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Dogs desperate to stop Griffin’s AFL exit

Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon pointed to contract law, pig shooting and the bonds of friendship as he held out hope Ryan Griffen would change his mind. Bulldogs captain Griffen is yet to tell the AFL club whether a new coach will have any...

AFL club Brisbane trade Patfull to GWS

Joel Patfull, a two-time best and fairest winner at AFL club Brisbane, has joined Greater Western Sydney. The two sides completed the trade on Friday, with GWS handing over pick No.21 for key defender Patfull. “Joel expressed his desire to...

Player power didn’t sack AFL coach: Dogs

It was a communication breakdown that forced Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney to break up with the AFL club. McCartney resigned on Friday with Bulldogs president Peter Gordon saying he agreed with club hierarchy that it was in the...

McCartney quits as coach of AFL Bulldogs

Brendan McCartney has quit as coach of the Western Bulldogs. The crisis-hit AFL club confirmed McCartney’s departure at a press conference on Friday morning, with President Peter Gordon citing communication issues with players as the reason...

AFL bans Sydney from trading over COLA

Sydney chief executive Andrew Ireland was left baffled after the AFL banned the Swans from trading until the end of the 2016 season, unless they abandon the cost of living allowance (COLA). The league edict also stops Sydney from signing up any...

Mooney urges Bulldogs to snare forward

Western Bulldogs assistant coach Cam Mooney has called captain Ryan Griffen’s move to leave the club shocking but thinks it could be the platform for success. The Bulldogs’ ransom for Griffen should be one of the Giants’ glamour...

Griffen’s trade request rocks Bulldogs

The Western Bulldogs look every bit an AFL club in crisis as they grapple with Ryan Griffen’s bombshell decision to seek a trade to GWS Giants. The club captain and two-time club champion’s trade missive sent Whitten Oval into a spin on...

AFL Suns appoint new CEO

Gold Coast have reportedly appointed Andrew Travis as the new chief executive of the AFL club. Travis, 44, replaces inaugural CEO Travis Auld, who left the club at season’s end to join the AFL’s executive team as general manager of clubs...

Garlett traded from Blues to Demons

Melbourne have landed their first AFL trade target, with Jeff Garlett signing with the club from Carlton. The Demons have given Carlton picks 61 and 79 in exchange for Garlett and pick 83 in the national draft. The small forward kicked 183 goals in...

Griffen shocks Bulldogs with trade request

Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen has delivered a hammer blow to the AFL club, requesting a trade to the GWS Giants. Griffen was appointed captain of the Bulldogs last season, leading them to seven wins and a 14th place finish. In a statement...

Boomer hopes for Intl Rules warm reception

North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey hopes he will be greeted by high-fives instead of the usual boos when he runs out onto Patersons Stadium next month. Harvey has become enemy No.1 amongst Fremantle and West Coast fans in recent years, especially...

No AFL trades, Cat Christensen wants out

AFL trade period continues to be a show about nothing. The third day of the trade window featured Geelong’s Allen Christensen making a shock request and no shortage of speculation. But after yet more wrangling on Wednesday, none of the 18...