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Evergreen Adam Goodes helped ladder-leaders Sydney to a gritty win over Essendon at the SCG in the absence of the injured Lance Franklin.

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Fremantle overcame the early loss of skipper Matthew Pavlich to post a gutsy win over Carlton.

Todd Carney. (Getty)
Greater Western Sydney boss David Matthews has rubbished rumours he's interested in having NRL discard Todd Carney join the AFL club.

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Scrappy Swans win with no BuddyAFL ladder-leaders Sydney have overcome the late withdrawal of star forward Lance Franklin to beat Essendon by 22 points at the SCG. Armstrong to make debut for third AFL clubCollingwood have named Tony Armstrong among three changes from last week's loss to Adelaide. AFL's Year of the Fan recruits KochieEddie McGuire has hosted a business lunch with rival chairman David Koch ahead of Collingwood and Port Adelaide's AFL showdown. Giants' Scully to miss rest of AFL seasonGreater Western Sydney's Tom Scully is set to miss the remainder of the AFL season because of a knee injury. Fading Suns go back to basicsSuns defender Trent McKenzie says Gold Coast can't afford any repeats of their last two AFL losses when they play St Kilda. Crows sweat on star onballer ThompsonAdelaide have selected Scott Thompson for Saturday's AFL clash against West Coast but admit lingering concern over the midfielder's hamstring injury. Scotts differ on AFL free agency ruleTwin brothers and rival AFL coaches, Brad and Chris Scott, have differing views on free agency. Smith keen for first GWS win at MCGThe Giants are keen to correct a 111-point reversal at the hands of Richmond earlier in the season and claim a first win at the MCG on Saturday. Kangaroos aim for AFL consistencyNorth Melbourne's inconsistent season faces a crucial test in Saturday night's AFL clash with Geelong at Etihad Stadium. Dockers hopeful on Pavlich injury in AFLFremantle coach Ross Lyon says his team's form over the past fortnight has been underwhelming, and they need to improve quickly. Costly mistakes hurt Blues againCarlton let another close AFL game slip through their fingers when they coughed up a 10-point lead in their five-point loss to Fremantle in Perth. AFL gets ready to act on falling crowdsWith falling Melbourne-based AFL attendances, the league seems set to prepare more fan-friendly 2015 fixtures. Dunn not keen on AFL spoonLynden Dunn says Melbourne's players don't feel there is an Etihad Stadium hoodoo despite an 18-game and seven year losing streak there. Blues heartbroken after Dockers AFL lossCarlton midfielder Chris Judd has put on a show in the first half, but it hasn't been enough to inspire his AFL team to victory over Fremantle. Bellchambers back for BombersTwo Shaws are back and Essendon have recalled Tom Bellchambers among highlights of AFL team selections on Thursday night. Reform free agency to aid all: HardwickRichmond coach Damien Hardwick says free agency should not be scrapped, but the system's broken as stars will never join clubs at the bottom of the table.
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