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.
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.
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...
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.
Adelaide midfielder Scott Thompson says whether he satisfies his craving for a flag depends on his teammates.
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.
Matt Murnane We have heard all week why Hawthorn must stop him, but exactly how do you stop Buddy?
Club-by-club votes from the AFL Brownlow medal count on Monday night.- (* denotes ineligible).
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.
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.
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...
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.
Scott Spits Track footy's night of nights with our round-by-round coverage of the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal.
Matt Murnane Rarely does a team enjoy such an admirable season, yet have one negative storyline gather so much momentum all the way through.
Top vote-getters in the AFL Brownlow Medal count on Monday night:- (* denotes ineligible).-
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.
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.
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.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott wants Lachie Hansen fit and ready to go for a possible recall for Friday night's preliminary final against Sydney.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.