Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson has Lance Franklin in sights again

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Melissa Woods He's done the job once already this season, but North Melbourne's Scott Thompson says stopping Sydney's superstar Lance Franklin a second time is a much tougher task.

North Melbourne's Scott Thompson v Sydney's Lance Franklin ... Hercules versus the Hydra

Tall order: Scott Thompson has a herculean task on Buddy Franklin.

Liam Mannix This weekend, North Melbourne’s Scott Thompson will need to be herculean, as the fullback faces football’s own version of the Hydra, Sydney spearhead Lance Franklin.

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Steve Johnson cleared by AFL tribunal for kneeing Scott Thompson

Geelong footballer Steve Johnson

Jesse Hogan and Liam Mannix Steve Johnson's on-field foe from last weekend, Scott Thompson, became his greatest ally at the tribunal when his favourable evidence about carrying a broken rib into the match helped Johnson...

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Scott Thompson happy for GWS to target his ribs

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David Polkinghorne North Melbourne defender Scott Thompson says it is open slather when you run on to the field and he's unconcerned about Greater Western Sydney targeting the AFL's most famous ribs. 

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Adelaide's Scott Thompson craves an AFL premiership

Still hungry for a flag: Scott Thompson.

Adelaide midfielder Scott Thompson says whether he satisfies his craving for a flag depends on his teammates.

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Scott Thompson extends contract with North Melbourne until 2017

Scott Thompson

North Melbourne fullback Scott Thompson has been rewarded for the best season of a burgeoning AFL career with a contract extension running until the end of 2017.

Brownlow Medal 2014: Humble Eagle Matt Priddis upsets the fancied runners

Matt Priddis is presented with the 2014 Brownlow Medal by Gary Ablett of the Suns on Monday night.

Peter Hanlon There had been an expectation that Joel Selwood would lower his head, no-one would jeer, and his reward would be far greater than any routine free kick - former teammate Gary Ablett draping the...

Brownlow Medal 2014: Live coverage

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Matt Priddis of the Eagles celebrates a goal  during the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Scott Spits Track footy's night of nights with our round-by-round coverage of the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal.

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How North Melbourne fared in 2014

Brent Harvey after the semi-final win over Geelong.

Matt Murnane Rarely does a team enjoy such an admirable season, yet have one negative storyline gather so much momentum all the way through.

West Coast's Matt Priddis wins Brownlow Medal

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Matt Priddis of the West Coast Eagles poses with the 2014 Brownlow Medal at the 2014 Brownlow Medal Dinner at Crown Palladium on September 22, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan A relentless West Coast midfielder considered good enough to make the All-Australian squad but not great enough to make the final team has won the AFL's highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal.

Brownlow Medal 2014: The final leaderboard

Top vote-getters in the AFL Brownlow Medal count on Monday night:- (* denotes ineligible).-

Brownlow Medal 2014: club-by-club votes

Club-by-club votes from the AFL Brownlow medal count on Monday night.- (* denotes ineligible).

Brownlow Medal 2014: Last-minute money comes for Joel Selwood and Josh Kennedy

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Daniel Cherny Punters have cooled on the prospect of a third Brownlow Medal for Gary Ablett, with money coming on Monday for Geelong captain Joel Selwood and Sydney midfielder Josh Kennedy.

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Perth student's mathematical model to predict AFL Brownlow winner

Simon White Early next month, Perth's Robert Nguyen will submit a 50-page thesis on a pretty quirky subject - a statistical model to predict the winner of the AFL's Brownlow Medal.

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Adam Goodes rolls back the years as Sydney Swans reach grand final

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Andrew Wu The Sydney faithful came to see Lance Franklin kick their side into a grand final, instead they were given a two-for-one meal deal and also taken for a trip down memory lane by their last superstar.

Buddy brilliant as the Swans’ bandwagon bears down on MCG

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Malcolm Knox The strictly first-world problem faced by the Sydney Swans this year was that it was as early as round eight, back on May 9, when they showed the competition they were a grand final team.

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North succumbs to the pressure kings

Lance Franklin celebrates after kicking a goal as North Melbourne's players look dejected.

Peter Hanlon The hand that covered Brad Scott's mouth crept up to shield his eyes. cradling a head labouring under the dull weight of frustration. Here was the picture of another North Melbourne turnover.

Prankster Nathan Grima switches on to a job not so funny

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Peter Hanlon Scott Thompson draws comfort from seeing Nathan Grima nearby in the North Melbourne backline, and was acutely aware of his lengthy absence with a foot injury through the middle of the season.

A few flutters for the flag favourites

Ollie Wines played a pivotal role in Port Adelaide's semi-final win.

Rohan Connolly Recent finals history has been turned on its head. And now Port Adelaide and North Melbourne go into their preliminary finals with plenty of momentum.

North Melbourne's Nick Dal Santo 'surprised' to make preliminary final

Nick Dal Santo handballs before he is tackled by Cameron Guthrie of the Cats during the semi-final against Geelong on Friday.

Liam Mannix Nick Dal Santo is ''a little bit surprised'' to be playing in a preliminary final with his new Roos teammates.