Adam Goodes has asked to not be considered for an AFL Players Association award that recognises retiring players for their contribution to the sport and broader community.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall
Hawthorn is facing a fight to keep popular forward Ryan Schoenmakers with clubs including the Sydney Swans already circling the key forward.
The AFL Commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick says the absence of Adam Goodes from the grand final farewell of retiring champions shows the need for the league to renew its fight against racism.
Even without Adam Goodes as the target, the booing continues.
Hawthorn wanted to keep Lance Franklin. In 2013, the Hawks offered Buddy a five year contract worth about $5m, a proposition that was rendered impotent by Sydney's doubling of that amount over nine years.
Chris Judd, who spent the first half of his career in Perth, says most fans recognise Adam Goodes as one of the greats.
After all but 50 seconds of 207 matches, the entire 2012 AFL season hinged on one ball-up, deep in Sydney's forward-pocket.
West Coast were within 50m of losing their second straight grand final by less than a kick.
Champion Sydney Swan Brett Kirk is returning to the AFL club as a member of their coaching panel for 2016.
Sydney proved they could match it with the best with mid-season wins over Hawthorn and North Melbourne, but struggled to achieve the consistency of some of their rivals.
The first-year Kangaroo is hitting the scoreboard but working harder than ever to ensure others do, too.
Adam Goodes has submitted an early guilty plea and accepted a $1000 sanction for lashing out with his boots at North Melbourne full-back Scott Thompson in the final match of the Sydney legend's career.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has taken a shot at the media for continuing to inflame and drag out the Adam Goodes booing saga.
Adam Goodes has chosen to fade out of the game, without fanfare on the night and eschewing ceremony in the next fortnight of football celebrations.
As Luke Parker put the acid on Sydney's generation next, club legend Michael O'Loughlin has described the retirement of Adam Goodes as the official end of an era for the Swans.
Retiring great Adam Goodes has been fined $1000 for misconduct for an incident in the final game of his career.
The brutal collision between North Melbourne's Drew Petrie and Sydney's Gary Rohan in last weekend's semi-final has left the Swan in hospital with a bulbous left eyelid.
It's tempting to start spouting ‘‘end of an era'' talk about Sydney.
Essendon great Tim Watson says outgoing Sydney Swans legend would have almost certainly been booed had he done a lap of honour at this year's AFL grand final.