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Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has forecast more than one role for Chris Judd in his return for Friday night's NAB Cup final against Brisbane in a bid to continue developing greater flexibility in his...
Adam Cooper It's been a long time, but Jonathan Brown never lost that taste for silverware.
Adam Cooper An increased exposure in high-profile games has North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow convinced the Kangaroos must perform when everyone is watching to take advantage.
Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy is about to enter his 29th coaching season, but at 65 won't have it that he's too old.
Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse admitted during the week he was impatient for Carlton to click to his way.
Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse has nominated improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took in thrashing Fremantle by 70 points in their NAB Cup match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Adam Cooper Carlton coach nominates improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took.
Ashley Porter and Adam Cooper Dees coach believes contest with Port indicates AFL's rotation cap not in players' best interests.
Adam Cooper Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says he would like to fine Dane Swan $25,000, even though he has no problem with what his star midfielder said in a televised interview.
Adam Cooper Rival coaches Mick Malthouse and Michael Voss are agreed their sides won't be holding back in pursuit of silverware in Friday night’s NAB Cup final at Etihad Stadium.
Adam Cooper A competitive match can't come quickly enough for Carlton's defenders.
Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Carlton and St Kilda are weighing up whether to recall Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt.
Adam Cooper Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite is in doubt to play in the blockbuster against Richmond in round one because of a calf injury.
Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse wants the AFL to consider a second substitute player.
Adam Cooper Return of Jeremy Laidler and Sam Rowe in Carlton's first intra-club match of the year has the Blues optimistic they can put their injury curse behind them in 2013.
Adam Cooper Chris Judd is sure he and his Carlton teammates will know exactly where they stand under Mick Malthouse, but has warned against expecting all the Blues’ problems to be instantly solved.
Adam Cooper Carlton skipper warns against expecting all the Blues' problems to be instantly solved.
Adam Cooper Former Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse admits he's unsure whether Andrew Krakouer will return to the AFL as the Magpie forward takes time away from the game to deal with family issues.
Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.