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The likely candidates for coaching jobs at Adelaide and Gold Coast

Mark Thompson: poised to take over.

Matt Murnane Coming. Going. Matt Murnane runs a ruler over candidates for coaching jobs at Adelaide and Gold Coast.

AFL coaching contenders: top of the list

Matt Murnane With at least one coaching vacancy at Adelaide waiting to be filled, Matt Murnane runs the rule over the most-likely coaching contenders for 2015.

And the next AFL coach is ... the most likely candidates

Matt Murnane They're coaches in waiting, just needing an opportunity.

Newbold says Hawks planning to stay on top

They're a happy team at Hawthorn.

Jon Pierik As his club celebrated yet more premiership glory, Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold has revealed the Hawks have already begun plotting what they hope will be continued dominance through to the end...

Chris Fagan the unsung powerbroker at Hawthorn

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Caroline Wilson The former Demon football boss has helped his new team to a grand final.

Adelaide Crows deny trying to poach grand final coach Alastair Clarkson

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

The Adelaide Crows have denied approaching Hawthorn's Alastair Clarkson to coach the AFL club.

Fate of Guy McKenna and Brenton Sanderson shows shift in power base

Suns coach Guy McKenna

Caroline Wilson Far from feeling rushed or even emboldened by Adelaide's clumsy handling of the dismissal of coach Brenton Sanderson, Gold Coast should regard the Crows' actions as a cautionary tale.

Coaching clubs to hang tough still has some way to go

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Tim Lane And you were just starting to think it had been a year of stability for AFL coaches. Eighteen saddled up for the running of this year's race-to-September and every last one was still in the saddle as...

Mark Ricciuto says Adelaide had to sack Brenton Sanderson

Mark Ricciuto.

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.

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Round 20, shaping the eight ...

Docker Matthew Pavlich (right) and Geelong's Harry Taylor.

Matt Murnane It’s a crucial round of matches for those in finals contention.

Swann takes top job at Lions

Jake Niall The Brisbane Lions have appointed former Carlton and Collingwood chief executive Greg Swann as the club's new chief.

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Greg Swann appointed Brisbane CEO

Greg Swann.

Jake Niall The Brisbane Lions have appointed former Carlton and Collingwood chief executive Greg Swann as the club's new chief executive.

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Petrie could have been asphyxiated, says sports medico

Hawthorn expects this incident to face match review panel scrutiny.

Jon Pierik and Stathi Paxinos Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins was so concerned by Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie that he feared the Kangaroos forward could have been asphyxiated.

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Re-signed Chris Yarran wants Carlton united against Collingwood

Carlton's Chris Yarran has re-signed until the end of 2016.

Jon Pierik Having re-signed for a further two years, Carlton playmaker Chris Yarran says his team needs to make a statement against Collingwood on Sunday night, and has urged the Blues to embrace more of a team...

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Victorian clubs drowning as tidal wave of interstate clubs line up for premierships

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Jake Niall To comprehend the dimensions of the tidal wave that is approaching Victorian clubs, consider this question: Which four or five clubs would be most confident of winning a premiership within the next...

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AFL Express: Saturday 28 June

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Ronny Lerner All the action from today's five matches in AFL round 15.

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Experience a must for next Demons coach

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Jake Niall There is a former Melbourne player who deserves consideration as a serious candidate to receive the coaching baton from Paul Roos.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is in hospital after being diagnosed with an auto-immune condition after being taken to hospital on Monday night suffering back pain.

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Brendon Bolton, the man who will fill in for Alastair Clarkson

Brendon Bolton.

Jake Niall The man who will be sitting in Alastair Clarkson’s seat for an indeterminate period, Brendon Bolton, was approached by St Kilda in early November after the Saints sacked Scott Watters and were...

Greg Swann's Carlton exit shows how elusive the premiership can be

Greg Swann

Jon Pierik That Carlton has closed the door on another era without adding a 17th flag only reinforces how difficult it is to win a premiership.