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Too close for comfort: Demons pioneer Lily Mithen feeling the fire

Too close for comfort: Demons pioneer Lily Mithen feeling the fire

Lily Mithen has been with Melbourne since their first game in 2017 and a key part of their heartbreaking opening two seasons. Can the Demons rally in 2019?

  • by Peter Ryan

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Gawn thrives with new ruck rule in Melbourne's practice match win
Collingwood

Gawn thrives with new ruck rule in Melbourne's practice match win

Melbourne star Max Gawn has shown how much a dominant big man could relish the AFL's ruck rule change.

  • by Peter Ryan
AFLX-odus: Demon McDonald and Giant Cameron the latest to pull out
Melbourne

AFLX-odus: Demon McDonald and Giant Cameron the latest to pull out

The much-maligned AFLX suffers twin blows with Melbourne’s Tom McDonald and GWS forward Jeremy Cameron the latest star players to drop out of the tournament.

Jack Viney on track for JLT but will miss practice match

Jack Viney on track for JLT but will miss practice match

Melbourne will field a strong side against Collingwood at the Holden Centre but midfield stars Jack Viney and Clayton Oliver will be held over for the JLT Community Series.

  • by Peter Ryan
Harris cops one-match ban, Cunningham gets two
Match review

Harris cops one-match ban, Cunningham gets two

Star Carlton forward Tayla Harris has copped a one-match ban for her hit on GWS' Pepa Randall in the Blues' 29-point win on Saturday, while Melbourne's Tegan Cunningham has been suspended for two matches.

Daisy Pearce welcomes twins with 'love and smooches'

Daisy Pearce welcomes twins with 'love and smooches'

Champion Melbourne midfielder Daisy Pearce and her partner Ben have welcomed their newest Demons: twins Sylvie and Roy.

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Melbourne's Charlie Spargo looks ahead, but memories remain

Melbourne's Charlie Spargo looks ahead, but memories remain

Charlie Spargo has no qualms about the challenges ahead, but he'll be using his education from last season to cope with them.

  • by Peter Ryan
Every AFL list rated, and premiers West Coast are seventh
Analysis
Richmond

Every AFL list rated, and premiers West Coast are seventh

West Coast might be the premiers but they have to improve even more in 2019 just to stay in the top four, according to former list manager Chris Pelchen.

  • by Ronny Lerner
Jones keen for captaincy again

Jones keen for captaincy again

Melbourne warrior Nathan Jones says he’ll put his hand up once again to lead the Demons for a sixth consecutive year.

  • by Sam McClure
Hawthorn, Port Adelaide stars drop out of AFLX, in doubt for practice matches
Port Adelaide

Hawthorn, Port Adelaide stars drop out of AFLX, in doubt for practice matches

Hawthorn recruit Chad Wingard and his former teammate at Port Adelaide Robbie Gray join Melbourne's Steven May in pulling out with minor injuries.

  • by Michael Fowler
Hannebery 'aware', no tear
Melbourne

Hannebery 'aware', no tear

Dan Hannebery is expected to return to full training next week after a minor hamstring issue.

  • by Sam McClure