The way Geelong coach Chris Scott sees it, his captain Joel Selwood fully expects to get tagged every week. That's just what happens when you are the best and most important player in any team.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain Marc Murphy admits the declaration of a rebuild may have impacted on players "sub-consciously", as the Blues admitted they had been guilty of "pathetic" on-field performances this year.
Brent Diamond Geelong forward Josh Walker suffered a groin injury in the dying minutes of the Cats' five-point loss to Port Melbourne at Simonds Stadium on Saturday.
Scott Spits You could have easily joked about Chris Judd happily giving up his Carlton jumper after the Blues suffered another inglorious defeat on Friday night, but his guernsey swap with his Geelong opponent had footy fans celebrating an unexpected moment.
Michael Gleeson Criticism of Michael Malthouse as a coach were "rude and disgusting" according to ruckman Cameron Wood in a spirited defence of the coach who brought him to Carlton.
Wayne Carey Unearthing champion footballers can be like finding that proverbial needle in a haystack. It takes more than just talent to make it at the highest level, which is why Mark Blicavs' journey is truly extraordinary.
Matt Murnane and Michael Gleeson The bad news keeps coming for Carlton, with Geelong set to regain three key players for Friday's AFL match at Etihad Stadium.
Jesse Hogan Nat Fyfe's Brownlow Medal eligibility is set to be preserved despite him being reported on Sunday for tripping under the new disciplinary system. But the same system that was expected to save players like Steve Johnson from themselves, in terms of petty breaches, could nevertheless imperil the crafty Geelong forward.
Brent Diamond Geelong premiership defender Andrew Mackie has suffered a setback to his return from a quad injury and has been ruled out of the Cats' VFL clash against Footscray at Whitten Oval on Saturday.