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Brownlow 2016: As it happened

Fremantle's Nat Fyfe wins the 2015 Brownlow Medal.

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.

New Dogs pulling off old tricks

Merv Hobbs was one of Footscray's stars in their only winning preliminary final team, in 1961.

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.

Live AFL finals: Hawks v Bulldogs

Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli tangles with Hawk Luke Breust.

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.

Saints rising but no guarantees

Stars: Tom Hickey and Jack Steven.

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.

Dees to wait on list announcements

Out of contract: Jack Grimes enjoys a goal for Casey on Saturday.

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.

Vote: Who is the greatest finals hero?

The mark: Leo Barry takes a crucial mark in the dying seconds of the 2005 grand final.

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?

Steven joins Saints pantheon

Elite: Jack Steven.

Saints midfielder missed All-Australian selection, but that didn't stop him moving into the upper echelon of club greats.

Saints, Sandy to become one in the VFL

Ahmed Saad sees the Essendon crisis as a great opportunity.

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.

Live AFL: Saturday super blog

Port Adelaide's Jared Polec is  tackled by Jarryd Lyons of the Crows during Showdown 41.

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.