‘I was expecting he would roll on again’

DAVID Mundy was surprised and privileged to take over as the Fremantle skipper after getting the nod over the fancied Nat Fyfe for the role.

Mundy the new Dockers skipper

DAVID Mundy has been confirmed as the Fremantle Dockers’ new skipper after getting the nod over the fancied Nat Fyfe for the role.

Prized Sydney youngster niggle free

SYDNEY youngster Callum Mills is on track for an early season debut after recovering from the leg injury that plagued his junior season.

‘I was probably a bit overweight’: Griffen

RYAN Griffen has come back to the Giants in peak physical condition, after shedding up to five kilos over the Christmas break.

Banned Bombers plan their next move

THE 34 current and former Essendon players haven’t decided whether to appeal their one-year doping bans or sue the AFL club for breach of duty of care.

Ken Judge passes away after cancer battle

HAWTHORN premiership player and former Hawks and West Coast coach Ken Judge has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

How Crows plan to cover Danger loss

ADELAIDE assistant coach James Podsiadly has revealed how the Crows plan to cover the loss of Patrick Dangerfield.

Dixon goes down at training holding knee

GUN Port Adelaide recruit Charlie Dixon sent shock waves through Power training today when he fell to the ground in agony from an apparent knee injury.

VIDEO: Dylan Shiel’s freaky strength

IF YOU’VE over indulged this summer, best look away now. Dylan Shiel puts us all to shame with this amazing display of hamstring strength.

Diehard fans sticking by Bombers

“VICTIMS”. “Innocent”. “Casualties of a biased investigation”. The view of the Essendon faithful was left in little doubt by the hundreds at training.

Defiant Bombers fans back their boys

FORTY-EIGHT hours after the toughest day in the club’s history, there was a sense of resolve at Essendon’s training base. TRAINING PICS.

Is Goddard really the ‘obvious’ choice?

JOHN Worsfold says Brendon Goddard is the ‘obvious’ choice to replace the banned Jobe Watson as Essendon captain. But are there other candidates?

Goddard ‘obvious’ skipper: Worsfold

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold has anointed Brendon Goddard as Jobe Watson’s logical replacement to captain the Bombers in 2016.

Hawks ramp up the pre-season heat

AS the footy world slowly digests the Essendon drugs crisis, Hawthorn was back doing what it does best on Wednesday - training. SEE THE PICS.

What banned players can and can’t do

THE 34 past and present Essendon players banned for 12 months will be able to attend AFL games but can’t enter club training facilities under ASADA rules.

Tigers step up training, announce leaders

RICHMOND is stepping up its pre-season preparations as the NAB Challenge looms while two senior Tigers have been elevated into the leadership group.

Saints re-sign No. 1 pick Paddy McCartin

EXCLUSIVE: ST KILDA has secured the signature of No. 1 draft pick and key forward Paddy McCartin on a new contract extension.

Tributes flow for Ken Judge

HAWTHORN premiership player and former Hawks and West Coast coach Ken Judge has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Bans won’t strain bonds, says Boak

POWER captain Travis Boak is confident the bond between banned ex-Bombers Angus Monfries and Paddy Ryder and the rest of the Port squad will remain strong while they are suspended this season.

Dons start top-up search but there are rules

ESSENDON’S 10 top up players must have been on an AFL list within the past two seasons but the Bombers will need special exemption to land multiple players from the one club.

Minson up for ruck challenge: King

WESTERN Bulldogs midfield coach Steven King has backed Will Minson to have a “huge impact” this year with the No.1 ruck spot up for grabs.

Bombers need tagger Ryan Crowley

CAMERON Mooney has urged Essendon to recruit Fremantle tagger Ryan Crowley to prevent the depleted Bombers from being “belted” in 2016.

Hird reveals ‘sliding doors’ moment

ESSENDON had a “sliding doors” moment when it hired Dean Robinson and Stephen Dank that set the club and 34 AFL players on the path to ruin.

Motlop concedes ‘I wasn’t fit’

GEELONG star Steven Motlop concedes he wasn’t fit at the start of the Cats’ pre-season training and has taken on a mentoring role in the off-season.

Why Fyfe is no certainty for captaincy

NAT Fyfe may be the AFL’s best player, but is he the logical choice to captain Fremantle? We look at why the star should and shouldn’t get the gig.

Essendon job application goes viral

ONE devastated Bombers fan is willing to do anything for his club in its time of need. What he’s offering will either make fellow supporters laugh — or cry.

Langdon wiser after knee surgery

TOM Langdon says Collingwood teammate Matthew Scharenberg’s latest season-ending knee reconstruction has put his own injury frustrations into perspective.

BJ ‘obvious’ skipper choice for Dons

ESSENDON coach John Worsfold has annointed Brendon Goddard as Jobe Watson’s logical replacement to captain the Bombers.

Dusty to escape chopstick ban

DUSTIN Martin will almost certainly escape a match ban as the AFL investigation into Chopstickgate appears set to clear him of a serious offence.

Lions feeling the pre-season pinch

BRISBANE is feeling the pinch of a tough pre-season, but Lions officials hope the odd niggle now will prevent the injury carnage endured last year.

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