Last year’s Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood was just the fifth game of AFL football Jackson Merrett had played. He doesn’t hide how he felt in the minutes before the bounce of the ball.
Football is a physical battle, but in a sport where the feet are crucial to performance, it's the other end of the body where hitting targets takes on a whole different meaning.
League maintains it is not greedy despite an avalanche of criticism from fans about its new variable ticketing system.
Hawthorn appears poised to regain Brian Lake, the player it missed so badly against Geelong, and will consider selecting another tall back, Ryan Schoenmakers, for Sunday's clash with Richmond.
Premiership coach Alastair Clarkson believes it's too soon to consider radical measures such as zones.
AFL turns to its biggest names to resuscitate International Rules series.
Nick Maxwell's renaissance has been remarkable, and unexpected.
Raff had a blue wrist band, he was a forward. Xander had a yellow one, he was playing in the midfield. Harry? He got the red wrist band and shuffled down to the backline.
As debate over the state of the game swirls, players believe it's too early to embrace suggestions designed to help ease on-field congestion.
Essendon coach Mark Thompson has slammed as "outrageous" suggestions that he put a divide between the coaching staff and the players with his comments that cast doubt on the standard of the team's recovery after the Fremantle loss.against Collingwood at the MCG.