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Michael Hurley says he feels 'at home' in defence

Jon Pierik Bomber admits he struggled to read the play as a key forward.

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2014 Round 17 AFL teams

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All the ins and outs for round seventeen of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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2014 AFL round 16 teams

All the ins and outs for round sixteen of the AFL premiership season.

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Essendon coach Mark Thompson asks Paul Chapman to lift his game

Asked to step up: Paul Chapman.

Greg Buckle Essendon coach Mark Thompson has challenged veteran forward Paul Chapman to prove he can be a star at a lesser club.

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2014 round 15 AFL teams

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All the ins and out for round 15 of the 2014 AFL premiership season.

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Power forwards in great demand

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Richmond desperately needs an elite tall forward. This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

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Gritty Dons deny Crow challenge

It's mine: Bomber David Zaharakis and Rory Laird of the Crows go head-to-head.

Len Johnson Essendon survived a nerve-jangling final quarter to get home by nine points over Adelaide at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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2014 AFL round 14 teams

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All the in and outs for round fourteen of the 2014 AFL season.

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AFL to consider change to criteria for Brownlow eligibility

Gary Ablett could be scrutinised by the match review panel for this off-the-ball blow to Liam Picken

Jesse Hogan The AFL will consider a change to the criteria for Brownlow medal eligibility as part of football boss Mark Evans' review of the tribunal points system.

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2014 AFL round 11 teams

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The selected teams for round 11 of the AFL season.

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AFL Express: Saturday 31 May

Essendon v Richmond

Ronny Lerner All the action from today's three matches in AFL round 11.

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Richmond coach does not hold back after team's big loss

A clearly agitated Damien Hardwick has a couple of words with Daniel Jackson during the game.

Alana Schetzer Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has conceded his team is "mediocre", delivering a furious spray at his players after their 50-point thumping at the hands of Essendon.

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Heath Hocking incident to offer next low-down on head-high rulings

The collision between Essendon midfielder Heath Hocking and Richmond’s Ben Lennon.

Matt Murnane The evolution of the AFL’s stance on head high contact since the Jack Viney incident in round seven is set to reach another critical juncture.

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Carlisle to bookend Bombers: coach

Leading from the back: Jake Carlisle was at his best in defence in Essendon’s big win.

Essendon will keep trying Jake Carlisle in attack, despite his outstanding defensive role in Saturday night's big win over Richmond at the MCG.

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Toothless Tigers torn to shreds by Bombers

Dyson Heppell handballs under pressure after a centre clearance.

Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.

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Geelong hopeful Corey Enright and Tom Lonergan will return from injury to face Carlton

Corey Enright, seen here celebrating a goal against the Kangaroos in round 10, is expected to be fit to face Carlton.

Jon Pierik Geelong is hopeful defenders Tom Lonergan and Corey Enright will resume against Carlton on Friday night, while Allen Christensen is set to make his comeback after a pre-season marred by hip and back...

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Steele Sidebottom 'embarrassed' by hit on Weller

Out: Steele Sidebottom’s elbow collects Maverick Weller’s head.

Matt Murnane Steele Sidebottom’s leaping bump on Maverick Weller has cost Collingwood severely, with the Pies set to be without their star play-maker for three matches.

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Swinging players forward and back doesn't always work

Wayne Carey.

Wayne Carey It is often said that coaches think differently to most. That they have a knack for thinking outside the square when others cannot, especially under pressure.

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What Jake Carlisle learnt over coffee with Wayne Carey

Leading from the back: Jake Carlisle was at his best in defence in Essendon’s big win.

Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle's determination to master his new role in the Essendon side led him to approach one of the game's greatest centre half-forwards for advice on how to better play the position.

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Bombers err on cautious side and rule out Hurley

Alana Schetzer Essendon will enter its match against Greater Western Sydney with an unchanged line-up after key defender Michael Hurley was again ruled out due to injury.