Crows out to finish what Phil Walsh started
Adelaide's proud chairman Rob Chapman openly acknowledges the loss of Phil Walsh remains "raw and emotional" for many at the Crows, as they seek to finish the AFL premiership journey that in many ways began with the late coach's appointment in 2014.
Cotchin free to play in AFL grand final
Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin has been cleared to play in the AFL grand final.
Cotchin escapes ban.
A boost for Richmond Tigers ahead of the Grand Final with their skipper Trent Cotchin given the all-clear to line up against the Crows.
The phones have been ringing off the hook this morning at Tigerland. 75,877 Richmond members discovering whether or not they've secured a ticket to Saturday's big dance.
Tigers' best stacks up: Cotchin
Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin says his club's form stacks up as they chase a first AFL premiership since 1980.
Tigers ready to blunt Crows' weapons
Richmond defender Dylan Grimes is confident the Tigers can handle Adelaide's star forwards in the AFL grand final.
Blight hopes for Crows' flag bridge
Malcolm Blight hopes Don Pyke is about to join him as an Adelaide premiership coach.
Tigers brush aside critics, progress to GF
Perennial underachievers no more, the Tigers silenced their critics with a defiant win over the Giants to earn their shot at an AFL premiership.
Hardwick: 'We are capable of beating anyone'
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says he learned a lot from his side's round six loss to Adelaide, and has been waiting patiently all year to make amends.
Tigers' Rioli lives up to famous name
Young gun Daniel Rioli has delivered a career-best performance in Richmond's AFL preliminary final win over Greater Western Sydney.
Giants loss ends Stevie J's AFL career
Steve Johnson's 293-game AFL career is over after GWS Giants lost their preliminary final to Richmond on Saturday night.
Cameron: Giants' missed moments proved costly.
GWS Giants' Leon Cameron believed that when the chances were their his side didn't capitalise against the Tigers which cost them a place in the Grand Final.
Prelim final losses won't break GWS: coach
Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron is confident his team can bounce back from successive AFL preliminary final losses.
Dominant Crows impose their house rules
Twenty years without an AFL grand final appearance were soon forgotten, as the Crows put their stamp on Adelaide Oval as their house in a way that will stay with all the 53,817 spectators present forever.
Crows thrash Cats to reach AFL grand final
Adelaide have defeated Geelong by 61 points in their preliminary final to reach the AFL decider.
Crows hammer Cats to reach Grand Final.
Adelaide destroyed Geelong en route to their first Grand Final in 19 years.
'Cheer Giants over Tigers, Eddie'
GWS chairman Tony Shepherd has urged all neutral Victorian footy fans, including Collingwood president Eddie McGuire, to come out and support his young team in Saturday's preliminary final against Richmond.
Tigers forward a sought-after goalsneak
Richmond forward Sam Lloyd is shaping as a sought-after goalsneak this trade period, as the high-leaping forward lies forgotten in the VFL - and Essendon is leading the chase for his services.
Kangas' failed recruitment moves taking a toll
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott did his best to sound upbeat this week, after hearing news that Josh Kelly had rejected the Roos' advances, but it must be getting harder to put a positive spin on their recruiting efforts.
AFL Draft Wrap: Worpel may be best inside mid
Inside midfielder James Worpel, arguably the hardest tackler in junior ranks, shone again at the weekend and looms as possible first-round pick. Who else caught the eye of ESPN's AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre?
Murphy critical of Stringer's work ethic, drive
Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer is "not yet a fanatic for the daily grind", according to his retired AFL captain Bob Murphy.
Hinkley finally locked in as Power coach
Ken Hinkley has rejected an approach from Gold Coast, signing a three-year contract extension with Port Adelaide.
Never bitten, not shy: MCG prelim excites GWS
They have a dreadful MCG record and their fans will be massively outnumbered, but Greater Western Sydney couldn't be more excited about playing their first AFL finals match at the iconic venue.
Richmond 'benchmark' for forward pressure.
GWS have had some success playing "small-ball" this season, but the Giants are under no illusion as to Richmond's ability to dominate the forward line and apply tackle pressure at the contest.
Kelly 'thrilled' to re-sign with Giants
Greater Western Sydney star Josh Kelly has turned down big-money offers from rival clubs to re-sign with the Giants for two years.
AFL Heroes and Villains: Small-game Swans?
Stevie J stole the headlines, but did Geelong's coach have the biggest impact in week two of the finals? Plus, small-game Swans, and a Giant question mark.
GWS storm into prelims behind Stevie J's six
Greater Western Sydney have recorded a 67-point win over West Coast in their AFL semi-final, with Steve Johnson kicking six goals at Spotless Stadium.
Scott's coaching masterclass inspires Cats
Only one team had fooled Sydney after Round 6 this season - Hawthorn, who fooled them twice the same way. On Friday night, Geelong found the Swans' kryptonite, the same kryptonite Hawthorn had used.
'We're going to win' - Dangerfield eyes Crows
Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield says he is no certainty to start at full forward in the preliminary final against his former club Adelaide despite a starring role against the Swans in Friday night's semifinal.
Dangerfield, Deledio to face familiar foes
Geelong's tactical masterstroke on Friday night means Patrick Dangerfield will be the No.1 story of AFL preliminary finals week.
Longmire: Swans were tired in the end.
Swans coach John Longmire admits Sydney had no energy to play their own way.
Darcy Lang to be cut by Cats
Geelong has decided not to offer utility Darcy Lang a new deal as the Cats clear space for an end-of-season raid on prized rival players.
Stats back under-fire Scott
These are strange days indeed down at Geelong.
'No advantage' to top-four finish - Pagan
Coaching great Denis Pagan has warned the AFL there will be 'outrage' among fans and clubs if the controversial pre-finals bye throws up more upset results in this year's finals series.
AFL Draft Wrap: Do we have a new No. 1?
Luke Davies-Uniacke produced a match-winning display at the weekend and could have forced his way into the reckoning for the No. 1 pick. Who else caught the eye of ESPN's AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre?
Beveridge confirms move for Stringer
Provided the right AFL trade deal is struck, Jake Stringer will leave the Western Bulldogs.
Jenkins lifts the the lid on footballers' lives
Nearly all AFL players live their lives in the spotlight but there's a lot that happens away from the public eye. Josh Jenkins lists three things that most fans wouldn't know about the life of an AFL footballer.
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