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.

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

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

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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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.

AFL

Faceless Bombers in the mix

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

AFL

Tippett a Swan, as Prismall, Garlett ignored

Kurt Tippett

Adam Cooper Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.

AFL

Dees asked to explain boozy MCG antics

Jeremy Howe.

Adam Cooper Melbourne footballers Jeremy Howe, James Frawley and Lynden Dunn will have to explain themselves to their club after one was ejected from the cricket during a beer-soaked afternoon.

Byrnes stars for Demons

Adam Cooper Former Geelong forward Shannon Byrnes showed he could be a handy acquisition.

Connolly and Bailey bear the brunt of AFL tanking probe

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Adam Cooper The AFL has suspended former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and the club's ex-football operations manager Chris Connolly - both will keep their jobs.

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Demons cop huge fine on the chin

Don McLardy

Adam Cooper Melbourne president Don McLardy insists his club’s integrity is intact.

AFL priorities were wrong, says Roos

Paul Roos

Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.

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Integrity intact: Demons

Dees fined: Don McLardy faces the media.

Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.

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Puzzled Newbold backs AFL boss

Andrew Newbold

Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.

AFL

Sheedy warns 'fat' clubs to lay off Giants

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper GWS Giants coach claims some Melbourne clubs have become fat on self-interest.

Scotland eyes return

Carlton's Heath Scotland.

Adam Cooper Carlton veteran to line up on Friday, but Chris Judd will sit out another match.

AFL

Crows to button up on drug allegations

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Ashley Porter, Adelaide, and Adam Cooper Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson asks Crows fans to show the opposition respect.

AFL

Saint wary of EPL-like competition

Nick Riewoldt

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.