We'll leave it there for today, everyone. Thanks for all the questions and comments. This weekend is intriguing, reckon I'm not the only one who struggled with their tips more than usual. Like we've said, the record of the qualifying final losers is good, but these two elimination final winners look particularly strong. And as last week proved, there's plenty of potential for upsets in September 2012! Enjoy the games, we'll catch you back here next Thursday at 12pm.
IT IS pretty easy to jump off the bandwagon of a qualifying final loser. Easy and almost always wrong.
It is worth repeating the figures. Since the 2000 revamp of the final eight, we've had 24 qualifying final losers, 22 of whom have rebounded to reach at least a preliminary final, the exceptions being Port Adelaide in 2001 and West Coast in 2007, both of whom went out in straight sets.
That said, though, this year's week-one survivors do look more vulnerable than usual.
Do you agree? Are the Crows and Magpies set to bomb out in straight sets? Join a live blog with Rohan Connolly from midday Thursday to discuss this question and many other burning footy issues.