Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper joined The Age in 2011 after a decade with AAP, the country's news service. Email or tweet Adam with your news tips.

Supreme Court to hear Bruce Reid's arbiter bid in Essendon supplements case

Bruce Reid

Adam Cooper A Supreme Court hearing in two weeks' time will determine whether Essendon Football Club doctor Bruce Reid will have a charge against him heard by an independent arbiter.

Rocks and abuse all in a day's work for junior umpire

Umpires Tiffany Farrow and Joey Kozina.

Adam Cooper and Megan Levy Goal umpire Tiffany Farrow, 15, has had rocks thrown at her and more than once has been told to 'go back to the kitchen'.

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Clarkson hit with junior match ban

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Adam Cooper Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has been banned from officiating in his son's junior football matches for the first four matches of next season after swearing at an umpiring coach during an under-9s...

AFL launches Demons tanking claim probe

Brock McLean

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.

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A timeline on 'tanking' in the AFL

Sherrin football

Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL

Tanking: now the government is involved

Adam Cooper Victoria's gambling regulator has been asked how to ensure punters have confidence in the integrity of AFL games amid the tanking investigation centred on Melbourne.

AFL

Bulldogs rue fixture's financial hit

Brad Scott and Brendan McCartney.

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.

Current Demons unaffected by tank turmoil: Clark

Mitch Clark

Adam Cooper and Caroline Wilson Melbourne forward Mitch Clark says the tanking investigation circling his club is having no impact on the players as they prepare for the 2013 season.

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Judd cools Malthouse hopes

Carlton captain Chris Judd

Adam Cooper Chris Judd is sure he and his Carlton teammates will know exactly where they stand under Mick Malthouse, but has warned against expecting all the Blues’ problems to be instantly solved.

Judd: Mick not the messiah

No expectations: Chris Judd.

Adam Cooper Carlton skipper warns against expecting all the Blues' problems to be instantly solved.

Wilderness for Dees: Kennett

Mark Neeld oversees Melbourne's first training run on Thursday.

Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.

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AFL

Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy saw Dees' problems coming

Kevin Sheedy.

Adam Cooper Veteran coach says he foresaw problems when interviewed by Demons in 2007.

After a season full of injuries, no major changes for Bombers

James Hird

Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird wants his players to increase aerobic capacity for 2013.

Hurley in fitness push

Michael Hurley

Adam Cooper Essendon forward hopeful increase in aerobic fitness will make him less vulnerable to injuries.

AFL

Rodan relishes new role at Demons

David Rodan

Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit David Rodan expects his various experiences to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates, but is hopeful he can stay at the club long enough to see the circle of success turn.

Rodan can see the good in the Demons

Melbourne mentor: The Demons' mature recruit David Rodan at training this week.

Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit expects his experience to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates.

AFL

Faceless Bombers in the mix

bombers

Adam Cooper Two relative unknowns, Dylan Van Unen and Nick Kommer, could be vying for selection for round one.

AFL

New Tigers fuel finals hopes

Richmond's four new draftees (left to right) Liam McBean,Nick Vlastuin, Matthew McDonough and Kamdyn McIntosh in the gym at Punt Road.25th November 2012, THE AGE.Picture by Mal Fairclough

Adam Cooper Richmond opens its doors to the future, but it will be the disappointment of the past two seasons that drives coach Damien Hardwick as he and his players fly to Cairns.