ESPN's Top 20 Must-Watch Players: 10-1
Who are the players we can't wait to watch this year? Whether they be established stars, guns returning from injury, traded players or top draftees, we've compiled a list of our 20 must-watch players. Here, we unveil the top 10.
Re-post: Inside Tasmania's push for an AFL team
In late 2019, ESPN travelled to Tasmania to speak to to key figures as the state's AFL push appeared to be gathering pace. A lot has changed since then, but this is the story of what was happening behind the scenes.
Dees' AFLW win streak ends in Dogs upset
Melbourne found out the hard way that possession is only nine-tenths of the law as they slumped to their first loss of the AFLW season in a 13-point defeat to the Western Bulldogs.
Gaelic gun Staunton stars, GWS beat Eagles
A dominant performance from Irish forward Cora Staunton has helped GWS defeat West Coast by 20 points in western Sydney, extending the visitors' winless AFLW season.
Phillips sparks Crows' AFLW win over Lions
Adelaide star Erin Phillips has led the Crows to a 12-point AFLW win against Brisbane on a scorching Sunday afternoon.
Magpies beat North to extend AFLW win streak
Collingwood have registered four straight AFLW wins for the first time, underlining their premiership credentials with an impressive 20-point triumph over North Melbourne.
Blues edge out Tigers in AFLW thriller
Carlton have survived a huge fright at Princes Park to beat winless Richmond by five points in a rollercoaster AFLW clash.
Bowers stars as Dockers thrash AFLW Suns
Fremantle forward Roxy Roux has kicked a goal-of-the-year contender in her team's Kiara Bowers-inspired 49-point AFLW win over Gold Coast at Fremantle Oval.
Broken leg confirmed for important Saints defender
St Kilda have copped their second major injury in as many days with the Saints confirming Ben Paton will miss the season after a horror training incident.
Foot stress blow for key Saints tall
St Kilda have suffered a significant blow with ruckman Rowan Marshall set to miss the start of the AFL season after scans revealed a foot stress injury.
AFL hit with $23-million loss during 2020
The AFL has recorded a loss of almost $23 million in 2020 but has avoided "financial armageddon" which some experts feared could bankrupt the league during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emotional Eddie McGuire quits as Pies president
Eddie McGuire has stood down as Collingwood president after 22 years in charge of the AFL club.
How tone-deaf Eddie poured further fuel on Pies' racism fire
Eddie McGuire's clumsy and tone-deaf response to the leaking of an independent report into alleged systemic racism at Collingwood fooled no one, and took the gloss off what the club is actually trying to do to improve its culture, writes Rohan Connolly.
Dockers thrash Crows in AFLW
Fremantle's perfect start to the AFLW season has continued, with Kiara Bowers starring in a commanding 30-point win over Adelaide at Norwood Oval.
Collingwood defeat battling Tigers in AFLW
Collingwood remain unbeaten this AFLW season after accounting for struggling Richmond by 17 points.
Blues finally on the march in AFLW
An inspiring on-ball performance by Maddy Prespakis set up Carlton to break through for their first win of the AFLW season against St Kilda on Saturday afternoon.
Demons upset Kangaroos in AFLW thriller
Melbourne have announced themselves as genuine premiership contenders after holding off a fierce North Melbourne fightback to secure a pulsating nine-point AFLW win.
Giants edge Suns by 10 points in AFLW
GWS have recorded their first win of the AFLW season, adapting to slippery conditions in western Sydney to edge Gold Coast by 10 points.
With the 2020 premiership run and won, the footy world has turned its attention to the offseason. With news constantly breaking about players seeking new homes, here's your one-stop-shop of all the latest confirmed news.
With every team done and dusted for 2020, let's revisit the preseason pass marks awarded for each club to see who passed and who failed in 2020.
It is 20 years since Essendon went on a destructive 24-1 run to claim their 16th premiership. ESPN's Justin Robertson tracked down 20 key figures, including players, coaches and fitness staff to put together an oral history of that season. This is Part 1.
Despite little live action to assess, ESPN.com.au draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his latest Power Rankings ahead of the 2020 AFL Draft.
Melbourne's decline from the heights of 2018 can be traced back to their first three games of 2019, after which Simon Goodwin dramatically changed the Demons' game-style, writes Niall Seewang
This extraordinary season may have some long-lasting silver linings, such as the maturing of attitudes towards traditionally prickly topics like list management, Rohan Connolly writes.
Seven-footer and college basketballer Mate Colina is hoping to become the tallest AFL player to play in the league. His journey onto Richmond's list is fascinating, writes Olgun Uluc.
North Melbourne have one of this year's strongest draft hands despite some massive COVID-19 curveballs. Head of player personnel Scott Clayton talks to ESPN about how they're negotiating the most speculative draft ever.
The win-loss column is ugly but Jude Bolton digs a little deeper to assess Sydney's 2020 campaign, and the list management decisions to come in the off-season.
Coaching is one of footy's mysterious arts, but ESPN is lifting the lid in an exclusive three-part series. This is Part 3, delving into the whole-club puzzle - from the coaches, to admin, to list management.
Clubs and prospects alike are still preparing for the draft despite a lack of action on the field - here's everything you need to know about the current state of play.
It's great to have football back, but the current adjudication of the holding the ball rule needs some serious work, writes Jude Bolton.
Melbourne's midfield woes are personified by Angus Brayshaw, who is fantastic in the contest but sloppy on the outside. That's why they should consider putting his name on the trade table to target Lachie Whitfield, writes Niall Seewang.
Amid growing concern for the state of the game in 2020, the AFL is in drastic need of rule changes, writes Rohan Connolly.
10 years ago, then-Hawthorn star Lance Franklin's legend reached another level after two incredible back-to-back goals against Essendon at the MCG. Here's how it unfolded, from the perspective of those closest to him.
The state of the modern game has been one of the biggest talking points in 2020, but do young fans actually mind the new-look AFL?
For a league that has long pined for exposure and relevance overseas, the AFL could be presented with a golden opportunity to make a mark in the U.S. -- if they're brave enough to do so, writes Niall Seewang.
What would happen if the AFL as we knew it died, and we were given another chance to establish the competition? ESPN.com.au canvasses several opinions looking at teams, finals, the fixture, salary cap, stadia, AFLW and more.
Despite no live action to assess, ESPN.com.au draft expert Chris Doerre has revealed his first Power Rankings of the 2020 draft, having scrutinised the prospects' 2019 seasons closely.
From the worst locker rooms in the league to the best theme songs and social media burner accounts, we spoke to several AFL captains for the first edition of AFL Confidential.
Who are the players we can't wait to watch in action this season? Whether they be stars of the competition, guns returning from injury, traded players or top draftees, we've compiled a list of our 20 must-watch players. Here, we unveil those ranked 10-1.
Now that all the trades are done and dusted, our AFL experts discuss the biggest question marks hanging over each club heading into 2020.
For decades, Tasmania has craved a standalone AFL team without getting the green light. But a fresh push is gathering momentum. Here's all you need to know.
Who can spoil Richmond's party next year, or will the Tigers prevail again? And who will be the big risers and sliders? Let's take an early stab at how things will stack up next year with our way-too-early ladder predictions for 2020.
Join Matt Walsh, Niall Seewang, Jake Michaels and Christian Joly from Champion Data for some of the best analysis and insight on the ESPNfootytips AFL podcast.
'Metres gained' has become the sexy statistic that's synonymous with modern footy, but what does it mean and just how valuable is it? ESPN and Champion Data have joined forces to break down everything metres gained and explain what it all means.