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Clubs take alternative routes to goal

EMMA QUAYLE Melbourne, St Kilda and Brisbane have plenty of work to do: they know it and they have said it.

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The Drafts

AFL expands horizons, northern states a worry

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EMMA QUAYLE Of the 40 players given their first chance in Wednesday's rookie draft, seven came from other countries.

Hawks take a chance on Garlett

Dayle Garlett

MICHAEL GLEESON Hawthorn took the biggest gamble of the draft giving the enormously talented, yet troubled, small forward Dayle Garlett the chance he was denied in last year’s draft.

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Picking through the draft

Jack Billings poses for a photograph with his father Graeme and mother Letitia

EMMA QUAYLE A handful of clubs invested more heavily in this draft than others did, for various reasons, and were well rewarded.

Bontempelli to the Bulldogs with a rocket

Western Bulldogs Marcus Bontempelli with coach Brendan McCartney.

ANDREW STAFFORD In an earlier football era, Marcus Bontempelli would have been a ruckman. It's a measure of how much football has changed, that he says he always saw himself as an inside midfielder.

AFL National Draft: Your complete guide

2013 AFL national draft: the selections

The club-by-club selections

All the picks from the pre-season and rookie drafts

News and Features

Boyd has no illusions about the task ahead

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27:  Tom Boyd of the Giants looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on November 27, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Tom Decent The AFL's No. 1 draft pick, Tom Boyd, says he expects no special treatment when he begins training with his new club, the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

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Emma Quayle's first round prediction

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EMMA QUAYLE Our resident expert predicts how the opening round may pan out. Read the comments to see the questions Emma answered in a live blog today.

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First round can be crucial with so much young talent

Tasmanian draft twins resigned to living apart

Nick Dal Santo's counsel carries weight with cousin, draft hopeful Marcus Bontempelli

Kennedy-Harris is waiting for a leading on-field role

Cameron McCarthy is unfazed by the attention

With a little help from his friends

Tom Boyd the No.1 thing for Giants

Nathan Jones' brother keen for AFL success

Clubs face fines for tests on potential draftees

Roos eye McDonald father-son selection

Delisted trio look to rookie list placements

Newman delisted by West Coast Eagles

Dal Santo: leaving Saints was agonising

Nick Dal Santo set to join North Melbourne

McDonald could miss draft for training camp

McDonald now right at home in Arden Street

Hawks stay upbeat despite star's move

Petrie hopeful Dal Santo becomes a 'Roo

Sylvia and White free agency moves confirmed

The trade period

Four Cats find new homes

Trent West

Geelong confirmed new homes for four of their premiership players on the last day of the AFL trade period.

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Everitt goes to Carlton in last-minute deal

Andrejs Everitt

Roger Vaughan Defender Andrejs Everitt will suit up for his third AFL club next year after being shipped from Sydney to Carlton two minutes before the end of the AFL trade period.

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West heads north as Lions restore some pride

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Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

Bombers relent as Stewart Crameri is finally traded to the Western Bulldogs

Stewart Crameri

MICHAEL GLEESON Reluctantly submitting to the inevitable Essendon finally relented and accepted that pick 26 was good as it was going to get for losing Stewart Crameri to the Western Bulldogs.

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Patrick Karnezis fulfils a boyhood dream

AFL trade period updates: Friday, 25 October

AFL trade period updates: Thursday, 24 October

Trade updates: Wednesday, 23 October

AFL trade period updates: Tuesday, 22 October

AFL trade period updates: Monday 21 October

AFL trade period updates: Friday 18 October

AFL trade period updates: Thursday 17 October

AFL trade period updates: Monday 14 October

AFL trade period updates: Friday 11 October

AFL trade period updates: Thursday 10 October

AFL trade period updates: Wednesday 9 October

AFL trade period updates: Tuesday 8 October

Multimedia

Following five AFL players throughout their 2013 seasons.

Final selection order

The order of selections for the 2013 AFL national draft.

Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Emma Quayle looks at each club's strengths and weaknesses.

The lads most likely

Expert selects the best 25 youngsters in the AFL draft.

How your club fared

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine the fortunes of all clubs.

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AFL trading 2013: a club-by-club guide

What your AFL club did during the 2013 AFL trading period.

National AFL draft is still a lottery

Despite forensic study, there's still a hit-and-miss element.

The key questions

Looking at the big questions ahead of the AFL draft combine.

Sydney's Buddy big problem

It's 2020 and Franklin's massive contract is causing headaches.

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Will Darren Jolly eventually regret his outburst at former coach Nathan Buckley?

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Will a 'tall' other than Tom Boyd be taken in the top 10 at the AFL national draft?

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Should AFL clubs first target players from their own state at the AFL national draft?

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No. Most players cope with change

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How many more seasons will Lance 'Buddy' Franklin play in the AFL?

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Which of these older players looking for a new club will play the most games in 2014?

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Alan Didak

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Paul Chapman

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Darren Jolly

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James Podsiadly

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Daniel Cross

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