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Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says AFL must use Good Friday in order to promote equalisation

Daniel Cherny The AFL must resist the temptation to simply re-place an existing blockbuster on Good Friday, and should instead utilise the opportunity to schedule financially weaker clubs as a method of...

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AFL players push radical free agency plan

Gary Ablett could become a free agent at the end of his next contract.

Jake Niall AFL players are pushing hard for a new free agency that would be make it much easier for players to move to a third club.

Tigers send Vickery to VFL to recharge

Richmond's Ty Vickery is expected to recover his form in the VFL.

Matt Murnane Richmond has sent Ty Vickery back to the VFL for the first time since 2010.

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Tigers drop Tyrone Vickery for Gabba match

Tyrone Vickery of the Tigers gets away from Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs during the round three match on Saturday.

Tyrone Vickery was axed as Richmond coach Damien Hardwick opted to reshape his forward line for Thursday night's clash with Brisbane.

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Adelaide's Scott Thompson craves an AFL premiership

Still hungry for a flag: Scott Thompson.

Adelaide midfielder Scott Thompson says whether he satisfies his craving for a flag depends on his teammates.

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Teammates should help Trent Cotchin, says Richmond coach

A hard man: Damien Hardwick.

Jesse Hogan Rather than looking outside for protection for midfield general Trent Cotchin, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is demanding protection from relentless tagging from within when his team kicks off the...

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Sports Minister beefs up anti-doping panel

Federal Minister for Sport and Health, Peter Dutton.

Samantha Lane The anti-doping panel that will sit in judgment of Stephen Dank has been bolstered to a body of six, with the appointment of two law-enforcement experts.

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Brad Scott says Roos can handle Brent Macaffer

 Brent Macaffer

Jon Pierik Collingwood tagger Brent Macaffer has arguably had more publicity this week than through his entire career, with his exploits - and tactics - in becoming a master tagger dominating headlines.

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Simon Katich relishes left-field role at GWS Giants

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13:  Simon Katich poses during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media opportunity at Sydney Olympic Park  on November 13, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

David Sygall The injection of experience into Greater Western Sydney's team this season is being touted as a key reason for the team's rising fortunes.

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Melbourne's Jack Trengove relieved to find an explanation for his struggles

Jack Trengove

Jesse Hogan As Jack Trengove's fifth season of AFL football came to a premature end, one of his key former coaches has insisted he deserved his No.

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Sam Lloyd's journey from the Rams to Richmond

Popular man: Sam Lloyd (centre) joins Brad Helbig signing autographs.

Peter Hanlon Sam Lloyd's parents took a step back this week, retreating to Barwon Heads to draw breath. They headed home to Deniliquin on Wednesday - Bill on his motorbike, Prue in the car, along a road they've...

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Slim pickings for traditional AFL spearheads

Buddy Franklin

Rohan Connolly With a continued emphasis on defence, there's a popular perception that AFL football has become a significantly lower-scoring scrap than it used to be.

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Image of the tagger as a joyless thug far from the truth

Ryan Crowley confronts Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell during the 2013 grand final.

Bob Murphy A few years back I was having coffee with Tim Callan in a Seddon cafe and we got to talking about his football journey.

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Docker Colin Sylvia cops two-week AFL suspension

Colin Sylvia.

Colin Sylvia's hopes of earning his Fremantle debut will have to wait at least another fortnight after the former Demon's suspension by the WAFL tribunal.

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North Melbourne reverts to Shinboner stripes as Brad Scott hears case for defence

North has found success this year on the back of a resilient defensive mindset.

Daniel Cherny North Melbourne has not been a club afraid to revert to old habits. Now the Roos are at it again, and this time they are reaping substantial rewards because of it.

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Hawthorn CEO Stuart Fox sceptical about AFL's single-team plan for Tasmania

Tassie tussle: Hawthorn and North Melbourne battle it out in Tasmania.

Daniel Cherny Hawthorn chief executive Stuart Fox is sceptical about the prospects of a stand-alone AFL team in Tasmania, arguing there is nothing wrong with the current game allocation in the state.

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Panel to rule on Stephen Dank bolstered to six members

Stephen Dank considers question.

Samantha Lane The expert anti-doping body due to sit in judgment of Stephen Dank has been bolstered to a panel of six following two new appointments.

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Legal sport science: non-chemical ways forward for the AFL

Axon Sports cognitive therapy.

Will Brodie Here’s a few of the cutting edge, but safe measures available to the canny club. And a few infamous examples to avoid.

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AFL injury list

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The following are the players on the injury list ahead of round five of the AFL premiership season 2014.

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Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

Rob Kerr

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.