Debate: Is second bye an overreaction?

HAS the AFL overreacted by adding a second bye to the 2016 fixture? Or is it just common sense to have a week’s rest after Round 23?

Fixture release: The winners and losers

WHICH clubs are the biggest winners and losers from the AFL’s 2016 fixture release? Fox Footy decides.

The 17 must-watch AFL games in 2016

THE 2016 AFL season fixture has been released — and it’s hard not get excited already. We look at 17 games footy fans must mark in their diaries.

Live: AFL releases 2016 fixture

CLEAR your diaries and calendars, footy fans. This morning the AFL releases the fixture for the 2016 season. LIVE COVERAGE

Magpies, Hawks set for Gabba in 2016

CROWD-pulling powerhouse Collingwood are set to join reigning premiers Hawthorn as a turnstile-twirling visitor to the Gabba in 2016.

Longer HOF wait for retired greats

RETIRED AFL greats will have to wait a little longer to be inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame from 2016.

Zero-tolerance policy ‘ludicrous’: Grima

A ZERO-TOLERANCE policy on illicit drugs in the AFL would be “absolutely ludicrous”, according to former North Melbourne player Nathan Grima.

Your club’s best win — and worst loss

INCREDIBLE comebacks, last-second thrillers, heartbreaking defeats and embarrassing capitulations. What were your club’s best and worst moments of 2015?

AFL names indigenous round after Sir Doug

THE AFL has named its annual indigenous round after Sir Doug Nicholls — its only player to have been knighted and serve as a state governor.

Giant challenge for GWS against Hawks

GREATER Western Sydney will face a massive test in its first home game when they take on triple premiers Hawthorn at Spotless Stadium in Round 5.

Why Crows can improve without Danger

IT’S not often a side loses its best player yet manages to improve its playing list. But that’s what Adelaide might have been able to do.

The AFL recruits that play in Round 1

THE AFL exchange period kept recruiters and list managers busy. So of the 44 players that moved clubs, who plays straight away? HAVE YOUR SAY

Sheedy, Dons to honour Aussie farmers

ESSENDON will honour Australian farmers next season in another marquee match, after club great Kevin Sheedy launched the “Country Game”.

Bidding could lead to ‘black holes’ in draft

SEVERAL ‘black holes’ in the national draft could open up following the introduction of academy and father-son bidding.

Draft points ladder: Your club’s position

WHICH club has the best position in this year’s AFL draft following the conclusion of the recent trade period? EVERY TEAM RANKED.

AFL Fixture: What your club thinks

THE 2016 fixture is out and every club has had its say. And one is seriously grumpy.

Fixture report card: Every club analysed

THE fixture has been released and the excitement is at its highest. But how will your club fare in 2016? EVERY CLUB ANALYSED.

Full AFL 2016 fixture: Every game, time

BANISH those off-season blues and grab your calendars — the 2016 AFL fixture has been released. Check out every game, date and time.

Refreshed Pav to play on in 2016

FREMANTLE Dockers captain Matthew Pavlich will pull on the boots for a 17th AFL season with the Fremantle Dockers.

AFL implements strict new drugs policy

The AFL has confirmed a stricter illicit drugs policy under which a player’s identity will become public after a second positive test.

Dixon wants tough love from Hinkley

BOOM Port Adelaide recruit Charlie Dixon says he is expecting to be “hit between the eyes’’ when he needs it from his new coach Ken Hinkley.

Crows sign Victorian cricket hope

FORMER Victorian cricketer Alex Keath has a second shot at his AFL dream after being recruited by the Adelaide Crows.

Dogs pass on father-son prospect

THE Western Bulldogs have decided against using the AFL’s new father-son bidding system to bring in potential recruit Darcy MacPherson.

Naming, shaming in new AFL drugs policy

EDDIE McGuire has welcomed the AFL’s tougher stance on illicit drugs, with the league set to name and shame second offenders.

Lions-Suns set for pre-season clash

QUEENSLAND’S two AFL clubs will measure off their 2016 prospects against each other in the first pre-season match in February.

Hawks, Blues to kick off 2016 NAB Challenge

TASMANIA will host the opening fixture of the 2016 season, with Hawthorn and Carlton to kick off the NAB Challenge series. FULL FIXTURE.

No Friday nights an ‘almighty backhander’

CARLTON says the AFL’s plan to give the Blues no Friday night fixtures in 2016 is an “almighty backhander”.

Power secures Anzac Round clash

PORT Adelaide has secured an Anzac Round clash at Adelaide Oval next season but the timeslot and opponent for the game is still in negotiation.

What a waste: Carlton’s draft failures

WHEN Chris Yarran and Troy Menzel departed Carlton, it closed the final chapter of a disastrous drafting period for the club.

Round 1 fixture: Recent history analysed

RICHMOND is set to kick off the 2016 AFL season with a blockbuster clash against Carlton at the MCG. EVERY MATCH ANALYSED.

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