Mitch Clark

Melbourne puts forward Mitch Clark on indefinite leave over health issues

Jon Pierik Melbourne forward Mitch Clark has been granted indefinite leave from the club to deal with his personal health.

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Melbourne may place Mitch Clark on long-term injury list

Mitch Clark.

Emma Quayle Bid to ease any additional pressure forward may feel as he takes time away from the club.

Demons Mitch Clark retires from AFL

Mitch Clark

Mitch Clark has announced his retirement from the AFL as he recovers from depression.

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Demon Mitch Clark retires from football

Jon Pierik Mitch Clark's AFL career is over, with the Melbourne forward retiring on Tuesday because of clinical depression.

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Mark Thompson among AFL personalities to voice support for Mitch Clark

Mitch Clark.

Daniel Cherny Essendon coach Mark Thompson has thrown his support behind retiring Demon Mitch Clark, and emphasised the need for AFL players to receive more support as they cope with the pressures of playing...

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Demon Mitch Clark out for AFL season

Melbourne's Mitch Clark

Melbourne star recruit Mitch Clark will miss the rest of the AFL season with a serious foot injury.

Melbourne hopes to retain James Frawley, despite stinging attack from club legend Garry Lyon

James Frawley of the Demons (right) tries to shrug off a tackle against the Western Bulldogs.

Jon Pierik Melbourne great Garry Lyon has launched a stinging appraisal of prospective Demons free agent James Frawley.

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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 This is not a new statement, nor is it an outdated one.

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Defensive unit doing the job for Demons

Efficient: Tom McDonald, one of Melbourne's core of backs, lays a tackle on Tiger Shane Edwards.

Rohan Connolly Several times during his first pre-season in charge of Melbourne, Paul Roos made a point of identifying percentage, rather than wins and losses, as a measuring stick of the Demons’ improvement...

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AFL community slams Viney decision

Jack Viney

Staff Writers The MRP's decision to suspend Melbourne youngster Jack Viney with for two-games has been met with near universal condemnation from AFL players past and present.

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Sliding Dawes: Demon was nearly a Bulldog

Chris Dawes

Michael Gleeson Had things turned out only slightly differently, Chris Dawes would have been running out this week against Melbourne, not for the Demons.

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How the Suns and Giants got the best of both worlds

Gary Ablett

Emma Quayle The television commercial starts with a boy and girl arguing across the dinner table: what would be better, soft taco shells or hard? It ends with the whole family celebrating their young sister's...

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Chris Dawes' new reality

Chris Dawes doesn’t feel like he’s played overly well since he has been back, and yet people have kept telling him he’s been in good form.

Emma Quayle Chris Dawes was away overseas when it came time to choose a new club. Four things about Melbourne had appealed to him, from when it became clear he needed a new club.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

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Ballad of the fellow traveller

Timothy Boyle

Tim Boyle It is now common in sport for abstract nouns such as ''depression'' and ''anxiety'' to be used to summarise the feelings of retirement, or the cause of retirement itself, as happened with Mitch...

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Melbourne is talking up a better game, says Daniel Cross

New Demon Daniel Cross says a return to basics has helped Melbourne.

Daniel Cherny Melbourne's reversal of fortune on Saturday was, at least in part, a matter of chatter, in the opinion of veteran Daniel Cross.

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Jonathan Brown wants to help Lion cubs

Jonathan Brown.

Andrew Stafford The veteran forward does not rue his decision to play on in what looms as a long AFL season.

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James Frawley at home on Demons' forward line

Chris Dawes and James Frawley are likely to share the forward line again this weekend for Melbourne.

Daniel Cherny Entering the season, if there was one area on the field to engender confidence in Melbourne fans, it was the forward line.

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West Coast Eagles keen to avoid ping-pong against Melbourne Demons

Justin Chadwick New West Coast coach Adam Simpson does not mind a game of table tennis, but don't try bringing ping-pong tactics out on to the footy field.

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Demons in massive loss to Eagles

Josh Kennedy of the Eagles

Michael Gleeson In the first term Melbourne failed to get a centre hit out, they failed to get a centre clearance. they failed to get a goal.