It wasn't just the suspended players at Essendon who found things hard to watch last year.
Daniel is an Age sports reporter.
Not only did Alex Keath change attire and equipment when he returned to football, he also changed his diet.
There's still time for Patty Dangerfield, but two emergencies have made the trip to Adelaide for top-of-the-table clash with the Crows.
St Kilda will play a debutant for the second consecutive match with 201 centimetre utility Rowan Marshall set to face Sydney at the SCG on Saturday night.
Scott Pendlebury concedes the rest of his season is in doubt after scans confirmed the Collingwood captain fractured his finger in Saturday's win over Gold Coast.
Geelong coach Chris Scott will coach Australia in the home international rules Test against Ireland later this year. What's more, he'll be assisted by his brother, North Melbourne coach Brad.
Hawthorn have been buoyed by the news that Rising Star award favourite Ryan Burton has re-signed with the club until the end of 2020.
Jed Lamb says he has moved on from the behind-play incident that cost Richmond's Bachar Houli a four-match suspension, with the Carlton forward focused on "fighting for my career".
Reigning premiers see off a determined challenge from Carlton, but victory comes at a cost as Bulldogs' injury concerns mount.
Hawthorn vice-captain Isaac Smith has told of "interesting" social media discourse after his second failed game-winning shot within a year against Geelong, but says he has accepted that "not one kick decides a game of footy".