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Sliding Doors: round 21

IF big Levi is at the Blues next year … THEN

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Sydney, GWS at odds over finals derby venue

GWS and Sydney at loggerheads over possible derby final venue

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UPDATED: The full injury list, round 21

Who’s been ruled out and who’s nearing a return at your club?

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Friday Footy Quiz: How many clubs had an Everitt?

Know your Peter from your Andrejs? Take the Friday Footy Quiz

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Eade regrets not saying goodbye to players

Former Suns coach opens up on his sacking, Ablett and future

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AFLW may open up against Open tennis

Opening AFLW round may go head-to-head with Australian Open finals

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Jaeger named for VFL return on Saturday

Injury-plagued Hawk set to take on Bombers in VFL this week

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TEAMS: Big Power outage, Dees dump duo

TEAMS: Jackson Trengove among three dropped, Dees axe backmen

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Star Saint ruled out of crunch clash against Dees

Nick Riewoldt fails to overcome concussion in time to face Dees

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AFLX weekend may launch 2018 pre-season

Seven-a-side competition likely to replace one week of JLT Series

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AFL ask James Hird to present Norm Smith medal at 2017 grand final

  • Hird resigned as Essendon coach in wake of supplements scandal
  • AFL looking forward to ‘welcoming him back into the fold’

Former Essendon coach James Hird has accepted an invitation to present the Norm Smith Medal after this year’s AFL grand final. The league and Hird had been at odds over the Bombers’ ill-fated 2012 supplements program, but AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan confirmed the move on Thursday. “[It’s] obviously significant, we appreciate him accepting the offer and we look forward to welcoming him back into the fold,” McLachlan said.

Related: James Hird would be welcomed back by the game, says AFL CEO McLachlan

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Full teams first: The Grand Final

Check out the full teams for the big one from 6.25pm AEST

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AFL keen to open finals on a Thursday night

Finals series likely to begin on a Thursday night again in 2017

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Hird agrees to present Norm Smith Medal

Medal ceremony to bring former Dons coach back into AFL fold

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‘I haven’t been sounded out’: Scott cold on Suns

North coach flattered but is ‘committed’ to staying at Arden St

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Two out of three ain’t bad for the Crows

Key Crows duo fit for Essendon clash, but swingman will miss

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