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Clarko’s call for radical new ‘hybrid’ junior system

HAWTHORN coaching legend Alastair Clarkson has called for a ‘hybrid’ junior system that would restrict AFL clubs from recruiting more than one or two 18-year-old prospects per season. As reported by AFL.com.au on Friday, Clarkson will sit […]

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How an audacious late-night pitch nearly lured Nick Riewoldt to Richmond

The St Kilda great played his 336th and final game against the Tigers on 27 August, 2017 but not even two months later he was contemplating a remarkable return, albeit after a few drinks.

Speaking on Fox Footy Live, Jack recalled a discussion in which Nick’s contract for the 2018 season was written up on a napkin hours after Jack’s Tasmanian wedding.

“On the night of my wedding, myself, Alex Rance and Nick – it was probably the next morning – made a phone call to our list manager Blair Hartley about Nick actually coming on,” Jack said on Fox Footy Live.

“He was on board. He was deadset on board. It was in the wee hours where nothing else happens. He was confirmed. He actually signed a contract on a bit of a napkin with the details.” […]

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