Beams trade stoush has Crisp finish

COLLINGWOOD has ticked off a move to bring in big-bodied Brisbane midfielder Jack Crisp as the answer to the Dayne Beams dilemma.

Sydney seeks trade ban review

THE AFL Commission wanted to remove Sydney’s cost of living allowance immediately this year and was only swayed by a Swans guarantee it would not trade in more players this year.

Sheedy poised for Bombers return

KEVIN Sheedy has been sounded out about returning to Essendon, placing further pressure on Mark Thompson remaining at the club.

Dogs could take hit to help Cooney find new home

THE Western Bulldogs could be prepared to pay part of Adam Cooney’s salary to help seal a trade to another Victorian club.

Roo leads Crows silver anniversary team

ADELAIDE celebrates its 25th season in the AFL next year - and so much of its foundation decade (1991-2000) when the Crows’ soul was born remains to praise.

Robbie remembered as heroic bloke, footballer

FOR Robbie Flower, it wasn't just about distinguished deeds on the field. He was the most stylish of footballers, but was just as stylish a bloke.

ASADA prepares to move on Bombers

ASADA will “fast-track” show cause notices to current and former Essendon players facing doping charges, but has not yet issued them.

Malceski hopes to play beyond 2017

NICK Malceski believes he hasn’t signed his last contract, backing his recent run of outstanding form and health to see him play into his mid-30s.

Dept of Trades: Boyd wants to be a Dog

BREAKING: THE Western Bulldogs have launched a raid on GWS No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd, Dayne Beams tries to get to Brisbane and trade talk hots up. LIVE CHAT

Dept of Trades: Tigers eye Jack

MELBOURNE’S Jack Trengove ponders his options, Hawks look to improve their draft order and the clock keeps ticking for Beams and Ryder. LIVE TRADE CHAT

Saints plot high stakes free agency plan

IT is the 40-page document St Kilda hopes will deliver its second premiership.

Hawks shop key defender around

RYAN Schoenmakers has been devastated by Hawthorn’s willingness to trade him as two interstate clubs look to swoop on the out-of-favour defender.

No wonder they call it the silly season

EVER wondered why they call it the silly season? Check out what’s happened since the grand final and you’ll get the picture. VOTE: What’s been the biggest drama of the off-season?

‘Give sacked coaches another try’

JOHN Worsfold has expressed shock over the recent spate of coach sackings, calling for axed coaches to be given another chance in a senior job.

Fletcher set to join 400 club

EXCLUSIVE: DUSTIN Fletcher is poised to become just the third footballer to play 400 career AFL games after signing a new contract to play on in 2015.

Security lured Malceski to Suns

A STEAK, some quiet beers and noisy children made Nick Malceski realised he’d made the right choice joining the Gold Coast Suns.

Players find power to dictate club agendas

RECENT coach sackings at AFL clubs highlight how coaches are no longer the bosses and players have found power to dictate club agendas.

Ratts the right fit of Dogs: Dempsey

WESTERN Bulldogs great Gary Dempsey has urged the club to target sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten as it begins its search to replace Brendan McCartney.

Blues set to land Giants Whiley, Jaksch

CARLTON believes it can secure the next Anthony Miles, as well as 195cm swingman Kristian Jaksch, all for the loss of only 10 live picks.

Giles facing Giant decision over future

GIANTS ruckman Jonathan Giles is today expected to pick the club he wants to play for next season — Adelaide or Essendon.

Cat Bundy officially Brisbane bound

DEAL DONE: Allen Christensen is now a Brisbane Lion after Geelong accepted pick 21 on Monday for the crafty midfield-forward.

Dusty and Dane party in Vegas

IF DUSTIN Martin and Dane Swan are worried about the drama of footy’s silly season, they aren’t showing it.

Giants unwilling to let Boyd go

THE GWS Giants have declared Tom Boyd is a required player, saying he will not be part of any trade that involves Ryan Griffen.

Dogs seek ‘unprecedented’ Griffen trade

WESTERN Bulldogs president Peter Gordon says Ryan Griffen is the most valuable player on the AFL trade table since Gary Ablett.

Three AFL clubs chase Saints’ no.1 pick

THREE clubs want the No. 1 draft pick and St Kilda is willing to trade it.

Hawks look abroad to get better

COACH Alastair Clarkson heads overseas this month as Hawthorn prepares to stay ahead of the chasing AFL pack.

Magpies to hit back hard: Cloke

TRAVIS Cloke insists Collingwood will hit back after a frustrating 2014 season, as the club is builds towards its next premiership.

‘Give sacked coaches another try’

JOHN Worsfold has expressed shock over the recent spate of coach sackings, calling for axed coaches to be given another chance in a senior job.

Fit Fletch confident body will hold up

FOR the rest of us, the idea of rake-thin Dustin Fletcher talking about carrying a bit of flab is like hearing about Mick Jagger’s struggles to find a date.

Dockers to show faith in youngsters

FREMANTLE is expected to pin its faith on emerging talent over a late player trade as it looks to replace champions Matthew Pavlich and Luke McPharlin.

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