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Contracts & Free Agency


Swans young gun locked in for five more

Swans young gun commits to new long-term deal in Sydney

9:21pm Dec 15, 2016


Giants face challenge to re-sign ‘fantastic five’

GWS faces challenge to re-sign ‘fantastic five’

7:07pm Dec 12, 2016


Rising Saint rewarded with new two-year deal

Young St Kilda midfielder rewarded with two-year contract extension

9:00pm Dec 9, 2016


Premiership Dog inks contract extension

Young Bulldogs forward locked in until at least end of 2019 season

8:28pm Dec 8, 2016


New deal for new Docker: Logue locked in

Not even two weeks at Freo, draftee signs contract extension

6:22pm Dec 8, 2016


Ex-Hawk looks to Magpies for VFL lifeline

Delisted midfielder will line up for Collingwood's VFL team in 2017

5:50pm Dec 8, 2016


Birchall off free agency table with new deal

Four-time flag hero wards off free agency suitors with new deal

1:19pm Dec 8, 2016


Leave speculation ends with gun Sun signing

Gold Coast star not going anywhere after signing new deal

8:33pm Dec 1, 2016


Axed Grimes goes local after being overlooked

Former Dees skipper didn't nominate for drafts after being overlooked

3:15pm Nov 29, 2016


Lumumba may have played last game for Dees

UPDATE: Demons urge restraint as veteran assesses his options

4:53pm Nov 24, 2016


Dons preparing to lure an 'A-grade player': Kerr

Essendon has cap space to lure an 'A-grade player', says Rob Kerr

9:43am Nov 23, 2016


Jack Fitzpatrick likely to get Hawk lifeline

Delisted big man Jack Fitzpatrick set for draft lifeline

4:35pm Nov 22, 2016


Young Carlton duo locked in on one-year deals

Carlton youngsters ink new one-year deals for 2017

5:55pm Nov 16, 2016


Greener pastures as ex-Lion joins Bombers

Delisted Lions small forward Josh Green joins Essendon

1:35pm Nov 15, 2016


Delisted Sun working hard for second chance

Delisted Sun Clay Cameron is working hard for a second chance

9:40am Nov 14, 2016


Thompson extends Suns deal to end of 2019

Tall defender to stay with Gold Coast until the end of 2019 season

10:39am Nov 11, 2016


Richmond trio all sign new one-year deals

Kane Lambert one of three Richmond players to ink new deals

5:55pm Nov 9, 2016


Suns throw dumped ball-magnet a lifeline

Dumped ball-magnet joins Gold Coast after accepting new offer

3:21pm Nov 8, 2016


Zac's back: Ruckman wins new Freo deal

Ruckman Zac Clarke signs one-year contract with Fremantle

2:37pm Nov 8, 2016


Green, Richards in Dons' free agents mix

Delisted free agent prospects tour Bomber HQ ahead of deadline

2:01pm Nov 8, 2016

Doc Larkin's Injury News


Doc Larkins' injury update: finals week two

Two Swans battle to prove fitness as Eagles earn crucial rest

5:30pm Sep 14, 2015


Doc Larkins' injury update: finals week one

Star Eagle and Swan will miss the entire finals series, Doc Larkins says

4:58pm Sep 7, 2015


Doc Larkins' injury update: round 13

Hawks face big call on Frawley, and young Crow's season in doubt

4:55pm Jun 29, 2015


Doc Larkins' injury update: round 12

Big Cat won't come back, but Gaz looks ready to roll out the Suns' shine

2:50pm Jun 22, 2015


Doc Larkins' injury update: round 11

Cats, Giants could be missing for weeks while a Roo may call it quits

3:05pm Jun 15, 2015


Doc Larkins' injury update: round 10

Traditional reconstruction way to go for champ's recovery, says the Doc

2:06pm Jun 8, 2015


Doc Larkins' diagnosis: preliminary finals

Dr Peter Larkins gives his tip on whether the Hawks will pick Rioli

8:55am Sep 17, 2014


Doc Larkins' diagnosis for the semi-finals

Dr Peter Larkins looks at the injury issues facing the remaining finalists

9:47am Sep 10, 2014


Doc Larkins' diagnosis: finals week one

Dr Peter Larkins looks at the eight finalists' injury lists

9:21am Sep 3, 2014


Doc Larkins' diagnosis for round 22

Dr Peter Larkins gives us his view of the AFL injury list

7:51am Aug 20, 2014


Doc says: round 18

COMMENT: Doc Larkins predicts when the big stars will return

3:15pm Jul 16, 2014


Doc Larkins' diagnosis for round 17

Doc Larkins looks at all the big injuries ahead of round 17

12:27pm Jul 9, 2014

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Full injury update

All the latest injury news from around the 18 clubs ahead of round 16

10:18pm Jul 9, 2013

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Full injury update for round 15

All the latest injury news from around the 18 clubs ahead of round 15

6:00pm Jul 2, 2013

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Full injury update

The latest injury news from the 18 clubs ahead of all the round 14 games

6:20pm Jun 25, 2013

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Full injury update

The latest injury news from all 18 clubs ahead of the last bye round

11:25pm Jun 18, 2013


Full injury update

The latest injury news from all 18 clubs ahead of the second week of the bye rounds

11:15pm Jun 11, 2013


Full injury update

All the players, all the niggles. Check out your team's injury list ahead of round 11

8:24pm Jun 4, 2013


Injury update

Dr Peter Larkins tells us who is a chance of returning for round 10

10:37pm May 28, 2013


Full injury update

All the latest injury news from the 18 clubs ahead of round nine

7:45pm May 21, 2013

Hot Gospel


Hot Gospel: Starting from scratch

Suns coach Guy McKenna writes on how to build a coaching panel

7:00am Jul 24, 2013


Hot Gospel: Finding a balance

Scott Watters looks at the techniques coaches use when they have to switch off from the game

1:30pm Jul 10, 2013


Hot Gospel: Taking the lead

Brenton Sanderson says there’s no exact science in determining what makes a leadership group work at a footy club

7:00am Jul 3, 2013


Hot Gospel: Voss on testing friendships

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Voss opens up on the challenges associated with coaching his former teammates

7:00am Jun 26, 2013


Hot Gospel: Going for the doctor

EXCLUSIVE: Damien Hardwick says injury management has come a long way since his playing days

12:16pm Jun 19, 2013


Hot Gospel: Spreading the load

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Scott talks about delegation and decision-making in the coach's box

7:00am Jun 12, 2013


Hot Gospel: Spare the spray

EXCLUSIVE: The master coach on how he's learned to spare the spray and spoil the GWS kids

7:15am Jun 5, 2013


Hot Gospel: Clarko's lessons from abroad

EXCLUSIVE: Alastair Clarkson's off-season trip to the USA and Europe yielded plenty of insights he has applied at Hawthorn this year

7:15am May 29, 2013


Hot Gospel: The evolution of tagging

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle coach Ross Lyon looks at the role of taggers and run-with players

9:30am May 22, 2013


Hot Gospel: How do you shut down a run on?

EXCLUSIVE: Swans coach John Longmire takes us through his tactics to try to halt momentum swings

6:58am May 15, 2013


Hot Gospel: Seven minutes and counting

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Scott talks about the frenetic period between quarters

7:00am May 8, 2013


Hot Gospel: The coach and the 'teacher's pet'

EXCLUSIVE: Can a coach play favourites? Ken Hinkley reveals coaches have a little soft spot for some players

7:00am May 1, 2013


Hot Gospel: Building greatness through selflessness

EXCLUSIVE: Brendan McCartney says selflessness is a key trait in great people and teams

7:01am Apr 24, 2013


Hot Gospel: You burn and learn

EXCLUSIVE: Mistakes? All coaches make them. But as West Coast's John Worsfold writes, a key component of coaching is to learn

6:45am Apr 17, 2013


Hot Gospel: Inside the Magpie coach's box

EXCLUSIVE: Magpie coach Nathan Buckley reveals why coaches get hot under the collar on matchdays

6:45am Apr 10, 2013

Lethal's Last Word


'Murphy must be a weapon'

Blues skipper Marc Murphy has been tagged into mediocrity this year, Leigh Matthews says

10:00am Aug 31, 2013


'Make Malceski accountable'

Jordan Lewis is the perfect match-up for Nick Malceski on Friday night, Leigh Matthews says

5:53pm Aug 29, 2013


How to break the Lyon strangle

Quick centre clearances are the key to Geelong beating Fremantle on Saturday night, Leigh Matthews says

10:00am Jun 29, 2013


No concerns over key Port Adelaide pair

Returning pair Travis Boak and Jackson Trengove will add significantly to Port on Saturday, says coach Hinkley

11:30am Jun 28, 2013


Crowley plus Lyon spells danger for Crows

Collingwood has become too reliant on Travis Cloke and needs Quinten Lynch to provide another option, Leigh Matthews says

11:15am May 31, 2013


Lethal's last word

Leigh Matthews previews round eight's big clash and picks his winners for the weekend

7:00am May 17, 2013


Is Cotch overrated?

AFL great Leigh Matthews gives a surprising assessment of the Tiger skipper

8:24am Apr 26, 2013


Lethal's Last Word

Leigh Matthews says Scott Gumbleton is the key Anzac Day player

6:57am Apr 25, 2013


Lethal's Last Word: round four

Can Cats comeback again? Can Pies stop Deledio? Leigh Matthews has his say

6:52pm Apr 18, 2013


Lethal's last word: round three

Can the Pies shut down Hawthorn's forward line?

6:20pm Apr 11, 2013

Retirements & Delistings


Dockers forward Shane Yarran calls it quits

Troubled Fremantle forward Shane Yarran retires from the AFL

7:57pm Dec 19, 2016


Tigers release Yarran from rest of contract

Richmond parts ways with recruit after mental health struggles

7:01pm Nov 22, 2016


Three-club utility calls time on his career

Andrejs Everitt decides to retire three weeks after Carlton axed him

6:17pm Nov 12, 2016


Pies defender retires to return home to WA

Young Magpie retires despite having a year to run on his contract

9:42pm Nov 9, 2016


Young Lion quits footy after losing desire to play

Brisbane Lions youngster retires after losing desire to play AFL

7:52pm Nov 9, 2016


Concussion takes toll as Crow retires at 25

Adelaide defender hangs up the boots after concussion takes its toll

2:18pm Nov 9, 2016


Dons dump McKernan, but rookie list beckons

Essendon delists Shaun McKernan, but commits to rookie spot

1:04pm Nov 9, 2016


Gold Coast backflips on Garlett playing ban

UPDATE: Suns say there's no playing restriction against released youngster

10:31pm Nov 8, 2016


Veteran Dal Santo officially hangs up the boots

Former Kangaroo and Saint hangs up the boots after 322-game career

1:13pm Nov 8, 2016


Blues promote Byrne, Walker returns to coach

Irishman Ciaran Byrne promoted by Carlton, compatriot set for rookie lifeline

5:40pm Oct 31, 2016


Brown leaves Eagles, McInnes set for lifeline

Veteran big man delisted by West Coast, youngster set for rookie lifeline

4:51pm Oct 31, 2016


Saint Sam hangs up the boots after 13 seasons

Veteran Saints defender Sam Fisher calls it quits after 13 seasons

2:56pm Oct 31, 2016


Crows chop two more as trio earn new deals

Duo delisted by Adelaide, while a trio have been re-signed

1:32pm Oct 31, 2016


Power delist defender after six seasons

Power defender takes to Instagram to announce delisting after six years

1:47pm Oct 30, 2016


Tiger no Moore: Richmond cuts midfield recruit

Richmond cuts midfield recruit after one season at Punt Road

4:15pm Oct 28, 2016


Four Saints go marching out the door

St Kilda cuts four players in preparation for season 2017

3:40pm Oct 28, 2016


Dempsey done as Bombers cut three more

Veteran defender one of three Bombers delisted on Friday

3:26pm Oct 28, 2016


Suns pull pin on tall timber with four delistings

Size no safety net as Gold Coast cuts three talls and a rookie ruckman

3:11pm Oct 28, 2016


Axe falls on cult hero with seven Hawks cut

Premiership-winning Hawk and cult hero among seven delistings

1:16pm Oct 28, 2016


Magpies forward hangs up boots at just 24

Young Pie forward retires at just 24, returning to WA

1:11pm Oct 28, 2016

Match Talking Points


Dangerwood in full force

TALKING POINTS: The records tumbled at football's night of nights

11:38pm Sep 26, 2016


Dogs bring 'home' comforts

Bulldog fairytale comes true in front of legions of their own fans in Sydney

8:01pm Sep 24, 2016


Bont appetit

Western Bulldogs superstar feasts on the Hawks to end an era

10:52pm Sep 16, 2016


Eddie, you genius

Betts puts six on the board as the Crows win a date with the Swans

10:56pm Sep 10, 2016


Giants' finals rookies fire

GWS sends strong message with their bruising victory over Swans

6:03pm Sep 10, 2016


Unsociable but entertaining

There was no love lost in the latest chapter of the Cats-Hawks rivalry

10:50pm Sep 9, 2016


Resilient Dogs stand tall

Five things we learned from the Dogs' win over the Eagles

10:55pm Sep 8, 2016


Pav bids farewell

TALKING POINTS: Freo legend ends career on a high

7:25pm Aug 28, 2016


Hawks' ruck dilemma

TALKING POINTS: Fitzy may get the nod after two-goal cameo

6:25pm Aug 28, 2016


Like a fine wine

TALKING POINTS: Nick Riewoldt isn't showing any signs of slowing down

4:06pm Aug 28, 2016


Something old, something new

TALKING POINTS: A veteran looks for a new home as kids impress

10:19pm Aug 27, 2016


Giants primed for 'home' final

TALKING POINTS: A mouth-watering Sydney derby final looms

9:55pm Aug 27, 2016


Paper Tigers blown away

TALKING POINTS: It's not looking like a summer of love at Punt Road

7:33pm Aug 27, 2016


Say that it's so, Joe

TALKING POINTS: Daniher stars as Dons pay tribute to top-ups

4:59pm Aug 27, 2016


Tomahawk tunes up

TALKING POINTS: Star Cat puts premiership contenders on notice

4:52pm Aug 27, 2016


Eagles' ruck role romance

TALKING POINTS: Journeyman Giles shows there's life beyond Nic Nat

10:45pm Aug 26, 2016


Old Dog and Cat hang 'em up

TALKING POINTS: Two champions bow out of the game in form

7:25pm Aug 21, 2016


The top-four fight

TALKING POINTS: Geelong earns crucial percentage in finals race

5:45pm Aug 21, 2016


Blues break losing streak

TALKING POINTS: Carlton's win comes at a cost for Melbourne

3:55pm Aug 21, 2016


Toothless Tigers

TALKING POINTS: Richmond's first-half display was below AFL standard

4:52pm Aug 20, 2016

The Inquirer


How they stack up

What the Eagles and Hawks do well and where they might be vulnerable

6:48am Oct 2, 2015


Prime performers

Which players consistently raise the bar when finals come around?

6:50am Sep 25, 2015


The semi-finals analysed

What do the stats tell us ahead of this weekend's blockbuster contests?

6:55am Sep 18, 2015


The best players of 2015

We determine the best players in each position this season

10:14am Sep 12, 2015


The middle men

We find the game's best extractors and stoppage players

11:17am Sep 4, 2015


Just for kicks

The Inquirer finds out who kicks the ball best and who butchers it

7:10am Aug 28, 2015


Putting the clamps on

Who's the best at applying pressure? The Inquirer finds out

6:55am Aug 21, 2015


Follow the form

We study the form of the opening six rounds and compare it to the past six

10:00am Aug 14, 2015


The evolving game

We find out how the game has changed over the past 15 years

6:35am Aug 7, 2015


Drop-offs and turnarounds

We find out where your team has fallen away and picked up

7:05am Jul 31, 2015


Boomer by the numbers

Brent Harvey becomes the fourth player to join the exclusive 400 club

7:01am Jul 24, 2015


Hard facts, quirky outcomes

With two-thirds of the season gone, we look at all the numbers

7:01am Jul 17, 2015


The missing link

We look at the players who your club can least afford to play without

7:01am Jul 10, 2015


The Inquirer: Scoring sources

Where do the goals come from? All the key trends after 12 rounds

7:01am Jun 26, 2015


Make or break

Does a bye mean goodbye? How do teams perform after a week off

7:01am Jun 19, 2015


The team killer

Easy prey for some, momentum killer for others. We look at the turnover

7:10am Jun 12, 2015


Beware the run-on

Can you relax when your team builds an early lead? Find out

6:22am Jun 5, 2015


Fletch hits 400

The numbers behind the remarkable career of Dustin Fletcher

10:00pm May 30, 2015


Make room for Fletch

The numbers behind the remarkable career of Dons veteran Dustin Fletcher

6:47am May 29, 2015


The Inquirer: Numbers can lie

Stats are critical, but be careful when using them to assess players' values

6:57am May 22, 2015

The Numbers Game with Peter Ryan


Bont breaks new ground

Rising Bulldogs star sets a new record as captain against Eagles

7:00am Jun 7, 2016


Top six face MCG drought

Experience at the 'G might not matter as much, writes Peter Ryan

7:00am May 24, 2016


How the smalls have grown

A key forward without a few smalls by their feet isn't the way to win a flag

7:49am Oct 3, 2015


Frawley's moment of truth

Saturday's Grand Final is why the ex-Demon ended up a Hawk

7:11pm Oct 2, 2015


Accuracy a Hawk weapon

Stats show Hawks should have key advantage in GF - set shot accuracy

7:00am Sep 30, 2015


Quality, not quantity

Sam Mitchell's disposal efficiency could determine his impact in the GF

7:00am Sep 29, 2015


North's Kennedy curse

Josh Kennedy's record at home will have the Roos nervous this week

5:29pm Sep 21, 2015


Should the Hawks stick fat?

Does Hawthorn need to change things up against Adelaide?

7:00am Sep 15, 2015


Can the Swans defy the odds?

The stats paint a grim picture for the undermanned Swans on Saturday

4:06pm Sep 9, 2015


Freo and firepower

The scoring stat Fremantle needs to defy to win the 2015 flag

7:00am Sep 8, 2015