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

Live coverage: AFL pre-season grand final

Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watters: no turning back on Gram

Jason Gram.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters admits he is disappointed the club had to sack Jason Gram last year, but has ruled out any chance of the Saints ever recruiting the player again.

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.

Bulldog to have X-ray on possible broken rib

Koby Stevens (centre) is helped off the field on Saturday after he sustained an injury.

Adam Cooper and Emma Quayle Koby Stevens will have further tests ahead of round-one clash against Brisbane.

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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AFL

Malthouse admits to Krakouer concerns

Mick Malthouse at 3AW.

Adam Cooper Former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse admits he's unsure whether Andrew Krakouer will return to the AFL as the Magpie forward takes time away from the game to deal with family issues.

Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.

The common thread is cultural diversity

Marked for fame: Nic Naitanui, Alex Jesaulenko and Stephen Silvagni.

Adam Cooper Carlton great and West Coast star come together to promote multicultural-themed round.

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