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AFL - not really the game of the people

Peter Hanlon 6:30 PM   As the Bulldogs tossed zeroes in the air and Tom Boyd dived for the nearest pen, a country community that produces sporting stars like spuds was looking the other way. Real life and death is a sober reminder that AFL football actually isn't.

Fierce competition drove Hallahan out of Hawthorn

Sherrin footy

Ronny Lerner   Fierce competition for spots at Hawthorn was ultimately the driving force behind Mitch Hallahan’s decision to join Gold Coast during this month’s trade period.

Luxury tax could be a coaching lifesaver, says Hawks chief

Andrew Newbold.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold believes the introduction of the football department tax from next season could inadvertently bring greater stability to the tenure of senior coaches.

Hawks off-load three

Kyle Cheney is off to his third AFL home.

Daniel Cherny   The Hawks off-loaded fringe trio Mitch Hallahan, Luke Lowden and Kyle Cheney in a complicated pair of trades which ultimately landed the Hawks two extra draft selections.

Hallahan traded from Hawks to Suns

Mitch Hallahan.

Emma Quayle   Mitch Hallahan has moved from Hawthorn to Gold Coast on the final day of trading.

Foot scans end Trengove-to-Tigers deal

Ronny Lerner   Jack Trengove’s proposed switch to Richmond in this trade period suffered a mortal blow on Tuesday after scans revealed the former Melbourne skipper re-aggravated the navicular injury in his left foot.

Crows chase Giants big man

Kyle Cheney playing in the VFL.

Michael Gleeson   Adelaide's search for a ruckman has seen it pursue talks with Giants big man Tom Downie.

AFL Trades 2014: wrap of day four

Ryan Griffen

Ronny Lerner   After a quiet first three days, the AFL trade period exploded into life on Thursday with some huge news.

Hawthorn snares former No. 2 draft pick Jono O’Rourke in first trade of off-season

Hawthorn-bound: Jono O'Rourke.

Liam Mannix   Jono O'Rourke will move to the Hawks from GWS in the first completed swap of this year's trading period.

AFL Trade Period 2014: Levi Greenwood chooses Collingwood on steady second day

Collingwood bound: Levi Greenwood

Daniel Cherny   Out-of-contract North Melbourne midfielder Levi Greenwood choosing Collingwood as his preferred destination was the highlight of a steady day two of AFL trade period.

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AFL free agency and trades: Demons get pick three as compensation for departing James Frawley

Jack Frawley

Jesse Hogan   Melbourne will boast two of the first three picks in this year's national draft as compensation for free-agent defender James Frawley's✓ defection to Hawthorn.

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AFL trades and free agency: Hawthorn adds James Frawley to premiership list

James Frawley.

James Frawley says the lure of of challenging for a flag with Hawthorn was the key reason for his switch to the AFL premiers.

Hawthorn star Jordan Lewis living the dream on and off field

Hawks best and fairest winner Jordan Lewis.

Roy Ward   Jordan Lewis has won three flags but had never won a best and fairest award – until Saturday night.

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Brad Sewell says goodbye to Hawthorn with stirring speech

Looking forward to his next journey: Brad Sewell.

Roy Ward   Veteran midfielder took the rare chance to address the audience at Hawthorn's best and fairest night and retire from AFL football.

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Jordan Lewis wins his first Peter Crimmins Medal as premier Hawthorn's best and fairest

Jordan Lewis had a stellar season in 2014.

Roy Ward   Hawthorn midfielder Jordan Lewis has capped the best season of his career by winning his first Peter Crimmins Medal as the premiership club's best and fairest.

Hawthorn proves practice makes perfect

Tim Lane dinkus

Tim Lane   As Hawthorn's modus operandi is studied in minute detail following last weekend's triumph, one set of basic numbers tells a familiar story. It relates to what may be football's oldest truism, and more particularly to its converse.

Shunned Sewell retires

Brad Sewell

Jon Pierik   Dual premiership midfielder Brad Sewell has decided to retire after Hawthorn opted to not offer him a new contract.

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Hawthorn defender Brian Lake does not want to limit his AFL future to one year

In for the long run: Brian Lake.

Recently re-signed Hawthorn dual premiership defender Brian Lake has hinted he may play on beyond 2015.

James Frawley wants to join Hawthorn as free agent

James Frawley may join the Hawks.

Melbourne defender James Frawley is set to join the Hawks on a lucrative deal.

Hawks, Tasmania want to continue partnership

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman.

Alex Fair   Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has given his strongest indication so far of his government's wish to extend its sponsorship arrangement with Hawthorn, with talks between the two parties set to take place next week.