Adam Cooper

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AFL

Bulldogs rue fixture's financial hit

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.

Bomber chief to stay on

Ian Robson.

Adam Cooper Essendon confirms that Ian Robson will stay on as chief executive.

Policy causes friction

Andrew Demetriou

Adam Cooper Depending on who you ask, AFL's drugs policy is a world leader, or soft on illegal substances.

Geelong's Johnson to take one-game AFL ban

Steve Johnson and Hayden Ballantyne

Adam Cooper Geelong forward Steve Johnson admits he must learn from his lack of discipline after becoming the latest Cat to be suspended for striking Fremantle’s Hayden Ballantyne.

Football

Puzzled Newbold backs AFL boss

Andrew Newbold

Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.

AFL

Sheedy warns 'fat' clubs to lay off Giants

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper GWS Giants coach claims some Melbourne clubs have become fat on self-interest.

Rule change may put Cat Blicavs into play

Mark Blicavs.

Adam Cooper Fate already seems on the side of former steeplechaser to make his AFL debut.

Clarkson hit with junior match ban

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Adam Cooper Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has been banned from officiating in his son's junior football matches for the first four matches of next season after swearing at an umpiring coach during an under-9s...

AFL

Clash jumpers should not be all white

Western Bulldogs in white.

Adam Cooper The standard of some AFL games has never been higher, but some of the teams look like they have been put through the wash. The colour has been drained and white is the new black.

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Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.