Tigers' coach denies finals hopes in tatters

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick

Jason Phelan Richmond coach Damien Hardwick denies his side's finals hopes are in tatters despite the Tigers' lacklustre performance in Friday night's 38-point loss to Collingwood.

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Relying on West up north

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Mark Kenny, Footy Prophet Trent West could now become one of the most valuable ruckmen in fantasy football after a severe knee injury struck down Matthew Leuenberger.


AFL finals a leap too far for GWS Giants, says coach Leon Cameron

GWS coach Leon Cameron.

Greater Western Sydney might be sitting inside the AFL's top eight for the first time in their short history, but coach Leon Cameron isn't about to start labelling them a finals force.

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Western Bulldogs recall Jason Tutt as Jason Akermanis backs GWS Giants to make AFL finals

AFL Round 18.St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs. Bulldog's Jason Tutt in action at Etihad Stadium.29 July 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra's Jason Tutt inspire the Western Bulldogs to victory at Manuka Oval again?


Tigers' finals already in the balance, says Matthew Richardson

Tyrone Vickery of the Tigers gets away from Jake Stringer of the Bulldogs during the round three match on Saturday.

Jason Phelan Richmond's finals hopes are already hanging in the balance, according to club legend Matthew Richardson.


Chris Scott lukewarm on Cats' finals chances

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins in action in the opening round clash against The Adelaide Crows.

Peter Hanlon Geelong coach Chris Scott has rated the Cats below the competition's top three teams and said Thursday night's hard-fought home win over Adelaide was compelling early-season evidence there will be no...


Andrew Demetriou says Greater Western Sydney will make finals within five years

Andrew Demetriou speaks to Giants players at the media launch of the Sydney derby with the Swans.

Andrew Wu AFL chief Andrew Demetriou has set Greater Western Sydney a pass mark of six wins this year but believes the league's newest club will be a finalist within five seasons.


North Melbourne's Brent Harvey puts finals talk out of mind

Brent Harvey

Matt Murnane Boomer can see why some are predicting Roos can go from pretender to contender.


Damien Hardwick says nothing short of finals footy is acceptable for Richmond in 2014

Damien Hardwick is happy with progress.

Peter Hanlon Coach and modern-day Richmond don't subscribe to the stigma of old Richmond.


Western Bulldogs not talking finals: Giansiracusa

While Bulldogs veteran Daniel Giansiracusa believes it's one of the most open AFL seasons in memory, he's not buying into talk of finals.


Bombers investigation done by finals: AFL

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Roger Vaughan The AFL is confident the investigation into Essendon's supplements scandal will be resolved well before the September finals series.


Lions' finals chances come down to Port clash

Brisbane coach Michael Voss says the Lions' small AFL finals chance makes next Sunday's clash with Port Adelaide very big.

Lions do just enough to stay in finals race

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Tom Rockliff of the Lions gathers the ball during the round 17 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions at TIO Stadium on July 20, 2013 in Darwin, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Brent Diamond Lions may be fast finishers in race to the finals with a 19-point win over Melbourne.


North: we would take Bombers' finals spot

North Melbourne Football Club

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he won't look a gift horse in the mouth if the AFL's investigation into Essendon's supplements scandal results in the Bombers being stripped of premiership...


Bombers investigation resolved before finals: AFL


The AFL is confident the investigation into Essendon's supplements scandal will be resolved well before the finals series.

Gold Coast Suns dare to dream of finals

Gold Coast are daring to dream about making the AFL finals following the biggest upset in the fledgling club's history but they're expecting far less favours from Carlton on Saturday.


Port Adelaide not buying into AFL finals talk

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley isn't buying any of the Cinderella story stuff.


Bombers finals' could hinge on court

James Hird

Jon Pierik, Emma Quayle A leading sports lawyer says Essendon could mount a case for an injunction to play in the finals should the club be stripped of premiership points in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority...

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Little men must stand tall in Blues' finals bid

Dejected Blues leave the field after losing to Hawthorn in round 12.

Rohan Connolly Sometimes the AFL ladder flatters to deceive, and occasionally it doesn't do a team justice.

Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss won’t speculate on AFL future, finals

Brisbane Lions coach Michael Voss.

The ‘‘F’’ word won’t be uttered any time soon by Lions Michael Voss - and it’s not ‘‘finals’’.