Hawthorn and Fremantle appear shadows of the sides that contested the 2013 grand final.
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Luke Hodge's farewell game is looming for the Friday night stage, with Hawthorn requesting the timeslot for the round 23 fixture against the Western Bulldogs.
Long-serving Hawthorn forward Luke Breust says his "inspirational" coach deserves every plaudit he gets ahead of his milestone match.
Patty Dangerfield was like Get Smart's Leadside – he was the player who could sprint but not run. The Cats' 'cunning stupidity' foiled the best plans.
Hawthorn have been buoyed by the news that Rising Star award favourite Ryan Burton has re-signed with the club until the end of 2020.
Dustin Martin's altercation with Nick Robertson should cost the Tiger star a week - and his medal chance.
Hawthorn vice-captain Isaac Smith has told of "interesting" social media discourse after his second failed game-winning shot within a year against Geelong, but says he has accepted that "not one kick decides a game of footy".
Extent of damage to Geelong star remains uncertain, but post-match signs are positive.
Geelong coach Chris Scott says Patrick Dangerfield is heading towards legend status.
Such has been the nature of Geelong and Hawthorn's meetings in recent seasons, you could swear you'd seen it all. In this instance, you had.
Ian Dicker got to know Luke Hodge pretty well through his time as Hawthorn president. But there was always one element of mystery about the Hawks great. "I could never tell when he was injured," Dicker said this week.
Alastair Clarkson has dismissed speculation he could replace Nathan Buckley at Collingwood, declaring he is intent on remaining at Hawthorn.
Memo to the rest of the AFL - we're already on our way back.
Geelong great had a novel plan to get a teenager from Colac into the Cats' colours
No wonder Patrick Dangerfield has paid particular attention to Luke Hodge, arguably the greatest finals performer of the past decade.
Former Adelaide captain Mark Bickley has questioned how the Crows handle pay negotiations with players but expects Jake Lever to re-sign.
The sizzling Saints, why you shouldn't judge Richmond on a half of football, and the true mark of champion Hawk Luke Hodge.