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David Armitage still in hospital on infection alert

Matt Murnane St Kilda midfielder David Armitage is still in hospital being monitored for infection arising from the deep knee laceration he suffered against Adelaide on April 13.

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Crows eclipse fading Suns to close gap on top eight

The man: Gary Ablett is caught during Gold Coast's loss to Adelaide.

Ed Jackson Adelaide edged nearer to the top eight after beating Gold Coast by 28 points on Saturday.

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Blues hunting top-eight scalp

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs is adamant his club has improved markedly, but admits a top-eight scalp to prove it would give the Blues a massive confidence boost.

Docker upset locks in top eight

Fremantle's Hayden Ballentyne is chased by Liam Anthony.

Martin Blake Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.

Dons crack, Saints in top eight

Michael Hurley outsmarts Saint James Gwilt.

Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.

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Greater Western Sydney Giants' big three well held as Adelaide gives fans something to crow about

Scoot Thompson and Patrick Dangerfield celebrate.

Ashley Porter Adelaide continued its recovery as Greater Western Sydney's visit to the top eight ended with a 65-point mauling at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, but the fallout may be significant for the Crows.

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Collingwood brushes aside North Melbourne

Travis Cloke

Jason Phelan Collingwood has surged into the top eight with a dominant 35-point win against North Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday.

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Four Points: I was wrong

Daniel Wells finished off the Swans at the SCG.

Will Brodie Time to apply exacting standards to tips for round four, and some 2014 preconceptions.

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North Melbourne defender Luke McDonald finds his feet in AFL

Luke McDonald.

When North Melbourne's father-son pick Luke McDonald was drafted in 2013, his father told him not to get too carried away.

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Mick Malthouse defends Blues' game plan

Mick Malthouse: ‘‘It’s not those who inflict the most, but those that endure the most, that shall prevail.’’

Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has full confidence in his game plan of three decades and has urged his players to embrace a quote delivered by the lord mayor of Cork during the Irish War of...

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Mick Malthouse tells Blues 'to endure'

Carlton AFL coach Mick Malthouse went beyond the usual boxing cliches on Friday by quoting a key figure in Ireland's war of independence about the importance of enduring.

Tigers face major test after Collingwood defeat

Roger Vaughan Richmond’s next three matches will show whether they are toothless Tigers this season or the real deal.

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Thrashing a check for Saints

Farren Ray of the Saints handballs during the match against the Adelaide Crows.

Matt Murnane St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says his team's 86-point loss to Adelaide is one he does not accept, but one that Saints fans can expect from time to time this season, after the club's bright start to...

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Paradise postponed at Richmond

Jake Niall dinkus

Jake Niall Richmond's renaissance has stalled, if not reversed. Paradise has been postponed, or indefinitely cancelled.

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North needs boost beyond Boom times

Jake Niall The notion that the next generation of Kangas would be the difference in a critical, defining game is optimistic. It's like Andrew Demetriou admitting he's stuffed up the fixture. It doesn't happen.

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AFL finals a leap too far for GWS Giants, says coach Leon Cameron

GWS coach Leon Cameron.

Greater Western Sydney might be sitting inside the AFL's top eight for the first time in their short history, but coach Leon Cameron isn't about to start labelling them a finals force.

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Western Bulldogs recall Jason Tutt as Jason Akermanis backs GWS Giants to make AFL finals

AFL Round 18.St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs. Bulldog's Jason Tutt in action at Etihad Stadium.29 July 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra's Jason Tutt inspire the Western Bulldogs to victory at Manuka Oval again?

Eagles not dreaming of AFL flag just yet

Eagle's Sharrod Wellingham celebrates his goal at Etihad Stadium.

West Coast midfielder Sharrod Wellingham insists it's too early to think about the club's flag chances, saying the team won't know how much they've improved until they encounter some AFL heavyweights.

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North desperate to spoil Dustin Fletcher's party

Drew Petrie.

Matt Murnane North Melbourne acting captain Drew Petrie says the Kangaroos are desperate to win their first round one clash for five years, and set the scene for a season where the expectation is to “go to...

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AFL season preview 2014: GWS Giants

GWS hopes an injection of senior talent creates more resilience in 2014.