Having spent the past fortnight installing solar panels, Carlton's top draft pick Sam Petrevski-Seton will now look to add some electricity to a midfield recruiting chief Steve Silvagni says has craved speed.
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Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney has leapt to the defence of Gary Ablett, declaring the champion midfielder was entitled to begin his pre-season training later than his Gold Coast teammates.
The fight for a seat on the Richmond board continues to intensify, with challenger Peter Casey questioning why the Tigers have "ring-fenced" president Peggy O'Neal.
The compensation claims against the Essendon Football Club over the supplements saga continue to progress, as 18 players settle with the club.
AFL appeals board chairman Peter O'Callaghan, QC, will allow oral testimony at Monday's hearing with Stephen Dank, although Dank and his lawyers remain unaware of this.
Stephen Dank, the architect of the Essendon supplements program, is set to appear before the AFL appeals board on Monday but is angry no oral submissions will be allowed.
AFL opts to retrospectively award game's highest individual honour after Jobe Watson ceded the medal in the wake of his doping ban.
This was a decision the AFL Commission would have agonised over - but in the end the right call was made to award the 2012 Brownlow Medal retrospectively to Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin.
Carlton captain Marc Murphy says Bryce Gibbs remains a big part of Carlton's future.
Jobe Watson says he is still hurting from his agonising call to cede his 2012 Brownlow Medal, as former teammates said they were "shattered" for the Essendon captain.