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The Magpies leave the field after losing to the Giants.

‘Collingwood supporters are angry’: The Pies have been caught in transition

This season is being shaped by the new rules and the teams that have adapted best are thriving. But the Pies don’t seem to have made that leap.

Insight & Analysis

‘It can sometimes be easier’: What to do when the ruck disappears

Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan

The ruck crisis hitting the Suns has led to Tigers coach Damien Hardwick’s suggestion of offering a player up for loan, but all is not lost according to rucking experts.

Why coaching in the AFL is ‘not a very good job’

Greg Baum
Greg Baum

Geelong coach Chris Scott surprised many when he said coaching was not all it was cracked up to be. But other footy figures understood where he was coming from.

Case for the defence: How Grimes is one victim of new rules

Wayne Carey
Wayne Carey

While much of the focus has been on the attacking side of the game, the biggest adjustments may come in how teams set up defensively. Right now, there are defenders who are being exposed.


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Carlton veteran Kade Simpson.

Retired Blue Simpson in shock comeback bid

Kade Simspon retired from football after 18 seasons at Carlton. But as he heads towards his 37th birthday, he wants to play AFL football again.

  • by Sam McClure
Steven May leaves the field during Sunday’s clash with Geelong.

McDonald won’t swing back as Petty firms to replace May

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has ruled out a return to defence for Tom McDonald despite the Dees’ looming selection squeeze, with Harry Petty firming to play his first AFL match since 2019 after a facial injury to Steven May.

  • by Daniel Cherny

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