Salary Cap

AFL

AFL player salary cap to rise, but no 100 per cent minimum

Jake Niall The AFL salary cap for players will have a larger increase next year, and in 2016, but clubs will not have to pay 100 per cent of their player payments, under the AFL's new deal and equalisation...

Werribee coach Lamont takes swipe at victor Williamstown over salary cap breach

Brent Diamond Werribee coach John Lamont has taken a significant swipe at arch rival Williamstown after his club's 11th consecutive loss to the Seagulls by nine points in a thriller at Burbank Oval on Sunday.

AFL

Stand-alone VFL clubs want increase in salary cap

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Brent Diamond Stand-alone VFL clubs pushing for an increase in salary cap to attract star players.

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Swans boss slams 'tacky' salary cap attack

Richard Colless.

Will Brodie Swans chairman Richard Colless has labelled a renewed attack on his club's salary cap concessions from Carlton chief executive Greg Swann as "tacky" as AFL clubs promote their positions ahead of next...

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Lions seek cash for salary cap

Brisbane lions logo.

Jake Niall The Brisbane Lions have asked the AFL for financial help to enable the club to pay 100 per cent of the salary cap from next year.

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Pies fined over salary cap error

Salary cap breach.

Martin Blake Collingwood has been fined $20,000 by the AFL for breaching player rules relating to the salary cap.

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Magpies' backs to the wall on salary cap

Collingwood footballer Travis Cloke during the Magpies training session at Catani Gardens in St Kilda.
Melbourne. 26 June 2012.

Paul Mulvey Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has warned any out-of-contract player who demands too much may be forced out of the club as the Magpies try to squeeze their stars under the AFL's salary cap.

Nick Malceski hints he would like to remain a Sydney Swan

Nick Malceski.

Andrew Wu Nick Malceski has given his strongest indication he will stay in Sydney next year but the door is still open on the possibility Saturday's grand final will be his last game in the red and white.

Paddy Ryder to meet Giants

Paddy Ryder is to meet with GWS.

Jake Niall Essendon's in-demand ruckman Paddy Ryder is set to meet Greater Western Sydney officials over the weekend, as the player weighs up his preferred club.

5 Questions Sydney v North Melbourne

Todd Goldstein's stats make his likely impact on the game

Matt Murnane How important is the weather?

Brenton Sanderson failed to win Mark Ricciuto's heart

Adelaide football director Mark Ricciuto.

Caroline Wilson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson was sacked after he failed to win the faith of the club’s influential football director Mark Ricciuto.

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Fremantle Dockers keen to lure James Frawley

Ross Lyon says Fremantle will chase free agent James Frawley.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has confirmed he is interested in signing free agent James Frawley but he hopes the tyranny of distance won't scare the Demon away.

The Sydney dynasty beckons

Jake Niall dinkus Dinkus

Jake Niall Predicting an AFL dynasty, or a period of relative success in that competition, has a similar success rate to flipping in blackjack or changing Labor leaders.

Brisbane to make offer to Ryder within days

Paddy Ryder is expected to be offered a four-year contract worth an estimated $2.5 million.

Phil Lutton Brisbane has confirmed it will offer Paddy Ryder a contract within days as the Bomber prepares for a meeting with Essendon club chiefs before Friday.

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Essendon's Paddy Ryder on verge of walkout

Paddy Ryder

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Essendon star Paddy Ryder could quit the club at the end of the season with his management looking at triggering a new breach-of-contract clause that would allow him to walk as a delisted free agent.

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Tigers' season no false dawn despite finals fade-out

Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson The season was a success, the finals a failure, Damien Hardwick soberly, bitterly, opined.

Trent Cotchin wants Tigers' finals pain to 'burn in the gut'

Tigers skipper Trent Cotchin.

Jon Pierik As Richmond turns its attention to list management, captain Trent Cotchin wants the pain of another brief finals series to ensure the Tigers have a "burning desire" for redemption next season.

Lions ask AFL for $3m - for footy and debt

Brisbane chief executive Greg Swann.

Jake Niall The Brisbane Lions have requested $3 million from the AFL to enable them to fund their football operations and shore up their troubled finances.

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Longmire happy to wait as clubs circle Malceski

Nick Malceski has not missed a game in the  past three years and is averaging a career-best 24 possessions this season.

Emma Quayle Nick Malceski will consider offers from up to four clubs before deciding where to continue his 10-year career.

Free agency not great for Saints: Nick Riewoldt

Nick Riewoldt:

Jon Pierik As St Kilda takes the formative steps in its rebuild, skipper Nick Riewoldt admits free agency has not been kind to the Saints and hopes equalisation will help give all clubs a greater chance to lure...