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Latest allegations should spell the end of Tarryn Thomas’ career

If new allegations of harassment against former Kangaroo Tarryn Thomas are verified, his case to return to play AFL football must be ruled off for good.

Greg Baum
Greg Baum

Sports columnist

Homophobic and dumb: Why the punishment is right for Powell’s slur

Gold Coast player’s language shows that changing behaviour takes both time and decisive action.

Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan

Sports reporter

Why AFL needs to embrace the coaching merry-go-round

In overseas sports, head coaches often transition swiftly between roles, quitting or being fired from one franchise to resurface as the head coach at another. The AFL’s landscape with more entrenched coaches underscores the need for more open minds on changing clubs.

Kane Cornes
Kane Cornes

AFL columnist


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Former Fremantle and GWS player Cam McCarthy.
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‘Prodigious talent’: Former Dockers and Giants player Cam McCarthy dies

Former teammates of Fremantle and GWS player Cam McCarthy will play with heavy hearts this weekend as they mourn the tragic death of the key forward at the age of 29. 

  • by Peter Ryan and Paddy Sweeney
Run out of chances: North Melbourne’s Tarryn Thomas.

‘Walk the walk’: Clubs cast doubt over Tarryn Thomas’ AFL future as ex-North star faces fresh police investigation

The troubled AFL player was sacked by the club earlier this year after an investigation revealed threatening behaviour towards a woman.

  • by Carla Jaeger, Alex Crowe and Andrew Wu

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