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.

AFL

Essendon players choose not to join Hird, club case against ASADA

Adam Cooper, Jon Pierik The identities of the 34 Essendon players issued with show-cause notices will not be revealed in the Federal Court after a lawyer representing the group said they would not be joined to proceedings.

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

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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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.

St Kilda delists Winmar

St Kilda's Nick Winmar

Adam Cooper Second cousin of club great gets the same treatment as his more famous relative.

Dawes open for a fresh start

Melbourne's Chris Dawes

Adam Cooper Among Melbourne's younger players, Chris Dawes regularly finds himself asked for information.

No to goal-line technology

Sherrin

Adam Cooper AFL says no system effective enough to monitor an entire scoring zone.

Scott leads North signings

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

Adam Cooper North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has signed a contract extension that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.

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.

Brown rejuvenated and optimistic ahead of 2013 season

Veteran Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.

Brown's fresh approach

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could be.

AFL

Rival coaches want to nab some silverware

Adam Cooper Rival coaches Mick Malthouse and Michael Voss are agreed their sides won't be holding back in pursuit of silverware in Friday night’s NAB Cup final at Etihad Stadium.

AFL

Lions, Blues at full strength

Brisbane's Jonathan Brown and Carlton's Marc Murphy hold the NAB cup.14th March 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has forecast more than one role for Chris Judd in his return for Friday night's NAB Cup final against Brisbane in a bid to continue developing greater flexibility in his...

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AFL

AFL ponders earlier start to season to bolster northern markets

Andrew Demetriou.

Adam Cooper Future AFL seasons could start earlier and expand to 25 home and away games.

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