Jobe Watson has much to be satisfied about, but the retiring Essendon champion admits the club's drugs saga took a toll, and that football hasn't felt quite the same to him since.
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An icon of the Essendon Football Club and one of only four players to reach the 400-game AFL milestone, Dustin Fletcher will be celebrated by the Bombers faithful before Saturday's game against old foes Carlton at the MCG.
Melbourne are not putting a timeframe on Jesse Hogan's return to the field but they are hopeful the gun young forward will still have an impact this season after having collarbone surgery.
John Worsfold maintains a decision on Jobe Watson's playing future will be made during the club's post-season, but a call on fellow veteran Brent Stanton could be made even sooner.
They were once stored in the bathroom in the family house, but an iconic part of footy history will go under the hammer next month when AFL legend Dick Reynolds' three Brownlow medals are auctioned off.
By his own admission, Max Gawn might be four or five starts into his latest preparation but he's getting better with every run.
Demon to face scrutiny over hit on Richard Douglas, elbow to face of Eddie Betts.
Adelaide have reclaimed top spot on the AFL ladder with a bruising 46-point win over Melbourne in Darwin.
As the AFL clubs jostle for finals positions over the closing month-and-a-half of the home-and-away season, a compelling head-to-head race for this year's Brownlow Medal is bound to unfold.
Richmond are buoyed by the return of high-flying forward Ben Griffiths who is set to play in the VFL this weekend after some serious concussion fears.