Sydney Swans

Bartel: Time to review the match review panel

Jimmy Bartel has quit the AFL's match review panel.

Former Geelong premiership star Jimmy Bartel has called for an overhaul of the match review panel, declaring on-field reports should be broken into "football and non-football" incidents.

Swans stun the Crows again

Tom Papley scores a late goal to snatch victory for the Swans at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

Megastar Lance Franklin kicked three goals as Sydney pipped ladder-leaders Adelaide by three points to confirm their status as the hottest team in the AFL.

Will Alex Rance be Richmond's weak link in September?

Alex Rance of the Tigers (left) and Harry Taylor.

Damien Hardwick has been praised this season for the changes he has made personally and overseen in the Tigers' football department. From almost being out the door this time last year, Hardwick has emerged as one of the more astute minds of the competition, having embraced, among other things, the need for quicker ball movement and pressure intensity inside 50.

Swans still not talking finals

Zak Jones celebrates a goal as his Swans dominated Fremantle.

The Swans won't accept they're playing finals football until they safely entrenched in the top eight after the final round.