Hawthorn Hawks

Results say bottom half of eight have runs on board

Rohan Connolly 7:59 PM   This looks like the season when a team could really win the premiership from the bottom half of the eight. And that's not just observation, the numbers back it up.

Stop the bickering: Tassie footy chief

Scott Wade (right) is calling for unity.

Jon Pierik 3:12 PM   Tasmanian football chief Scott Wade has called for an end to the bickering between various football regions in his state, declaring they must find a way to "speak as one" before they will be seriously considered to have an AFL club of their own.

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How things stand entering round 23

Swan Isaac Heeney soars for a mark as Sydney do their best to secure a double chance

Daniel Cherny   The top eight landscape entering the final round of the year.

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Clarkson proud of his team's resilience

Jarryd Roughead congratulates teammate James Frawley who kicked three goals in the win over Brisbane.

Rob Shaw and Corey Martin   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says it's a credit to the club how it had come together to deal with the adversity of recent weeks.

Longmire needs to revive the Swans

Illustration: Mick Connolly

Jake Niall   John Longmire needs to take risks to revive the Swans as a premiership threat.

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Ten-goal second quarter drives Hawks

Hawthorn v Brisbane

Corey Martin   Four goals to Jack Gunston during his 100th AFL game have helped premiers Hawthorn to a 72-point drubbing of Brisbane.

Finals likely to start in Perth

Luke Shuey of the Eagles is tackled by Jonathon Ceglar of the Hawks during the round 19 match on Saturday night.

Daniel Cherny   With the eight finalists set after Geelong's loss to Collingwood on Friday night, attention has turned to the potential composition of week one finals, which appear likely to begin in Perth.

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Live AFL scores: Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions

Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead

Most observers are tipping a massive Hawthorn victory in the Apple Isle. Sam Mitchell is missing for the Hawks due to illness.

Can Hawks afford to play both Lake and Frawley deep in defence?

Big decision: Alastair Clarkson has to decide how best to use James Frawley (above) and Brian Lake.

Garry Lyon   Challenges have emerged for Alastair Clarkson and his coaching group. One is how they best deploy the services of their two key defenders, Brian Lake and James Frawley.

The Magnificent Two – a new-age western

Eagle joy: Guy McKenna, John Worsfold and Chris Mainwaring after the 1992 grand final.

Peter Hanlon   What happens when the west rules the roost? We might be about to find out.

Ratten and Hodge fly south, but no Mitchell or Bolton

Brett Ratten will be part of the Hawks' coaching group on Saturday.

Daniel Cherny   It's one former Carlton coach in, one future Blues coach out at Hawthorn.

Hawks flag would be one from the heart

Testing times: Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks sporting a match-day bandage on his lip after facial surgery.

Rohan Connolly   A third premiership in a row for Hawthorn would break new ground for the club. But given the sort of unforeseen circumstances the Hawks have dealt with constantly of late, an amazing achievement on a whole different level.

Hawks flag would be one from the heart

Testing times: Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks after facial surgery last month.

Rohan Connolly   A third premiership in a row for Hawthorn would break new ground for the club. But given the sort of unforeseen circumstances the Hawks have dealt with constantly of late, an amazing achievement on a whole different level.

AFL freezes finals ticket prices

Finals tickets

Samantha Lane   The AFL will freeze ticket prices in this year's finals series in a bid to get more people to the game.

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AFL: Burgoyne backs Bolton; Hawks will be OK

Still confident: Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks.

Hawthorn midfielder Shaun Burgoyne does not believe the departure of Brendon Bolton for Carlton will harm the Hawks' premiership chances.

Bolton from the Blue: How Carlton chose their coach

Brendon Bolton

Jake Niall   Seven days after Essendon parted with former player James Hird, Carlton has hired a man who has never played AFL.

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New Carlton coach Bolton to leave Hawthorn within days

Brendon Bolton.

Brendon Bolton will leave Hawthorn Football Club at the end of the week after Carlton confirmed him as their new senior coach.

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Brendon Bolton: always a teacher, even in the VFL

New Blues coach Brendon Bolton at Hawthorn training on Tuesday.

Brent Diamond   New Carlton coach Brendon Bolton's hard-line approach and accountable style of football were key elements to his coaching philosophy as he demanded respect through transforming the culture at the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL.

Hodge accepts two-match ban

Luke Hodge and Chad Wingard exchange words during Friday's match.

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge has predictably accepted a two-game suspension.

When does Bolton turn from Hawk to Blue?

Brendon Bolton.

Matt Murnane   Brendon Bolton's move from Hawthorn to Carlton won't be discussed publicly until he is unveiled as coach on Tuesday afternoon.

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