Darren Jolly

Darren Jolly

St Kilda ruck coach Darren Jolly tips big year for American rookie

Daniel Cherny St Kilda ruck coach Darren Jolly has labelled American rookie Jason Holmes as the Saints' best pure tap-ruckman, tipping a possible debut for the ex-college basketballer next season.

AFL

Darren Jolly and Lindsay Gilbee join St Kilda coaching panel

New Saint: Darren Jolly will be a part-time ruck coach.

Scott Spits St Kilda has put a tumultuous off-season to one side by finalising its coaching structure for 2014.

AFL

Darren Jolly blasts Nathan Buckley as a 'coward'

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Rohan Connolly Disillusioned Darren Jolly concedes his AFL career is over, but not without some fierce parting shots at the manner in which it ended.

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Nathan Buckley understands the difficulty of Darren Jolly's football exit

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Rohan Connolly Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley's response to the pointed criticisms of his former premiership ruckman Darren Jolly on Thursday was predictably measured.

AFL

Nathan Buckley refuses to respond to Darren Jolly 'coward' comments

Darren Jolly and Nathan Buckley.

Will Brodie and Matt Murnane Collingwood coach sympathises with delisted Magpie Darren Jolly, despite the bitter dual-premiership ruckman labelling the Magpie mentor a 'coward' over his sacking from the club.

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Heath Shaw defends controversial ex-Pie Darren Jolly

Heath Shaw and Darren Jolly.

Matt Murnane Heath Shaw has defended his former team-mate Darren Jolly against the backlash generated from his parting swipe on Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley.

AFL

Shocked Darren Jolly to play on, Thomas talking next week: manager

Darren Jolly.

Stathi Paxinos Player manager Paul Connors weighs in on the future of an ex-Magpie who wanted to stay, and a current Magpie expected to leave the beaten finalist.

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How Hawthorn left Collingwood in the dust

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Jake Niall Why Hawthorn has opened a gap on its rival

Collingwood ruckman Grundy keen to fly

Returning Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy says his VFL stint has made him a better footballer.

Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy stakes claim for recall

The Seagulls’ Jake Owen tries to spoil the Casey Scorpions’ Troy Davis.

Brent Diamond Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is knocking on the door for a senior return after an impressive VFL outing.

AFL

Collingwood's conundrum: Time's in short supply if you are a Magpie

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Collingwood is always a victim of bloated expectations. A football club with a massive membership, huge following and the game’s most outspoken president guarantees headlines whether it’s...

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In for the long haul: eight AFL journeymen from the past decade

Cameron Wood was given a lifeline by Mick Malthouse.

Daniel Cherny Mark Austin is far from the first player to be forced to hang around for a long stretch on an AFL list without ever really securing a spot.

West Coast Eagles legend Dean Cox announces AFL retirement

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Liam Ducey West Coast Eagles ruckman Dean Cox has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

AFL

Tall orders: where do the ruckmen come from?

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Emma Quayle When Brodie Grundy slipped to pick 18 in the AFL national draft two years ago not many recruiters could believe he had been left waiting that long, even those who had overlooked him.

VFL

Demons' improvement lifts spirits, says forward Jack Fitzpatrick

Record-breaker: Coach Gerard FitzGerald (left).

Brent Diamond Melbourne forward Jack Fitzpatrick says the Dees aren’t completely satisfied with their three wins for the season so far but are optimistic going into the bye.

AFL

After eight years, Daniel Currie plays his first AFL game

Daniel Currie marks in front of Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.

AFL

No losers as McEvoy takes flight to Hawks

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Michael Gleeson Ruckmen are a bit like wicketkeepers. When you have a good side, you want Adam Gilchrist - the man who could do everything.

AFL

AFL trade period updates: Monday 14 October

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Will Brodie All the moves and rumours of moves on day six of the official AFL player movement marathon.

AFL

Saints and Demons head for heaven or hell

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Jake Niall Melbourne is selling picks to gain players, the Saints are selling players to gain picks.

AFL

Franklin has the domino effect

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Michael Gleeson During every trade period the movement of the biggest fish sends ripples through the rest of the pool.