The legend of Leon Baker

Rohan Connolly   As the Bombers celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1984-85 flags, famous grand final figure Leon Baker recounts an amazing football journey.

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Tex messages: Adelaide's new skipper talks frankly

Samantha Lane   Man's man exterior, yes. Burgeoning football colossus, definitely. Friendly bloke who believes in enjoying a beer after a game, check. Sensitive by nature, nervous public speaker, neat freak, he's all that.

Footy card quiz: the '80s and '90s

Think you can spot the likes of Paul Roos and Stephen Silvagni at first glance? Test your knowledge with our footy card quiz.

Bontempelli handling the hype

Peter Hanlon   The Bulldogs are confident their young star has what it takes on and off the field.

Alex Rance's wander lust

Michael Gleeson 7:39 PM   Alex Rance is 25, playing the best football of his career and out of contract at the end of the year.

Inside story of anti-doping tribunal hearing

Whatever the Essendon players took in 2012, they took the points when they were cleared by the AFL anti-doping tribunal. Here's what happened inside the courtroom.

Would you rather be a Carlton or St Kilda supporter?

Matt Murnane   Would you rather be a Carlton or St Kilda supporter right now?

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Twenty-six months we won't get back

If only football did not have to go through the last 26 months. That figure fell from Jobe Watson's lips on Tuesday as if it was a jail term.

Gary Ablett's rare failure

Gold Coast have always followed their leading player's example - but last weekend that led them to play uncompetitive, "careful" football.

How bottom teams miss out on the champions

Jake Niall   The game's very best weren't picked first. Here's why

Ultimate Footy: Better in 2015

The ultimate fantasy AFL game, Ultimate Footy, takes your fantasy experience to a new level.

The brown-and-gold bent to two teams on the rise

Opposition Analyst   GWS and the Bulldogs are displaying different traits that have taken Hawthorn to the top

VIDEOS

Dons pip Hawks by two points

A gutsy display of pressure football propels Essendon to a thrilling two-point win over Hawthorn.

Dockers flex their muscle

Fremantle have continued their impressive start to the season with a dominant display against Geelong.

The accidental footballer

Leon Baker was never one to bask in the limelight and still considers himself an "accidental footballer".

Swans trump Port by 48 points

Lance Franklin kicks three goals as Sydney defeats Port Adelaide by 48 points in at Adelaide Oval.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 2

Round two votes for the 2015 Age Footballer of the Year award.

AFL season 2015: The right stuff

In of Hawthorn's second consecutive premiership last year, there's another football maxim that might need some re-writing.

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The legend of Leon Baker

Rohan Connolly   The dual premiership player is a famous grand final figure, yet one whose story has rarely been told.

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Priddis proves the power of humility

Peter Hanlon   Nowhere in a blocked-out calendar do the howls of "look at me" echo louder than the Brownlow.

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