Rohan Connolly The jury is still out on whether quality or quantity is the key to victory.
Ashley Porter, Adelaide Essendon unleashes frustration and anger built up over a torturous summer in delivering Adelaide a blow where it hurts most.
Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs register stunning 68-point win over a listless Brisbane Lions unit.
The teams for Saturday's NAB Cup games, including Essendon v Richmond and Carlton v Fremantle.
Caroline Wilson Off-field scandals and AFL pre-seasons have come together with toxic regularity since Andrew Demetriou joined the league at the beginning of the 21st century.
Emma Quayle Essendon chairman David Evans has emphasised his determination to ensure the players avoid suspension as a result of the investigation into the club's supplements program last year.
David Polkinghorne Essendon coach James Hird took time from a tumultuous pre-season to revisit his childhood.
David Polkinghorne A knock to Callan Ward's head in the first quarter highlighted the GWS co-captain's importance to his young team's engine room.
David Barbeler Essendon finished a tumultuous pre-season cup campaign in style, hammering GWS by 91 points.
Teo Pellizzeri Follow our live coverage as the Adelaide Crows host Carlton in round three of the NAB Cup.
Michael Gleeson Shane Tuck is a Tigers favourite and son of a famous Hawk of unprecedented longevity in the big time, but he has already survived – twice – when he thought his AFL career was over.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Greg Baum It was too hot for kicking footballs but not nearly too hot for a show of staunch football faith.
Essendon coach James Hird has taken a more defiant approach to the AFL club's doping crisis, saying they will fight for their reputation.
Caroline Wilson RICHMOND looks poised to secure one of the AFL's most respected player agents, Daniel Richardson, to take over the Tigers' football department on the eve of the 2013 season.
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Scott Spits Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the start of the 2013 AFL NAB Cup. There's a triple-header on the first night at Etihad Stadium, with Essendon, Western Bulldogs and Collingwood the...
Michael Gleeson Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson suffered a knock to the leg in a collision at training Monday morning with the club saying he had avoided serious injury but had suffered a cork.
Adam Cooper and Adrian Lowe Essendon great Tim Watson says he would be devastated if his son, Bombers skipper Jobe Watson, is stripped of his Brownlow Medal as part of the supplements investigation centred on the club, but has...