As AFL boss signals harsher punishments for jumper punching, while tribunal offers Demon a one-match ban and fines two Roos in wake of heated clash.
Collingwood forward Jarryd Blair says the Magpies needed a quarter-time "rocket" from coach Nathan Buckley after what Blair labelled an "embarrassing" start to Saturday night's game against Hawthorn at the MCG.
Nathan Buckley says he considered leaving the MCG early with his side 43 points down to Hawthorn.
Miraculous revival from 43 points down saves the season for struggling Collingwood.
"I've done the portrait of M. Gachet with a melancholy expression, which might well seem like a grimace to those who see it... Sad but gentle, yet clear and intelligent…" Vincent van Gogh could very well have been describing Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley,
Having shorn his long and curly locks, and applied himself diligently in the VFL, Ty Vickery will look to kick-start his AFL career when he returns to the Hawthorn line-up against Collingwood on Saturday night.
Tom Liberatore has been dropped while Travis Cloke, Bob Murphy and Mitch Wallis are all back as the Western Bulldogs have elected for wholesale change in their bid to beat Geelong for the first time since 2009.
Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury and his wife Alex have shared photos of their newborn son, Jax.
Collingwood will regain Adam Treloar for their must-win clash against Hawthorn on Saturday night at the MCG.
Lou Richards' funeral brought together football's tribes.
Collingwood's Cody Lange will miss the remainder of the Super Netball season with scans confirming a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.
Essendon captain Dyson Heppell has made light of a cut hand, blaming it on a kitchen accident during his birthday dinner.
Phil Tagell doesn't remember the king-hit, but when he woke up in hospital, cranial fluid was oozing from his left ear. He was told how close he came to "doing a Hookesey". That was more than eight years ago, but he lives with some of the legacy still, including dulling of his senses of smell and taste.
Should Collingwood miss playing finals this year as appears likely, what they can't afford to have done is bring in players in the twilight of their career on big money.
The AFL is surging into a brave new world, and nothing illustrates this better than the week we've just had. To start, there was the long-awaited release of AFL Evolution, a footy video game that allows you to experience what life would be like as an AFL player and/or coach. After losing just one match, I was suddenly taken into "contract review mode" and a media van pulled up outside my property. So realistic!
The Giants have beaten Collingwood for the first time in their history after a thriller at Spotless Stadium.
Lou Richards will be fondly remembered at Spotless Stadium when the Giants host Collingwood on Saturday.
For a few years I had the privilege of being Lou's ghost writer on the old Sun-News Pictorial.
Collingwood are a club torn between two list management strategies and have set themselves up for potential long-term on-field pain, according to former list management guru Chris Pelchen.
The Richards brothers were high-voltage personalities.