Ken Judge knew he didn't have long to live. Harry Morrison knew it would probably be the last time he saw his Godfather.
Chris Fagan is already putting a Hawthorn stamp on his new club, with the Brisbane Lions joining forces with high-performance consultants Leading Teams, which are are set to play a key role in helping the club pick a captain for next season.
With the draft period over, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson assess each club's playing stocks and forecast the impact in 2017 - positive, negative or unchanged.
Emma Quayle runs the rule over each AFL club's new cohort of young talent.
Quirks, whispers, bits and pieces from the backrooms and sidelines of the national draft.
Alastair Clarkson's extraordinary legacy to the game of Australian rules football is unquestioned and according to his current contract at Hawthorn will continue at this level for at least another three years.
The AFL Commission will award a Brownlow Medal each to 2012 winners Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell at a ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday December 13.
Hawthorn great Brad Sewell has challenged the Hawks' ageing stars to aim up after anointing Greater Western Sydney as the 2017 AFL flag favourites.
Adelaide won't take Ben Jarman as a father-son selection in next week's draft after choosing not to nominate the small forward at the final bidding deadline on Friday.
Neither Trent Cotchin nor Sam Mitchell plan to contact Jobe Watson to commiserate with the Essendon captain after they replaced him as 2012 Brownlow Medal winners.
Jobe Watson will not be scratched from the 2012 All-Australian team despite the AFL Commission re-awarding his Brownlow Medal to Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin.
Newly crowned joint winner of the 2012 Brownlow Medal Sam Mitchell says his winning season was personally a tough one for his family.
Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin have expressed mixed feelings after the AFL declared them joint winners of the 2012 Brownlow Medal.
Football should do what it can to make Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin's Brownlow Medal moment one to cherish.
Former Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow will continue his AFL career at Gold Coast after joining the expansion club as a delisted free agent on Tuesday.
Ahead of this week's launch of Superdraft 2001 - a four-part podcast celebrating the 2001 draft 15 years on - Emma Quayle explains why it produced such a special group of players.
Lachie Keeffe has been elevated to Collingwood's primary list despite not playing a game in more than two years due to a drugs ban.
Fan favourite Matt Spangher and round-23 hero Jack Fitzpatrick have been dropped by Hawthorn.