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Posted: 2 September, 2014

Dennis-Lane & Dunell Delisted

St Kilda pair advised that they will not be offered contract extensions

(Photos: AFL Media)

St Kilda's Trent Dennis-Lane and Sam Dunell have been advised that they will not be offered contract extensions beyond 2014.

“Despite limited opportunities in our AFL team, Sam and Trent have both shown significant leadership with Sandringham in the VFL competition, which is a testament to the outstanding character of both players,” St Kilda coach Alan Richardson said.

“While it is never easy for a player to be told they are leaving a club, the guys were understanding of the club’s decision and we wish them well for their futures.”

The pair joins James Gwilt, Clinton Jones, Lenny Hayes, Beau Maister and possibly Terry Milera in departing the Saints this season.

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Four Blues Delisted

Andrew McInnes and Tom Temay have been delisted, along with rookies Jaryd Cachia and Luke Reynolds.

Five SUNS Dumped

Gold Coast have delisted Allen, Hutchins, Taylor, Warnock and Osborne.

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Tags: St Kilda, Saints, Trent Dennis-Lane, Sam Dunell

Posted: 2 September, 2014

Demons Duo Delisted

Melbourne have delisted Daniel Nicholson and Mitch Clisby

(Photo: AFL Media)

The Demons have delisted Daniel Nicholson and Mitch Clisby.

Nicholson played 32 matches from 2011-14, making his AFL debut in round 10, 2011 against Carlton at the MCG.

Clisby played eight matches for Melbourne all last season, after he was initially selected by the Demons at No.19 in the NAB AFL Rookie Draft in December 2012..

The first list lodgement for AFL clubs is October 31.

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Tags: Melbourne, Demons

Posted: 2 September, 2014

All Australian Squad

The All Australian squad of 40 has been named on Tuesday afternoon

(Photo: AFL Media)

The All Australian squad of 40 has been named on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tags: AFL Players, All Australian

Posted: 2 September, 2014

Four Blues Delisted

Andrew McInnes, Tom Temay and rookies Jaryd Cachia and Luke Reynolds

Andrew McInnes (Photo: AFL Media)

Carlton has delisted four players ahead of the upcoming AFL trade period.

Andrew McInnes and Tom Temay have been delisted, along with rookies Jaryd Cachia and Luke Reynolds.

It takes the total number of list changes to seven for the Blues, with Heath Scotland (retired), Nick Duigan (retired) and Josh Bootsma (contract terminated) having already departed.

“Each of these players has made a contribution to our football club,” GM of Football Operation Andrew McKay said.

“We would like to thank them for all their hard work over the journey and wish them all the very best for the future.”

The AFL Trade Period begins on Monday 6 October, while the 2014 NAB AFL National Draft will take place on the Gold Coast on Thursday 27 November.

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Tags: Carlton, Blues

Posted: 2 September, 2014

Five SUNS Dumped

Gold Coast have delisted Allen, Hutchins, Taylor, Warnock and Osborne

(Matthew Warnock Photo: AFL Media)

Gold Coast have advised five players that their contracts would not be renewed next season.

Senior players:

  • Jackson Allen
  • Jack Hutchins
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Matthew Warnock
  • Rookie Leigh Osborne

Were each informed of the club's decision during their individual review meetings.

“On behalf of everyone involved with the Gold Coast SUNS, we want to commend the players for the contributions they have made to the club. We wish them every success and all the very best for the future," General Manager of Football Operation Marcus Ashcroft said.

“The players leave knowing they played valuable roles in our clubs establishment and will always be welcome at the club in the future.”

The delistings follow the departures of Nathan Bock, Campbell Brown, Karmichael Hunt and Tom Murphy from the 2014 playing list.

In line with the Gold Coast SUNS' draft and player concessions, the senior playing list will reduce from 40 to 38 players in 2015, ending the list concessions afforded to the club.

GC SUNS List Size:

  • 2011 – 48 senior list
  • 2012 – 46 senior list
  • 2013 – 42 senior list
  • 2014 – 40 senior list
  • 2015 – 38 senior list

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Tags: Gold Coast, Suns

Posted: 2 September, 2014

Grubber Shoots Himself In The Foot

Ocean Grove's Travis Gavin may miss finals after shooting a nail in his foot

(Images: X-Ray via the Geelong Advertiser photo via the Ocean Grove Voice)

26-year-old Ocean Grove 'Grubbers' goal kicker Travis Gavin may may miss his team's preliminary final against Torquay after shooting himself in the foot, literally!

Trav is on crutches after shooting himself in his right foot at work last Tuesday.

You can't see it from the photo but somehow the nail avoided contact with any bones settling above the big toe and below the little ones.

“I’ll know more (today) but I’m still leaning towards not playing, it’s still 50-50 I think,” Gavin said on Monday.

“As soon as I can walk on it, I’ll be right to play.

“I was doing some work on a frame and I took a step back and shot my toes together.”

(Source: Geelong Advertiser)

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Tags: Travis Gavin, Injury

Posted: 2 September, 2014

Swan Quitting? 'Total Rubbish'

Eddie says the rumours that Dane Swan is retiring are 'total rubbish'

(Photo: AFL Media)

Collingwood President Eddie McGuire has dismissed as rubbish rumours that Dane Swan will quit.

“Total rubbish,” Eddie McGuire responded on Triple M’s The Hot Breakfast this morning when asked if there was any truth to the rumours.

“No there’s not, I don’t know where this starts, every year it seems to be another one. No, no, no.”

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Tags: Collingwood, Magpies, Eddie McGuire, Dane Swan

Posted: 1 September, 2014

Key Docker Out For The Rest Of The Season

Michael Johnson will miss Fremantle’s finals campaign.

Michael Johnson of the Dockers in action during the 2014 AFL round 04 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Essendon Bombers at Patersons Stadium, Perth on April 13, 2014. (Photo: Will Russell/AFL Media)

Image: AFL Media

A back injury will keep Fremantle defender Michael Johnson out of the Dockers finals campaign.

The club say Johnson consulted a specialist earlier this week and it was advised he undergo exploratory surgery.

"Michael played out Saturday's game under some discomfort," general manager of football operations Chris Bond said in a statement.

"We were hopeful that it could be treated and he would be able to play during our finals' campaign but the medical advice we now have is that there are no other treatment options available and an operation was considered the only appropriate course of action."

Johnson will undergo the procedure this week.

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Tags: Michael Johnson, Fremantle Football Club

Posted: 1 September, 2014

Jason Winderlich's Retirement Backflip

The Essendon veteran is set to play on in 2015.

Image: AFL Media

Popular Essendon player Jason Winderlich has reportedly had a change of heart and is set to play on next year.

A month ago Winderlich announced that he would be retiring at the end of the Bombers 2014 campaign.

"The Bombers were always keen for him to go around again and I believe he is now ready to recommit for 2015," Triple M’s Mark Stevens says.

The club are yet to officiallty confirm the reports.

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Tags: Jason Winderlich

Posted: 1 September, 2014

Luckless Gumbleton Retires

Injury-plagued Freo key forward brings career to an end

(Image: AFL Media)

Fremantle key forward Scott Gumbleton has brought his injury-ravaged career to an end after announcing his retirement on Monday. 

A former No.2 pick with Essendon, Gumbleton never managed to achieve continuity with his footy as consistent hamstring and back issues acted as his main obstacles. 

In eight seasons at the top level, he managed just 35 matches and 45 goals. 

His sole year with the Dockers this year failed to yield a senior game after he suffered a serious hamstring injury at the start of the season. 

The 26-year-old told Fremantle’s website that injury wasn’t the main reason behind his decision to call it quits. 

“It was basically that I had eight good years playing footy and I found out that it wasn’t working for me, so I’ve decided to move on with my life and try something new,” he said.

“But that’s alright I’m happy with that.”

“It’s disappointing that footy didn’t work out the way I wanted it to, but I can’t fault myself for having a crack. I gave it all I had, it just didn’t work out." 

When had the rare chance to string consecutive games together in 2010, Gumbleton showed his potential as he kicked 19 goals from 17 games. 

Gumbleton played his best game last year when he registered 18 disposals, took 12 marks and booted four goals against St Kilda.

In all, the ex-Bomber racked up two bags of four goals and four hauls of three goals.

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Tags: AFL, Fremantle Dockers, Dockers

Posted: 1 September, 2014

Melbourne’s Mad Monday Costume Controversy

UPDATE: Demon pair to be sanctioned for costumes.

UPDATE: Demon players Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou will face a club penalty over their Mad Monday costumes.

Coach Paul Roos admits he was speechless when he was told about the pair who were dressed as disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris and a girl.

"I just don’t understand it. It just doesn’t resonate in my mind. I think the problem with days like yesterday, they (the players) just don’t think," Paul Roos said today.

"There is no malice and there is no intent in it but just no thought process goes into it and I think that’s the worst part about it,"

"I’m sure there are people out there that take the view ‘Boys will be boys'. I don't take that view. I just think its unacceptable."

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Tags: Mad Monday, Melbourne Demons

Posted: 1 September, 2014

Injured Carlisle Ruled Out

Essendon key forward to miss Elimination Final due to hamstring injury

(Image: AFL Media) 

Essendon has ruled out key forward Jake Carlisle for Saturday night's Second Elimination Final against North Melbourne because of a hamstring injury. 

Carlisle missed last weekend's final-round clash against Carlton with what had been described as a ‘one-week hamstring’. 

But coach Mark Thompson says he always knew Carlisle would be unable to make a quick return for the cut-throat encounter with the Kangaroos, despite what the club's medical staff had told him. 

"He's had a scan today and I think they've decided he's going to miss one game, so he's not playing," Thompson told reporters on Monday.

"I haven't seen the scan myself. They're just saying there's something there still ... there's damage there.” 

"So he's not playing.” 

"When you have a scan and they say 'he's done a hammy' and then 'it's a one-week hammy, we'll test him Monday again', I pretty much knew it was going to be two weeks." 

Carlisle's absence means ruck-forward Tom Bellchambers, who came into the side last round, is set to hold his spot for the MCG clash on Saturday night. 

Bellchambers would provide valuable ruck back-up for Paddy Ryder, allowing the latter to push forward and support Joe Daniher. 

Ryder and Daniher kicked two goals apiece in Saturday's draw against Carlton, a result which Thompson acknowledged was not a good dress rehearsal for an elimination final. 

"You quickly forget about that and just look forward to the game coming," he said. 

"I know we'll get the good Essendon. The players are just ready for it.” 

"They'll be fine.” 

"The plan is to start well and play well all day.” 

"If it doesn't happen, well the thing is we've got pretty good experience at coming back."

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Tags: AFL, Essendon Bombers, Bombers