Adam Cooper

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A timeline on 'tanking' in the AFL

Sherrin football

Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL

AFL

Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

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.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

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.

AFL

Tippett a Swan, as Prismall, Garlett ignored

Kurt Tippett

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.

AFL priorities were wrong, says Roos

Paul Roos

Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.

Blues defenders itching for action

Carlton's Lachie Henderson.

Adam Cooper A competitive match can't come quickly enough for Carlton's defenders.

Riewoldt, Judd may be rested

Nick Riewoldt.

Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Carlton and St Kilda are weighing up whether to recall Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt.

AFL

Big name Saints to sit out NAB Cup clash

Benched Saints.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters expects to recall several key players for Sunday’s NAB Cup game against Sydney, but veterans Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes won’t be among them.

St Kilda stars to miss again

Nick Riewoldt.

Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes will be again be missing from Sunday's NAB Cup game.

AFL

Saint wary of EPL-like competition

Nick Riewoldt

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.

AFL backs removal of Scully banners

Angry Melbourne fans

Adam Cooper THE AFL has stood by the decision of security staff to remove banners from the MCG stands that accused Tom Scully of putting dollars ahead of loyalty in leaving Melbourne for Greater Western Sydney.