Off Season

AFL

Cameron Ling the hottest property of the off-season?

Cameron Ling.

Jon Pierik Provided Cameron Ling opts to join the assistant coaching ranks next year, a move he is deliberating, in sharemarket terms he looms as one of the major ''buys'' of this year's off-season.

Pert worried about 'volcanic' off-season behaviour by players

Collingwood's Gary Pert

Jon Pierik As concerns about illicit drug use by AFL players mount, Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert says some players are guilty of "volcanic behaviour" during the off-season and wants a forum of all...

Port Melbourne veteran will play key role in showdown with Box Hill

Toby Pinwill wins the ball during a match against Richmond on July 26.

Brent Diamond Port Melbourne warrior Toby Pinwill has come of age since he was controversially red-carded from a final against the Box Hill Hawks in 2010 after the cult figure was reported twice for rough conduct.

AFL club Melbourne re-signs Rohan Bail, Aidan Riley and Dean Terlich

Liam Mannix Rohan Bail, Aidan Riley and Dean Terlich have all avoided the end-of-season cull at Melbourne, signing new contracts with the club.

3AW a footy ratings winner

3aw logo.

Jon Pierik 3AW Football has regained lost ground and emerged as a ratings winner, as most of its callers and expert commentators seek to renegotiate new contracts.

St Kilda's American rookie puts the pieces together

St Kilda’s American import found:

Emma Quayle Chicago born Jason Holmes knew nothing about Australian Rules football when he was first asked to have a go.

Richmond president says team must be better

Eight wins in a row, but Richmond president Peggy O'Neal isn't counting any chickens.

Caroline Wilson Peggy O'Neal says winning run will not ‘blind’ club.

Injury-hit Collingwood could make seven changes

Walking wounded: Scott Pendlebury (centre) is one of a host of injured Magpies.

Michael Gleeson Collingwood could make at least seven changes for the GWS match

Why Melbourne shouldn't get a priority pick

Emma Quayle.

Emma Quayle In requesting another priority pick it feels like Melbourne is reinforcing the sense of helplessness that has surrounded it for so long, and that it should be doing its best to disown.

Mark Thompson the only coach to hold on to $5000 development subsidy

Mark Thompson is resisting the AFLCA push.

Caroline Wilson The cash-strapped AFL Coaches' Association has convinced all but one of the 18 senior club coaches to each sacrifice a $5000 professional development subsidy in a bid to restore the organisation's...

Tagger: Six steps from Brent Harvey to Curtly Ambrose

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon One day, we'll reflect that the saddest part of this sorry saga was that football looked to rugby league for a steer on what to do next.

Dane Swan set to return for Magpies

Michael Gleeson Collingwood is likely to welcome back Brownlow medallist Dane Swan as one of several changes to the team this week.

Tim Watson calls ASADA's bluff

Tim Watson: “There has been a lot of bluff, a lot of creation of narrative that has taken place right through this last 18 months.

Matt Murnane Former Essendon great Tim Watson casts doubt on whether ASADA would re-issue show-cause notices if the anti-doping body loses the Federal Court case.

Rising GWS Giant Jonathon Patton happy to stay put, for now

Hot property: Greater Western Sydney star Jonathon Patton.

Andrew Wu Jonathon Patton will wait until next season before deciding if he will remain at Greater Western Sydney but says he still owes the club for giving him a crack in the AFL.

Giants coach Leon Cameron confident of retaining GWS youngsters

Adrian Warren In-demand Greater Western Sydney forward Jon Patton is in no hurry to decide his future, but Giants coach Leon Cameron remains confident his club can hold onto the vast majority of their young stars.

Collingwood's future still bright, confident coach Nathan Buckley insists

Nathan Buckley during Saturday's game.

Jesse Hogan Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley will not resile from his belief the core of players that will spearhead its next premiership bid are already at the club, despite its stumble this year that will...

Horsham coach shows heart and soul of a true Saint

Against all odds: Phil Butsch in action for the Horsham Saints.

Adam McNicol The Saints' committee knew it was taking a risk when it appointed Phil Butsch as senior coach.

Nick Riewoldt: The Saint, the winner

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd Matthew Lloyd discusses life and football with St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt.

Dermott Brereton says AFL equalisation measures are a disincentive to purchasing memberships

AFL equalisation.

Daniel Cherny Former Hawthorn champion and board member Dermott Brererton says he is affronted by the prospect of Hawthorn being slugged for excess spending on its football department.

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St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey out for the season with knee tendonitis

Tom Hickey's frustrating season has come to an end.

Daniel Cherny St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey as been diagnosed with knee tendonitis and won't play again in 2014.