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Doedee signs on

Emerging defender Tom Doedee is the latest player to pledge his future to Adelaide after signing a two-year contract extension.

Doedee, who was already contracted for next season, is now committed to the Club until at least the end of 2021.

Season review: Patrick Wilson

In his first season at the Club, Patrick Wilson won the State League Club Champion award after dominating in the midfield for the SANFL Crows in the 2018 season.

Season review: Wayne Milera Junior

Wayne Milera Junior took his game to new heights in 2018 with a switch from the forward line to half-back leading to a breakout year for the 2017 Mark Bickley Emerging Talent award winner.

The Wright place for Matt

Matthew Wright will return to his home state in 2019 to take on a dual-role with Adelaide after hanging up the boots at AFL level.

The 28-year-old announced his retirement on Tuesday following 159 AFL games across two Clubs.

Norm Smith medallists vying to present the cup

THE MEN charged with presenting the Premiership Cup to the winning coach and captain after Saturday's Grand Final have been announced.

Tony Shaw will hand the Cup to Nathan Buckley and Scott Pendlebury should Collingwood win, while Dean Kemp will present it to Adam Simpson and Shannon Hurn if West Coast triumphs.

The Stats Files: Eagles up for the contest

LIFE without Andrew Gaff ain't so bad for West Coast.

The Eagles' emergence as the No.1 contested ball team in the finals traces back to midfielder Dom Sheed replacing Gaff in round 21, after he was axed three times this year before that.

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.

Did Clarko nod off during Mitchell’s speech?

DID HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson nod off?

As star Hawk Tom Mitchell made his Brownlow Medal acceptance speech, he naturally thanked his master coach.

MITCHELL'S MEDAL Tom takes home 'Charlie'

Club by club: Your best Brownlow Medal pollers

Rebounding defender Rory Laird rocketed up the vote count early, amassing a career-high 12 votes by round 9. A broken hand slowed him somewhat, but he still finished the count in equal-sixth place with 19 votes, the highest-ranked defender.

11 talking points from Brownlow night

1. Absentee Brayshaw's barnstorming finish
Melbourne's best hope was expected to be a duel between Max Gawn and All Australian midfielder Clayton Oliver, but both were upstaged by Angus Brayshaw.