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AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan is confident Greater Western Sydney midfielder Lachie Whitfield will know his fate in the next week or so.
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.
What could have been explained as an ill-advised but well-intentioned manoeuvre in the best interests of the player now smacks of cover-up, deceit and bungling.
Phone messages key to investigation by ASADA that appears likely to lead to charges under the league's anti-doping code.
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.
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.
First hurdle for women's footy league, the fixture, will not be published until November..
ASADA has sought legal advice from a QC on the case against Lachie Whitfield and two former Giants officials for allegedly hiding the player from a possible drug test.
Nathan Brown will play for St Kilda next year, after Collingwood chose not to make a free agency offer for the key defender.
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 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.
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.
Jobe Watson should keep his Brownlow Medal, according to the man who preceded him in winning the award.
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.
Daniel Wells has revealed his daughter Laudate started crying when he informed her that he could be leaving North Melbourne for another club.
Inundated by wannabe sponsors for Collingwood's new female football team, Magpie CEO Gary Pert has termed the AFL's contentious pay proposal – set to see most women receive $5000 for playing in year one - "a long way from ideal".
Collingwood says it's not concerned with Daniel Wells' injury history, with 31-year-old set to join the club as a free agent.
Two No. 1 draft picks have dominated discussions on the opening day of the AFL trade period, with Bryce Gibbs requesting a move to Adelaide and Brett Deledio interested in a trade to Geelong.
Dane Swan's charm is his candour, roguish demeanour and apparent disregard for the opinions of those outside his sphere. His public discussion of the drug issue reinforces that image.