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Collingwood make millions ... again

Michael Gleeson   Despite missing the finals for the last two years Collingwood's financial health remains undented, recording a total profit for this year of almost $3.5 million.

Mitchell not driven by historic four-peat

Sam Mitchell played in Australia's losing international rules side.

The lure of an historic fourth straight AFL premiership isn't what is driving veteran Hawthorn star Sam Mitchell this off-season, even if it would confirm his team's place as arguably the greatest ever.

Guide to the draft: part 2

On the Bulldogs' radar: Darcy Tucker.

Emma Quayle   Club-by-club guide to the AFL national draft: part 2. What your club has, what it needs and who it could be looking at.

Clarkson allays fears over Dublin cold

Australia coach Alastair Clarkson during International Rules training.

While their teammates are sweating through 40-degree weather at pre-season training in Australia, the AFL's elite players will attempt to defend their international rules title in temperatures close to zero.

Hawks post another monster profit

Luke Hodge and Alastair Clarkson hold the 2014 premiership cup.

Ronny Lerner   Hawthorn have announced their third consecutive $3 million-plus operating profit for season 2015 on the back of their historic three-peat of premierships.

Bolton gets down to business with the Blues

Brendon Bolton is keen to build a new team at Carlton

Peter Hanlon   Carlton's new coach tones down the smiles and juts his jaw for the long journey ahead.

AFL clubs cut before list deadline

Jonathan Simpkin has been let go by Hawthorn.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn premiership player Jonathan Simpkin has been a victim of the club's sustained success, delisted ahead of the AFL's first list lodgment deadline on Friday.

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Carlton's 11th-hour bid for Giant left hanging

No movement: Adam Tomlinson.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle   Carlton made an 11th-hour bid for the Giants' Adam Tomlinson that, if successful, would have freed them up to agree to trade Andrejs Everitt to the Suns on a hectic final day of the trade period.

Jake Long's island home

In the genes: Jake Long waves to family members at Tiwi College, on Melville Island.

Peter Hanlon   An off-season excursion provides a precious reconnection for Essendon's maturing rookie.

Hawthorn star's home raided as police investigate two players over rape allegations

Two Hawthorn players are under investigation over rape claims.

Mark Hawthorne, Nino Bucci   Police have searched the home of a star Hawthorn premiership player as they investigate rape allegations made by a 19-year-old girl against two members of the football club's playing squad.

Newman joins Hawks as development coach

Hawthorn-bound: Former Tigers skipper Chris Newman will embark on a coaching career with Hawthorn.

Former Richmond captain Chris Newman has taken the first step towards a senior AFL coaching position, signing up as a development coach with premiers Hawthorn.

Second Hawk investigated over alleged sex assault

Two Hawthorn players are under investigation over rape claims.

Staff writers   A second Hawthorn player is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Hawthorn player investigated over alleged sexual assault

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Chloe Booker   A Hawthorn player is under police investigation over an alleged sexual offence in Melbourne's south-east.

Kangaroos land Hawks youngster Anderson

On the fringe: Jed Anderson feels his future lies elsewhere.

Jake Niall   Hawthorn have completed what could either be the first leg of a trade for Essendon's Jake Carlisle or a stand alone deal, with young midfielder Jed Anderson joining North Melbourne in a trade involving pick no 15.

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Hawthorn make stunning move for Carlisle

Illustration: Stephen Kiprillis

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall   Hawthorn has made a stunning bid to secure Jake Carlisle from Essendon in a three-club deal involving North Melbourne and Jed Anderson.

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St Kilda dither, Carlisle could yet become a Hawk

Top tussle: The Hawks are closing in on Jake Carlisle.

Jake Niall   Not for the first time, Hawthorn has shown the Saints how to do something. In this case, the lesson handed out is in the art of landing a player.

Hawthorn was playing chess while the rest played drafts

Pumped up: Luke Hodge celebrates the win.

Liam Mannix   For a decade, Hawthorn's list management team has played the bravest game in the AFL. It has paid off in spades.

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Suckling moves to Bulldogs on three-year deal

Matt Suckling celebrates a goal during the grand final.

Larissa Nicholson   Hawthorn grand final substitute Matt Suckling is to join the Western Bulldogs on a three-year deal, it was announced at the Hawks' best and fairest count on Saturday night.

Brisbane or Hawthorn: The battle of the three-peaters

Three of the best: Michael Voss, Craig McCrae and Justin Leppitsch with the AFL premiership cup in 2003.

Andrew Stafford   If you could line up Hawthorn's modern triple-premiership winning heroes with the most recent side to achieve the monumental feat, the Brisbane Lions of 2001-2003, who would emerge on the premiership dais?

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Hawks 10 goals better than next best

The Hawthorn faithful say it best.

Tim Lane   The bad news for Hawthorn's opponents is that, just like last year, the Hawks were ultimately 10 goals better than the next best.