.
Essendon have broken their Anzac Day AFL drought, downing Collingwood by 18 points in an MCG thriller.
Steve Johnson is a dangerous forward that can be just as lethal in the midfield, and Callan Ward is rapt he is on his side.
So, here we are again – the Tigers on a five-game surge to start the season. The last time they began this well was 1995: back then they made a preliminary final. This year, who knows? Could they? Might they? Or are they not that good?
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has apologised to Wayne Carey for his personal attack on the North Melbourne champion, during a face-to-face meeting between the former teammates on Tuesday morning.
Melbourne again gave up a match winning lead, but this time didn't give up, they were depleted before being defeated. Richmond conceded a match-defining lead, but never conceded.
Mature-age forward Tim Smith remains in hospital with a punctured lung and ruckman Jake Spencer faces shoulder surgery as the Demons deal with the fall-out of a third-straight defeat.
Richmond superstar Alex Rance has praised teammate Jack Riewoldt for turning around his behaviour and becoming one of the club's most significant leaders.
"We'll be in Estonia this weekend so I've been checking out a few pubs that might be playing it. If we can't find anywhere we always have the live streaming and can watch it on our laptop so there's no way we'll miss it," Alex said
West Coast small forward Jamie Cripps is bracing for up to a two months out of the game with an ankle injury he copped late into the Eagles thumping from Hawthorn at the MCG on Sunday.
With just one match left in round five, the AFL is on track for its second-highest attended round in history.
Melbourne will have to think laterally to come up with a contingency plan to deal with another injury to a ruckman, said coach Simon Goodwin, after second ruck Jake Spencer suffered a shoulder that is likely to sideline him for some time.
St Kilda and North Melbourne are defending their high performance practices despite suffering from an early season bout of fadeouts.
AFL heavyweights Alastair Clarkson and Wayne Carey are embroiled in a public argument yet again.
Alastair Clarkson's behavioural slips over the journey have always been a backroom issue for the Hawthorn Football Club.
North Melbourne are set to become the sixth Victorian club – along with Collingwood, Essendon, Geelong, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs – to field their own VFL team next season.
Richmond coach praises team's ability to remain unfazed in tough times ahead of a tough challenge against the Crows on Sunday.
Hawthorn simplified their game after players had lost their way in the horrendous opening month to the season, said ruckman Ben McEvoy.
Nick Blakey, a future draft prospect and the son of 359-game North Melbourne and Fitzroy stalwart John Blakey, has been taken to hospital suffering from concussion following an incident in a game in New Zealand.
It's easy to overreact to a poor finals performance. But, importantly, Geelong didn't.
Collingwood young-gun Darcy Moore is under scrutiny heading into Tuesday's Anzac Day clash with Essendon, but statistics show that one key Magpie inclusion could help him play his best footy.
Ben Reid insists he's not the answer to Collingwood's forward-half woes, with the one-time swingman adamant he will be staying in defence, ahead of the Anzac Day blockbuster against Essendon.
Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd believes struggling former Sydney co-captain Kieren Jack may have "fallen off the cliff" and should be dropped to the reserves.
GWS Giants captain Phil Davis wants Manuka Oval full for their clash against the Western Bulldogs.
Port Adelaide is investigating reports one of its AFL players was involved in an incident outside a hotel.
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Hawthorn are good enough to beat anyone in the AFL if they can replicate their performance against West Coast, forward Luke Breust says.
Greater Western Sydney forward Toby Greene has dodged an AFL suspension for headbutting Sydney's Isaac Heeney.
Eddie Betts' departure from Carlton weighed heavily on him, but if he hadn't moved to Adelaide he may never have become the entertainer he is now.
Cats come home strong, Giants walk tall, Dogs late to Murphy's 300th party, new Lions leader shows pride.
Brendon Lade is returning to Port Adelaide after seven years as an assistant coach at AFL rivals Richmond.
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.
Melbourne great David Schwarz says the potential defection of Jesse Hogan would not be "as catastrophic" now as it would have been last year.
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