THE compensation tug of war between Collingwood and the Gold Coast over Rodney Eade is a game changer for the rest of the competition.
GEELONG has been dealt the AFL’s toughest 2015 fixture, threatening to jam open the cracks that appeared in its 2015 straight-sets finals exit.
MARK Thompson seems likely to flout the AFL’s requirement that he pay his $30,000 AFL fine by Friday afternoon’s deadline.
EXPERTS rate the AFL draw the most difficult fixture to devise in world sport. Putting the puzzle together is Simon Lethlean’s responsibility.
IT’S possible — fingers crossed — that coaches might whinge less than other seasons, because the fan-friendly fixture is also coach-friendly.
PORT Adelaide’s status as an AFL premiership contender will be known in the first month next season when the Power opens against top-six clubs Fremantle, Sydney, North Melbourne and premier Hawthorn.
THE Western Bulldogs have finalised a shortlist for their next senior coach, but will not start formal interviews until next week.
COLLINGWOOD has called for an industry-wide discussion on contracts after releasing Rodney Eade for cash payment and sweeteners from Gold Coast.
PORT Adelaide chief Keith Thomas’ first reaction to the AFL fixture was to describe it as “incredible” — and he was smiling as he said it.