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Top four dominate All-Australian squad

The AFL's All-Australian selection panel has announced their 40-man extended squad with five players included from each of the top-four clubs.
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Judd edges closer to shock return

Carlton believes Chris Judd remains an outside chance to play in their elimination final versus Richmond after a strong training session on Tuesday.
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Hooker commits to Essendon

Essendon defender Cale Hooker has signed a new three-year contract which will see him tied to the club until the end of the 2016 season.
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Lance Franklin accepts one-game ban

Hawthorn star Lance Franklin will not play against Sydney in Friday night's qualifying final after accepting a one-match ban for his bump on Swans defender Nick Malceski.
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Hardwick backs Tigers defence to beat Blues

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has identified his team's defensive structure as the key to overcoming Carlton in Sunday's elimination final.
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Andrew Demetriou sorry for dwarf laughter

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has apologised for laughing when told about a Mad Monday incident that saw an AFL player allegedly set a performing dwarf on fire.
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Nick Maxwell backs Pies to defy history

Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell is confident his team can defy history and win the AFL Grand Final from outside the top four for the first time since the current finals system was introduced.
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Thompson lukewarm on replacing Hird

Mark Thompson has cast further doubt over the likelihood of him stepping in as interim Essendon coach while James Hird serves a 12-month suspension.
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Gold Coast sack five Suns

The Gold Coast Suns have delisted five players on Monday, including Maverick Weller and Liam Patrick.
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Swans to welcome back stars

Sydney are set to receive a finals boost with a host of star players nearing return from injury.
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Buddy can accept one week

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin has been offered a one-week suspension for his bump on Sydney's Nick Malceski by the AFL's Match Review Panel (MRP).
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Power savour Pies challenge

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says his side are relishing being underdogs as they prepare to throw the kitchen sink at Collingwood in Saturday's Second Elimination Final.
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Newman, Riewoldt ready to rumble

Richmond's Chris Newman has declared both he and Jack Riewoldt will play for the Tigers on Sunday, when they take on Carlton in their first final in 12 years.
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Demetriou fights back against fixture criticism

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou has fired a shot at Fremantle, guaranteeing any Dockers member a seat at Simonds Stadium, while he has slammed the West Australian Football Commission's (WAFC) decision to host a rugby union Test at Patersons Stadium during the finals.
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Collingwood facing selection dilemma

Collingwood big men Nathan Brown, Ben Reid and Quinten Lynch all look set to feature in Saturday's elimination final against Port Adelaide, while Harry O'Brien and Luke Ball are both in the frame to take on the Power.
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Hawks primed for the finals

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge has argued the Hawks have had ideal preparation for the finals with wins over North Melbourne and Sydney in the past fortnight.
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McCartney: We can't get ahead of ourselves

Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney has warned his players they can't afford any complacency over the summer ahead if they want to build on a promising finish to 2013.
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Adelaide's Brown nominated for Rising Star

Adelaide's Luke Brown earned the final AFL Rising Star nomination of the 2013 season after his performance against West Coast on Saturday night.
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Craig still hopeful of coaching Demons

Interim Melbourne coach Neil Craig believes he remains in the running for the permanent coaching position, despite the Demons leadership group chatting to Paul Roos during the week.
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Scott forced to lament wasted year

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was left wondering what could have been as his side finished the season with yet another impressive performance against Collingwood on Sunday afternoon.
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