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Essendon's Brendon Goddard calls rival AFL clubs unethical

Matt Murnane Prominent player agent Peter Jess says clubs should do anything in their power to tempt the best players to join them, as Essendon star Brendon Goddard branded the approaches to top Bombers as...

Brendon Goddard tells Paddy Ryder he is 'crucial' to Essendon's plans

Paddy Ryder, right, celebrates with his Bomber teammates.

Jon Pierik Brendon Goddard has told teammate Paddy Ryder he is "crucial" to Essendon's hopes of a premiership and says he needs to remain with the club to fulfil his potential.

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Brendon Goddard backs Bomber Thompson to stay at Essendon

Essendon acting captain Brendon Goddard.

Essendon's acting captain adamant that interim coach should stay at the club beyond this season.

Bryce Gibbs and Brendon Goddard the standout fantasy defenders

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Footy Prophet, Matthew James With Bryce Gibbs and Brendon Goddard the clear standout fantasy defenders this year, they’ve simply swapped places at the top of the rankings this week due to match-ups. 

Kade Simpson brilliant, Brendon Goddard going about business

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Matthew James Earlier this week on Real Footy we looked at Kade Simpson's brilliant form over the byes, where he was the No. 1-ranked player in fantasy from rounds 8-10.

Brendon Goddard says James Hird is ready to move on

Brendon Goddard

Daniel Cherny Essendon's Brendon Goddard has confirmed today that senior Essendon players directly requested James Hird take a vow of silence in order to halt the distractions being caused to the AFL team.

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Brendon Goddard hopes Mark Thompson stays at Essendon

Brendon Goddard.

Star Essendon midfielder says in an ideal world interim senior coach Mark Thompson would stay on as an assistant in 2015.

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Brendon Goddard nursing a calf injury

Essendon's Brendon Goddard

Essendon star Brendon Goddard has returned from the club's altitude training camp in Colorado with a calf muscle injury.

Brendon Goddard's spectacular mark

Brendon Goddard's mark.

Fairfax photographer Paul Rovere captured this spectacular set of images as Brendon Goddard took the mark of the AFL grand final on Saturday.

Midfield depth keeps Hawthorn and Sydney on top

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Michael Voss The Hawks lead football's evolution, and rivals are scrambling to catch up to them.

Power joins suitors for key Bomber

Hot property: Paddy Ryder is in demand.

Caroline Wilson Preliminary finalists Port Adelaide could become a genuine bidder for disenchanted Bomber Paddy Ryder as D-Day approaches for a decision from the 26-year-old who was due on Tuesday to hold another...

MRP speculation affecting Brent Harvey's preparation

Brent Harvey could be on the sidelines again following this clash with Joel Selwood.

Veteran midfielder says speculation over his possible suspension is affecting his preparation for preliminary final against the Swans.

AFL semi-final: Fremantle v Port Adelaide

Fremantle v Port Adelaide

Ronny Lerner They met just two weeks ago at the same venue and Fremantle secured a top four spot at Port Adelaide's expense with a narrow win over the Power.

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Commentator intensity reaches high watermark at Seven

Illustration: Matt Golding

Leaping Larry At finals time, as the football performance rate lifts, the effort increases from television commentators.

North Melbourne defender Sam Wright finds his way

Sam Wright marks.

Sam Wright's North Melbourne teammate Nathan Grima called it a game-changer. Wright said it was scary, but worth the risk.

Toby Greene continues sizzling form in Ultimate Footy

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Footy Prophet, Matthew James There's not much change at the top as we head into fantasy grand finals this week. 

Retiring former teammates motivate Nick Dal Santo for one more push

Been there: Nick Dal Santo is looking forward to playing finals with his new club, North Melbourne.

Liam Mannix Nick Dal Santo gambled by leaving St Kilda for a shot at finals glory and admits the move to North Melbourne needs to pay off soon.

Incredible Watson driving Bombers towards their destiny

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Michael Voss After 579 long agonising days, Jobe Watson and his troops will play in a final. Even if only for a couple of hours it will be about football. And only football.

Adam Goodes cannot be underestimated, says Ted Richards

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Andrew Wu Underestimate Adam Goodes at your peril. That's the message from Ted Richards after one of the more difficult weeks in the dual Brownlow medallist's career.

2014 AFL finals teams: week one

The selected line-ups for week one of the 2014 AFL finals series.