Sandringham are making their move after winning their seventh match from their last eight outings, with a comprehensive 40-point win over the Northern Blues at Preston City Oval on Saturday.
Promising Carlton draftee Harry McKay got through unscathed on his return from a back injury for the Northern Blues in a VFL development league match at Preston City Oval on Saturday.
It's the middle week of the three-round AFL bye period. Second up on Saturday, Greater Western Sydney host Carlton at Spotless Stadium.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick bemoaned the Tigers' lack of "killer instinct" as they failed to meet his 20-goal challenge against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday.
A poor year for Fremantle has been made better, with gun midfielder Lachie Neale re-signing with the club until the end of 2019.
Collingwood full-back Nathan Brown says he had to stop playing "selfish" football before regaining his spot in the Magpies' side.
Once Richmond's 42-point crunching of the Brisbane Lions was completed on a chilly afternoon at the MCG, there surely wouldn't have been much for the players to say.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says he wants Luke Hodge, Shaun Burgoyne and Josh Gibson to join fellow veteran Sam Mitchell in playing on next year.
You don't have to read too far between the lines to discern the finely judged way Hawthorn is pacing the progress of James Sicily, anxious not to suppress his exuberance but careful also that it does not carry him away. So far, the record says, they have it just right.
In the lead-up to his 200th game on Saturday, Bryce Gibbs has talked about how he has matured, how his perspective on the game has changed.
Nathan Buckley has refused to publicly guarantee Travis Cloke a spot in Collingwood's team next week, despite the veteran playing his role "really well" in his senior return on Friday night.
Sport and Comedy. Now I don't know whether you've picked up on this, but over the past couple of years I've been subtly attempting to mash these two worlds together with the intention of making you, my loyal and trusting readers, laugh.
The under-fire Magpie veteran had 14 disposals, took seven marks and kicked 2.2 against Fremantle.
The question was not why only 20,320 people turned up to the MCG on Friday night, but why that many went.
Is there anything quite so insincere as the sporting apology?
Tuggeranong president Annette Ellis says a White Ribbon donation could be perfect medicine for Eddie McGuire.
Before venturing abroad in blazing controversy, McGuire personally apologised to the woman his club has employed to set up its female football team.
It is almost three months ago to the day since I wrote in summarising Rebecca Maddern's move to The Footy Show that it generally took a stoush or a drama for a woman to ascend to a position of strength in the AFL.
Melbourne's all-male Carbine Club will offer membership to at least five high-profile women in a desperate attempt to appease the AFL and keep its marquee Brownlow Medal lunch during Grand Final Week.
There's plenty of incentive for Fremantle to win this game on the road - four points would take them past Collingwood on the ladder.
The Snapchat photo of Jesse Hogan buying a house in Perth is absolutely legitimate - but Dockers fans shouldn't get too excited because there is little chance of the star centre-half-forward living in it any time soon.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says a club boycott of radio station Triple M has "probably served its purpose", and it appears likely to only be a one-week ban.
It's taken just over half a season but it's already clear that Lachie Plowman's move from Greater Western Sydney to Carlton will prove a win-win for both clubs.
Eddie McGuire, by his own description "emotionally and physically flattened" after he publicly pilloried Caroline Wilson on radio, has sought refuge in warmer climes.
St Kilda will roll the dice and back their midfield to get the better of Geelong's star-studded on-ball brigade without sending a tagger to Brownlow Medal favourite Patrick Dangerfield.
Greater Western Sydney have already as good as qualified for September. Now comes the task of preparing to climb their biggest potential finals hurdle – a lack of experience.
Things to look out for this week: Nathan Buckley under the microscope again, Hawks closing in on familiar territory and Bryce Gibbs' 200th game.
AFL opposition analysts have been looking at women's exhibition games this year, analysing game trends with a view to making minor rule alterations for next year's inaugural season of the national women's league.
The Gold Coast Suns have declared they will look at "every option" - including a swap of selections for the No.1 draft pick - should that be the best way for them to emerge as a power.
The Swans will get a clearer understanding of where they sit in the premiership race over the next three weeks when they run the gauntlet against fellow contenders the Western Bulldogs, Geelong and Hawthorn.
Geelong livewire Nakia Cockatoo is set to make his comeback from a knee injury against Williamstown at Burbank Oval on Sunday, adding further depth to the AFL ladder leaders.
Lindsay Thomas is an extremely good footballer and has been one of the most consistent small forwards that the game has seen over the last five seasons.
The controversy surrounding Daniel Chick's grand final week drug allegations about the 2006 West Coast Eagles has ended with a victory of sorts for the club in an Australian Press Council hearing.
On Anzac Day at the MCG, Collingwood unleashed debutant Mason Cox. It was a dream start for the 211-centimetre American who kicked the first goal of the game in the Pies' 69-point win. He has now played eight games and kicked 13 goals. This extract from "Jumping At The Chance" tells part of his story.