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Melbourne legend Robert Flower dies

Rohan Connolly Few league footballers have fitted the stereotype of how players at the game’s elite level should look less than did Melbourne champion Robert Flower.

AFL draft combine harvester: medium defenders

Angus Brayshaw

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert profiles the medium defenders.

AFL free agency and trade period: rating the clubs' prospects

Dayne Beams wants to head to Queensland.

Daniel Cherny We rank all the teams from 1-18 in terms of what they can gain/lose from the free agency and trade period.

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Nick Malceski meets with Suns as free agency period gets underway

Looking elsewhere: Sydney's Nick Malceski.

Emma Quayle Nick Malceski has met with the Gold Coast, with the defender considering a move interstate but still a strong chance to play out his career in Sydney.

AFL draft combine harvester: tall forwards

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the tall forwards.

AFL draft combine harvester: medium midfielders

Isaac Heeney.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the medium midfielders.

Fears Hird appeal will delay players

Jake Niall and Samantha Lane The legal team acting for the past and present Essendon players facing show-cause notices is concerned that James Hird’s appeal may delay the ASADA process further.

Western Bulldogs CEO Simon Garlick says there is no tension between players and coach Brendan McCartney

Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney.

Ronny Lerner Western Bulldogs CEO Simon Garlick has dismissed speculation that tension continues to simmer between the playing group and coach Brendan McCartney.

Dean Robinson and Essendon reach settlement of close to $1m

Dean Robinson

Jon Pierik Former Essendon fitness chief Dean Robinson has all but clinched a settlement with the Bombers.

AFL draft combine harvester: small forwards, defenders and midfielders

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at small forwards/defenders/midfielders.

AFL draft combine harvester: tall defenders

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the tall defenders.

AFL draft combine harvester: medium forwards

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the medium forwards:

Former Saint Ahmed Saad believes a two-year suspension would have ended his AFL career

Fallen Saint Ahmed Saad.

Ronny Lerner Suspended footballer Ahmed Saad believes his AFL career would have been over if he was handed a two-year ban for taking a stimulant banned on match day last season.

Carlton targets deals for Liam Jones, Kristian Jaksch and Jason Tutt

Liam Jones could become a Blue very early in the trade period.

Ronny Lerner Carlton could be in for a busy trade period, with list manager Shane Rogers declaring his club's interest in recruiting GWS tall Kristian Jaksch, as well as Bulldogs pair Liam Jones and Jason Tutt.

James Frawley wants to join Hawthorn as free agent

James Frawley may join the Hawks.

Melbourne defender James Frawley is set to join the Hawks on a lucrative deal.

I would be living a 'lie' by not appealing, claims James Hird

James Hird leaves Essendon's Tullamarine HQ.

Jon Pierik James Hird has declared he would be living a "lie" if he pleaded guilty to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and did not appeal the Federal Court decision despite now facing the sack as...

James Hird will be removed as Essendon coach in coming days

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson James Hird’s official removal as coach of Essendon is expected to take place in the coming days after a series of crisis talks on Thursday in which he requested more time to consider his...

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Jason Winderlich in talks with Essendon about reversing retirement but keeps rival options open

Jason Winderlich.

Stathi Paxinos Essendon's veteran midfielder Jason Winderlich has not ruled out returning to the Bombers if he reverses his decision to retire, his manager Marty Pask said on Thursday.

Former Geelong premiership captain Tom Harley is new football manager of Sydney Swans

Tom Harley.

Ronny Lerner Sydney has appointed two-time Geelong premiership captain Tom Harley as its new general manager of football.

James Hird: I am still the coach

Hird

Daniel Cherny, Steve Lillebuen and Liam Mannix James Hird has lodged an appeal with the Federal Court.

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