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Coaching succession plans might be riskier than first thought

AFL coaching succession plans are deemed by many as a safer option than trying out an untried coach, but that's not the case, writes Rohan Connolly.

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Who tops the "coaching pressure power rankings"?



Round Table: Should free agency compensation be scrapped?

This week our AFL experts debate if free agency compensation is working as intended, the coach under the most pressure and which 2020 non-finalist will jump into the top eight next year.

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Pass or fail? Every AFL club's make or break assessed

With 10 teams done and dusted for 2020, let's revisit the preseason pass marks awarded for each club to see who pased and who failed in 2020.

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Round Table: Why aren't the Power being taken seriously?

This week our AFL experts debate who is most valuable to the Magpies, whether the Giants were right to drop their skipper and attempt to answer why nobody is taking the Power seriously.

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Tiger trouble? In footy culture, 2 plus 2 rarely equals 4

Richmond have endured a series of off-field dramas, but does that mean there are cultural issues at Tigerland? Not necessarily, Rohan Connolly writes.

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Round Table: Does Richmond have a culture problem?

As we find ourselves in the midst of Footy Fest 2.0, our experts debate whether the Tigers have a culture problem, the coach of the year and whether Alastair Clarkson should leave the Hawks.


List manipulation is here to stay, so get used to it

This extraordinary season may have some long-lasting silver linings, such as the maturing of attitudes towards traditionally prickly topics like list management, Rohan Connolly writes.

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How AFL recruiters are preparing for 'the most speculative' draft ever

North Melbourne have one of this year's strongest draft hands despite some massive COVID-19 curveballs. Head of player personnel Scott Clayton talks to ESPN about how they're negotiating the most speculative draft ever.

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Round Table: Who has been the most disappointing player of 2020?

As we approach Round 14, our experts debate the player who has regressed most in 2020, whether Darwin should play a greater role in Indigenous Round and the leaders for the All-Australian key defender spots.

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Will Buddy's 1000-goal quest fall short?


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