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...

Saints re-sign another youngster

Jon Pierik Emerging St Kilda midfielder Blake Acres has joined the growing list of young talent to re-sign with the club.

Match Review Panel must decide if Brent Harvey's act was as bad as its consequence

Brent Harvey

Jesse Hogan For impact, Brent Harvey should walk free after the Match Review Panel assesses his bump that cut Geelong's Joel Selwood above the eyebrow. For consequence, however, he is likely to walk the plank.

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North Melbourne's Brent Harvey offered one-match suspension

Brent Harvey could be on the sidelines again following this clash with Joel Selwood.

Jesse Hogan North veteran slugged with a one-match suspension that, barring a successful tribunal challenge, will sideline him from his side's first preliminary final for seven years.

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Live blog with Rohan Connolly, noon Monday

North Melbourne on a roll.

Rohan Connolly Discuss the footy issues that matter to you with The Age's voice of the people, Rohan Connolly.

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Kangaroos pip Cats by six points to enter preliminary final

Geelong's James Kelly is taken down by North's Andrew Swallow.

Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.

Young Bulldogs overrun Port Melbourne to make VFL grand final

Happy days: Footscray’s Brett Goodes (left) celebrates with Jason Johannisen during Saturday’s preliminary final.

Brent Diamond Footscray coach Chris Maple hopes Bulldogs fans will travel to Etihad Stadium in droves next Sunday after his team remarkably made the VFL grand final in its return season as a stand-alone team after...

GWS chief David Matthews gets over loss of battle for Lance Franklin and wishes for Swans win

GWS chief David Matthews.

Samantha Lane Jilted, just 12 months ago, after AFL superstar Lance Franklin slipped through Greater Western Sydney’s fingers, club chief Dave Matthews says he now hopes the gun forward leads the Swans to...

Surprise packet Bulldogs brim with talent for VFL match that offers shade of 1923

A Sherrin footy.

Brent Diamond Footscray has named a strong line-up for its preliminary final clash against Port Melbourne as perhaps shades of 1923 hit the VFL in this finals series.

Scott twins the best of enemies this week

Great Scotts.

Michael Voss One of my favorite television shows of recent times was the hit series "West Wing". The story of the United States President and his staff taking charge of the White House and leading their country...

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We were embarrassed, say Bombers

Essendon midfielder David Myers did not mince his words after elimination final fadeout against North Melbourne.

2014 Report Card: Richmond

Matt Murnane What went right and what went wrong for Richmond in 2014.

The Richmond report card

Aaron Edwards and Dustin Martin attend the Richmond Mad Monday celebrations.

Matt Murnane What went right for the Tigers in season 2014? And what went wrong?

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.

Western rivals Werribee and Williamstown to meet in VFL semi-final

Ben Warren has been the leading goalkicker for Werribee this season.

Brent Diamond Werribee has set up a VFL semi-final showdown against its western arch rival Williamstown after a gutsy 37-point win over North Ballarat.

Surprise loss to Giants has put a dent in Bulldogs season: coach

Jake Stringer rues a missed mark late in the game.

Matt Murnane Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney concedes Sunday's six-point loss to Greater Western Sydney has put a dent in the overall outlook of a season that has produced one win less than in 2013.

Richmond's climb up the AFL ladder one for the record books

Richmond

Rohan Connolly Richmond's climb up the ladder from 3-10 has not only created football history, but set the Tigers up for further success, regardless of what happens next week.

Hawthorn optimistic about Brian Lake's fitness for Geelong final

Luke Hodge and coach Alastair Clarkson at the AFL finals launch.

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn is optimistic one of its key players, Brian Lake, will be fit for Friday night's qualifying finals against Geelong, and is bracing for the Cats to receive a similar boost with the inclusion...

AFL

West Coast Eagles aim to eat their way to success

West Coast coach Adam Simpson wants his Eagles to bulk up.

Forget about the gruelling running sessions, West Coast players will start heading to the all-you-can-eat buffets as coach Adam Simpson attempts to transform his side into a premiership contender.