He's not talking up his own team's bright prospects, but Swans midfield star Luke Parker has surprisingly declared he expects cross-town rivals GWS Giants to go deep into the AFL finals.
Todd Goldstein will be the second player disadvantaged by the new tribunal system, rather than aided by it, if he is charged by the match review panel for a blow that felled Fremantle's Hayden Ballantyne at the weekend.
A 77th minute try by North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saved the Wests Tigers v Cowboys match at Campbelltown Stadium the embarrassment of being the lowest scoring match in 33 years.
The report of Jeremy Cameron for forceful front-on contact on Adelaide Kyle's Cheney was one of the few blemishes as Greater Western Sydney notched a sixth win, broke their duck against the Crows and celebrated three wins on the trot for the first time.
Greater Western Sydney's march continued on Saturday afternoon with another exciting performance and a debut win over the Adelaide Crows.
No one was more dismayed than Leon Cameron when, roughly this time last season, his fledgling team was on the wrong end of a series of thrashings and the spotlight shone not upon him or his players but upon the young coaches working around him.
GWS Giants will be bolstered for their match against Adelaide Crows on Saturday by the return of an experienced leader and a young gun.
Adelaide have identified a fast start as vital to success against surprise packets Greater Western Sydney.
If Greater Western Sydney continue their rich form and end up playing finals football in 2015, they might consider their lowest point this season the catalyst for achieving the unexpected.
It might sound standard for there to be genuine competition for places at an AFL club. But, for the Giants, it is something of a first.
Three players including Fremantle star Nat Fyfe have accepted fines from the AFL match review panel.
The maturing of an entire team full of precocious talent is seeing Greater Western Sydney climb the rankings, and the ladder, at a rapid rate.
Nat Fyfe's Brownlow Medal eligibility is intact after his trip at the weekend was deemed only worthy of a fine by the match review panel, while Steve Johnson escaped penalty altogether for contact to the groin of an opponent.
There are usually moments in games of football that speak to a bigger picture. But seldom can an entire four quarters have been as dripping with symbolism as what took place at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
The veteran coach could offer little hope to Carlton fans, after making several changes to the side in the lead up to the weekend.
Each time lately you think Carlton has plumbed new depths, they seem to find a deeper, darker abyss.
GWS forward Lachie Whitfield will have an added incentive when the Giants take on Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday - to claim bragging rights over his former housemate and close friend Kristian Jaksch.
The criticism Tom Scully endured upon leaving Melbourne was nothing compared the challenge he faced after relocating to play for the Greater Western Sydney Giants.
Co-captain Phil Davis has declared there will be no chance of complacency from Greater Western Sydney following their historic win over Hawthorn last round, especially against a Carlton side desperate for a lift in form and buoyed by the return of a host of key personnel.