Adam Cooper

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Current Demons unaffected by tank turmoil: Clark

Adam Cooper and Caroline Wilson Melbourne forward Mitch Clark says the tanking investigation circling his club is having no impact on the players as they prepare for the 2013 season.

Wilderness for Dees: Kennett

Mark Neeld oversees Melbourne's first training run on Thursday.

Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.

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Rodan relishes new role at Demons

David Rodan

Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit David Rodan expects his various experiences to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates, but is hopeful he can stay at the club long enough to see the circle of success turn.

Dawes open for a fresh start

Melbourne's Chris Dawes

Adam Cooper Among Melbourne's younger players, Chris Dawes regularly finds himself asked for information.

Saints' burst makes Demons pay

Point made: Saint Stephen Milne celebrates a goal against Melbourne.

Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.

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Zaharakis to be played in reduced role

David Zaharakis.

Adam Cooper Essendon is set to use midfielder David Zaharakis in a limited capacity against Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Friday night, while key-position player Michael Hurley has proved his fitness and has been...