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Krakouer let Port down

Port Adelaide defender Troy Chaplin says team-mate Nathan Krakouer let the Power down because they found out he was leaving through the media.
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McDonald retires

Melbourne skipper James McDonald has announced his retirement at season's end after being told by the club that he was not part of its on-field plans beyond 2010.
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Massive challenge for Blues

Carlton are under no illusions as to the enormity of their task on Friday night, assistant coach Robert Harvey said on Thursday morning.
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Knights: I'll stay the course

A defiant Essendon coach Matthew Knights has pledged to 'stay the course' and expects to fulfil the terms of his contract with the club with the full support of senior management.
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Cats adjust for Blues

Coach Mark Thompson admits Geelong will have to adopt a slightly different approach in order to overcome Carlton on Friday night, having lost the two most recent battles between the clubs.
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Sandi out, Pav may rest

Fremantle coach Mark Harvey has all but ruled out Aaron Sandilands for this week's clash with Hawthorn while the Dockers will also consider resting captain Matthew Pavlich for the big clash in Launceston.
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Roos to guide Swans' future

Paul Roos won't be lost to Sydney at season's end after all with the premiership coach to take control of the club's fledgling QBE Sydney Swans Academy.
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Jolly's Josh gesture

Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly has said he would be prepared to stand aside if asked by senior coach Mick Malthouse to allow team-mate Josh Fraser to play his 200th AFL match.
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Mixed news for Cats

Geelong will be without skipper Cameron Ling for Friday night's clash with Carlton and Brad Ottens is also in doubt but Harry Taylor and Joel Corey should both return.
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Overhaul for Dogs

The Western Bulldogs are set for a major overhaul in the wake of the club's humiliating 101-point loss to Geelong, with senior coach Rodney Eade forecasting up to six changes.
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Ratten: Blues will learn

Carlton coach Brett Ratten thinks Friday's clash with reigning premier Geelong will be a great learning experience for his improving team.
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Lynch hopes to stay at Eagles

West Coast forward Quinten Lynch is hopeful of remaining at the club despite going through a season he's brutally described as being 'very ordinary'.
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Kirk to farewell SCG

Retiring Swan Brett Kirk says he wants to farewell the Sydney faithful, who've been such a part of his illustrious career, accordingly, as he prepares for his final game at the SCG, against the Western Bulldogs this weekend.
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Curtains for Burton

Brett Burton has become the second Crow in a week to announce he has played his final game for Adelaide, succumbing to an ankle injury.
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Goldstein to miss

North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein is set to miss Sunday's clash with West Coast at Subiaco because of a calf injury.
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AFL new world order

Adelaide coach Neil Craig expressed his obvious disappointment in losing All Australian Nathan Bock to the Gold Coast Suns next year after he agreed to a lucrative deal with the new club, but said situations like this will soon be commonplace in the AFL as the competition adopts a transfer-style market place.
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Ben Cousins - The reaction

Here's some of the reaction to Ben Cousins' retirement.
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Ratten: Changes unlikely

Coach Brett Ratten says Carlton is unlikely to make any changes to its winning team for Friday's clash with Geelong, unless injury forces Shaun Hampson or Aaron Joseph out.
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Bock commits to Suns

Nathan Bock has played his last game for Adelaide, with his management confirming the All Australian defender will head to the Gold Coast Suns next season.
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A tale of two Riewoldts

While Ross Lyon will be delighted if St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt kicks a bag against Richmond on Saturday, the Saints coach apparently won't mind at all if his cousin Jack does the same for the Tigers.
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Cousins calls time

Controversial Richmond star Ben Cousins has announced he will retire from AFL football at the end of the season at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
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Trengove stars for Power

Emerging Port Adelaide defender Jackson Trengove has been rewarded for a quality display against West Coast with this week's nomination for the NAB Rising Star.
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Chappy set to walk

Geelong midfielder Paul Chapman has escaped suspension and will be free to take on Carlton on Friday night if he doesn't contest his striking offence against Bulldogs tagger Liam Picken.
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Hannebury stays a Swan

Sydney young gun Daniel Hannebery will be with the Swans until at least the end of 2013 after signing a new three-year deal with the club.
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Davey's season over

Melbourne livewire Aaron Davey has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a fractured left leg.
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Boomer craves more

North Melbourne skipper Brent Harvey wants to play on for a couple more years because he believes the club is on the verge of a strong period of success.
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Cousins call on Tuesday

The playing future of Richmond midfielder Ben Cousins is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
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Kennett wasn't brushed

Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has denied there is any bad blood between he and Alastair Clarkson, describing suggestions the coach had brushed a handshake from him after Sunday's match against Melbourne as media mischief.
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Bailey rues clearances

Melbourne's clearances and contested ball were the primary reasons for their loss to Hawthorn on Sunday, according to coach Dean Bailey.
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