Lyon defends Dockers gameplan

FREMANTLE coach Ross Lyon defended his defensive game plan after the Dockers again came up short in September after defeat to Hawthorn.

Clarkson hails Hawks’ response

HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson hailed his side’s stunning September response as the Hawks won through to a fourth consecutive Grand Final.

Woman attacked as crowd turns violent

VIDEO: Violent incidents have marred the Fremantle-Hawthorn preliminary final, including a Dockers fan who struck a woman and threats towards Hawks players.

Hawk three-peat alive after win in west

HAWTHORN has a chance at winning three straight premierships after defeating Fremantle by 27 points to qualify for the 2015 grand final.

Danger to break his silence at B&F

DEPARTING Adelaide superstar Patrick Dangerfield is expected to break his silence at the club’s best and fairest to explain why he is leaving.

Dockers, Roos eye troubled Sun

GOLD Coast expect the race for Harley Bennell to heat up further after this weekend, with at least two preliminary finals teams chasing the troubled Sun.

Big Kreuzer recommits to Navy Blues

MATTHEW Kreuzer has shunned free agency to re-sign with Carlton for another two seasons despite interest from rival clubs.

Re-live: Hawks secure grand final berth

HAWTHORN has won through to a fourth consecutive grand final with a dominant win over Fremantle at Subiaco Oval. RE-LIVE THE ACTION.

Video: The life of ‘strange cat’ Brian

From frustrating the life out of coaches, to ‘Brian’s Bargains’, Brian Lake has given supporters reason to smile. WATCH.

Pass or fail? Richmond report card

A VERY promising season then another finals disaster. So how do you rate Richmond’s 2015 season — and how can they improve?

Roos at full strength for Eagles ambush

NORTH Melbourne fans have packed Arden St to watch the Roos’ final training run before flying to Perth — and get good news on two key players.

J-Pod retires but will stay with Crows

JAMES Podsiadly has retired from football but will remain in Adelaide next year to work with the Crows in a part-time role.

Lethal doesn’t want a Hawk three-peat

HE might be a legend of the club and one of its greatest ever players but Leigh Matthews won’t be cheering on Hawthorn to win this year’s premiership.

Pyke return gaining momentum

JOHN Worsfold has endorsed Don Pyke’s return to West Lakes as the new Crows coach after Scott Camporeale’s decision not to seek the job.

Roos dare to dream

NORTH Melbourne’s players are daring to dream as they ride a history-making wave into another preliminary final.

Report Card: Just what the Doc ordered

TAYLOR “Doc” Duryea played one of the best games of his career as Hawthorn won through to a fourth consecutive grand final. EVERY PLAYER RATED.

Video: Fremantle’s premature celebration

THEY needed it. They wanted it. They just didn’t get it. Fremantle celebrated a little bit prematurely after the halftime siren in their preliminary final.

Fyfe enters beast mode despite sore leg

IF he plays like that on one leg, there’s no wonder Nat Fyfe on two legs is the Brownlow Medal favourite. He was brilliant in Fremantle’s preliminary final loss.

‘You just dropped the World Cup’

THERE are moments in sport that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Here are the all the big talking points from the Hawks-Freo prelim final blockbuster.

Eagle makes most of his chances

BEFORE every game West Coast coach Adam Simpson stands in front of his players with his arms folded and a smile on his face.

Eagles hellbent proving doubters wrong

FLAG favourite West Coast entered this season insulted and spurred by the lack of external respect.

Live: No late changes, Dockers v Hawks

THERE’S no late changes to the Fremantle or Hawthorn sides for their preliminary final clash at Subiaco Oval tonight. ROLLING COVERAGE.

West Coast fans help kangaroos blend in

MISCHIEVOUS West Coast fans have shown North Melbourne the type of Kangaroos that are welcome in Perth ahead of their preliminary final clash.

Talia in the doghouse?

THE Western Bulldogs have refused to be drawn into reports that defender Michael Talia has been “left hanging” in the wake of the leaking scandal.

Late Mail: Could Ross spring surprise?

THE talk all week might have surrounded Ryan Crowley’s return, but Ross Lyon could spring a different type of selection surprise. LATE MAIL.

Prelim loss means ‘failed year’ for Freo

WHY a preliminary final loss to Hawthorn would mean another failed season for Ross Lyon’s Fremantle.

Lloyd: End the trade charade

PLAYERS like Patrick Dangerfield should be free to declare during the year they are leaving their club, according to Matthew Lloyd.

Bartel excited about potential for Danger

GEELONG star Jimmy Bartel says the idea of bringing gun Crow Patrick Dangerfield to the Cats is exciting, but he knows nothing is done yet.

Swans departures leave gaping hole

IN three days the Swans lost 736 games experience with the departures of Adam Goodes, Rhyce Shaw and Lewis Jetta.

Hikes, strikes test Perth footy fans

PERTH footy fans are considering bypassing the usual airlines ahead of a possible derby AFL Grand Final.

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