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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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Tom Elliott and Fraser Brown discuss Carlton's future

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Jon Pierik Tom Elliott wants to know which direction the new Carlton president will take the club before deciding whether to run for the top job, possibly with the help of disgruntled former premiership player...

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Jeremy Laidler much happier at Sydney Swans after frustrating end to spell at AFL rivals Carlton Blues

New lease of life: Jeremy Laidler is flourishing at the Swans after languishing at Carlton.

Andrew Wu As trying as times may be in Sydney, things could be a whole lot worse for Jeremy Laidler – he could still be at Carlton.

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Suspicious minds in footy: the Malthouse Blues Show

Mick Malthouse and many others are justifiably suspicious of the media and blame it for promoting cultish profiles.

Ted Hopkins Suspicion is rife in footy at all levels. In my youthful playing days for Carlton I soon learnt the glare of an evil eye was mostly from your own disenchanted fans, teammates, and coaches.

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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in hospital

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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

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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

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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.

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Nervous but excited, Brendon Bolton takes the wheel at Hawthorn

Alastair Clarkson watches on as Brendon Bolton takes charge of the Hawks during this year's NAB Challenge.

Daniel Cherny Hawthorn has been forced to manage without key personnel at times over the past few years.

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Carlton turns to Lenny Hayes to help Bryce Gibbs grow

Jon Pierik Through his year in the media after leaving Collingwood, and in the days after joining Carlton, Mick Malthouse made it clear if the Blues were to take major strides forward, there needed to be less...

Stephen Kernahan: Hits, misses and reflections on 29 years at Carlton

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Jon Pierik As he steps aside after 29 years in an official capacity at Carlton, either as a player, assistant coach or board director, Stephen Kernahan reflects on some of the key moments.

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Long-term AFL coaching contracts can cause embarrassment and payouts

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Daniel Cherny When Sydney re-signed 2012 premiership coach John Longmire to a two-year contract extension, it was another example of what has become a trend in the AFL.

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