A relentless West Coast midfielder considered not good enough to make the All-Australian team has won the AFL's highest individual honour.
Pennant Hills shaped greats Kieren Jack and Jarrad McVeigh, writes Andrew Wu.
Essendon has lost the support of the other 17 AFL clubs over drugs investigation.
Rarely does a team enjoy such an admirable season, yet have one negative storyline gather so much momentum all the way through.
Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says midfielder Shaun Burgoyne.
Robbie Gray is the man most likely to hurt the bookies come the end of the Brownlow count.
There is a well-paid Sydney forward ready to hit his peak on grand-final day and his name is not Lance Franklin.
Hawthorn hurt by space and run. Does Brad Sewell come in against the bigger bodied Sydney Swans? What about Ben McEvoy for Jon Ceglar?
Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff says the review of coach Guy McKenna's tenure will be "fair and thorough", and insists the club has not yet begun to think about possible replacements.
The Brisbane Lions expect Paddy Ryder to make a decision by the end of the week on whether he will join the club.