Ronny Lerner

    How Essendon’s Davey fairy tale came close to not happening

    A draft dream for the Bombers almost never came to fruition, but a club great can be thanked it has.

    When it comes to score reviews, the AFL could learn a lot from cricket

    Would reviews be best-placed under the power of the players?

    Erosion of AFL draft equalisation accelerated further

    Is the draft no longer serving the purpose that was originally intended?

    Widespread crisis takes shine off McLachlan farewell tour

    As the AFL chief executive plans his departure, five clubs find themselves in varying degrees of crisis.

    Scott appointment brings long-awaited cause for optimism for Dons

    For the first time in a very long time, the Essendon Football Club was able to take a long, deep, relieved breath, says Ronny Lerner.

    Night grand final justifications more desperate and flimsy than ever

    Grand final day always has been, and always should be, about the game’s most important people – the fans.

    A first week of finals for the ages, but 1994 is still the king

    We've just been treated to one of the most entertaining weekends of finals footy. But was it No.1?

    Umpire dissent crackdown has died a very quiet death

    The integrity of the competition has been undermined to a degree with the AFL's transitioned interpretations of umpire dissent.

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