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Adam Cooper Essendon coach James Hird wants his players to increase aerobic capacity for 2013.
Adam Cooper Richmond coach raises concerns over how the new rule will be interpreted in the wet.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.
Adam Cooper Fate already seems on the side of former steeplechaser to make his AFL debut.
Adam Cooper Essendon is set to use midfielder David Zaharakis in a limited capacity against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night, while key-position player Michael Hurley has proved his fitness and has been...
Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse has nominated improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took in thrashing Fremantle by 70 points in their NAB Cup match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Ashley Porter and Adam Cooper Dees coach believes contest with Port indicates AFL's rotation cap not in players' best interests.
Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.
Adam Cooper Collingwood plans to use almost to its entire playing list through the NAB Cup.
Adam Cooper Return of Jeremy Laidler and Sam Rowe in Carlton's first intra-club match of the year has the Blues optimistic they can put their injury curse behind them in 2013.
Adam Cooper The ruckman St Kilda gave up its prized compensation pick for made an encouraging start to the pre-season campaign with his new club and has coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught...
Adam Cooper Coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught short in the ruck this year.
Adam Cooper Much has changed since Dale Morris last played an AFL game.
Adam Cooper Mitch Robinson is aiming to turn his fight at the Big Day Out into a bigger week out.
Adam Cooper Richmond opens its doors to the future, but it will be the disappointment of the past two seasons that drives coach Damien Hardwick as he and his players fly to Cairns.
Adam Cooper Essendon forward hopeful increase in aerobic fitness will make him less vulnerable to injuries.
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.
Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit expects his experience to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates.
Adam Cooper and Sam Lienert Collingwood forward Travis Cloke admits his preference is to stay with the Magpies but says he doesn't feel any pressure to temper contract demands to suit the club.
Adam Cooper Police charge disgraced former AFL player manager Ricky Nixon with five offences following his arrest early this morning.