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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.
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 Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.
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 The ruckman St Kilda gave up its prized compensation pick for made an encouraging start to the pre-season campaign with his new club and has coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught...
Adam Cooper Coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught short in the ruck this year.
Adam Cooper Western Bulldogs ruckman swears he will not sledge Essendon players in Friday night's match.
Adam Cooper Former Geelong forward Shannon Byrnes showed he could be a handy acquisition.
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 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 and Matt Murnane Carlton and St Kilda are weighing up whether to recall Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt.
Ashley Porter and Adam Cooper Dees coach believes contest with Port indicates AFL's rotation cap not in players' best interests.
Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.
Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.
Adam Cooper Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could be.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.
Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy is about to enter his 29th coaching season, but at 65 won't have it that he's too old.