Melbourne Demons

Lyon seeks treatment for mental health condition

Jon Pierik   Garry Lyon has relinquished his role as co-host of The Footy Show as he undergoes treatment for a mental health condition.

Vince says anything is possible in 2016

Happy Demon: Bernie Vince is feeling upbeat about the season ahead with Melbourne.

Matt Murnane   The optimism at Melbourne is palpable. Almost to a man, the players are testifying to it.

Clubs trade height for heat in pre-season training

North Melbourne players at a pre-season training camp in Utah.

Peter Hanlon   Football clubs have shifted away from altitude training and gone in search of the sun.

Heated clash between Viney and McDonald at Melbourne training

Melbourne Demons

Larissa Nicholson   Tempers flared at Melbourne training on Tuesday, two weeks before the club's first pre-season match.

Dees scuffle didn't overstep mark: Jones

Jack Viney  and Tom McDonald of the Demons push and shove each other.

The scuffle between Melbourne's Jack Viney and Tom McDonald came about after Viney broke a crucial unwritten rule: don't smash your teammates in training.

Michelle Cowan appointed to Melbourne's coaching staff

Melbourne Football Club

Samantha Lane   A woman has been employed among the coaches of an AFL club for just the second time in history.

Four clubs to learn 'top-up' fate this week

AFL chief executive  Gillon McLachlan speaks to those assembled for the draft.

Jon Pierik and Ashley Porter   As the Essendon 34 continue to weigh up their next move, the four rival clubs affected by the supplements saga were told they will know by Friday whether they can access senior top-up talent.

Jamar joins the ranks of reborn big boys

Seventh signing: Bombers ruckman Mark Jamar (left) during training.

Peter Hanlon   Faced with a familiar ruck crisis, Essendon's choice stood head and shoulders above the rest.

Bombers and Port chase Demon

In demand: Mark Jamar.

Michael Gleeson   Essendon and Port Adelaide are vying to secure former Demons ruckman Mark Jamar as a top-up player for this season.

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Injury scare for Melbourne's Jack Watts

Scare: Jack Watts hurt his elbow in training.

Jon Pierik   As he enters a year when he can become a free agent, there was a minor scare for Jack Watts on Wednesday when the Melbourne utility left training early with an elbow complaint.

Melbourne star Heritier Lumumba detained in Congo

Heritier Lumumba: Back in Melbourne after being detained in Congo.

Larissa Nicholson   Melbourne player Heritier Lumumba was detained in Congo and returned to training at the club four days later than expected.

Jesse Hogan ready to take game to 'another level'

Demon dream: Jesse Hogan is hoping to take his game to "another level" this season.

Jon Pierik   The man Melbourne will need to fire if the Demons are to end their finals drought has declared he hopes to take his game to "another level" this season.

Trengove eyes contact work by February

Waiting: Jack Trengove (left) with Jack Grimes last season.

Daniel Cherny   Almost two years since his most recent AFL game, former Melbourne captain Jack Trengove says he hopes to return to more contact work by the start of February.

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Dee Days: Melbourne's magic moments

Austin Wonaeamirri enjoys a final quarter goal against the Dockers.

Daniel Cherny   For all the pain of the last five and a bit decades - and there has been plenty - there've been some wins to savour too. Here are five of the Demons' best since 1970.

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Trengove's return will be 'pretty special', says Watts

Jack Watts

Matt Murnane   Jack Watts is looking forward to the return of Jack Trengove this year and forecast the feeling among the players when the popular Demon does make it back onto the field will be "pretty special".

Roos looks outside box as transition takes place

Paul Roos.

Melbourne coach Paul Roos says he aims to spend more time with the club's medical and fitness departments in his final year as senior coach before handing over to assistant Simon Goodwin after the 2016 season.

Demons' decision a 'no-brainer'

Nathan Jones of the Demons

Daniel Cherny   There are surprising announcements, and then there's the type made by Melbourne on Friday morning.

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Eagles getting the edge in experience

Better for the experience: The Eagles will boast a more mature list in 2016.

Rohan Connolly   West Coast have lost some seasoned players, but the Eagles will still go into 2016 with a significantly more experienced list overall than they did this year.

Nathan Jones on track after neck surgery

Nathan Jones.

Jason Phelan   Melbourne skipper Nathan Jones is exceeding expectations as he recovers from neck surgery.

No red for Demons, they're in the black ... again

The club reported that the result allowed it to reduce bank debt by $800,000

Melbourne reports a $562,000 profit for the 2014-15 financial year.