Brownlow Medal

Brownlow Medal race shaping as a classic with Ablett, Franklin and Heppell in the frame

Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.

Dyson Heppell suffers broken hand

Dyson Heppell: curse of the Brownlow fancies?

Jake Niall Dyson Heppell has a broken bone in his hand and will likely miss this weekend's game against Gold Coast.

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Scott Pendlebury now Brownlow Medal favourite following Gary Ablett surgery news

Gary Ablett leaves the field with an injury during the match against Collingwood on Saturday.

Daniel Cherny Not surprisingly, the news that Gary Ablett would miss the rest of the season caused a flurry among bookmakers to re-frame their Brownlow Medal markets.

Aaron Sandilands: Brownlow Medal contender or one-trick pony?

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Brad Elborough In some football conversations, giant Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands could be headed to breaking a 22-year Brownlow Medal drought for the AFL’s big men this season; others say the work he...

Veteran Bulldogs say Tom Liberatore 'already better' than Brownlow Medal-winning dad

Tony Liberatore.

Matt Murnane Two Western Bulldogs stars believe Tom Liberatore is already a better player than his father Tony, the 1990 Brownlow medallist.

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Live coverage: 2013 AFL Brownlow Medal count

Gary Ablett wins the 2013 Brownlow Medal.

Scott Spits Join us for live coverage of the 2013 AFL Brownlow Medal count. You'll find everything here. Instant analysis, round-by-round votes, the best Tweets and plenty more.

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Ablett wins Brownlow Medal

Gary Ablett

Jesse Hogan Gold Coast midfield star wins his second Brownlow Medal for the AFL's fairest and best player.

2013 Brownlow Medal: club-by-club votes

Club-by-club votes from the AFL Brownlow medal count on Monday night.

Ten to one: Will these games decide the Brownlow Medal winner?

Magpies midfielder Dane Swan.

Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.

2012 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard

The 2012 Brownlow Medal leaderboard after the umpires' votes from all 23 rounds.

2010 Brownlow Medal Blue Carpet

Rebecca Twigley at the Brownlow medals.

Players and partners arrive for the Brownlow Medal count at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Judd-ging the fairness of the Brownlow Medal

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Simon White Mirror, mirror on the wall, why does the Brownlow have to be for the fairest at all?

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Freo blunder leaves suspended Nat Fyfe with extra points

Nat Fyfe challenged his two-game ban.

Jesse Hogan Fremantle's Nat Fyfe has had his two-match suspension upheld and needlessly accrued 69 carry-over points in the process after a bungled tribunal challenge.

Why the Hawks don't like Mundy or Pav after loss in west

Dominant: David Mundy of the Dockers attempts to break away from  Ryan Schoenmakers of the Hawks.

Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.

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Alastair Clarkson eyes Fremantle's AFL stars

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson wants to coach Hayden Ballantyne in the International Rules Test.

Justin Chadwick Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson wants Fremantle's stars to play for him - but he needs a little help from the All-Australian selection panel first.

Nat Fyfe, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey all face suspension

Nathan Fyfe tries to break out of the congestion.

Jesse Hogan North Melbourne's finals campaign could be hit with a major blow with talisman Brent Harvey facing his second costly late-season visit to the tribunal in as many years after he was caught delivering...

Daniel Wells, Nat Fyfe could be in match review panel's sights

Nat Fyfe

Jesse Hogan Two players expected to play vital roles in the finals, Daniel Wells and Nat Fyfe, could have their preparation interrupted by the match review panel.

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Live AFL blog with Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly, noon Monday.

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No change to Brownlow, says Mark Evans

Mark Evans says he can’t envisage any system in the future where someone is suspended and is then eligible for the Brownlow.

Matt Murnane Players suspended during the season will never be eligible to win the Brownlow Medal as long as Mark Evans is in charge of football operations at the AFL.