Midfielder-forward Jason Porplyzia has soothed fears of supporters by announcing he is fully fit and has no reason to believe injuries will have a say in another season.
Lions coach Michael Voss believes he finally has the makings of a squad that will give the AFL public something to talk about this year.
The Blues are supremely confident star midfielder Chris Judd will be a starter for their AFL round-one clash with Richmond despite his absence from the pre-season cup.
The club’s Round 1 preparations have taken a major hit with midfielder Luke Ball unlikely to be ready.
James Hird said yesterday his players were unaffected by the developments this week at NRL club Cronulla Sharks despite multiple investigations into the Bombers’ use of supplements under Stephen Dank.
The Dockers will welcome back several stars, including captain Matthew Pavlich, for tomorrow’s NAB Cup game against the Western Bulldogs in Mandurah.
Travis Varcoe jokes that the only thing he doesn’t have is the certificate, but in every other way, the re-emerging Geelong star could quite easily convince you he is a foot doctor.
Emerging Suns midfielder Dion Prestia is set to join the growing list of young players to re-sign with the club as the Victorian product all but ended speculation he would head home at season’s end.
Greater Western Sydney ruckman Jonathan Giles expects veteran teammate and ruck coach Dean Brogan will continue to play an active on-field role in his 13th AFL season.
The Hawks will have its full complement of stars to pick from for its round one blockbuster against Geelong.
Dean Kent’s journey has gone from country Western Australia to being on the cusp of playing for the oldest football club in the competition.
Daniel Currie’s elevation to sole senior ruckman for Saturday’s NAB Cup clash with Geelong is not designed as a wake-up call to Todd Goldstein, North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says.
According to senior defender and leadership group member Jackson Trengove the team is fitter, leaner and meaner ahead of the 2013 season.
Star forward Jack Riewoldt doesn’t buy into the external hype surrounding the club’s 2013 chances but the Tasmanian has no doubt it is a season which could finally deliver.
Veteran Saints big man Justin Koschitzke is aware of the challenges ahead of him this year but has put in a pre-season that leaves him well placed to face them, says Leigh Montagna.
Adam Goodes has stepped down as co-captain of Sydney Swans, with Kieren Jack promoted to partner Jarrad McVeigh in the job.
Player-manager Colin Young has predicted a “feeding frenzy” over uncontracted West Coast players at the end of this season after word of their benchmark training standards spread through other clubs.
Jackson Macrae received some sound advice before making his NAB Cup debut three weeks ago – if he plays to the team structures and has trust in his own abilities then the rest will take care of itself.
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