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Adam Cooper Collingwood has announced Nick Maxwell as its captain for the 2013 season, with Scott Pendlebury his vice-captain and Dayne Beams elevated to the leadership group for the first time.
Adam Cooper Dayne Beams sensed a greater opposition interest in him over the second half of last year and might have tried to keep his head down, as much as a Collingwood best and fairest winner can.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse wants the AFL to consider a second substitute player.
Adam Cooper AFL's investigator and one of Australia's leading sports administrators agree this will safeguard against corruption.
Adam Cooper Off-field dealings of Dane Swan and Dale Thomas not distracting Magpies' premiership bid.
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.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.
Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Skipper Jobe Watson admits Bombers stressed and flat during a turbulent past six weeks.
Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Collingwood coach concedes many of his players have been guilty of trying to win premierships on talent alone in the past few years.
Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.