Greg Baum Hawthorn was blockaded in Sydney's half. The game plan called for it to hold its nerve and thread its way out, but it wasn't working.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to...
Greg Baum So, charged to get to the bottom of the first great drugs-in-sport crisis in Australian history, ASADA's solution is a sweetheart deal? For the 17 Cronulla players, suspensions backdated so far that...
Jon Pierik As the AFL prepares to slap a life ban on sports scientist Stephen Dank, a lawyer who acted as an adviser to Essendon last year says any attempt by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency to broker...
Garry Lyon There are hidden gems on all AFL lists, who for a variety of reasons, are just awaiting opportunity to prove that they are capable of not only playing AFL football, but influencing games at AFL level.
Lee Crossley It's an important match for Port Adelaide if they are to have any hope of snatching a top four berth from Fremantle.
Ashley Porter Carlton has endured some dark nights, but rarely have so many Blues done so little.
Rohan Connolly Carlton led Geelong by seven points with under five minutes left on the clock last Friday night at Etihad Stadium.
Daniel Cherny St Kilda’s steep decline in on-field fortunes has been mirrored off the field, with the Saints dropping to the bottom of Victorian clubs in the official AFL club membership figures, released by...
Daniel Cherny Essendon coach Mark Thompson concedes Dyson Heppell is a difficult man to cover, but believes his side is capable of overcoming the star midfielder’s absence to defeat Gold Coast on Saturday.
Liam Mannix North Melbourne’s Lindsay Thomas says all AFL players stage for free kicks – he’s just a particularly bad actor when it comes to getting away with it.
Andrew Wu Darren Lehmann has reinforced to Sydney players the importance of maintaining their high standards as the club pushes for its second premiership in three seasons.
Andrew Wu Jonathon Patton will stay at Greater Western Sydney until at least the end of 2017, the club will announce on Saturday.
Jon Pierik While they have been the fiercest of rivals for seven seasons, with another chapter to be played out at the MCG on Saturday night, there is also great respect between Geelong and Hawthorn.
Peter Hanlon One day, we'll reflect that the saddest part of this sorry saga was that football looked to rugby league for a steer on what to do next.
Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson’s push to regulate the business of AFL coaching has gathered a momentum which must surely earn him the title as the most influential coach in the game and one of the most...
Martin Flanagan Ever since I can remember, Brian Dixon has been championing the idea that Australian football should be an international game.
ASADA denies it has tabled an offer with AFL boss Gillon McLachlan to reduce bans for Essendon players caught up in the AFL club's controversial supplements program.
Matt Murnane Collingwood legend Tony Shaw has slammed Mark Thompson’s emotional call for the public to “back the boys” in their fight to clear their names from the stigma of drug cheating.
Brad Elborough As the sun seemingly goes down on Dean Cox's career, speculation is building as to what he'll be doing in 2015.