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Magpies punt on youthful talls to combat Aaron Sandilands

Collingwood's Jarrod Witts

Matt Murnane Collingwood opts for youth over experience in its plan to combat Fremantle giant Aaron Sandilands.

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Fremantle Dockers' Aaron Sandilands glad the summer's over

Brad Elborough There is an ominous look about giant Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands this season.

Aaron Sandilands: Brownlow Medal contender or one-trick pony?

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Brad Elborough In some football conversations, giant Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands could be headed to breaking a 22-year Brownlow Medal drought for the AFL’s big men this season; others say the work he...

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Fremantle's Aaron Sandilands answers his critics

The 211cm giant at the Dockers played an important part in his side’s 19-point Western Derby win over West Coast.

Brad Elborough Just a few weeks after the importance of a ruckman in outcomes of AFL game was seriously questioned, Fremantle’s Aaron Sandilands has answered the critics.

Docker Aaron Sandilands peaking at right time

Aaron Sandilands of the Dockers

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands has revealed his burning desire to play AFL again helped keep the negative thoughts at bay during his injury-enforced layoff.

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Sick Aaron Sandilands to miss Richmond clash

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Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands, whose season has been interrupted by a hamstring injury, will miss the Dockers' clash with Richmond because of soreness and illness.

Fremantle's Luke McPharlin unlikely, but don't count him out yet

Brad Elborough While Luke McPharlin all but ruled himself out of a return to the Fremantle team to play Sydney in the qualifying final at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, don’t count him out just yet.

It's now or never for Ross Lyon's Dockers

In 2009, Ross Lyon's Saints finished second.

Matthew Lloyd Ross Lyon is one of the great modern day coaches of the past 20 years, but if his career was to end today, there would be a large asterisk next to his name given he has yet to get a team over the...

2014 AFL round 23 teams

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The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.

2014 AFL round 22 teams

The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

Fremantle eases to big win over Brisbane Lions

Fremantle's Michael Walters celebrates a goal.

Andrew Stafford Fremantle returns to the top four on the AFL ladder with a comfortable 58-point victory over the Lions.

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Geelong's Mark Blicavs hits a mini-milestone in footy boots

On the up: Mark Blicavs has risen above the gibes from fans and opponents and feels he is improving all the time.

Peter Hanlon On Friday night against Carlton, Mark Blicavs reaches a milestone of sorts that won't appear on the Geelong banner, yet betrays how much his football story demands acclaim in huge capital letters.

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2014 round 21 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 21 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Games begin before Hawks-Geelong clash

Corey Enright of the Cats celebrates kicking a goal

Liam Mannix The Hawks will enjoy a light week of training ahead of a ''cat and mouse'' game against Geelong on Saturday.

David Mundy's narrow miss hands Geelong a thrilling win

Flying star: Docker Nat Fyfe grabs a high mark during Geelong’s two-point victory at Simonds Stadium on Saturday night.

Peter Hanlon With his coach Ross Lyon standing on the sidelines - having marched out of the box in frustration in a frantic finish - Docker David Mundy narrowly missed a shot at goal after the siren to leave...

Hawthorn, Sydney, Geelong and Fremantle can still find something

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Rohan Connolly This year's premiership is likely to be won by the team that can still find something a little extra.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 19 votes

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Round 19 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

You can't play baaaad in wool

Paul Daffey Tom Hawkins and Nat Fyfe have more in common than the fact that they played in the big Geelong-Freo match on Saturday night.

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2014 round 20 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 20 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Tagger: Religious suspense like this has not been seen for a long time

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Peter Hanlon Mitch Robinson gets a $5000 fine and a month off to watch the footy through his fractured eye socket.