Rohan Connolly 7:59 PM This looks like the season when a team could really win the premiership from the bottom half of the eight. And that's not just observation, the numbers back it up.
Jon Pierik 3:12 PM Tasmanian football chief Scott Wade has called for an end to the bickering between various football regions in his state, declaring they must find a way to "speak as one" before they will be seriously considered to have an AFL club of their own.
Rob Shaw and Corey Martin Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says it's a credit to the club how it had come together to deal with the adversity of recent weeks.
Corey Martin Four goals to Jack Gunston during his 100th AFL game have helped premiers Hawthorn to a 72-point drubbing of Brisbane.
Most observers are tipping a massive Hawthorn victory in the Apple Isle. Sam Mitchell is missing for the Hawks due to illness.
Garry Lyon Challenges have emerged for Alastair Clarkson and his coaching group. One is how they best deploy the services of their two key defenders, Brian Lake and James Frawley.
Daniel Cherny It's one former Carlton coach in, one future Blues coach out at Hawthorn.
Hawthorn midfielder Shaun Burgoyne does not believe the departure of Brendon Bolton for Carlton will harm the Hawks' premiership chances.
Jake Niall Seven days after Essendon parted with former player James Hird, Carlton has hired a man who has never played AFL.
Brendon Bolton will leave Hawthorn Football Club at the end of the week after Carlton confirmed him as their new senior coach.
Brent Diamond New Carlton coach Brendon Bolton's hard-line approach and accountable style of football were key elements to his coaching philosophy as he demanded respect through transforming the culture at the Box Hill Hawks in the VFL.
Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge has predictably accepted a two-game suspension.