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Brad Sewell gets chance to cash in on revived stocks

Road back: Brad Sewell returns on Saturday with the Box Hill Hawks.

Brent Diamond Given Hawthorn's lengthy injury list, veteran Hawthorn midfielder Brad Sewell's return from injury in the VFL on Saturday is suddenly much-anticipated.

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Brad Sewell ready to go for battered Hawks

Strong return: Brad Sewell worked hard.

Brent Diamond Hawthorn veteran Brad Sewell says he will "absolutely" put his hand up for next Saturday night's blockbuster clash against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval after making a successful return from a...

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.

Hawks drop Ben McEvoy for AFL blockbuster

Ben McEvoy.

Hawthorn has recalled Jonathon Ceglar at the expense of fellow ruckman Ben McEvoy for Saturday night's round-22 AFL blockbuster against Geelong at the MCG.

2014 AFL round 22 teams

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

Jordan Lewis' year of rolling out the barrel

Natural leader: Jordan Lewis, who is in career-best form for the Hawks, lets fly at training on Friday.

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.

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson keen for Cats showdown

Hawk Jordan Lewis during Hawthorn training session at Waverley Park on Friday.

The meeting of Hawthorn and Geelong all but guarantees a legendary match, despite Clarkson's poor record against the Cats.

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Hawks won't be flippant against Cats, says coach Alastair Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson introduces a fan to the players at Waverley Park on Friday.

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...

For Geelong, it's not about this year

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Rohan Connolly Geelong won't win the 2014 premiership, but the future remains bright for the Cats.

Ian Prendergast wants to stay at AFLPA

Keeping on: Ian Prendergast.

Samantha Lane The AFL Players Association’s hierarchy could be revamped further in light of Ian Prendergast’s preference to stay at the organisation and work alongside new boss Paul Marsh, despite...

Dolphin defender Nic Newman catches the eye of AFL recruiters

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Brent Diamond Frankston may have produced yet another draft surprise packet with defender Nic Newman impressing in the eyes of recruiters after taking his game to another level this season.

Former Hawthorn captain Richie Vandenberg says coach Alastair Clarkson always striving for self-improvement

Alastair Clarkson congratulates Richie Vandenberg after a win in 2005. Former Hawk assistant coach Damien Hardwick is in the background.

Daniel Cherny He is a dual-premiership coach perhaps on his way to a third September glory, but Alastair Clarkson continues to strive for improvement in his own performance, says a former Hawthorn captain.

Carlton's Matthew Kreuzer makes solid return as VFL top eight takes a twist

Matthew Kreuzer leaps up to punch the ball.

Brent Diamond Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer✓ emerged unscathed from in his first hit-out since round one for the Northern Blues.

Hawks' attack of the drones

Innovative: Alastair Clarkson.

Jake Niall and Daniel Cherny Hawthorn has broken new ground by becoming the first club to use remote control ''drones'' to fly over Waverley Park at training.

Daniel Wells, Majak Daw injured in VFL

Majak Daw.

Brent Diamond North Melbourne midfielder Daniel Wells suffers an injury setback in his comeback match in the VFL.

Hawthorn, Sydney, Geelong and Fremantle can still find something

Rohan Connolly

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

Darcy Moore impresses in his first VFL hit-out as a Pie

Darcy Moore spent time at half-forward and in defence, impressing in patches with his long-kicking and strong contested marking.

Brent Diamond Potential Collingwood father-son selection Darcy Moore showed plenty in his first VFL hit-out as a Pie as he easily matched it with the bigger bodies in the 17-point win over Essendon at Victoria...

Ladder-leading Hawks ready for tough run to AFL finals

Pen pals: Hawks Josh Gibson and Brad Hill wrestle at training.

Rob Forsaith A quick glance at the ladder suggests Saturday is Hawthorn's last chance to draw breath before a hectic build-up to the AFL finals.

Gary Ayres: VFL's stand-alone clubs standing tall

Gary Ayres says the Borough would have plenty of challenges in September as it looks to regain key personnel from injury.

Brent Diamond Port Melbourne coach Gary Ayres has lauded the VFL's stand-alone clubs for their competitiveness this season against the influx of AFL-listed talent.

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Top clubs push hard to avoid peeking over precipice

End of eras.

Will Brodie Are any of our perennial finalists in danger of a sudden drop from the eight?

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