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Eagle McGovern wins back coach's trust

Joel Selwood of the Geelong Cats gets tackled by Jeremy McGovern of the West Coast Eagles.

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Luckily for West Coast forward Jeremy McGovern, it's the second impression that matters most to rookie coach Adam Simpson.

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2014 AFL round six teams

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The selected teams for round six of the AFL season, starting with the Collingwood v Essendon Anzac Day clash.

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AFL: Josh Kennedy - Buddying around

Josh Kennedy at a training session on Tuesday.

David Sygall It was a day to discuss Josh Kennedy's great achievement in stringing together 100 games since joining the Swans, a milestone he will celebrate against Collingwood on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium.

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Swans star Josh Kennedy takes pride in being hounded by rivals

Josh Kennedy of the Swans

Lee Gaskin Sydney Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy beams with pride that he gets tagged on a regular basis.

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Josh Kennedy not risked in pre-season grand final

West Coast have decided to play it safe with Josh Kennedy, overlooking the key forward for Saturday night's pre-season final against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

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Josh Kennedy not risked in pre-season GF

West Coast have decided to play it safe with Josh Kennedy, overlooking the key forward for Saturday night's pre-season final against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium.

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Jack Darling on right path to sit alongside Lance Franklin

Goal machine: Jack Darling is proving to be a goalkicking phenomenon.

Brad Elborough Does West Coast's key forward Jack Darling have the ability to impact on a game as much as Lance Franklin has done? Some might say he already is.

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Goalkicking woes cause concern across the AFL

Hamish McIntosh missed a sitter at the MCG on Monday

Daniel Cherny It is a problem as old as the game itself, but once again the issue of poor goalkicking reared its head over the Easter weekend of football.

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2014 AFL round five teams

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The selected teams for the Easter weekend of footy.

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AFL Express: Saturday 19 April

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Ronny Lerner All the action from today's four AFL matches.

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Fast-finishing Port powers clear

Just in time: Eagle Matt Priddis fires off a handball during the loss to Port Adelaide.

Brad Elborough, Perth Port Adelaide benefits from fresh legs late in its game at Patersons Stadium to beat West Coast by 14 points.

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Blue-collar Swans back on track

All class: Sydney's Lance Franklin celebrates one of his four goals against Fremantle.

David Sygall The Swans were challenged by coach John Longmire this week to "put the overalls on".

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Fevola unloads on Blues and Thomas

Brendan Fevola.

Jon Pierik Appearing to still be bitter at his former club, Brendan Fevola has criticised Carlton for recruiting Dale Thomas, losing Eddie Betts and has even questioned the value of the Chris Judd trade.

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Eagles need goal kicking accuracy

Matt Priddis of the Eagles handballs during the round five AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Port Power at Patersons Stadium on April 19.

Brad Elborough It would concern some West Coast supporters that the Eagles lost to Port Adelaide by 14 points on Saturday night despite having more scoring shots than the Power.

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Sydney Swans to monitor Kurt Tippett's back ahead of possible return

Kurt Tippett

Andrew Wu Sydney will monitor Kurt Tippett's back before deciding whether they will unleash the forward alongside Lance Franklin for the club's first clash with former coach Paul Roos on Saturday.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 5 votes

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

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Slim pickings for traditional AFL spearheads

Buddy Franklin

Rohan Connolly With a continued emphasis on defence, there's a popular perception that AFL football has become a significantly lower-scoring scrap than it used to be.

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North Melbourne beats Sydney at its own game at SCG

Brent Harvey tangles with Nick Malceski.

Andrew Wu Sydney could have benefited from having the retired Jude Bolton in its ranks.

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Lance Franklin fizzles as the Sydney Swans are swamped by Kangaroos

Lance Franklin

Andrew Wu On the day that Sydney farewelled Jude Bolton, the team he left behind could have benefited from having the retired warrior on the other side of the boundary line.

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Age Footballer of the Year: Round 3 votes

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The following are the first-round votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.