Salary Cap

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Top clubs push hard to avoid peeking over precipice

Will Brodie Are any of our perennial finalists in danger of a sudden drop from the eight?

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.

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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...

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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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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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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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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.
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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.

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Kurt Tippett saga doesn't define me: Trigg

Adelaide Crows CEO Steven Trigg after his suspension, November 2012.

Steven Trigg hopes his tenure as Adelaide's chief executive isn't defined by his suspension for breaking AFL laws in the Kurt Tippett controversy.

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Collingwood boss Eddie McGuire fights for funds, fairness in draft system

New rules over the bidding system for academy stars has emerged as a key front in the AFL's equalisation battle.

Steven Trigg joins Carlton, 30 years after applying as a player

Adelaide chairman Rob Chapman says the club would advertise nationally and internationally for a replacement.

Ashley Porter About 30 years ago, Carlton closed the door on Steven Trigg as an aspiring young wingman wanting to join the VFL, but today, the club opened it to welcome him as its new chief executive.

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Eight AFL experiments we're unlikely to see again

A goal umpire's black flag signalled three points for a rushed behind.

Daniel Cherny The AFL has decided not to implement surnames on the back of guernseys, despite the popular support both of fans and players.

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North's James Brayshaw calls for 20-round AFL fixture

Illustration: Matt Golding

Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw has revealed he has privately consulted the AFL Commission about slashing the fixture to 20 rounds in a bid to protect its integrity.

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Eddie McGuire's passion can be a pitfall

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Caroline Wilson Eddie McGuire's voice is so loud it cannot help prove a distraction to his staff.

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Sydney Swans' defensive duo Ted Richards and Heath Grundy form a solid double act

Quite the pair: Heath Grundy and Ted Richards at the SCG.

Andrew Wu If pay packets were based on the adage that defence wins premierships then it would be Ted Richards and Heath Grundy on the megabucks instead of Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett.

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Rise of young Suns creates intrigue over injured Ablett's future

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Garry Lyon The fallout over Gary Ablett’s season-ending shoulder surgery has focused predominantly on whether he will have enough votes to hang on for a historic, and much deserved, third victory in the...

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Tigers, Kangaroos and Lions could have merged: Ross Oakley

Former AFL chief executive and chairman Ross Oakley.

Jon Pierik Amid the turbulence and mergers debate of football in the 1980s, former AFL chief executive and chairman Ross Oakley has spoken of the death threats he received and has revealed there were...

Nat Fyfe signs three-year deal with Fremantle

Nat Fyfe

Brad Elborough Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich says the money spent on Nat Fyfe’s new three-year deal will not exclude the Dockers from nabbing a player under free agency at the end of the season.

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Justin Koschitzke saw red at being forced to wear 'Kermit suit'

Justin Koschitzke walks off Etihad with fellow retirees Stephen Milne and Jason Blake

Jon Pierik Retired St Kilda forward Justin Koschitzke has taken aim at former coach Scott Watters, declaring he was offended to have begun his final match as a substitute in the "Kermit suit".

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Sleeping giant looms over footy's fragile web

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Tim Lane The Socceroos' bubble burst disappointingly in the end. From channelling Eddie McGuire - "What a big week it's been in football" - ebullient Australian fans were soon reminded of another slogan: a...