The “underrated” Demon defender who recorded 2022 league first in Round 15 win

Jake Lever believes teammate Michael Hibberd is one of the keys to the side’s defence, given his flexibility. Hibberd overcame a calf complaint suffered during the pre-season and numerous setbacks to play the last two games for the Demons. The 32-year-old was particularly impressive against Brisbane, holding gun small forward Charlie Cameron goalless as Melbourne … Read more

Saints axe five, Brownlow Medallist returns for Cats, top Dons draftee dropped

The teams have dropped for Round 16! Check out all the changes below. Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs Brisbane Lions IN: Danye Zorko, Zac Bailey OUT: Mitch Robinson (Omitted), Thomas Berry (Omitted), Deven Robertson (Omitted) western bulldogs IN: Lachie Hunter, Dominic Bedendo (Debut) OUT: Ed Richards (concussion), Caleb Daniel (knee), Logan McNeil (Medi-Sub) Carlton vs … Read more

The surprise draft story behind the “special bond” between Oliver and Goodwin

The “special bond” between Clayton Oliver and Simon Goodwin has been a factor credited in the star re-signing with Melbourne. Oliver, originally out of contract at the end of 2023, signed a new seven-year deal on Thursday morning to become the first player league-wide with a contract for 2030 or beyond. The 24-year-old is currently … Read more

Footy greats and clubs pay tribute to Neil ‘Knuckles’ Kerley

Football identities have paid tribute to Neil Kerley. The South Australia footy icon, also known as ‘Knuckles’, passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday. Some of the game’s greats have remembered the affable SA legend, including his former Channel 7 colleague Robert Dipierdomenico. Listen to his memories of Kerley below: Graham Cornes also relived … Read more

The “bare minimum” the AFL could do to help struggling coaches: Longmire

Sydney coach John Longmire believes the AFL should have removed senior coach wages from the soft cap heading into the year, to alleviate the financial burden at clubs. Football departments across the competition are stretched given the $3 million cut to the soft cap during COVID, something that was not corrected in 2022. The Swans … Read more