The key Cats get the job done again despite an old favourite's best efforts.
One of the AFL's greatest goal-kickers believes the Coleman Medal could be celebrated with a century for the first time in almost a decade.
Gold Coast's injury woes continue with shoulder injury.
Gold Coast midfielders Michael Rischitelli and Dion Prestia will not play against Geelong this weekend, adding to the Suns already significant injury list.
Brent Harvey hasn't lost too much speed, if any, after 413 games, but according to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, he was "filthy" after the game. In the third quarter, he'd been burnt, chasing Gold Coast Suns defender Adam Saad out of defence.
North Melbourne might not have headed too many tipster’s books heading into this season.
Funding the first live AFL telecast into mainland China on Saturday night, Port Adelaide is still waiting a ratings report requested two weeks ago to measure the success of its test foray into foreign territory.
North Melbourne boast the best trio of tall forwards in the AFL and the unbeaten Kangaroos will be licking their lips at the prospect of an undersized Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium this weekend.
China will host its first AFL premiership match next year, with Gold Coast set to be Port Adelaide's opponents, so the Suns said, but AFL chief Gillon McLachlan had a different view.
Watching Adam Saad play, it's hard to believe he wasn't noticed earlier.
With the AFL's youngest sides high and rising, Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has not only cautioned against, but pre-empted, short-sighted rival club responses he says risk damaging the code.
The two luckiest men in the AFL are Brisbane's Stefan Martin and Gold Coast's Steven May. May is lucky because he is facing just five weeks on the sidelines. Martin is lucky not only because he's passed concussion tests and looks like he'll be fit to take on the Bulldogs this weekend. He's lucky to be available again, period.
Gold Coast player Steven May has been suspended for five matches for a high bump that flattened Stefan Martin at the weekend.
Dean Solomon says Gold Coast's vice-captain can't let Stefan Martin incident define him.
Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch has called for a review of football's judicial system following Steven May's serious hit on Lions ruckman Stefan Martin, the second brutal head clash suffered by the club this season.
Steven May will fly to Melbourne on Tuesday in a bid to reduce the severity of what is likely to be a lengthy suspension.
The Brisbane Lions will take a conservative approach to the rehabilitation from concussion of ruckman Stefan Martin.
Justin Leppitsch tried to choose his words carefully. "I'm not here to hang anyone," the Brisbane Lions coach said. He was speaking of Steven May, the Gold Coast Suns defender who had brutally ironed out his ruckman, Stefan Martin, close to half-time.
The AFL loves local rivalries. Sometimes the animus is real, between both clubs and fans, and goes back decades or even a century. More recently, as the game has expanded, rivalries between new teams are softer, and need a little geeing-up.