Ronny Lerner Melbourne are mourning the passing of triple-premiership player Geoff Tunbridge, who died on Monday night. He was 82.
Jon Pierik As their date with the AFL's anti-doping tribunal nears, Essendon coach James Hird is still preparing for the Bombers to field their "best" team for the season opener against Sydney.
Jon Pierik They may have had only seven of their best 22 players on the field but Essendon's poise was pivotal as they claimed a shock two-point win over Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Follow all the pre-season action live from Etihad Stadium as the Bombers face the Dees.
Melbourne recruit Heritier Lumumba reportedly sought a special ruling from the AFL in 2012-13 over his potential exposure to cannabis.
Peter Hanlon The Western Bulldogs intend to play games at Ballarat's Eureka Stadium for premiership points from as early as 2017, and for much of Saturday afternoon there was a sense that if their pre-season game against Melbourne was still going they might actually have got their hands on the ball by then.
Jon Pierik Former Victorian sports minister, and Melbourne great, Brian Dixon has approached the AFL in a bid to intensify the league's international aspirations.
Brad Elborough The AFL public should be excited about a couple of young forward emerging through the ranks.
Peter Hanlon Asked whether they'd given much thought to becoming football coaches, Tom Wilkinson and Harley Balic both turn to the teammate sitting between them. "Tyler's probably the biggest candidate here," Wilkinson says.
David Polkinghorne Melbourne has named former Ainslie midfielder Aaron Vandenberg for their pre-season opener against Fremantle
Ronny Lerner Melbourne has named no fewer than seven new faces in a 29-man squad ahead of its first practice match for the year against the Dockers at Fremantle Oval on Thursday night.
Melbourne coach Paul Roos has backed the current AFL pre-season format despite the long-term injuries that occurred in the first round of the NAB Challenge.