Salary Cap

Mitch Clark chooses Cats, and less spotlight

Jake Niall Melbourne forward Mitch Clark has told the Demons he wants a trade to Geelong rather than Collingwood.

AFL

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

Gillon McLachlan will annoounce the new sa;lary cap on Wednesday.

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

Sherrin

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

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

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

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.

Mitch Clark set to choose between Geelong and Collingwood as his new home

Mitch Clark retired from Melbourne in April to focus on managing his health issues.

Emma Quayle Mitch Clark is close to settling on his preferred new club, with the forward spending a second day in Geelong on Sunday as he nears a decision on his future.

What the Sydney Swans have to do now

John Longmire will have to suffer through watching the grand final all over again.

Andrew Wu As the music blared and the commiserative beers flowed at Sydney's grand final wake, no man cut a more dejected figure than John Longmire.

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Trade talk at your club

Mitch Clark

Matt Murnane With the trade and free agency periods about to begin, Fairfax Media joins some of the dots at your club.

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Adam Goodes advised to bow out of the Sydney Swans sooner rather than later

Kieren Jack consoles Adam Goodes after the debacle on Saturday.

Andrew Wu Former Hawthorn great Leigh Matthews has urged Adam Goodes to quit while there is still something left in the tank rather than risk the prospect of being dropped next season.

Port Adelaide firming in Paddy Ryder race, with Gavin Wanganeen's help

Paddy Ryder.

Jake Niall Port Adelaide has used former Essendon and Port champion Gavin Wanganeen as part of its strong pitch to Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder.

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Why my carefully groomed Swans will fly by the Hawks

Geraldine Doogue will be relying on the entire 22 Swans, unchanged since the start of the finals, to do the job on Saturday.

Geraldine Doogue As the venerable last weekend in September finally dawns, I have big news for Victorians: the Sydney Swans are a lot more than Lance 'Buddy' Franklin.

Sydney Swans CEO Andrew Ireland: A Life in Footy

The name on everyone's lips: $10 million man Buddy Franklin.

Mick Ash The relentless hype surrounding the Sydney Swans in 2014 began with the recruitment of Lance “Buddy” Franklin and the media frenzy surrounding capture of the high profile star.

Collingwood's Beams in bid to go home

Dayne Beams

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Collingwood wants to keep star midfielder Dayne Beams, who has asked to be traded back to Queensland to be with his ill father.

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Hawks eye a double in their treble

Will Langford in round 22 against Geelong.

Jesse Hogan In the past 25 years only Brisbane and Geelong have played in three consecutive grand finals, on Saturday Hawthorn will join this elite rank.

Port Adelaide will give up first-round pick for Essendon's Paddy Ryder

Paddy Ryder, right.

Essendon's Paddy Ryder will meet Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley on Thursday, with the club willing to give up its first-round draft pick No.16 for the ruckman. 

Grand final 2014: the 12 players who crossed from other clubs to win the flag

Well timed moves

Ronny Lerner There are a dozen players since 2000 who have played in a premiership in their first year after leaving their previous club. Sydney's Lance Franklin is bidding to become the thirteenth.

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.