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Mathew Stokes: My road back after cocaine arrest

In 2010, Geelong premiership player Mathew Stokes was suspended by his club after police caught him buying cocaine. He details the aftermath and what helped him learn from his mistake.

Mathew Stokes

Easy Rider and Raging Bull: The different worlds of Daicos and Horne-Francis

When Nick Daicos and Jason Horne-Francis were drafted last November, it seemed apparent that Daicos would be lumbered with the heavier burden.

Jake Niall
Jake Niall

Chief football writer, The Age

The amazing revival of Mason Cox: Pies big man again stands tall on the big stage

Whatever can be said of Mason Cox and his strange and unique journey from Texas to the Collingwood Football Club, one fact is clear: That he has reserved his premium form for the occasions that match his size.

Jake Niall
Jake Niall

Chief football writer, The Age


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Patrick Dangerfield’s stint on the sidelines continues, while the AFL has accepted that “people hate the digital ticket”.

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The AFL will increase the soft cap on football department spending by $500,000, leaving it up to the clubs on whether they spend the extra money on senior coaches or other staff.

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