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Ashley Porter and Adam Cooper Dees coach believes contest with Port indicates AFL's rotation cap not in players' best interests.
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 Mick Malthouse admitted during the week he was impatient for Carlton to click to his way.
Adam Cooper St Kilda ruckman Ben McEvoy is in the best physical shape he has ever been.
Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes will be again be missing from Sunday's NAB Cup game.
Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters admits he is disappointed the club had to sack Jason Gram last year, but has ruled out any chance of the Saints ever recruiting the player again.
Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters expects to recall several key players for Sunday’s NAB Cup game against Sydney, but veterans Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes won’t be among them.
Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse wants the AFL to consider a second substitute player.
Adam Cooper Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite is in doubt to play in the blockbuster against Richmond in round one because of a calf injury.
Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Carlton and St Kilda are weighing up whether to recall Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt.
Adam Cooper GWS Giants coach claims some Melbourne clubs have become fat on self-interest.
Adam Cooper A competitive match can't come quickly enough for Carlton's defenders.
Adam Cooper Majak Daw knows he can have a say on whether he takes his game to another level.
Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.
Adam Cooper North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has signed a contract extension that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.
Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.
Adam Cooper AFL says no system effective enough to monitor an entire scoring zone.
Adam Cooper Melbourne president Don McLardy insists his club’s integrity is intact.
Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.
Adam Cooper The AFL has suspended former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and the club's ex-football operations manager Chris Connolly - both will keep their jobs.