Joel Selwood

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Will Brodie This might be the year in which a player unfavoured by punters is awarded the AFL's highest individual honour.

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2014 AFL round 22 teams

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The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

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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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.

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Geelong captain Joel Selwood confident of round one start

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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

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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.

Western Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken: A pest to match the best?

Paul Chapman got a reprimand for striking Liam Picken.

Daniel Cherny The common denominator for a disparate set of AFL stars over the past eight years is a tough battler with a low-profile.

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Five changes I'd make to AFL umpiring

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Simon White I didn't think Fremantle coach Ross Lyon was being particularly controversial last week when he spoke about a "shift in the way the game was being umpired".

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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.

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...

No time to Waite for big man to reach his potential

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Matthew Lloyd The biggest regret a player can ever have is to not fully reach their potential.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 21 votes

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Round 21 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Brownlow Medal race shaping as a classic with Ablett, Franklin and Heppell in the frame

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Rohan Connolly The contenders are dropping like flies, but this year's Brownlow Medal could still provide a remarkable winner.

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

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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.

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.

Best and worst decisions from AFL match review panel in 2014

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Jesse Hogan The AFL's match review panel attracts significant feedback every year, much of it negative. These are its best and worst decisions for 2014.

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