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Magpie fans deliver verdict after Bucks takes his chance

WHEN Magpie fans gave their season verdict at the end of 2017, support for coach Nathan Buckley was hovering near 50 per cent and the major highlights were two speccies by the fans' player of the year Jeremy Howe.

It’s written on the arm: Big Pie’s inspiration

MASON Cox drew inspiration from motor neurone disease sufferer Murray Swinton in his match-turning effort in Collingwood's preliminary final win over Richmond.

Cox, who kicked three goals in a starring second quarter to help the Pies overcome last year's premiers and make the Grand Final, was spotted with 'Murray' written on his forearm tape.

Tex buoyed by Eagles flag

Crows captain Taylor Walker said he was heartened by West Coast’s 2018 AFL premiership victory which came three years after the Eagles suffered heartbreak in the 2015 decider.

Adelaide’s 2019 fixture announced

Adelaide will host a number of big Victorian clubs at Adelaide Oval in 2019 after the official Toyota AFL Premiership Season Fixture was released on Thursday.

McAdam to wear No. 23

It’s not every day you find out you’ll be wearing the AFL guernsey of the player you idolised as a child.

But for new Crow Shane McAdam, receiving the No.

Crows launch innovative STEM program

Australian Rules football and the Adelaide Crows will be at the forefront of an innovative new education program designed to encourage more school students to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Cats shore up ruck stocks, re-sign quartet

GEELONG has locked in ruckmen Rhys Stanley and Ryan Abbott, with the pair signing two-year contract extensions.

The 27-year-old Abbott, who made his debut in round 20 this season, knocked back offers from rival clubs to recommit to the Cats, as revealed byAFL.com.aulast month.

Trade Winds: Shiel bid, Pies miss on defender

THE NAB AFL Trade Period might not start until next Monday but there's already plenty of chatter about which players will be moving.

The free agency period is a little closer – it begins on Friday – and AFL.com.au's Trade Winds will provide a round-up of the latest action each morning until the end of the NAB AFL Trade Period on Wednesday, October 17.

‘Please come and play, I need you’: Betts’ Buddy plea

ADELAIDE star Eddie Betts has launched a tongue-in-cheek plea for Sydney superstar Lance Franklin to play for his Deadly side in next month's AFLX tournament.

Franklin is back running after groin surgery in November, but is very unlikely to make himself available for the pre-season competition.

Pie makes it hard for Toby to get any kind of kicks

1. Maynard walks the walk in Greene battle
Toby Greene entered the finals series underdone after injury limited him to just seven games in the home and away season – the Giants won all those games bar one, which they drew – but starred in the elimination final win over Sydney with 27 possessions and three goals.