DANIEL CHERNY It may not have been the worst quarter of football ever played by a team - but given the circumstances - it wasn't that far off.
DANIEL CHERNY Eyebrows were raised at the Gabba on Saturday when Gold Coast debutant's name appeared on the club's banner - despite the fact that he was announced as a late inclusion into the Suns' team only 90 minutes before the first bounce.
Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna wants his team to prove they are the AFL's top dog in Queensland this Saturday.
CAROLINE WILSON Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff✓ has questioned the AFL’s business values and accused it of a lack of courtesy in the decision to review the bidding system for development academy players and father-son selections.
Simon Black's opinion of Gold Coast appears to have risen along with the Suns' climb up the AFL ladder.
CAROLINE WILSON Sydney has threatened to radically scale down its investment in developing the game in NSW should the AFL revise the bidding system in a move which could force the club to pay a higher price for prize recruits.
The battling Brisbane Lions have a week off but certainly aren't relaxing as they aim to deliver a fierce backhander in the fight to be Queensland's No.1 AFL club.
EMMA QUAYLE Eddie McGuire is not the only person to have begun grumbling about how blessed Sydney is to have Isaac Heeney on the way as a first-round draft pick.
DANIEL CHERNY It was a clash between two outfits looking to the future and ultimately it was West Coast that prevailed - albeit only after a gritty final quarter charge from the Lions was thwarted by a brilliant Mark Hutchings goal.
It's been nearly three weeks since Jonathan Brown called time on his AFL career.
Justin Leppitsch admits he's frustrated by midfielder Tom Rockliff's behaviour.
EMMA QUAYLE The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.
DANIEL CHERNY Jonathan Brown has called on the AFL to significantly restrict interchanges in order to promote more free-flowing football late in games.
ROHAN CONNOLLY Richmond has scored consecutive victories for the first time in a disappointing 2014, but coach Damien Hardwick was anything but satisfied with his side's fifth win of the season against the Brisbane Lions at the MCG.
Richmond has a point to prove in the final two months of the season - to fans, outsiders and itself.
GARRY LYON In a modern football world, where statistical measurement of team performance is just the touch of a computer button away, there is one critical aspect that remains frustratingly impossible to measure or predict: intensity.
DANIEL CHERNY A contrite Tom Rockliff will donate $1000 to a charity of his choice after recognising he erred in a post-match confrontation with North Melbourne's Brent Harvey.
DANIEL CHERNY North Melbourne coach Brad Scott remains undeterred, and would readily approach an opposition player post-game should the circumstances be appropriate.
ALANA SCHETZER Brisbane vice-captain Tom Rockliff has played down what appeared to be a heated altercation with North Melbourne’s Brent Harvey after the Lions' win on Saturday.
ANDREW STAFFORD North Melbourne coach Brad Scott described any claims his side might have had to a top-four ladder position as "fantasyland stuff" after the Kangaroos were rolled at the Gabba on Saturday by a faster and more committed Brisbane side.
ANDREW STAFFORD There are few fairytales in football. Even the very best players rarely get to leave the game in the manner they deserve and desire.
The battling Brisbane Lions must quickly and clinically move forward without champion power forward Jonathan Brown, according to vice-captain Tom Rockliff.
The retirement decision by Brisbane icon Jonathan Brown is yet to fully sink in for teammate Claye Beams.
WAYNE CAREY Where does retired Brisbane Lions champion Jonathan Brown sit among the game's great centre half-forwards? Wayne Carey presents his top five.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott will rejig his side's forward line this weekend against Brisbane but doesn't expect to move on the captain's armband.
JON PIERIK Former Carlton chief executive Greg Swann remains the favourite to become the Brisbane Lions' new chief executive, with formal presentations expected to begin within days.
The Brisbane Lions will remain at a fundamental disadvantage in the AFL unless the crippling homesick factor is fixed.
MARTIN FLANAGAN Over the past decade, when people have declared that there are no characters in footy any more, I’ve thought, “Well, you can’t have met Jonathan Brown”.
SIMON WHITE No player in recent memory did more for ockerism or had a hairline that started closer to his eyebrows than Jonathan Brown.
ANDREW STAFFORD Crazy bravery defined Jonathan Brown, who retired on Monday after one concussion too many.