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Adam Cooper Rival coaches Mick Malthouse and Michael Voss are agreed their sides won't be holding back in pursuit of silverware in Friday night’s NAB Cup final at Etihad Stadium.
Adam Cooper Carlton chief executive Greg Swann concedes Lions deserved to host NAB Cup final.
Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.
Adam Cooper Collingwood coach expresses disappointment over Dane Swan's interview.
Adam Cooper Dane Swan's manager has accused Collingwood president Eddie McGuire of hypocrisy over interview protocols and says he's prepared to fight the fine the Magpies impose on their Brownlow medallist.
Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he would like to fine Dane Swan $25,000 if he could.
Adam Cooper Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could be.
Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.
Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he would like to fine Dane Swan $25,000, even though he has no problem with what his star midfielder said in a televised interview.
Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.
Adam Cooper A Greens senator pushing for gambling advertising to be banned in the AFL, also wants the promotion of alcohol tbe outlawed in sports broadcasts.
Adam Cooper and AAP Essendon coach James Hird says it would be unrealistic to think the doping drama unfolding at Cronulla would not have been noted by his own players.
Adam Cooper Carlton veteran to line up on Friday, but Chris Judd will sit out another match.
Adam Cooper and Samantha Lane AFL players' union says proposal ''unnecessary and inappropriate''.
Adam Cooper Broadcasters will continue to allow live odds to be shown in AFL television programs outside the coverage of games despite a push for networks to rein in gambling advertising.
Adam Cooper AFL's investigator and one of Australia's leading sports administrators agree this will safeguard against corruption.
Ashley Porter and Adam Cooper Dees coach believes contest with Port indicates AFL's rotation cap not in players' best interests.
Adam Cooper Carlton coach nominates improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took.
Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse has nominated improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took in thrashing Fremantle by 70 points in their NAB Cup match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Adam Cooper St Kilda ruckman Ben McEvoy is in the best physical shape he has ever been.