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Hinkley hails match-winner Wingard

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley believes Showdown Medallist Chad Wingard should be an automatic All-Australian selection after the second-year star's five-goal haul helped the Power conjure a miraculous four-point win over Adelaide on Sunday.
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McCartney left flat despite good effort

There was a tinge of disappointment in Brendan McCartney's voice after the Western Bulldogs coach watched his side match it with the Sydney Swans for the majority of Sunday's clash at Etihad Stadium but ultimately come up short.
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Top two no certainty for Swans

Sydney Swans coach John Longmire believes his side still have a lot of work to do if they are to hold on to their top-two spot and clinch home ground advantage in the early stages of the finals.
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Lions wait on Brown scans

The Brisbane Lions will wait until Tuesday to decide whether veteran Jonathan Brown will feature again in 2013.
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Watters explains Saad inclusion

St Kilda coach Scott Watters has defended his controversial decision to include Ahmed Saad in the Saints' 31-point loss to the Lions.
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Voss silent on Brown's future

Brisbane coach Michael Voss has refused to speculate whether Lions' great Jonathan Brown has played his final AFL game after the giant forward limped off versus St Kilda on Saturday.
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Lyon shrugs off crowd behaviour

Fremantle have denied making a formal complaint about crowd behaviour at Etihad Stadium towards small forward Hayden Ballantyne during their 36-point win over Carlton.
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Worsfold issues challenge to stars

West Coast coach John Worsfold has thrown down a challenge to his senior players to win back their positions in an Eagles side with the slimmest hope of making the AFL finals.
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Bock will get new deal with Suns

Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna has declared veteran big man Nathan Bock's future at the Suns is secure, after he booted two goals in an impressive comeback from injury on Saturday against West Coast in Perth.
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Execution a concern for Demons boss

Interim Melbourne coach Neil Craig said lack of execution was the biggest factor in his side's loss to Greater Western Sydney on Saturday.
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Clarkson admits Hawks have work to do

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson admitted his side's performance on Saturday was one of their worst for a very long time as they suffered an upset 41-point loss against a rampaging Richmond at the MCG.
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Sheedy wants more from Giants in 2013

With his side finally breaking through for their first win of the season, a relieved GWS coach Kevin Sheedy says there is more for the Giants to achieve in 2013.
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No ceiling for high-flying Tigers

The sky's the limit for Richmond in season 2013, according to coach Damien Hardwick, after the success-starved club all but ended their long wait for finals footy on Saturday with a comprehensive win over ladder-leading Hawthorn at the MCG.
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Hird unsure on ASADA report

Essendon coach James Hird insists he knows nothing about what is in the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's interim report handed to the AFL on Friday.
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North win a reward for effort says Scott

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott refused to declare this year a wasted season despite his Kangaroos offering a glimpse of what might have been with an impressive win over premiership fancies Geelong on Friday night.
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End in sight for drug investigation

The end of the drugs saga plaguing Essendon could be finalised in the coming weeks after the AFL revealed it had received the interim report from ASADA into the supplements program from 2011 and 2012.
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Saad may still tackle Lions

St Kilda forward Ahmed Saad could still play against Brisbane on Saturday night after he was surprisingly added the Saints' emergency list on Friday evening.
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Dons settle on four changes for Pies

Essendon have dropped Ben Howlett and Tayte Pears for Sunday's blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG with the Pies recalling big man Quinten Lynch for the twilight clash at the MCG.
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Jobe hits out at bitter Weapon

Essendon captain Jobe Watson has described Dean Robinson as 'bitter' after the former Bombers high performance manager's paid television interview.
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Showdown coaches take aim at the top

Ken Hinkley and Brenton Sanderson believe the AFL have failed to get on top of drug problems in the wake of the investigation into Essendon and Ahmed Saad's positive test.
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