Grand Final

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One bye, October grand final on cards

Caroline Wilson AFL players look certain to revert to just one bye round in the 2015 season with an October grand final also near certain in the AFL's determination to launch the season late – in April at the...

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Scott Pendlebury backs night AFL grand final

Scott Pendlebury

Jon Pierik Collingwood captain backs suggestions for the AFL grand final to be shifted from its traditional afternoon timeslot.

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Crows skipper Nathan van Berlo keen on twilight AFL grand final

MCG at night

Ashley Porter Injured Adelaide captain Nathan van Berlo believes a twilight or night AFL grand final is on the way.

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Lyon has faith in Dockers ahead of Grand Final rematch

Dockers battled the rain in Perth as they fought off the Gold Coast Suns.

Brad Elborough Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says he will leave the hype of Friday's 2013 grand final rematch to everyone else.

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Shifting tides as Dockers and Hawks get ready to clash in grand final rematch

Michael Gleeson Hawthorn in round two fielded a team with just 14 premiership players from last year. Fremantle had 20 of its grand finalists.

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Michael Barlow injury adds to Fremantle's woes for grand final rematch

Fremantle midfielder Michael Barlow has suffered a knee injury.

Michael Gleeson The pendulum swung slightly back to the champion in the grand final after a third key Docker was confirmed to miss Friday night's match at the MCG.

AFL grand final prank sparks criminal damage probe

Police are searching for two men over a beer prank at the MCG.

Jessica Wright A football fan got more than he paid for when he attended the Hawks-Freo grand final clash last month — a full beer's worth and a soggy hoodie, in fact.

Geelong star Steven Motlop still in pain over missing grand final

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Steven Motlop of the Cats celebrates after scoring a goal during the round two AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Pierik Motlop reveals the pain of losing a week earlier to Hawthorn was too much.

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AFL grand final 2013 entertainment headlined by local acts

Hunters and Collectors.

Patrick Bartley Hunters & Collectors will join another Australian band, Birds of Tokyo, as cornerstones of 2013 AFL grand final entertainment.

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Old Xavs into 15th grand final

Sherrin

Brad Beitzel Old Xavs advance to 15th grand final in Premier division since 1995.

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Ranges to wait and see on picking Boyd for grand final

Brent Diamond Likely No.1 draft pick may be named to play his first match in more than three months.

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Happy days as Cunningham chases grand final dream

Harry Cunningham celebrates his first AFL goal.

Andrew Wu Injuries have not been kind to Harry Cunningham but Sydney's crowded casualty ward means the Wagga Wagga youngster is now the envy of many footballers around the country.

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Former Lions to clash in grand final

Brent Diamond Former AFL players Troy Selwood and Daniel Pratt will lead teams in VFL final.

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Hawthorn star Lance Franklin declares he will be fit for AFL grand final

Lance Franklin

Jon Pierik Hawthorn star Lance Franklin says he's feeling no added emotion knowing next Saturday's AFL grand final might be his last game for the club.

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Hawthorn not driven by 2012 grand final loss

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Jarrad McVeigh and Mike Pyke of the Swans celebrate winning the 2012 AFL Grand Final match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 29, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Hawthorn say looking back to last year's AFL grand final defeat could do more harm than good as they seek to go one better next Saturday.

Fremantle Dockers beat Sydney Swans to win berth in AFL grand final

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Nick Smith of the Swans gets tackled by Chris Mayne of the Dockers during the AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough Fremantle Dockers hammer Sydney Swans to win a place in the AFL grand final for the first time.

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MCC to turn up the volume for grand final

Cyril Rioli celebrates a goal with Shaun Burgoyne.

Jesse Hogan Extraordinarily high crowd noise blamed for difficulties in players hearing the siren last Friday.

Live blog: Connolly during grand final week

Rohan Connolly

Discuss whatever footy topics take your fancy during a live blog with Rohan Connolly from midday on Monday. Log on now to send in your questions early or simply return to this website at 12 noon.

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No suspensions for AFL grand final

Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead.

No players are facing suspension for Saturday's AFL grand final between Hawthorn and Fremantle.

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Ross Lyon confident despite Dockers' lack of grand final experience ahead of Hawthorn battle

Ross Lyon

Brad Elborough Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says Hawthorn has no more to lose than his team on Saturday just because the Hawks played in and lost last year's Grand Final.