Essendon's run of player signings has continued with stand-in skipper Brendon Goddard the latest Bomber to agree to a new deal.
The AFL on Thursday announced a new record for club memberships. But it appears a significant proportion of these members aren’t actually turning up to games.
Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge has taken a major pay cut and will probably relinquish the club captaincy he has held for six years in his call to play on in 2017.
Hawthorn veterans Luke Hodge, Shaun Burgoyne and Josh Gibson have all signed up for the 2017 AFL season.
Adelaide may be without key midfielder Rory Sloane for their crucial final-round clash with West Coast after he was hit with a rough conduct charge.
Just how West Coast and Hawthorn react to the loss of ruckmen Nic Naitanui and Jonathon Ceglar may have a lot to do with determining this year's premier, as well as a perennial football debate.
Perth: West Coast don't have to wait long to see how they will go against the top sides without injured ruckman Nic Naitanui.
West Coast have surely ended Hawthorn chances of claiming one trophy this season - the minor premiership - after their 25-point win at Domain Stadium on Friday night.
Playing just his third game since undergoing surgery on both heels, Naitanui seriously injured his knee against Hawthorn.
Evergreen Hawthorn defender Matt Spangher is set to make his return from a serious hamstring injury for Box Hill against Collingwood at Box Hill City Oval on Saturday.
There's a real sense of finals in the air as the top-of-the-table Hawks face a big challenge against the sixth-placed Eagles in Perth.
Alastair Clarkson sits comfortably alongside Leigh Matthews as one of the great coaches of the modern era. Another win on grand final day this year and he might just be the greatest.
Despite coming perilously close to a suspension a fortnight ago, Hawthorn superstar Cyril Rioli will not think twice about laying an opponent out if the opportunity presented itself again.
When it comes to the capacity to land a killer blow, there’s still no teams who do it better than Hawthorn or Sydney.
Hawthorn swingman Ryan Schoenmakers has shrugged off a frustrating groin injury, getting through unscathed on return for Box Hill in their upset 22-point win over Sandringham at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.
Defensive stalwart says he's close to signing a new deal to continue his career with the Hawks next season.
Hawthorn was still not playing grand final football and would not be resting any players in the lead-up to September, coach Alastair Clarkson said.
Hawthorn didn't play four quarters against North Melbourne. But so good was their first, it didn't matter.
North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey is likely to attract the attention of the AFL's match review panel this week, after making contact with Sam Mitchell that might be considered too high.