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West Coast besieged

West Coast coach John Worsfold has revealed his young side was simply overwhelmed by Carlton's quality in the second half as the Blues registered their ninth win of the season in a 26-point result on Saturday night.
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Knights thanks charges

Essendon coach Matthew Knights has declared unwavering support for his players after they responded to a testing few weeks at Windy Hill with a thrilling three-point win over North Melbourne.
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No Port spoon fear

Power caretaker coach Matthew Primus has acknowledged the threat of finishing this season with the wooden spoon is alive, but promised he would be doing everything he can to ensure Port Adelaide avoid finishing last.
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Hardwick: No excuses

There were no complaints and no excuses from Richmond coach Damien Hardwick after Saturday's 82-point drubbing by Collingwood at the MCG.
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Cats' July best

Geelong coach Mark Thompson said his Cats played the best game they have in the past month after they crushed Brisbane by 10 goals on Saturday afternoon.
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Mick builds flag squad

Collingwood may sit atop the AFL ladder unbeaten for seven matches, but that won't prevent coach Mick Malthouse from tinkering with his line-up in the build-up to September.
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Voss finds positives

Brisbane coach Michael Voss was pleased with the improvement shown by his side in the Lions' loss to Geelong on Saturday afternoon.
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Lyon makes do with two

St Kilda coach Ross Lyon has praised his side's never-say-die attitude after it clinched a draw with Hawthorn thanks to a goal from Ben McEvoy with 12 seconds to play.
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Bench penalty too harsh

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson believes the penalty for interchange infringements is too harsh after his side had to settle for a draw with St Kilda after it looked set to take a 13-point lead with two minutes left.
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Primus swings the axe

Port Adelaide interim coach Matthew Primus has swung the axe ahead of this weekend's Showdown against the Crows making six changes from the side that lost to the Western Bulldogs last week in Darwin.
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Hasleby to miss

General soreness has cost Fremantle the services of veteran midfielder Paul Hasleby for Sunday's crunch clash with the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.
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Bomber's season over

A problematic first season at Windy Hill has ended prematurely for Essendon goalsneak Mark Williams.
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No grudge with Tigers

Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell is confident that none of the spite generated by the club's most recent encounter with Richmond will be carried into Saturday's match at the MCG.
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Aker had his chances

Western Bulldogs captain Brad Johnson has responded to Jason Akermanis' claims he devised a player revolt that led to the Brownlow Medallist's sacking.
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It's the Gold Coast Suns

The AFL's newest team will be known as the Gold Coast Suns after the club unveiled its new guernsey, nickname and theme song at the official launch on Thursday night.
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Maxwell back for Pies

Collingwood has regained skipper Nick Maxwell for its clash against Richmond at the MCG on Saturday, but will be without running defender Heath Shaw, who has succumbed to a back injury.
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New Roo to debut

North Melbourne is set to unveil a new youngster, Jamie MacMillan, in Saturday night's clash with Essendon at Etihad Stadium, but according to coach Brad Scott, Sam Wright and Lindsay Thomas are no certainties to play.
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Wait on Demons pair

The prospect that Melbourne captain James McDonald and star youngster Jack Trengove will be available for Sunday's clash with Sydney will depend on how they pull up from Thursday's training.
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Rawlings to play in 2011

Two-time best and fairest winner Brady Rawlings has re-signed with North Melbourne in a new one-year deal.
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Tigers primed for Pies

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick believes Ben Nason's likely return for Saturday's clash with Collingwood will help to compensate for the absence of the suspended Trent Cotchin.
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Sandi gets wrestled

Fremantle coach Mark Harvey believes ruckman Aaron Sandilands is being held off the ball so much he needs wrestling training from UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
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Crows re-sign duo

Rory Sloane and Jared Petrenko have secured their futures with the Adelaide Crows after penning new deals on Wednesday.
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Johnson back for Cats

Geelong forward Steve Johnson will return to the fray for the reigning premiers against Brisbane this week, for his first game since his three-week suspension for striking Saint Steven Baker.
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Bolton stays a Swan

Swans stalwart Jude Bolton has re-signed with the club ahead of his 250th AFL game this weekend, and the veteran midfielder sees no reason why he can't make it to 300.
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Aker shown the door

The AFL career of three-time premiership forward Jason Akermanis is over, after he was sacked by the Western Bulldogs.
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Tigers promote Irishman

Richmond has added more youth to its already young playing list by promoting Irishman Jamie O'Reilly and Victorian Robbie Hicks onto their senior list for the rest of the 2010 AFL season.
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Warnock to return

Carlton coach Brett Ratten says out-of-favour ruckman Robbie Warnock is almost certain to play this weekend, when the Blues travel west to take on the Eagles at Subiaco on Saturday.
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Woosha: Blues won't target LeCras

West Coast coach John Worsfold doesn't believe Carlton will focus all its energy on Eagles' star forward Mark LeCras when the two sides meet at Subiaco on Saturday night.
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Collins digs boot in

Etihad Stadium boss Ian Collins has hit back over criticism of the surface of his ground, saying players needed to make better choices over the type of boots they wear.
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