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Bailey Banfield dropped by Fremantle Dockers just three games after starring role in win over Brisbane

Fremantle have dropped in-form forward Bailey Banfield for their clash against Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium on Sunday. Banfield was one of two outs for the Dockers with Liam Henry, arguably coming off his best performance at AFL level against Carlton last week, ruled out with a hamstring injury. No Fremantle player has kicked more …

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The “forgotten man in footy” who needs to find a new club

Fremantle’s Connor Blakely is yet to make a senior appearance so far this season. The 26-year-old was delisted and then re-rookied along with Mitch Crowden to give the Dockers greater flexibility at last year’s draft. Blakely, who signed a three-year contract extension in 2019, hasn’t played at AFL level since Round 22 last season. Fremantle’s …

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Essendon set to “ask the question” again of star Dogs midfielder

Attention is now turning to Josh Dunkley’s future at the Western Bulldogs, according to AFL Media’s Callum Twomey. The Dogs have had success in re-signing several of their stars in recent weeks, with the likes of Caleb Daniel, Tim English and Bailey Dale all inking long-term deals. While Twomey reports that important defender Alex Keath …

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Melbourne star signs mammoth contract extension in an AFL first

Melbourne star Clayton Oliver has signed a monster seven-year contract extension. Oliver’s new deal ties him to the Demons until at least the end of 2030. The 24-year-old midfielder is a premiership player, two-time All-Australian and three-time best and fairest winner. Oliver also won the AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player award last season. Subscribe …

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Matthew Richardson’s rolling All-Australian team after Round 15

Richmond great and Sportsday regular Matthew Richardson will be selecting a rolling All-Australian team throughout the 2022 AFL season. Richardson, a former All-Australian selector, will update the side after each round on a weekly basis. See Richardson’s rolling All-Australian team after Round 15 below: There are no changes to this week’s side. Subscribe to the …

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North Melbourne’s appointments of Walsh, Roos and Archer questioned

AFL journalist Damian Barrett has questioned some of North Melbourne’s off-field appointments following Geoff Walsh’s return to Arden Street. Walsh is back at the Kangaroos in a short-term advisory role in the club’s football department, making it his third stint at the Roos. SEN’s Sam Edmund reported on Saturday that Walsh’s arrival blindsided North Melbourne …

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