Will Brodie

Will Brodie

Help The Age's online sport reporter, Will Brodie, further his sporting education. Put him straight.

Dayne Beams: Brisbane Lions recruiting chief Peter Schwab confident of securing Magpie midfielder

Dayne Beams

Will Brodie Brisbane Lions recruiting chief Peter Schwab is confident contracted Collingwood midfielder Dayne Beams will become a Lion in 2015.

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Paul Connors talks AFL trades for Dayne Beams, Patrick Ryder and more

Dean Cox and Paddy Ryder.

Will Brodie Player manager Paul Connors offers insights into most of the AFL's player movements a week from the start of trade week.

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The game is changing ... but grand finals of any era endure

The biggest day of the footy calendar marginalises real fans, reducing them to TV viewing numbers.

Will Brodie In his final column for The Sunday Age, Will Brodie reflects on a lifetime of grand finals.

2014 AFL grand final parade

AFL Grand Final parade 2014.

Will Brodie All the colour and fun from the grand final's big curtain-raiser, Friday's parade through the heart of footy-mad Melbourne.

Four things Hawthorn and Sydney have in common

Dermie the Swan: Brereton played seven games in 1994.

Will Brodie At first glance it appears the 2014 grand finalists have little in common, apart from Matt Spangher, Josh Kennedy and Lance Franklin. That first glance is correct.

Mark Ricciuto says Adelaide had to sack Brenton Sanderson

Mark Ricciuto.

Will Brodie The Adelaide Crows would have gone from bad to worse if they didn't sack coach Brenton Sanderson, the AFL club's great Mark Ricciuto says.

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Johann Wagner picks Port Adelaide after winning reality show The Recruit

Johann Wagner.

Will Brodie Port Lincoln forward Johann Wagner has become a Port Adelaide rookie after being chosen as the winner of the Fox reality TV series The Recruit.

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Brent Harvey MRP decision provokes support and outrage, but may not help him escape ban

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Will Brodie Supportive testimony from Geelong captain Joel Selwood may not help North Melbourne star Brent Harvey avoid a one week ban at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

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Lion Lewis Taylor claims AFL Rising Star Award

Lewis Taylor.

Will Brodie Brisbane Lions tyro Lewis Taylor has won the AFL Rising Star Award for its best young player, by one vote from Western Bulldogs midfielder Marcus Bontempelli.

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Brownlow Medal bolters

Richmond's Dustin Martin is 101-1 to win the Brownlow Medal. With 13 chances to poll, he is worth a flutter.

Will Brodie This might be the year in which a player unfavoured by punters is awarded the AFL's highest individual honour.

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Girlfriend Jesinta Campbell speaks out about Lance Franklin being booed

Will Brodie Lance Franklin’s girlfriend Jesinta Campbell has taken to the airwaves to express her disappointment at Hawthorn fans booing her superstar partner.

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Top clubs push hard to avoid peeking over precipice

End of eras.

Will Brodie Are any of our perennial finalists in danger of a sudden drop from the eight?

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James Hird says he is keen to return to Essendon

James Hird.

Will Brodie Suspended Essendon coach James Hird is back in Melbourne, and he is keen to return to his club, pending a discussion with fill-in coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson.

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Good things come in small forward packages

Silky left-footer Chad Wingard.

Will Brodie Why one player on the sidelines could be the most important consideration in the finals mix.

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Essendon supplements saga: Federal Court directions hearing

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Will Brodie Coverage of the Federal Court directions hearing, in which ASADA wants a ruling on whether Essendon players can also be called to give evidence in the James Hird and Bombers' case.

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Essendon players seek extension on show cause notices

Will Brodie Lawyers acting for Essendon players issued show cause notices by ASADA have formally requested an extension of the 10-day period they were granted to respond the notices.

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Josh Bootsma sacked, Peta Searle abused: the perils of social media

Carlton's Josh Bootsma has been sacked after inappropriate use of social media came to light.

Will Brodie The sacking of a young footballer, and the reaction to the hiring of a female football coach, exemplify some of the dangers of social media in professional sport.

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Are the Crows at home at the Adelaide Oval?

The first Showdown at the Adelaide Oval, in round two.

Will Brodie Crows fans are flocking to the exciting new Adelaide Oval, but have they established a home-ground advantage for their team?

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Tigers-Demons will be Hafey tribute match

Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale.

Jesse Hogan, Will Brodie and Caroline Zielinski Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale has called on everyone inspired by the late Tom Hafey to pay their respects at the MCG on Saturday.

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The Jack Viney bump controversy, at a glance

Melbourne's Jack Viney (number 7) collides with Tom Lynch and Alex Georgiou.

Will Brodie Ex-players, commentators and fans fear that vigorous body contact, a cornerstone of the game, is threatened by the Viney verdict.

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