Salary Cap

AFL

Stand-alone VFL clubs want increase in salary cap

Sherrin

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

AFL

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

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...

AFL

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.

AFL

Geelong and Hawthorn: the greatest modern teams

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd Geelong and Hawthorn are the greatest modern-day football clubs in the AFL by the length of the Flemington straight.

AFL

AFL players push radical free agency plan

Gary Ablett could become a free agent at the end of his next contract.

Jake Niall AFL players are pushing hard for a new free agency that would be make it much easier for players to move to a third club.

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Ultimate Footy: Jenkins or McKernan?

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The Adelaide Crows’ forward line has had some very large holes appear in recent years.

AFL

Bryce Gibbs: should he stay or go?

Bryce Gibbs

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs was once a coveted urgent re-signing, but Carlton should now pause to consider.

AFL

Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

Rob Kerr

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.

Should Carlton let Bryce Gibbs go?

Bryce Gibbs.

Michael Gleeson Bryce Gibbs recently asked to sit down with Carlton to discuss its plans for the future so he could better decide his own plans. Carlton’s prospectus has since changed. So too has Gibbs’.

AFL

Carlton's lowest ebbs

A North Melbourne fan tries in vain to hand an unwanted gift to the Blues in 1998

Daniel Cherny A 23-point loss to Melbourne which, before Saturday, had just 17 goals in the first three rounds, has left Carlton languishing.

AFL

Saints go from top to bottom on pay ladder

In the cheap seats: St Kilda are now the lowest paid club in the AFL.

Jake Niall St Kilda has lowered its player payments to the point that it is paying the minimum salary cap allowed, while the club is not expected to pursue expensive free agents such as Melbourne defender James...

AFL

What cost the high-priced recruit?

Wayne Carey.

Wayne Carey Lance Franklin's big salary may not be popular with some of his teammates.

AFL

How much losing can Nathan Jones bear?

Jake Niall dinkus

Jake Niall The Melbourne Football Club is a good place to consider futile labor and the concept of pushing a boulder up a hill.

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AFL

AFL players want International Rules series

The International Rules debate comes as players also maintain their push for an all-star or representative match, most likely to be held on the eve of the season.

Jon Pierik AFL players believe the International Rules series has a future.

Traditional grounds among top VFL recruits

We’re back: Lin Jong, wearing the new VFL Footscray jumper.

Brent Diamond Players such as Joel Wilkinson from the Gold Coast and Jesse Chrichton from Fremantle will be among those trying to resurrect their AFL careers.

AFL

GWS monster will spawn riches for other clubs and fantasy coaches

GWS Giants celebrate their first win over the Swans

Josh Elliott, Footy Prophet In two years’ time there could be many ‘former-Giants’ coming home to play for other teams. And those teams will be very, very happy.

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AFL

AFLPA push to streamline third-party deals

Sherrin

Jon Pierik The complicated structure of independent third-party agreements could be eased if the AFL Players Association gets its way.

Geelong boss Brian Cook backs abolition of vets list

Corey Enright.

Jon Pierik While player agents may be concerned, Geelong chief executive Brian Cook does not believe the expected abolition of the veterans' allowance will have a great impact on the retention of seasoned...