The ghosts of Princes Park

Rohan Connolly   It's been 10 years now since Princes Park was last used as an AFL venue, but the stories of Carlton's famous old ground continue to emerge.

Ultimate Footy: Better in 2015

The ultimate fantasy AFL game, Ultimate Footy, takes your fantasy experience to a new level.

Just the ticket to success

Rohan Connolly   Taylor Adams is better-prepared for his second season with Collingwood after a pre-season training program with a big difference.

The 2015 AFL crystal ball: Our experts give their opinions

Ahead of the season, The Age football writers answer a few searching questions.

Difficult times for the Giants

Caroline Wilson   The inescapable conclusion that GWS are a club under significant pressure to improve their on-field operation was further underlined with the departure of Nick Johnston.

Why Hird can't lose his players

I challenged Denis Pagan about the way he was pushing us. All he said was 'I don't care if the players like me, but they will respect me'.


Season preview

Can the Crows return to finals footy in 2015? Rohan Connolly and Scott Spits preview their chances.

Pssst: Essendon saga plummets to new depths

With the fate of 34 past and present Essendon players handed down, the impact was felt as far down as surburban level.

Is 2015 the year of the Tigers?

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall preview Richmond's season.

Lloyd's top 24 countdown

Matthew Lloyd's players to watch in season 2015 ... No.8 Hawk Luke Hodge.

How will the Dons go in 2015?

Peter Hanlon and Jon Pierik preview Essendon's season.


Previewing the Bombers in 2015

What can we expect from the Bombers in 2015? Peter Hanlon and Jon Pierik investigate.

Previewing the Western Bulldogs

With a new coach and a new captain, what can we expect from the Bulldogs in 2015?

Matthew Lloyd's top 24

Matthew Lloyd counts down his players to watch ... starting with Jeremy Cameron.

Grand Final: Back to back Hawks

Sydney started well until the Hawks launched a physical tornado that blew the Swans away by 63 points.


Priddis proves the power of humility

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


Coaches exit as player power rises in the AFL

Caroline Wilson   Brendan McCartney's departure shows yet again how this game and its leaders can spin just about anything.


Hawthorn in the hunt in bid to become best of era

Jake Niall   The Hawks have matched Geelong, their great adversary, by winning a third premiership since 2007.

Defeats beget victories

Rohan Connolly   There's a very strong common denominator between Hawthorn's first back-to-back premiership sides of 1988-89 and the Hawks of 2013-14.