Trade blog and live chat for Friday September 30, day 1, updates, latest, deals

After all the talk, it’s time for some moves, as AFL free agency opens today. And it comes as Melbourne is trying to repel raids for some of its speedy talent from rivals. Follow the latest trade and free agency news from Friday September 30 in our live blog, and Join our live chat at … Read more

Hawthorn First Nations report: Chris Fagan releases statement after bombshell

Elements of the report into alleged discrimination at Hawthorn have been backed by an assistant coach. Find out the latest here. Lions coach Chris Fagan joined former Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson in vehemently denying the bombshell allegations on Thursday. Fagan said he was “shocked and deeply distressed by the allegations reported in the media”. “I … Read more

AFL news 2022: Ranking every player in the grand final

Who will have the most impact on grand final day? And who needs to lift? Jon Ralph ranks every player ahead of the grand final. Jon Ralph ranks the Grand Final participants based on their star power and importance to the Grand Final’s fortunes. 1. Patrick Dangerfield Peaking for the Grand Final. The most dominant … Read more

AFL 2022: Damien Hardwick tours ARC as league considers change

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick had a personal tour of the AFL’s ARC system a fortnight after the dubious decision to overturn a goal. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick had a personal tour of the AFL’s ARC system on Monday as the league considers a major tweak to its goal review protocols next year. The Herald Sun … Read more

AFL finals fixture 2022: Preliminary final schedule revealed

The AFL has released the schedule for the two preliminary finals at the MCG and SCG. See when the Cats and Swans will play. Geelong has been handed a Friday night preliminary final which could offer an eight-day break leading into a grand final as the league released next week’s finals fixture on Tuesday. The … Read more

Patrick Cripps, bump, match review, Carlton Blues v Brisbane Lions, Callum Ah Chee, concussed, contact, Michael Voss, Brownlow, suspension, injury, update

Carlton star Patrick Cripps has been offered a two-match ban for his crude bump on Lion Callum Ah Chee, but the club is “certain to appeal” to the decision, according to Fox Footy’s Jon Ralph. Cripps’ collision in the second term at the Gabba has been assessed as careless, high impact and high contact. Ah … Read more

Collingwood Magpies, infamous, trade period, Adam Treloar, Jaidyn Stephenson, Tom Phillips, fire sale, new recruits, bargain, Ash Johnson, Jack Ginnivan

St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt has praised the Magpies for their shrewd recruiting since their infamous 2020 “fire sale” trade period, saying those players have brought “tremendous value”. Collingwood has stunned the footy world by jumping from 17th last year to the top two this year. The Pies managed just six wins in a tough … Read more

Carlton Blues fixture, home run, injury list, Michael Voss press conference, Leigh Montagna says team is vulnerable

Dual All-Australian Leigh Montagna fears Carlton’s terrific 2022 could be undone by ill-timed personnel issues, which has left Michael Voss’ team vulnerable at the most crucial stage of the season. Michael Voss’ Blues are clinging to seventh spot on the ladder after a 33-point loss to Brisbane on Sunday – their fourth loss from their … Read more

Luke Jackson future at Melbourne Demons, Fremantle Dockers, Dan McStay, Brisbane Lions, Collingwood Magpies, Jordan De Goey, St Kilda Saints

Melbourne and Brisbane have been quizzed on the futures of their respective out-of-contract stars as rumors swirl. Plus the latest on a suitor’s Jordan De Goey bid as well as Dan Hannebery’s future. Get the latest player movement news and updates in AFL Trade Whispers! Watch every blockbuster AFL match this weekend Live & Ad-Break … Read more