Blues may offer Mick rolling agreement

CARLTON could offer Mick Malthouse continuing employment when his deal with the Blues expires at the end of 2015.

North primed for premiership tilt

NORTH Melbourne won five games against fellow finalists in 2014. That appears the perfect stepping stone for a premiership tilt, writes David King.

Big-bodied Brayshaw gets glowing reviews

PICK ME: BIG-BODIED midfielder Angus Brayshaw exudes leadership and is set to be part of a dream draft package for Melbourne.

Sando’s gut says Danger will stay

FORMER Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson says his “gut feel” is star Patrick Dangerfield will stay a Crow.

Magpies hope to mend Mick fences

COLLINGWOOD says Mick Malthouse’s record-breaking Round 5 blockbuster could be a chance to mend fences after ugly break-up.

Colquhoun slow and steady in return

PORT Adelaide defender Sam Colquhoun says he will not place pressure on himself to be available for round one AFL selection despite making strong progress from a knee reconstruction.

Calls for Hird to resign as Dons coach

ESSENDON board hopeful Bill Jennings has called on Bombers coach James Hird to resign over the club’s long-running doping saga.

Ample interest in mysterious Lamb

PICK ME: CARLTON, Essendon and St Kilda are three of Tom Lamb’s biggest fans and eyeing the utility as early as the end of the first round

Winning the only solution to Giants’ problems

THE GWS Giants’ problem isn’t style, talent or any other AFL team. It’s their cross-town A-League rivals the Wanderers, writes David King.

Dees to adopt radical ‘caveman’ diet

A RADICAL diet is spearheading Melbourne’s assault on 2015, with the Demons confident the eating overhaul can give them an edge.

‘Not much between pick 1 and 101’

THURSDAY’S draft could be the most even talent pool ever, according to Collingwood’s recruiting boss.

Alcohol ban could be on cards for Crows

AN alcohol ban could be the first order of the Crows’ new leadership group when it meets with Adelaide coach Phil Walsh this week.

Hawks secure Neitz as coach

MELBOURNE Demons great David Neitz has joined Hawthorn as a part-time coach, after Danny Frawley is released to St Kilda.

Swans to call SCG home for good

The Sydney Swans and SCG Trust will this morning announce a long-term deal which will see them play all their home games post 2016 at the SCG.

Saint Nick signs on for two more

NICK Riewoldt says he is desperate to lead the St Kilda revival after signing a contract extension that keeps him at the club until the end of 2016.

Saad plays draft waiting game

ST KILDA could revive Ahmed Saad’s career at the draft but only if it deems him physically and mentally ready for an AFL return.

Kangas’ case of Waite and see

NORTH Melbourne is about to take a leaf from Hawthorn and Sydney’s playbook, adding Jarrad Waite to its already tall forward line.

Your club’s promoted, retained rookies

RICHMOND midfielder Anthony Miles and Geelong utility Mark Blicavs lead a class of 22 rookies who have been upgraded to primary lists for 2015.

Paddy keeping cool before the draft

THE story goes that Brendan McCartney would have played Paddy McCartin at the Western Bulldogs this year if the power forward was eligible to play AFL footy.

Gore prepared for rigours of AFL

STURT’S Dean Gore has attracted little hype ahead of Thursday’s National Draft but the numbers don’t lie and the AFL scouts won’t have missed them.

Fyfe to go under the knife

FREMANTLE star Nat Fyfe is due to undergo minor shoulder surgery, but the Dockers are confident it will not impact his pre-season campaign.

Swans to call SCG home for good

THE Sydney Swans have cashed in on Sydney’s stadium wars by securing a groundbreaking 30-year deal to play games exclusively at the SCG.

Retention a concern for young Giants

THE biggest question facing GWS in its short history is whether its prized youngster will stay or go. And the answers could be known by Round 10.

IRS experience priceless: Rockliff

RUBBING shoulders with the likes of Stevie J, Nick Riewoldt and Luke Hodge was a priceless experience says Lions star Tom Rockliff.

Teal is the Power colour of summer


Bomber breaks hand at training

ESSENDON has suffered an injury setback with defender Mark Baguley having surgery on a broken hand.

Bennell, Prestia suffer injury setbacks

HARLEY Bennell and Dion Prestia have sent an injury scare through the Suns’ camp after breaking down at training on Monday. MORE PICS

Lions hunt hidden draft gems

BRISBANE have left no stone unturned as they scour the country for the best bargain at this Thursday’s AFL national draft.

Crows a chance to land star big man

A PLAYER long touted as a top-five draft selection is an outside chance to gleefully fall into Adelaide’s lap on Thursday night.

Versatile Hugh ready for big time

PICK ME: CARRYING a famous surname, AFL-ready frame and an established reputation, Hugh Goddard’s bona fides were always going to be challenged by the forensic draft process.

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