When reports surfaced that Lachie Neale was considering a trade back to Fremantle, it came as a shock to just about everyone - including Dockers midfielder Caleb Serong.
Sacked Carlton coach David Teague didn’t stay unemployed for long, joining rival AFL club Richmond as an assistant coach.
Western Bulldogs midfielder Adam Treloar has conceded he was “motivated” to prove his critics wrong after bouncing back from a quiet semi-final to help steer his side into the 2021 grand final.
The Brisbane Lions don’t have to change too much in their pursuit of a premiership, but adding to their backline stocks will be crucial.
Dayne Zorko has joined Lions legend Michael Voss in winning the Merrett-Murray Medal for a fifth time.
While it was a messy and frantic fallout, I predict the homecoming will occur. In 2024 with Fremantle reaching the climax of its methodical list build, Neale will conclude his career in purple.
Wow. As Ron Burgundy once pontificated ... that escalated quickly.
Lions coach Chris Fagan admires Brisbane star Lachie Neale for having considered moving back to Perth for family reasons.
Brisbane coach Chris Fagan is sympathetic of star man Lachie Neale, who was linked to return to Fremantle before recommitting this week.
Multiple premiership-winner Grant Birchall has retired from AFL football after a decorated 287-game career.
Lachie Neale has opened up on the toll of the abuse him and his wife were subjected to as he weighed up a return to WA.
Lachie Neale has pledged his commitment to Brisbane, with the star midfielder set to resist the temptation to request a trade back to Fremantle after “half considering” the prospect of a WA return.
Lachie Neale is a Brownlow medallist and undoubtedly an A-grade midfielder, if the Dockers nail this draft by getting exactly what they need, then they look to be set up for the next decade.
Robbie Neale, the father of Lachie Neale, has opened up about the ‘horrific’ reaction to news the Brownlow medallist was considering a move back to Perth.
Fremantle chief executive Simon Garlick has revealed the Dockers will consider a trade for Lachie Neale to return, but confirmed the club’s ‘overriding priority’ is to target the draft.
Family reasons are behind Lachie Neale considering a return to WA, but early indications are he’s weighing up honouring his Brisbane contract. Here’s why.
Ben Dixon hopes Brisbane stand firm on any potential trade if Lachie Neale isn’t prepared to pull on the blue and gold next season.
Brisbane gave up plenty to recruit Lachie Neale, but what should they demand if he asks to head back to the Fremantle Dockers?
Both Fremantle and Brisbane will scramble for coming weeks to take advantage of Lachie Neale’s decision when the reality is him staying put was the best outcome for both parties.
The Brisbane Lions have today confirmed reports star Lachie Neale is interested in returning to Perth to potentially play for the Fremantle Dockers in 2022.
The Western Bulldogs will give star Marcus Bontempelli every opportunity to play in Saturday night’s preliminary final against Port Adelaide, but the news isn’t good for young Cody Weightman.
A blockbuster trade for a Brownlow medallist should be treated with caution according to one Fremantle legend.
As far as silver linings go, they don’t come much more dramatic than the potential return of Lachie Neale as Fremantle seek to soothe the disappointment of Adam Cerra wanting out.
Three years after leaving the Dockers for Brisbane, the 2020 Brownlow medallist is weighing up a return to Perth to raise a family.
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