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Ryder could be the first Bomber to strike a deal

Jon Pierik   Departed Bomber Paddy Ryder looms as the player who could be the first to move to terminate the anti-doping case against him and strike a deal with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

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Gorringe hits back at critics

Daniel Gorringe is staying at the Suns.

Daniel Cherny   Gold Coast ruckman Daniel Gorringe has lashed out at his detractors after being left stranded at the Suns despite requesting a trade back to his native South Australia.

Paddy Ryder deal done

Paddy Ryder.

Jake Niall   A deal involving Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney has delivered Paddy Ryder to Port Adelaide.

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Port 'sets benchmark' for sports science

High-performance manager Darren Burgess.

Jon Pierik   Australia's peak body for sports scientists hopes Port Adelaide has set an example by becoming the first AFL club to have its entire sports science department require official accreditation.

Foot scans end Trengove-to-Tigers deal

Ronny Lerner   Jack Trengove’s proposed switch to Richmond in this trade period suffered a mortal blow on Tuesday after scans revealed the former Melbourne skipper re-aggravated the navicular injury in his left foot.

Voss joins Port Adelaide

Former Brisbane champion and coach Michael Voss.

Caroline Wilson   Michael Voss’ decision to quit his various media roles and join Port Adelaide has signalled the triple premiership captain’s desire to return to senior coaching in future.

Essendon, Port Adelaide to keep talking on Ryder

Fresh negotiations: Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle   Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Paddy Ryder, who could still make it to the Power without having to take his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal.

Ryder would face tough fight at tribunal, say lawyers

Paddy Ryder is only two years into a four-year deal with Essendon, having re-signed midway through 2012.

Jon Pierik   Disgruntled Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder could find it hard to win his case before the AFL grievance tribunal because he played on for two seasons after the club's supplements saga erupted, lawyers claim.

Ryder could be forced into retirement, says his manager

Paddy Ryder - considering retirement from football if he is not able to transfer to Port Adelaide.

Scott Spits   Paddy Ryder’s manager has confirmed the star ruckman could retire from the AFL should he not get his wish and switch from Essendon to Port Adelaide.

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AFL Trade Period Day Four Wrap-Up

Ryan Griffen

Ronny Lerner   After a quiet first three days, the AFL trade period exploded into life on Thursday with some huge news.

AFL moves to block Paddy Ryder deal between Port Adelaide, Essendon

Paddy Ryder.

Liam Mannix   The AFL has moved to block Port Adelaide's unprecedented free-agency linked trade for Essendon's Paddy Ryder.

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Radical plan discussed to get Ryder to Port

Paddy Ryder

Jake Niall   Port Adelaide and Essendon have investigated and discussed a radical plan - similar to the Nick Dal Santo deal of last year - to get Paddy Ryder to the Power and provide better compensation for the Bombers.

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Monfries urged to split from Essendon-funded legal defence

Former Bomber Angus Monfries.

Caroline Wilson   Port Adelaide has urged Angus Monfries to break away from the Essendon-funded legal defence as ASADA moves towards reissuing show-cause notices to the 34 players facing bans as a result of the Bombers’ 2012 supplements program.

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Walsh announced as Adelaide coach

New Adelaide coach Phil Walsh.

Liam Mannix   The Adelaide Crows have named former Port Adelaide assistant coach Phil Walsh as their senior coach.

Bombers blast Port Adelaide over Paddy Ryder trade offer

Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder.

Essendon has derided Port Adelaide's initial AFL trade offer for ruck-forward Patrick Ryder as nothing more than a bag of peanuts.

Paddy Ryder stalemate: It's 'apples for apples, not apples for a bag of peanuts'

Daniel Cherny   Geelong football manager Neil Balme has spent more than 45 years in the game, so he's seen his fair share of trade periods opening days.

Robbie Gray wins his first John Cahill Medal as Port Adelaide's best-and-fairest

Robbie Gray gets a handball away.

Emerging star Robbie Gray has capped off a stellar season by winning Port Adelaide’s best-and-fairest award, claiming his first John Cahill Medal.

Paddy Ryder settles on Port Adelaide as preferred new home

Port has offered Paddy Ryder (right) a five-year contract and told Essendon it would give up its first-round draft pick.

Caroline Wilson   Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder has chosen Port Adelaide as his new home.

Luke Hodge: thank god he's a country boy

Luke Hodge is hoping to mark his 250th game with a third Hawthorn premiership.

Peter Hanlon   Jonathan Brown was just a small boy (hard as that is to imagine) when he lived for a few years in Luke Hodge's home town of Colac, but he knows the place and its people. Moreover, he knows how country folk rejoice in the journey of one of their own.

Port Adelaide firming in Paddy Ryder race, with Gavin Wanganeen's help

Paddy Ryder.

Jake Niall   Port Adelaide has used former Essendon and Port champion Gavin Wanganeen as part of its strong pitch to Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder.

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