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AFL

2014 AFL round five teams

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The selected teams for the Easter weekend of footy.

Lake talks up Hawthorn's depth in defence

Brian Lake

Brent Diamond Hawthorn veteran Brian Lake says the club's depth in defence has become one of its greatest attributes leading up to the blockbuster Easter Monday clash against Geelong at the MCG.

Tasmanian football landscape not as simple as it may seem

Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan The AFL treats Tasmania pretty much as the British Colonial Office treated the colony of New South Wales during the 19th century.

Former Tiger bad boy keen on fresh start

Brent Diamond Former Richmond bad boy Daniel Connors is keen to start afresh with his footy at Port Melbourne, according to coach Gary Ayres.

AFL

Nic Naitanui cleared of achilles damage

Nick Naitanui has been cleared of serious injury and will line up against Port Adelaide.

West Coast's worst fears have been allayed, with star ruckman Nic Naitanui cleared of any damage to his achilles tendon.

AFL

Cloke v Thompson the crucial battle as North eyes top four

Scott Thompson kept star forward Lance Franklin of the Swans goalless in their round four clash at the SCG.

The AFL's form defender is set for a crucial battle with an out-of-sorts Travis Cloke, but that's hardly cause for confidence at North Melbourne.

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AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou concedes Good Friday football is "inevitable"

Andrew Demetriou concedes Good Friday is

Daniel Cherny Even the most stubborn opponent of Good Friday football now concedes that it is "inevitable" an AFL match will soon be played on the Christian holy day - in all likelihood beginning next year.

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Bomber midfielders happy to have Paddy Ryder back, says David Zaharakis

Easter Feaster: David Zaharakis is looking forward to Paddy Ryder feeding him the ball again

Daniel Cherny Paddy Ryder's return to the Essendon side is being warmly welcomed by his teammates. The athletic ruckman has been sidelined for the past two weeks with an ankle injury, and midfielder David...

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James Frawley at home on Demons' forward line

Chris Dawes and James Frawley are likely to share the forward line again this weekend for Melbourne.

Daniel Cherny Entering the season, if there was one area on the field to engender confidence in Melbourne fans, it was the forward line.

Smythesdale's name change just one step towards better days

Adam McNicol Over the summer, in a bid to start afresh after winning just one senior footy game in three years, the Illabrook Football-Netball Club underwent an off-field transformation.

Australian football

Canberra NEAFL clubs can rebuild, says Belconnen Magpies coach

Jon Tuxworth Belconnen Magpies coach Jeremy Rowe believes a reduction of Canberra teams in the North-East Australian Football League isn't the answer to their current on-field woes.

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Hard work, and teammates, help Richmond's Trent Cotchin bounce back against Lions

Daniel Cherny Blanketed last weekend by Collingwood's Brent Macaffer, Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin charged back into form on Thursday night with 32 disposals against the Brisbane Lions.

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Travis Cloke still keeps defender awake at night

Brent Harvey plays Pied Piper at North’s family day.

Jon Pierik While Wayne Carey has called for Travis Cloke to be ''stronger upstairs'', the Collingwood forward’s likely opponent on Saturday says he was unlikely to have a relaxing sleep heading into the...

VFL

Bellchambers returns in VFL, but young Bomber hurt

Tom Bellchambers gets a kick away on Friday.

Brent Diamond Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers is on track for a possible Anzac Day return against Collingwood following a successful comeback from an ankle injury in the Bombers’ 28-point win against...

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Kangaroos: We want the Blues on Good Friday

Carlton and North Melbourne players at the Royal Children's Hospital for the Good Friday Appeal.

Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw insists his club deserves to launch Good Friday football and says Carlton is the Kangaroos’ preferred opponent.

Jay Schulz, Port Adelaide's frequent flyer, thrives on being grounded

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Even as a kid, let alone as an AFL player, Jay Schulz was renowned for a disregard for his personal safety if it was going to stand in the way of the sheer thrill of being alive and active.

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Matthew Richardson says Tigers can beat the AFL's best teams

Fighting Fury: Trent Cotchin says the Tigers are up for the fight.

Jon Pierik Just days after bemoaning Richmond had not improved this season, club great Matthew Richardson has declared the Tigers are capable of defeating the league's elite.

What's next for WAFL teams this season?

Football.

Questions will be asked at Medibank Stadium on Saturday when the combatants of the 2013 WAFL Grand Final are thrown back into the ring.

Selection

AFL 2014 round four teams

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All the teams for round four of the 2014 AFL season.

AFL 2014 round 3 teams

All the teams for round three of the 2014 AFL season.