Wayne Carey Winning a final is an extraordinary effort in concentration from every player on the field. Each battle – be it physical or mental, big or small – can count towards the end result.
Rohan Connolly A tougher, angrier Geelong powerhouse Tom Hawkins is in top form, and ready to intimidate his opponents this finals series.
Geelong's key forward Tom Hawkins has been cleared by the AFL's match review panel to play in Friday night's semi-final against North Melbourne.
Peter Hanlon Geelong will meet Hawthorn in a qualifying final on Friday after defeating the Brisbane Lions.
The AFL match review panel has cleared Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge and Geelong star Tom Hawkins over incidents in their Easter Monday match.
Greg Baum Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.
Jake Niall No key forward in the game has exerted as much influence on results this season as Tom Hawkins.
Matt Murnane Tom Hawkins says his back is "feeling good" but he is no better than hopeful of playing on Friday night and admits the ongoing complaint is a "day-to-day" proposition.
Stathi Paxinos Chris Scott has criticised Geelong supporters for jeering embattled forward Tom Hawkins.
Geelong star forward Tom Hawkins' nagging back injury is expected to force him out of Saturday night's AFL clash with West Coast in Perth.
Matt Murnane Can North Melbourne hold Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett?
Jesse Hogan For impact, Brent Harvey should walk free after the Match Review Panel assesses his bump that cut Geelong's Joel Selwood above the eyebrow. For consequence, however, he is likely to walk the plank.
Jake Niall Geelong captain Joel Selwood has challenged the club's decorated veterans, as much as the youngsters, to improve and take the club beyond the second week of the finals.
Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...
Emma Quayle North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.
Lee Crossley If you finish in the AFL top four, you're widely expected to reach the preliminary finals. North Melbourne will be striving to stop Geelong achieving that outcome.
Jake Niall North Melbourne was derided for its inconsistency this year and was widely viewed as a team that alternated, like the girl with the curl, between very good and horrid.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.
Andrew Wu We look at who Sydney would rather play next week?