Issues

AFL

I have no issues with Mick Malthouse: Jarrad Waite

Important Blue: Jarrad Waite.

Alana Schetzer Carlton forward Jarrad Waite has hosed down rumours he and coach Mick Malthouse are feuding, despite a reportedly rocky working relationship.

AFL

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan hits back at those taking 'cheap shots'

Daniel Cherny AFL chief takes a swipe at those criticising the AFL in the wake of his concession that mistakes had been made this year.

AFL

Carlton coach Mick Malthouse rues another narrow loss

Chris Judd misses a shot on goal during Carlton's match against Fremantle.

Brad Elborough Mick Malthouse concedes that losing consistently by narrow margins is a problem for a club and is not simply a case of a side suffering bad luck at the end of games.

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AFL

Franklin in the way of Bombers path to finals

Essendon bomber ... Buddy Franklin averages five goals against Essendon.

Alana Schetzer Essendon midfielder Brendon Goddard has declared the Sydney Swans are ‘without deficiencies’ as the Bombers start their uncertain march towards finals.

Ross Lyon: Fremantle will get 'nowhere' with this type of footy

Fremantle v Carlton

Brad Elborough Coach Ross Lyon is clearly unimpressed with the standard of football Fremantle has produced in the past two rounds, saying that type of play would take the Dockers "nowhere".

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North defender Nathan Grima to return for Werribee

Brent Diamond The Kangaroos will be eager to get some game time into Nathan Grima, who has been sidelined since round eight after playing seven matches for the season.

AFL

AFL facing legal action from its own media department

Gillon McLachlan has attempted to play down a dispute between the AFL and its media arm.

Daniel Cherny The AFL is facing legal action from its own media arm.

Pearce Hanley the Pirate of Roscommon - or Mayo

Martin Flanagan As Pearce Hanley points out, he didn’t choose the AFL – the AFL, through the Brisbane Lions, chose him.

AFL

More Saturday afternoon football at the MCG next year

AFL is set to return to the MCG on Saturday afternoons in season 2015.

Caroline Wilson Saturday afternoon football at the MCG, the once-traditional punctuation mark of winters in Melbourne, will creep back into the AFL calendar next season.

Danny Frawley to reveal health issues after returning to work on Wednesday

Danny Frawley.

Caroline Wilson Danny Frawley will this week end his self-imposed sabbatical from the media, in a return to work which will see him reveal details of the health issues that followed his departure from the top job at...

AFL

Gary Ablett issues AFL rallying call for Suns

Gary Ablett turns it on against Collingwood.

Dual Brownlow Medallist is eyeing off a return to September football as Gold Coast enter the final third of their campaign clinging to eighth spot.

AFL

Carlton's issues run deeper than poor skills

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik Relatively content after a fortnight of encouraging performances, but not wins, against Geelong and Hawthorn, Mick Malthouse declared on Friday the Blues were playing their best football in the 18...

Sports bosses to address integrity issues

Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...

AFL

AFL needs to resolve fixture issues, says Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire sounded like he was reading slabs of text off the page.

Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says this season's fixture and match time slots have not generated enough support.

AFL

Stadium issues rile AFL, clubs

Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's parting shot at the MCG on Friday underlines the AFL's long history of hostility with the game's spiritual home.

Melbourne puts forward Mitch Clark on indefinite leave over health issues

Jon Pierik Melbourne forward Mitch Clark has been granted indefinite leave from the club to deal with his personal health.

AFL

Eagles recruit Xavier Ellis sheds fitness issues

Former Hawthorn player Xavier Ellis in 2012.

Justin Chadwick West Coast recruit Xavier Ellis admits he was glad former coach John Worsfold wasn't around to challenge him to a race when he arrived for the AFL club's pre-season training.

Crows have anxiety issues: Sanderson

Brenton Sanderson

Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson blames a lack of composure for near-misses this season that will cost the Crows a finals spot.

AFL

Not just Essendon: issues with supplement use by 12 AFL clubs

AFL supplements.

An AFL survey has revealed that there have been several issues with most clubs’ use of supplements, as the league seeks to formalise changes to its anti-doping code.

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Crow coach issues Kurt reminder

Steve Larkin, Adelaide Out of sorts and almost out of contract, Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett has been challenged by his coach to salvage his AFL finals campaign.