Adam Cooper

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Wilderness for Dees: Kennett

Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.

AFL

Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

AFL

Tippett a Swan, as Prismall, Garlett ignored

Kurt Tippett

Adam Cooper Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.

Australian football

Integrity intact: Demons

Dees fined: Don McLardy faces the media.

Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.

Football

Puzzled Newbold backs AFL boss

Andrew Newbold

Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.

AFL

Crows to button up on drug allegations

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Ashley Porter, Adelaide, and Adam Cooper Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson asks Crows fans to show the opposition respect.

Crows look forward to life without Kurt

Adelaide's Josh Jenkins

Adam Cooper Ill-feeling aside, Kurt Tippett's departure from Adelaide also presents practical issues. How does a team replace a 202-centimetre key forward who has booted almost 200 career goals?

AFL

Key pair a boost for Bombers

Michael Hurley.

Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Essendon can be thankful all its troops will be on call for opening night battle against Adelaide.

AFL

Zaharakis to be played in reduced role

David Zaharakis.

Adam Cooper Essendon is set to use midfielder David Zaharakis in a limited capacity against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night, while key-position player Michael Hurley has proved his fitness and has been...

AFL

Live coverage: AFL pre-season grand final

NAB Cup

Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.