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.
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.
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.
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.
Geelong, GWS staring down 'failed' seasons.
Geelong and GWS Giants must regroup after opening losses in the AFL finals, and Jude Bolton says both the Cats and Giants' seasons will be deemed failures should they exit in straight sets.
Tigers overhaul reflects Hardwick's strong character.
Jude Bolton is a huge fan of the the way Damien Hardwick rebuilt Richmond after a horror 2016, saying the coach's strong character is reflected in the Tigers' push for the AFL flag.
Simpson pondering shock Naitanui recall
West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui faces an uphill battle to win selection for Saturday's semifinal against GWS.
Giants lose Cameron for rest of AFL finals
GWS key forward Jeremy Cameron suffered a season-ending hamstring injury in Thursday night's qualifying loss to Adelaide.
AFL semi-finals look set for small crowds
After bumper crowds in week one of the AFL finals, the contrast is likely to be stark this weekend.
Hawkins confident Cats can upset Swans
Geelong forward Tom Hawkins insists the Cats can keep their AFL season alive with a win over red-hot Sydney.
Ward: Giants' Griffen or Johnson to replace Cameron.
GWS Giants' Callan Ward believes Jeremy Cameron's season-ending hamstring injury opens the door for some of the Giants' more experienced campaigners.
Dockers re-sign Ballantyne for 2018
Fremantle goalsneak Hayden Ballantyne was plagued by injuries this year but he hopes to have a better 2018 campaign.
Eagles' Mitchell denies spitting allegation
West Coast midfielder Sam Mitchell has come under fire after vision emerged of him allegedly spitting in the direction of Port Adelaide's Sam Gray.
Shuey goal after siren as Eagles edge Port
West Coast have stunned Port Adelaide by two points after extra time in their AFL elimination final.
Swans rout Bombers for semifinal berth
Sydney have pummelled AFL elimination finals outsiders Essendon by 65 points to set up a semi-final date with Geelong.
Banged-up Buddy OK for AFL final: Swans
Sydney expect Lance Franklin, who suffered a corked thigh in a win over Essendon, to be fit and firing for their semi-final against Geelong at the MCG.
Tigers turn the tables, genuine flag chance
For 16 years the Tiger Army marched to the MCG in hope but on Friday night they roared so loudly that the gorilla on their back came off.
Hardwick: Champion effort from Rance against Cats.
Richmond's Damien Hardwick believes Alex Rance proved to be the difference in defence during their win over Geelong.
Richmond showed a tremendous amount of fight and determination tonight. They also demonstrated how tough they are to play at the MCG. A week off and they'll be back on their home deck looking for a first Grand Final berth since 1982.
Stringer urged to stay with Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs great Doug Hawkins has appealed for the club to stick with maligned forward Jake Stringer, one of several disgruntled Dogs who wants out of the kennel.
Josh Schache's future still up in the air
The mysterious case of promising young Brisbane forward Josh Schache is no closer to being solved.
Rioli's controversial Goal of the Year nomination
Eyebrows were raised among footy fans, especially those from Carlton, when Richmond's Daniel Rioli was chosen this week as a finalist in the Goal of the Year competition.
Knee injury ends star Crow's season
Adelaide defender Brodie Smith requires a knee reconstruction and will miss his shot at this year's AFL flag.
Rampant Crows cruise past Giants
Adelaide have secured a preliminary final berth with an emphatic 36-point win over Greater Western Sydney at Adelaide Oval.
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.
Crows chase back-to-back of a different kind
Twenty years since Adelaide's back-to-back success, the Crows are searching for a different kind of double triumph - lifting the cup in the same year the women's team won the inaugural AFLW title.
Crows back grieving Jacobs in AFL final
Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs is being backed to overcome grief at the death of his brother and perform well against GWS in the Crows' AFL qualifying final.
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