Collingwood puts the AFL on notice in a major way
A 10 goal thrashing of Brisbane at the Gabba has reminded everyone what Collingwood is capable of doing when they get their hands dirty and win contested ball, writes Jake Michaels.
Scores are down but close finishes are up - and that's a good thing
Hidden among the doom and gloom about lower scores and conservative coaching, the 'state of the game' is actually quite healthy if close finishes are anything to go by, writes Niall Seewang.
Best bets: Essendon, 'Tippa' to roll on against Kangaroos
The Easter weekend is choc-full of quality AFL action. Here are some of our best bets, brought to you by our friends at tab.com.au.
Round Table: Who is the most improved player in the league?
Our AFL experts dissect all of the main talking points ahead of Round 5, including which coach is under the most pressure, who the most improved players in the league are and which 3-1 teams will play finals.
Line-breaker Lachlan Ash rising up AFL draft boards
A line-breaker and strong intercept marker, Vic Country's Lachan Ash looks set to be a first-round pick. Chris Doerre assesses the standout draft prospects from the weekend.
AFL H&V Round 4: Time for Brown to shelve his staging
North Melbourne finally tasted victory but their star forward needs to be punished for staging, while Jack Bowes lived out every kid's dream. That and more in this week's Heroes & Villains.
Saints overrun Hawks in Marvel thriller
Two goals in a nailbiting last quarter have given St Kilda a five-point win over injury-plagued Hawthorn.
Bowes snaps Suns past winless Blues
Gold Coast have snuck home in another tight contest to register a third win in four AFL rounds to heap more pressure on the winless Carlton.
Tigers sink Port in AFL thriller
The Richmond Tigers have secured a seven point win over Port Adelaide in an AFL thriller at Adelaide Oval.
Magpies run down Bulldogs at the MCG
Collingwood have eked out a scratchy 14-point AFL win over Western Bulldogs, lifting late on the back of Brodie Grundy's ruck heroics to improve their record to 2-2.
Join Matt Walsh, Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Christian Joly from Champion Data for some of the best analysis and insight on the ESPNfootytips AFL podcast.
Who are the players we can't wait to watch in action this season? Whether they be stars of the competition, guns returning from injury, traded players or top draftees, we've compiled a list of our 20 must-watch players. Here, we unveil those ranked 10-1
Who will be your club's most impactful draftee, breakout contender and the player in line for a rebound season? Christopher Doerre assesses every team following this year's JLT series.
As he continues to assess the top 20 of recent drafts, ESPN.com.au's Chris Doerre looks back at 2017 and gives a surprise top selection in hindsight.
You might not have fully embraced the AFLX concept, but there's good reason to support your AFL club's players getting involved, writes Matt Walsh.
The challenge: Pick a 'best 18' featuring only one player from every AFL club. The results? Check them out and vote on which team is strongest!
With 2018 drawing to a festive close, we take a look at Australia's major football codes and make some bold predictions about next year.
The last week of September, if you're Australian, chances are you're watching the National Rugby League or Australian Football League grand finals.