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Brownlow 2016: As it happened

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe wins the 2015 Brownlow Medal.

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield capped a brilliant first season with his new club by taking out the game's highest individual honour and breaking a record in doing so.

How do the premiership streaks stack up?

Hat-trick: Michael Voss and the Lions celebrate in 2003.

Did Alastair Clarkson have a point? Do Hawthorn's three premierships in an 18-team equalised competition edge the Pies "Machine's" haul around the time of the Great Depression? We've decided to look at how each of the six "three-peats" in VFL/AFL history stack up.

AFL installs Noble at Brisbane Lions

David Noble.

The AFL's latest indelible imprint on the Brisbane Football Club is close to complete. Having installed Greg Swann as chief executive two years ago after personally removing his predecessor, Gillon McLachlan and his team have now lured David Noble from Adelaide to oversee the Lions' football operation.

Rocky's road ahead unclear

Tom Rockliff.

The future of Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff remains in limbo, with the midfielder's name yet to feature in the Lions' trade talks with other clubs.

Live AFL finals: Hawks v Bulldogs

Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli tangles with Hawk Luke Breust.

Last time they met it was a three-point thriller to the Hawks. Don't expect anything less exciting from this backs-to-the-wall showdown.

North Melbourne's Scott may be Lions best hope

Brad Scott, revealing the news on Wednesday, said it was his hardest decision.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was said to be bewildered when questioned about being linked to the Brisbane Lions vacant coaching job on Tuesday night. Being only four days out from coaching North Melbourne in last night's cut throat Elimination Final against the Adelaide Crows,  his response was no surprise.

Vote: Who is the greatest finals hero?

The mark: Leo Barry takes a crucial mark in the dying seconds of the 2005 grand final.

Who are the greatest finals heroes of the past 50 years of September action? The players whose names instantly come to mind when thoughts turn to fantastic finals performances?

Pride before the fall

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Brisbane players leave the field lead by captain Tom Rockliff after the round 20 AFL ...

The old proverb says a fish rots from the head. And Leigh Matthews is the biggest fish.