Joel Selwood

Joel Selwood, Lance Franklin cleared by AFL match review panel

Cleared: Joel Selwood.

Jesse Hogan No players are facing suspension heading into the final round of the home-and-away season.

Sydney Swans breathe easy after Adam Goodes cleared of high shot on Joel Selwood

Andrew Wu Adam Goodes is free to play Gold Coast this week after being cleared by the match review panel for his high hit on Joel Selwood.

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Geelong captain Joel Selwood confident of round one start

Joel Selwood.

Matt Murnane Scans have confirmed Geelong's insistence that Joel Selwood's pre-season hamstring scare was only minor.

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Demons co-captain Nathan Jones aspires to emulate Geelong's Joel Selwood

Nathan Jones runs with the ball during a Melbourne Demons training session

Ashley Porter Melbourne co-captain says Joel Selwood's leadership qualities were those he looks up to.

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Geelong confident on Joel Selwood's fitness

Joel Selwood.

Matt Murnane Geelong is "supremely confident" Joel Selwood will be ready for round one, and is satisfied his pre-season interrupted by injury won't prevent him from reaching his lofty standards.

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Joel Selwood hurts hamstring in Alice Springs

Hard: Joel Selwood, had he been born in a different time, may have swung an axe instead of a handball.

Geelong captain Joel Selwood has suffered a hamstring injury and is out of the AFL pre-season game against Melbourne in Alice Springs.

Scott Gumbleton retires after playing 35 of a possible 183 AFL games

Scott Gumbleton during a Fremantle training session earlier this year.

Emma Quayle The talent of Fremantle forward Scott Gumbleton will remain mostly unfulfilled, with the forward retiring after eight years of battling injury.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 23 votes

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Round 23 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Tom Hawkins gets seven as Cats end season with big win

Under pressure: Mark Blicavs gets swamped by Brisbane opponents.

Peter Hanlon Geelong will meet Hawthorn in a qualifying final on Friday after defeating the Brisbane Lions.

2014 AFL round 23 teams

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The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.

Close wins no accident for cool Cats

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Rohan Connolly Carlton led Geelong by seven points with under five minutes left on the clock last Friday night at Etihad Stadium.

For Geelong, it's not about this year

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Geelong won't win the 2014 premiership, but the future remains bright for the Cats.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 22 votes

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Round 22 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Star Eagles duo Priddis and Mackenzie in line for AFL honours

West Coast midfielder Matt Priddis is shaping as a dark horse to win this year's Brownlow Medal, while Eagles coach Adam Simpson says Eric Mackenzie deserves to claim a maiden berth in the AFL's...

Key players set for a field day

Footy Prophet, Matthew James Match-ups have played a significant role in our Ultimate Footy rankings this week. Sydney pair Luke Parker and Ben McGlynn are in outstanding form, and take on St Kilda this week. 

Why Geelong is primed to win the premiership

Wayne Carey.

Wayne Carey If the race to the AFL flag was for runners, it's fair to say Geelong has been ever so slightly off pace over the past few years.

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Blues upbeat, star Cats out

Mick Malthouse at training.

Matt Murnane Carlton coach Mick Malthouse says his players are ready to develop into a contender next season.

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2014 round 21 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round 21 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

Where the Cats are always the premier team

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Martin Flanagan Denis Napthine moans and groans at the footy like an old ship at sea. He moves about in his seat. At the same time, he’s on for a chat.

Cats use a life, Blues get one

Any which way: Geelong's Joel Selwood leads the Blues on a merry dance.

Greg Baum Geelong’s sighs of relief and Carlton’s boos echoed through the Etihad chamber at the final siren, but the feature of this game that might resound furthest into the future was the...