How does Hawthorn replace Tom Mitchell?
He averaged 35 touches and won the Brownlow Medal, but now Tom Mitchell is facing a year on the sidelines with a broken leg. Just how does Hawthorn cover the loss of one of the league's best players?
Broken leg likely ends Mitchell's season
Hawthorn's AFL premiership prospects have suffered a huge blow, with fears Brownlow Medallist Tom Mitchell will miss the season because of a broken leg.
Maintaining Marvel: The world's busiest multi-purpose stadium
Maintaining a pristine playing surface at Marvel Stadium may sound simple, but catering to AFL, cricket, soccer, concerts and other events is just one of the many challenges of curating at the world's busiest multi-purpose stadium.
AFL 2019: Every club's best internal recruit
Ahead of the 2019 AFL season, we've picked one player from every team who struggled in 2018 either through form or fitness but could make a huge impact this year.
AFL 2019: Our way-too-early predictions 2.0
You may remember ESPN's AFL writers putting way-too-early 2019 ladder predictions together straight after West Coast were crowned premiers. Well, with the trade period and draft in the books, it's time to revisit them and make some final changes.
Lachie Neale's 4,000km journey to escape the 'AFL bubble'
Brisbane's star recruit Lachie Neale talks to ESPN about why he decided to leave Fremantle, interest from clubs in his home state, why the Lions are closer to success than Freo, and what has been the toughest change since the trade took place.
Brisbane's Lachie Neale tells ESPN that arguably the most difficult aspect of his off-season move from Fremantle has been saying goodbye to Andrew Brayshaw. "I had Andy living with me in Perth all this year. With him being a first year player and new to the system, [my wife] Jules and I both sort of took a parenthood role and I've become really close with him. To be honest, when deciding whether to stay or to go, Jules and I both spoke about Andy and said it would be tough to leave him behind," Neale said.
'Best 18': One player from every club
Young Lion's rude awakening to AFL, Brisbane heat
From Ballarat to Brisbane, Lions recruit Thomas Berry won't soon forget his first training session in maroon, blue and gold, writes Jake Michaels.
Brisbane's new recruits Thomas Joyce, Connor McFadyen, Ely Smith, Thomas Berry and Noah Answerth have just been put through their first training session as Lions players.
AFL Draft: Top 20 prospects for 2019
The 2018 AFL Draft is in the rearview mirror but it's not too early to look ahead at next year's crop. Chris Doerre reveals his top 20 talents for the 2019 draft.
With 2018 drawing to a festive close, we take a look at Australia's major football codes and make some bold predictions about next year.
The last week of September, if you're Australian, chances are you're watching the National Rugby League or Australian Football League grand finals.
Which clubs should be gutted at missing finals and which should be giving themselves a quiet pat on the back? We've analysed our preseason 'make or break' assessment of all 18 teams to judge whether or not they can be satisfied with their 2018 campaigns.