Collingwood Magpies

Eddie McGuire, Gary Pert looking shaky after drugs scandal

Pie chiefs Gary Pert and Eddie McGuire.

As the fall-out continues from Collingwood's strange decision to appoint Graeme Allan on a long-term deal as the club's football boss, the biggest question still surrounds why Eddie McGuire and Gary Pert pushed through the appointment despite realising Allan was in serious trouble.

Round one 2017 AFL fixture announced

Bombers v Hawks

The first round fixture of the 2017 AFL season has been released, with Essendon's banned players to return on Saturday night against Hawthorn at the MCG.

Hawks put sport as business over loyalty

Sam Mitchell (left) and Jordan Lewis (front centre) are two of six Hawks to make the cut.

Sally is a friend of mine. She is a smart woman, tertiary educated and has a deep love of sport. She has grown up in it and understands it. She is passionate about Hawthorn a club for whom she holds a love that might even outshine that for her four children. Almost.

Swan expects Martin will remain a Tiger

Friends: Dane Swan and Dustin Martin.

Dane Swan says he expects his close friend and soon-to-be free agent Dustin Martin to re-commit to Richmond, but concedes whether Martin stays a Tiger could hinge on how Richmond perform in 2017.

North upset at Daniel Wells compo

North Melbourne are far from happy with the Daniel Wells outcome.

North Melbourne has gone to the AFL for an explanation of the Daniel Wells compensation pick after they were disappointed to be given a lowly pick in the 30s for the  two time best and fairest winner.

AFL Women's competition national draft

AFL Women's League marquee players.

Carlton had first choice from the Victorian players in the AFL Women's national draft on Wednesday and the Blues chose Bianca Jakobsson, a dominant half-forward who plays for Cranbourne.

Pies needed Wells for experience: Hine

Daniel Wells in Collingwood colours.

Collingwood list manager Derek Hine has defended the recruitment of North veteran Daniel Wells, saying he is needed to cover the loss of experienced players.