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Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.
Adam Cooper and Caroline Wilson Melbourne forward Mitch Clark says the tanking investigation circling his club is having no impact on the players as they prepare for the 2013 season.
Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.
Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.
Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit David Rodan expects his various experiences to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates, but is hopeful he can stay at the club long enough to see the circle of success turn.
Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit expects his experience to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates.
Adam Cooper Former Geelong forward Shannon Byrnes showed he could be a handy acquisition.
Adam Cooper Melbourne president Don McLardy insists his club’s integrity is intact.
Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.
Adam Cooper St Kilda secures a third win from four pre-season games, this time over Melbourne.
Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL
Adam Cooper Victoria's gambling regulator has been asked how to ensure punters have confidence in the integrity of AFL games amid the tanking investigation centred on Melbourne.
Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.
Adam Cooper Veteran coach says he foresaw problems when interviewed by Demons in 2007.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Adam Cooper Among Melbourne's younger players, Chris Dawes regularly finds himself asked for information.
Drugs in sport
Adam Cooper The medical officer advising the AFL Players Association says there is little need for players to be injected with supplements, and is hopeful ''regulatory sanity'' is restored over what products are...
Adam Cooper The medical officer advising the AFL Players Association claims there should be little need for players to be injected with supplements, and is hopeful "regulatory sanity" is restored across the...
Adam Cooper The AFL has suspended former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and the club's ex-football operations manager Chris Connolly - both will keep their jobs.
Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.