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Peter Ryan is a sports reporter with The Age covering AFL, horse racing and other sports.

Struggling Saints get Friday night prime time, Anzac Day crowd wait
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Struggling Saints get Friday night prime time, Anzac Day crowd wait

The AFL has released rounds nine and 10 of the 2021 fixture, but is still waiting on a final decision on the crowd cap for the Anzac Day clash.

  • by Peter Ryan

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Snap Shot: Golf cart no, jacket yes as Taylor shares lap of honour

Snap Shot: Golf cart no, jacket yes as Taylor shares lap of honour

There was one person Harry Taylor wanted to be with him in spirit as he farewelled the fans on Sunday at GMHBA Stadium.

  • by Peter Ryan
Four Points: Blues lacking, a Greene captain, prime time AFLW

Four Points: Blues lacking, a Greene captain, prime time AFLW

Carlton’s lack of midfield class is evident with draft droughts hurting; Toby Greene looks a natural captain; the AFLW grand final deserves prime time; Saints must respond.

  • by Peter Ryan
‘It’s the pantomime within the bigger movie’: Bulldogs set for Giants

‘It’s the pantomime within the bigger movie’: Bulldogs set for Giants

It’s one of the best rivalries in the modern game with Luke Beveridge looking forward to resuming their battle with the Giants on Friday night.

  • by Peter Ryan
Bulldogs party as ‘The Bont’ celebrates 150th in style

Bulldogs party as ‘The Bont’ celebrates 150th in style

The Western Bulldogs opened with 11 unanswered goals to set up a match-winning lead against Gold Coast who were gallant in the second half when it was all over.

  • by Peter Ryan
Ablett in the mix for mid-season draft? Not likely

Ablett in the mix for mid-season draft? Not likely

While Gary Ablett has raised the spectre of a comeback via the mid-season draft, sources close to the dual Brownlow medallist said on Saturday that such a return was unlikely.

  • by Peter Ryan and Roy Ward
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Pies admit phone breach, Howe cleared of tendon damage
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Pies admit phone breach, Howe cleared of tendon damage

Due to integrity concerns all players are expected to hand over their phones to the club’s compliance officer when they enter the rooms before the match.

  • by Peter Ryan
Blues boost: McGovern’s first game of 2021, Williams included

Blues boost: McGovern’s first game of 2021, Williams included

Mitch McGovern gets another chance to prove his worth to Carlton supporters as he plays his first game for 2021 against Port Adelaide.

  • by Peter Ryan
Patton announces immediate AFL retirement and apologises for ‘inappropriate behaviour’
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Patton announces immediate AFL retirement and apologises for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

Jonathon Patton spent five weeks in hospital and his health issues meant the AFL did not interview him for their investigation after women alleged the forward had sent lewd messages.

  • by Jake Niall and Peter Ryan
Stack’s back for Richmond in a promising VFL return

Stack’s back for Richmond in a promising VFL return

Richmond’s Sydney Stack was mobbed by teammates when he kicked a goal in the third quarter.

  • by Peter Ryan
Best foot forward for Naughton as the undefeated Bulldogs build

Best foot forward for Naughton as the undefeated Bulldogs build

Aaron Naughton is a grounded, outdoors type off the field but a high flyer when he is on it. The 21-year-old is a crucial cog for the Bulldogs’ 2021 campaign.

  • by Peter Ryan