Mitchell wants Hawks to give Silk new deal

HAWTHORN veteran Shaun Burgoyne should be snapped up for a 16th AFL season, according to teammate Sam Mitchell.

Roos must make tough call on Drew

NORTH Melbourne great Wayne Carey says Kangaroos coach Brad Scott needs to make a “tough decision” on Drew Petrie and drop the veteran forward.

‘Our own personal standards can’t drop’

FREMANTLE leaders Ross Lyon and David Mundy have called on players to focus on lifting their own individual output for the remainder of the season.

We weren’t professional enough: skipper

WEST Coast captain Shannon Hurn believes some of his teammates fell short of the commitment to the cause required during the first half of the year.

May rev-up helps Suns avoid blowout

STEVEN May gathered his teammates before they ran out for the second half on Saturday night and gave it to them straight.

Crows celebrate Thompson’s 300th in style

ADELAIDE held off a persistent Collingwood in front of a sold out crowd at the Adelaide Oval to record its eighth consecutive win.

Scott calls on leaders to rally Roos

NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott has challenged the club’s leaders to help resurrect the Roos’ ailing season after falling to their fifth straight loss.

Power surge to upset wasteful Kangaroos

NORTH Melbourne can no longer be a credible premiership threat after a patchy 28-point loss to a rejuvenated Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium.

Match abandoned as ump ‘bounces ball too hard’

AND you thought Etihad Stadium’s surface was bad. A second-tier match in Sydney was called off on Saturday after an umpire’s bounce formed a sinkhole.

The decision that could change an entire rule

IT’S been branded the decision that could change the interpretation of a crucial rule. WATCH IT HERE.

O’Meara comeback setback in NEAFL

JAEGER O’Meara’s AFL comeback will be stalled for several weeks after he failed to finish his second game back from injury in the NEAFL on Saturday.

Rivals not petrified by Hawks: Scott

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has fired an early finals shot saying top eight rivals aren’t petrified of playing Hawthorn, despite them sitting on top of the ladder.

‘Bunch of bulls--t’: Leppa boils over

ANGRY Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch has labelled reports this week of turmoil at the club as “crap”, strongly defending his players and saying skipper Tom Rockliff isn’t going anywhere.

Video: Big Cat stretchered off after heavy hit

GEELONG defender Lachie Henderson has not been sent to hospital, despite a heavy midair collision that saw him carried off the ground. WATCH

Sandilands says he’s close to return

FREMANTLE ruckman Aaron Sandilands is confident of being back on the field in time for Matthew Pavlich’s farewell match.

Eagles win ugly, while Carlton’s youth shines

THE Eagles were a lot like the mostly ceremonial role US Vice President Joe Biden plays — they look just terrific but they don’t actually do much.

Biden a Blue as Veep makes MCG visit

THERE was a special guest of honour at the MCG on Sunday — and we don’t mean Dennis Armfield. See the highlights of US Vice-President Joe Biden’s visit to the home of footy.

Fine line between death and glory for Eagles

DESPITE being yet to really hit top gear in 2016, West Coast stands on the cusp of a golden opportunity.

Pav still the Dockers’ best: Mundy

DOCKERS captain David Mundy has called on the fans to put aside a disappointing year and pack Subiaco Oval in tribute for Matthew Pavlich’s 350th game.

Serious spinal injury fears for WAFL player

EAST Perth reserves player Beau Chatley is undergoing surgery after suffering a suspected spinal injury in a WAFL derby against West Perth on Saturday.

Stringer’s sore shoulder sours big Dogs win

A SHOULDER injury to superstar forward Jake Stringer overshadowed his Bulldogs’ comfortable victory over the Gold Coast Suns.

Tigers to take no risks with Deledio

RICHMOND prime mover Brett Deledio will have scans this week to determine whether his 2016 season remains alive after calf tightness brought a premature end to his game.

How did Dusty miss a vote?

DUSTIN Martin continued his sparkling season with another day out at the MCG against Essendon, but one media outlet left him out of the votes despite a career-high 43 disposals.

Don’t take us lightly: Worsfold

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold says his side is sending a strong message to rest of the competition - it won’t be bullied.

Dusty delivers as Tigers see off brave Dons

SOMETIMES footy is as simple as the haves and the have nots. Richmond has a bit, but Essendon have very little and it was enough to make the difference.

Enright’s eyes still firmly on 2016

COREY Enright is taking a no-fuss approach to his history-making night when he’ll become Geelong’s games record-holder, and is open to discussing playing on in 2017.

Pics: Ballantyne left with ripper shiner

FREMANTLE forward Hayden Ballantyne could miss the remainder of the season after suffering what appeared to be a fractured cheekbone.

Cats in race, but not top four yet

GEELONG coach Chris Scott concedes his inconsistent side has “no right” to consider itself a top-four side with their current form.

Danger the difference as Cats outlast Freo

FREMANTLE was able to find another gear on Friday night, but it turned into show time for Patrick Dangerfield as Geelong snapped a two-game losing streak.

Video: Super Pat leaves Dockers in his wake

PATRICK Dangerfield was at his scintillating best against Fremantle, highlighted by an awesome checkside goal. But should it have been awarded? WATCH

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