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Blues coach Michael Voss with his skipper Patrick Cripps after last Friday’s win over Collingwood.

Backing Voss for 2024 was crucial: Cook explains how stability revived Carlton’s season

Carlton’s chief executive believes the public guarantee given to Michael Voss when the team was in the doldrums had a flow-on effect that helped the Blues recapture their best form.

  • by Jake Niall

Insight & Analysis

Why would you be an AFL club doctor?

It’s a tough job being an AFL club doctor, and it’s getting more difficult. You’re on call 24 hours a day, and on match day must make quick decisions under fierce scrutiny.

Peter Brukner
Peter Brukner

Australian sports medicine physician

The race for the eight: analysing the contending teams’ run home

A crazy round of upsets only served to muddy the waters ahead of what promises to be a thrilling final month of the AFL season as teams jockey for top-eight spots.

Marc McGowan
Marc McGowan

Sports reporter

Revolution: How Buddy Franklin changed the AFL

In his 2004 draft interview Lance Franklin was asked what he’d change about himself. His answer revealed everything about the kid who would revolutionise footy.

Jake Niall
Jake Niall

Chief football writer, The Age


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