Adam Cooper

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A timeline on 'tanking' in the AFL

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Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL

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Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy saw Dees' problems coming

Kevin Sheedy.

Adam Cooper Veteran coach says he foresaw problems when interviewed by Demons in 2007.

Connolly and Bailey bear the brunt of AFL tanking probe

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Adam Cooper The AFL has suspended former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and the club's ex-football operations manager Chris Connolly - both will keep their jobs.

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Demons cop huge fine on the chin

Don McLardy

Adam Cooper Melbourne president Don McLardy insists his club’s integrity is intact.

AFL priorities were wrong, says Roos

Paul Roos

Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.

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Integrity intact: Demons

Dees fined: Don McLardy faces the media.

Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.

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Puzzled Newbold backs AFL boss

Andrew Newbold

Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.

AFL

Crows to button up on drug allegations

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Ashley Porter, Adelaide, and Adam Cooper Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson asks Crows fans to show the opposition respect.

AFL launches Demons tanking claim probe

Brock McLean

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.

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