Richmond must go back to basics

Wayne Carey 4:19 PM   If Richmond want to be considered any chance of beating Hawthorn they could do a lot worse than channel a simple message.

'I've hung my head in despair'

Bob Murphy 12:46 PM   There is no training or armour for the kinds of hits to the soul that Adam Goodes has been taking.

American prospects on trial

Kye Kurkowski had never heard of Australian rules football when he was invited to trial at the US combine, let alone considered whether he would be any good at it.

End of an era at the Junction

Rohan Connolly   It's been more than 30 years since league football was played at the Junction. But the venue has remained in the hearts of many fans.

Did Ben Cousins give the media the finger?

Simon White 1:48 PM   Ben Cousins walked out of court on Wednesday with a $2679 fine and a driving ban - but did he leave a message for the media?


AFL leaders have taken too long to denounce booing

Caroline Wilson   The AFL's belated public reaction to what has become a watershed issue for the game could be best summed up by Gillon McLachlan's measured Monday media conference in which he politely asked fans to refrain from booing Adam Goodes and described the reasons for the booing as "complicated".

The 400 Club: The AFL's greatest examples of endurance

Brent Harvey will join Kevin Bartlett, Michael Tuck and Dustin Fletcher in the club this weekend.

'I thought they would chuck my contract out'

Emma Quayle   Three days after he woke up and saw himself on the front page of the paper, Harley Bennell thought he had played his last game for Gold Coast.

Blues on the hunt for a coach to 'lead and develop'

Jon Pierik   Carlton have been assessing prospective senior coaches boasting the skill to "lead and develop", with the Blues expecting to appoint their new coach late next month.

The Swans, or the draft? Dunkley has time to make up his mind

Emma Quayle   Josh Dunkley has a decision to make later this year – Sydney, or the draft?

Recovery Session: Anyone want to play full-forward?

Michael Gleeson   They have lost four games in a row. They have lost their two leading goalkickers – including the injured Travis Cloke. They have lost a place in the eight.

Campbell Brown channelling a dream

Samantha Lane   Increasingly impatient, a retired AFL premiership player sits in a humble, though magnificently located, caravan park on the cliff tops of Dover.


'Our game is in mourning'

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan addresses the media following the tragic death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh at the age of 55.

Walsh's death hits Crows captain 

Adelaide Crows captain Taylor Walker talks about the impact Phil Walsh's death has had on him and the AFL club.

Front and Centre: Moving tributes 

Hawthorn and Collingwood pay a moving tribute to the late Phil Walsh in a weekend of AFL action.

Chris Judd retires from football

Senior football writer Rohan Connolly reflects on the amazing career of Chris Judd after his retirement..

Footballer of the Year: Round 17

Round 17 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2015 premiership season.

Mick's last address to players

Jake Niall   A gracious Mick Malthouse did not blame his players or criticise the Carlton board when he addressed the Blues for the last time.

The legend of Leon Baker

Rohan Connolly   The dual premiership player is a famous grand final figure, yet one whose story has rarely been told.


Priddis proves the power of humility

Peter Hanlon   Nowhere in a blocked-out calendar do the howls of "look at me" echo louder than the Brownlow.