Emma Quayle When Ollie Wines flew home from the draft two years ago and started packing for Port Adelaide, he looked so white and worried that his mother told him he didn't have to go.
Jesse Hogan Geelong has committed all of its players to attend a drive-driving education course typically reserved for people who have lost their licence for that offence as part of its response to ruckman...
Will Brodie The Adelaide Crows would have gone from bad to worse if they didn't sack coach Brenton Sanderson, the AFL club's great Mark Ricciuto says.
Ashley Porter Brenton Sanderson's sacking not a response to player dissatisfaction, says Adelaide chairman Rob Chapman.
Jesse Hogan The likelihood of Cyril Rioli returning from a near three-month absence for Hawthorn's preliminary final against Port Adelaide was not significantly advanced by his training performance on Thursday.
Sydney coach John Longmire would be understanding if understudy Stuart Dew broke his contract to leave the AFL club.
The hot favourite to take over as Adelaide coach has instead signed as Melbourne's senior assistant.
Sydney coach John Longmire has confirmed hamstrung defender Nick Malceski will be right for Friday night's AFL preliminary final against North Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly When Sydney plays North Melbourne in Friday night's preliminary final, memories of a much darker chapter in the Swans' history will be revived.
Jesse Hogan Head-to-head form during the regular season is not necessarily consequential when it comes to finals. For this year's four preliminary finalists, that argument is stronger than usual.
Opposition Analyst What John Longmire wants; what Brad Scott wants.
Liam Mannix Lachie Hansen and Leigh Adams have both been ruled out of North Melbourne’s squad to face Sydney this weekend – but Roos defender Joel Tippett is a chance to match up on brother Kurt.
Will Brodie Port Lincoln forward Johann Wagner has become a Port Adelaide rookie after being chosen as the winner of the Fox reality TV series The Recruit.
Paul Puopolo is the little big man of Hawthorn's revamped forward line.
Wayne Carey Preliminary finals are unlike any other match in September. They're played with the intensity of a grand final, yet the pain of losing one can arguably be more excruciating.
Michael Gleeson When North Melbourne chose to be Kangaroos known for shinbones not white shoes, who lived in Arden Street not Carrara they made a decision in the knowledge they would be a smaller club.
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.
Rohan Connolly Geelong's decision to slug non-members to watch training sessions backfires.
Rohan Connolly The Indigenous All-Stars as AFL representatives has raised no heat here and set off curiosity in Ireland. Which is heartening, to be sure.
Jared Lynch Lance Armstrong's tribute was retweeted more than 1200 times.