Peter Hanlon 7:59 PM Port Adelaide assistant comes home to welcome old teammate into the Cats' elite
Jon Pierik 3:36 PM Geelong midfielder Mathew Stokes has attacked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, declaring he has "isolated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders even more than they are already".
11:39 AM Geelong has signed exciting teenage talents Nakia Cockatoo and Cory Gregson for a further year, until the end of the 2017 AFL season.
Matt Murnane Carlton coach Mick Malthouse is more than satisfied with his team's preparation heading into the round one blockbuster against Richmond.
Matt Murnane Geelong coach Chris Scott has added his voice to the Etihad Stadium roof debate, saying he felt sorry for fans watching Sunday's Cats-Blues NAB Challenge match and called the experiment to partially close the roof "silly".
Matt Murnane The focus at Geelong throughout this NAB Challenge has been largely on one man – Mitch Clark.
Tim Lane While it's true that getting excited about any team at this time of year is a risky business, it's hard not to be excited about Hawthorn. They're not my team and I don't like the opportunistic way the club treats Tasmania as though it owns the place, but I do like the football the Hawks play.
Peter Hanlon It took 16 minutes for the people of Geelong to extend Mitch Clark a heartfelt welcome to his new football home, as he made his way to the Simonds Stadium bench for the first time. He'd already kicked three goals, which moved a few in the surprisingly small crowd to do their clapping on their feet.
Geelong great Corey Enright is back in their leadership group because he has a strong feeling this will be his last AFL season.
Peter Hanlon For all the joy that has come Geelong's way in recent years, someone has always been hurting. Lincoln McCarthy's latest setback, the foot surgery that has cruelled another season before it's even begun, is a reminder of the darkness in football's heart.
Jon Pierik The AFL is a leader in many aspects of professional Australian sport, whether it be in off-field issues, or simply in stability at club level.
Jon Pierik Geelong president Colin Carter has called for an overhaul of the AFL's international agenda, declaring it's time the league assiduously worked to expand a code which has only a stronghold on "a few states" of Australia.