Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield capped a brilliant first season with his new club by taking out the game's highest individual honour and breaking a record in doing so.
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The finals is a time when heroes are born and legends are made. But as this list illustrates, the month of September isn't always full of feel-good stories.
The Bulldogs were young, fast, full of momentum and excited about it. They won two finals in a row and put a summary end to the season of maybe the greatest team of all. As in 2016, so in 1961.
Last time they met it was a three-point thriller to the Hawks. Don't expect anything less exciting from this backs-to-the-wall showdown.
David Myers arrived at Essendon's base in Tullamarine on Wednesday morning, for the first time since he was banned from football for doping.
St Kilda is ramping up its interest in out-of-contract Essendon youngster Jayden Laverde.
Massive ground has been made and had they edged a closely fought Mother's day game against North Melbourne, the Saints would be preparing for their first final in five years.
Fringe Melbourne players are set to be left in limbo for at least another fortnight with the Demons deciding against making any delistings until Casey's VFL campaign ends.
Who are the greatest finals heroes of the past 50 years of September action? The players whose names instantly come to mind when thoughts turn to fantastic finals performances?
Saints midfielder missed All-Australian selection, but that didn't stop him moving into the upper echelon of club greats.
Saints forward Nick Riewoldt has confirmed 2016 will be his last AFL season as captain of St Kilda.
Nick Riewoldt had played one of his greatest games, so the question was inevitable: should St Kilda continue with their ageless veteran as the club's skipper in 2017?
Nine-goal game from Nick Riewoldt a fitting finale to an ultra-positive season for St Kilda, which ended in a 58-point clobbering of the Brisbane Lions.
St Kilda and Sandringham will officially join forces next season in a new alignment that will see the Saints extending their move back to Moorabbin with a second bayside headquarters at the Trevor Barker Oval.
There's plenty at stake as finals loom, with five of the top-eight sides in action across five big games. Don't miss a kick.
Beating Richmond after losing the last six times the teams met was just another positive St Kilda could take out of 2016, coach Alan Richardson said.