Jude Bolton

Jude Bolton

Luke Parker a better player than me: Jude Bolton

Sydney Swans player Luke parker.

Roje Adaimy, Adrian Warren Former Sydney hard-man Jude Bolton has rejected comparisons between himself and rising AFL star Luke Parker, rating the younger man a much better footballer.

Sydney Swans premiership star Jude Bolton's guide to AFL grand final week

Jarrad McVeigh and Jude Bolton with the 2012 premiership cup.

Jude Bolton It is the biggest week in their playing careers. They will be inundated with texts, phone calls and the endless requests for tickets from long lost cousins and great uncles.

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St Kilda almost traded Lenny Hayes to Sydney for Jude Bolton, says Tim Watson

Lenny Hayes tackles Jude Bolton during 2003.

Daniel Cherny Lenny Hayes' 16-year career at St Kilda nearly ended after just one season.

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Jude Bolton thinks Kevin Bartlett's criticism of Canberra unfair

Sport.  Crowd at Manuka Oval for the match between Greater Western Sydney and Port Adelaide. 3 May 2014  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Will the Canberra crowds come when they start to win regularly?

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Jude Bolton wants to see Shane Mumford throw his weight around against their old club

Past master: Former Sydney Swan Jude Bolton is now an ambassador for the AFL 9s.

David Polkinghorne Jude Bolton is excited about watching Shane Mumford throw his weight around against their old club, Sydney.

Jude Bolton readies for his first Sydney to Hobart yacht race

David Sygall Jude Bolton and Perpetual Loyal have something in common. They have both been smashed up plenty of times over the years but keep turning up.

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Jude Bolton: Sydney's Superman

Sam Lonergan is tackled by Jude Bolton.

Peter Hanlon The Swans feared he was gone in 2007, but he's still going.

Lessons to be learnt from 2012 grand final

Jesse Hogan Hawthorn fanatics who gathered for the team's final training session of the season were told by Alastair Clarkson of the importance of settling quickly in the grand final, "because the side that...

Who will win the big game... and why

Hawthorn fans watch the grand final parade on Friday.

Fairfax Media experts predict winners of the grand final and the Norm Smith Medal.

How Sydney Swans veteran Adam Goodes cemented his place in history

Focused: Adam Goodes of the Swans kicks as Jarrad McVeigh looks on at the SCG on Thursday.

Andrew Wu Adam Goodes does not want to be remembered solely for his deeds with the Sherrin, he says he would have failed in life if he was, but on the game's most special day, and possibly his last as a...

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Hawthorn and Sydney need their lesser lights to shine in grand final

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly The big names will have their say, but the premiership may be decided by how much the Hawks and Swans can get from their less-heralded players.

Young gun Luke Parker firing for Sydney Swans in AFL

Tough nut: Luke Parker hopes to top off a stellar season with a second premiership on Saturday.

Andrew Wu Luke Parker has a simple explanation for his love of the hard stuff.

AFL preliminary final Hawthorn v Port Adelaide

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Ronny Lerner Hawthorn is looking to set up another grand final clash against Sydney but Port's form has been irresistible during the finals series. Could an upset be in the offing?

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O'Keefe shows even great football careers pass too quickly

The last six months must have been football torture for Ryan O'Keefe.

Matthew Lloyd Ryan O'Keefe is a proud man who has always had a fierce desire to maintain his elite standards.

Dane Rampe goes from Sydney puppy to big dog

Dane Rampe

Dane Rampe's ascension from a small puppy to a big dog in the Sydney Swans set-up has been confirmed by a huge compliment from the club legend who previously wore the same number.

Sydney Swans veteran Adam Goodes tight-lipped on AFL future

Undecided: Adam Goodes.

Andrew Wu The fairytale script decrees that Adam Goodes leave the field in his 350th game a winner with a grand final to play the following week but there is the distinct possibility that Friday night will be...

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Tackling record within the grasp of ultimate 'warrior' Lenny Hayes

Lenny Hayes

Matt Murnane Lenny Hayes could finish his career with the record for the most tackles ever.

Ryan O'Keefe's a realist but the challenge still beckons

Consummate professional: Ryan O'Keefe.

Andrew Wu Some footballers retire when there is something left in the tank, others when the writing is on the wall. Ryan O'Keefe clearly does not belong in either category.

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AFL Express: Sunday 31 August

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Ronny Lerner Follow all the action from today's AFL matches.

Lenny Hayes sets tackle record as Crows beat Saints

Lenny Hayes finishes his AFL career with the tackling record.

Ashley Porter St Kilda great Lenny Hayes set an AFL record but his struggling club collected the wooden spoon as it was trounced by 79 points by Adelaide.