Customise ESPN

TOP HEADLINES

AFL

Round Table: Which teams should chase Clarko?

Our AFL experts debate the burning questions, including whether the top eight will change, who Geelong's most important player is and which teams should go after Alastair Clarkson.

Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

PODCAST: Dunkley lifts the lid on shoulder injury; is the top 8 set?

Join Matt Walsh, Jake Michaels and Christian Joly from Champion Data for some of the best analysis and insight on the ESPN Footy Podcast.

Dunkley: Fans often provoke AFL players on nights out

Western Bulldogs star Josh Dunkley says players need to be able to enjoy a night out without being harassed, revealing some of the treatment he's witnessed.

2:52

The best and worst AFL guernseys of all time

With the 'prison bars' debate dominating last week, the ESPN Footy Podcast team think back to some of the AFL's worst (and best) guernseys of all time.

2:12

Kysaiah Pickett is the 'tonic' to the Demons' 'gin'

The rise of Kysaiah Pickett so far in 2021 has been a much-needed breath of fresh air in a forward line which was lethargic in 2020, the ESPN Footy Podcast team says.

2:36

AFL

ROUND 9 FIXTURE

AFL

2021 DRAFT

AFL Draft Power Rankings: Horne, Daicos duke it out for No. 1 spot

ESPN.com.au's AFL Draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his AFL Draft Power Rankings for the month of May, with Jason Horne and Nick Daicos rising to the top.

Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images

AFL Draft Weekly Wrap: Sonsie firms as top 5 pick

In this week's draft wrap an Andrew Gaff-like left footer stakes a claim for a first-round spot, while the mid-season draft pool continues to expand, writes ESPN AFL draft expert Chris Doerre.

AFL

ROUND 8 REACTION

Stocks up, stocks down: The high-price recruit who has done nothing

This week stocks have plummeted for a high-price Carlton recruit and one of the game's all-time great goalkickers, while a super sub, young Hawk and star defender are all moving in the right direction.

.

ESPN's 2021 Brownlow Medal predictor - Oliver, McCluggage move into top three

The Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour in the AFL. In 2021, ESPN is giving you an advantage with our one-of-a-kind predictor, which has correctly picked seven out of the past eight winners.

AFL

ESPN COLUMNIST: JOSH DUNKLEY

'I hit rock bottom' after fan told me to jump off the West Gate Bridge

It's all smiles at the Western Bulldogs right now after a perfect 3-0 start to the season, but ESPN's AFL columnist Josh Dunkley remembers just how tough it was in 2018 when things didn't go to plan in the early rounds.

Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images

Hub life to trade week: What life was really like for me in 2020

2020 was a hard year for everyone, footballers included. Asked to move interstate indefinitely, living in a bubble and out of a suitcase without a chance to escape from football. In his first column Josh Dunkley talks what life was really like in 2020.

AFL

ESPN OPINION

The time is right for Bucks to transition out graciously

It's hard not to conclude Nathan Buckley's race at Collingwood is run. It's now in the best interests of all parties to ensure a calm and controlled transition of power for the sake of the club, writes Rohan Connolly.

Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

'Shorter quarters' not the solution to game length angst

The argument for shorter quarters is gaining momentum, particularly from those in broadcast, but these are the same people contributing to the issue and there are other fixes available, writes Rohan Connolly.

Every AFL club's next captain

From Scott Pendlebury to Joel Selwood, Trent Cotchin to Nat Fyfe, the AFL is blessed with a great crop of captains, but who takes over when the current skippers decide to hand over the reins.

Customise ESPN