Chris Tarrant

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Chris Tarrant is proof that life after footy doesn't have to hurt

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Peter Hanlon Chris Tarrant is still a high-flyer, just not on the footy field.

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.

Lance Franklin packs a punch with six of the best

Face in the crowd: Lance Franklin at Swans training this week.

Andrew Wu Lance Franklin plays his 200th game on Saturday against St Kilda. Here's six of the best from Franklin's first 199 games.

Fremantle Dockers stars keen to stay in Perth

David Mundy was convinced to stay at the Dockers because the club is building.

Brad Elborough Fremantle’s re-signing of star midfielders David Mundy and Nat Fyfe this week is further evidence of the club’s growing maturity.

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Leader of the pack content at Magpies as cohorts take flight

Collingwood's Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Working on the theory you kill a snake by cutting off its head, Dane Swan insists his coach Nathan Buckley had no problem with Collingwood's ''rat pack'' of players this year or else Swan would have...

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I'll miss rat pack: sad Swan

Dane Swan.

Michael Gleeson Midfielder insists Nathan Buckley had no problem with "rat pack" this year.

All eyes are now on the birds

Lance Franklin and Jack Gunston

Matt Murnane In a three-part series that examines where the preliminary finals will be won and lost, Matt Murnane assesses the defensive and offensive match-ups.

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Plan B for the Pies if Dawes is out

Collingwood's Chris Dawes

Jake Niall In the event that Chris Dawes is unable play on Friday night, replacing him will be the Collingwood match committee's most vexing question.

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Dream achieved, Tarrant at ease

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Greg Baum The Magpies backman is leaving the game with no regrets.

Swans fresh and ready to fly in tough scrap

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Robert Walls Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track at ANZ Stadium.

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Sydney breaks jinx to enter grand final

Sam Lienert Sydney smashed its seven-year hoodoo against a tired but valiant Collingwood to surge into next Saturday's AFL grand final on a high.

Magpies left lamenting

Collingwood fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney last night.

Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.

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We'll be back, say Pies

Wrapped up: Scott Pendlebury is tackled by Swan Shane Mumford in Friday night's match.

Jon Pierik As the Magpies look forward to a break and beginning afresh, vice-captain Scott Pendlebury believes there is no reason why they cannot again feature in the top four next season.

No place to run, or hide

Buddy Franklin and Ted Richards

Martin Blake Ted Richards is the modern backman personified; adaptable, competitive and strong.

The top AFL games of 2012

Best AFL games of 2012

Rohan Connolly and Martin Blake list their their games this season - but were those games the best?

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Caroline Wilson

The Xavier network

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Caroline Wilson From grand final players to off-field powerbrokers, Xavier has the lot when it comes to AFL.

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Cats set to pounce on Demon, Roo

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Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.

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Collingwood goes by the numbers

Quinten Lynch and Jordan Russell will wear same numbers with Magpies in 2013 as they did with their old clubs.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

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List analysis: Collingwood

Collingwood.

Will Brodie For a team with premiership aspirations, a surprising amount of positions appear up for grabs at Collingwood, mostly up forward.