Peter Hanlon Chris Tarrant is still a high-flyer, just not on the footy field.
Splashing the cash failed to fix Fremantle's forward-line conundrum, but a bargain buy appears to have done the trick.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Michael Gleeson Midfielder insists Nathan Buckley had no problem with "rat pack" this year.
Collingwood veteran defender Chris Tarrant will be encouraged to physically test West Coast's tall forwards the way he did Hawthorn's Lance Franklin last weekend.
Michael Gleeson Apart from providing a lot of run and effective disposal — not always pretty but always left-footed — Ben Johnson has played a key role in helping shape members of Collingwood's 'rat pack'.
Michael Voss This is one of those games where there is history and logic and there is gut instinct.
Jon Pierik Collingwood turns the spotlight on its midfielders, declaring they will need to improve their ball use and help deliver goals if the Magpies are to prevail in tonight's semi-final against West Coast.
Rohan Connolly Collingwood can, and has, played a lot better quality football than it did last night, and will certainly need to if it is to have any chance of winning the premiership.
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.
Jake Niall It will become the selection question of preliminary final week should Chris Dawes lose his battle of wounded knee: Who replaces him and supports Darren Jolly?
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.
Greg Baum The Magpies backman is leaving the game with no regrets.
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.
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.
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.
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.