Matthew Scarlett

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Ex-Cats Cameron Mooney and Matthew Scarlett give Dogs more

Jon Pierik Geelong premiership stars Cameron Mooney and Matthew Scarlett have extended their coaching commitments with the Western Bulldogs, as the Dogs seek to build on last year's strong finish.

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The players the fans love to hate, but who would be first picked by their peers

Secret Footballer

The Secret Footballer Hayden Ballantyne is a prepubescent teenager suffering the effects of ADD.

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Jackson Macrae learning from Cats great Joel Corey

Jackson Macrae with Jake Stringer.

The Western Bulldogs' latest effort to learn the Geelong way also gives rising AFL star Jackson Macrae a career blueprint.

Last season was nearly Nick Maxwell's last

Caroline Wilson Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013.

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Collingwood's Nick Maxwell to mark 200th game

Nick Maxwell

Caroline Wilson Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013. It had not been the happiest of seasons, and the outgoing Collingwood captain believed he had had enough of football and that the feeling was mutual.

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Round one when anything is possible for the Doggies

Charlie Sutton and Ted Whitten with the 1954 premiership flag.

Rob Clancy They say football clubs are in the business of selling hope.

How St Kilda spiralled from a great height

St Kilda.

Daniel Cherny Few players remain from the 2010 season, when the Saints were just an errant bounce away from a premiership. Even the Demons are favoured to beat them in round one.

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Cats not ready to fall off the perch, says Bartel

Fronting up: Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel has some tips for Warrnambool West Primary pupils.

Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel may be preparing for another significant milestone and a change of position and leadership, but the Geelong champion has declared the Cats are not ready to "fall off the perch".

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The back-to-back blueprint

Brisbane Lions captain Michael Voss

Jon Pierik How AFL premiers can join the short list of those who followed up with another flag.

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Sacked Collingwood veteran Alan Didak may never play again

Collingwood's Alan Didak.

Alan Didak has almost certainly played his last match in the AFL after GWS ruled out recruiting him for next season.

GWS passes on Magpie premiership player Alan Didak

Alan Didak

Alan Didak has almost certainly played his last match in the AFL after Greater Western Sydney ruled out recruiting him for next season.

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AFL draftees at top of private school class

Back row (from left: Matt Scharenberg, Christian Salem (Brighton Grammar), Kade Kolodjashnij, Nathan Freeman (Haileybury), James Aish
(Concordia College). Front row: Jack Billings (Scotch College), Tom Boyd (Luther College), Josh Kelly (Brighton Grammar), Marcus Bontempelli (Marcellin).

Jake Niall Private school education could be the best way of winning a spot on an AFL list.

Cool Cats turn it on

Steve Johnson looks to the umpires sandwiched between Suns Tom Murphy  and Danny Stanley.

Peter Hanlon There were no complaints about the artificial light, it was the Suns that irritated Geelong.

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Battlefront

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Rohan Connolly Contrasting coaching philosophies meet head on in Geelong as defensive Fremantle attempts to counter the attacking Cats.

Stray Cats cream Freo

Cat attack: Geelong's Cam Guthrie tackles Docker Hayden Crozier during Saturday night's clash.

Peter Hanlon Geelong defeats Fremantle by 41 points after some indifferent moments.

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Eagle Schofield ready for annoying Docker Ballantyne

Hayden Ballantyne.

Perth West Coast defender Will Schofield is confident he won't get sucked in by Hayden Ballantyne's pestering antics in Sunday's AFL western derby against Fremantle.

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Red letter day for Scarlett

Matthew Scarlett.

Jon Pierik Former Geelong defender was shocked to learn of Ablett defection via text message.

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Maxwell overrated: Scarlo

Maxwell and Scarlett.

Jon Pierik Matthew Scarlett has opened up about his dislike for Nick Maxwell, declaring the Collingwood captain was not respected by the Cats.

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Ex-Saints coach blasts Scarlett's 'distasteful' claims

Jon Pierik Grant Thomas lashes Matthew Scarlett for making a ''distasteful'' accusation about Robert Harvey.

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Matthews still 'feels sick' over 2004 preliminary final

Leigh Matthews in 2004.

Jon Pierik AFL great Leigh Matthews has revealed he 'always feels sick' when he thinks about the culmination of the 2004 season when he was coaching the Brisbane Lions.