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.

AFL club Melbourne re-signs Rohan Bail, Aidan Riley and Dean Terlich

Liam Mannix Rohan Bail, Aidan Riley and Dean Terlich have all avoided the end-of-season cull at Melbourne, signing new contracts with the club.

Why Melbourne shouldn't get a priority pick

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Emma Quayle In requesting another priority pick it feels like Melbourne is reinforcing the sense of helplessness that has surrounded it for so long, and that it should be doing its best to disown.

Timing of priority pick request as ill-judged as the decision to seek one

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Caroline Wilson The political layers beneath Melbourne's poorly timed decision to apply for a 2014 priority pick appear as complex as the national draft that the AFL is working to simplify.

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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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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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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Mick Malthouse tells Blues 'to endure'

Mick Malthouse: ‘‘It’s not those who inflict the most, but those that endure the most, that shall prevail.’’

Carlton AFL coach Mick Malthouse went beyond the usual boxing cliches on Friday by quoting a key figure in Ireland's war of independence about the importance of enduring.

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Tagger: Waiting for someone to kick it to Jack

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Peter Hanlon So, we've been waiting more than a year for ASADA to do something about Stephen Dank, and on the day it's supposed to happen more than half the panel had better things to do?

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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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AFL season preview 2014: Melbourne

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The arrival of Paul Roos and a host of experienced midfielders raises hopes of a revival.

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Melbourne's Jesse Hogan still weeks away from making his AFL debut

Demon key position prospect Jesse Hogan.

Matt Murnane As Melbourne continues to deal with Mitch Clark's sudden departure, the arrival of young gun Jesse Hogan to fill the void appears to be getting further away.

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Demons put Jesse Hogan on long-term injury list

Jesse Hogan.

Melbourne has put Jesse Hogan - who is still suffering from a chronic back injury - on the long-term injury list.

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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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