THE FIRST thing Melbourne players were exposed to in the 2018 pre-season was coach Simon Goodwin baring his soul in a heartfelt and revealing insight into his life journey.
FIRST-YEAR Demon Bayley Fritsch is the heartbreak story of this year's finals series after being cut for Saturday's preliminary final.
After playing all bar one game this season, Fritsch has been dropped by the Demons and replaced by defender Joel Smith.
THE AFL on Thursday announced the final positional group of players that will attend the 2018 NAB AFL Draft Combine at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne from October 2 to October 5.
Adelaide has finalised its coaching panel for the 2019 AFLW season with respected South Australian football figures Narelle Smith and Tim Weatherald appointed as assistant coaches.
Round 13 v Hawthorn, MCG
Seven goals to Hawthorn in the third term saw the Hawks charge to a dominant 56-point win at the MCG.
Six goals were kicked up until
THE 2018 AFL Grand Final will start at 2.30pm AEST on Saturday, September 29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Richmond and Collingwood will clash in the first preliminary final at the MCG on Friday night.
WEST Coast's plans for the expected departure of Scott Lycett have intensified, putting contracted St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey through a medical screening.
AFL.com.au understands Hickey, who is being courted by the Eagles with a multi-year offer, was tested prior to the Saints' best and fairest count and leaving for end-of-season holidays.
FORMER Sydney defender Alex Johnson believes he can be back playing footy by the early rounds of next season if a club gives him another shot in the AFL.
JACK Darling feels in a "better space" than ever before big games, and the star West Coast forward believes growing maturity and simpler focuses helped him swing the tense qualifying final against Collingwood.