Daniel Cherny "He's had a cow of a season," but Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers has Saturday afternoon's clash with Carlton to audition for a spot in the Bombers' finals team, says coach Mark Thompson.
Liam Mannix The Hawks are preparing for a finals campaign without Cyril Rioli, as the dynamic small forward struggles to recover from a hamstring injury.
Jesse Hogan Damien Hardwick says his Richmond players have "got one more bridge to cross to get, hopefully, where we deserve to be" with their finals-defining clash away to Sydney.
Conrad McDonald, Footy Prophet This clash of the AFL's in-form teams occurs in the same week of most Ultimate Footy grand finals.
Jesse Hogan The AFL will install goalpost cameras at every venue and employ additional technical staff in a bid to ensure the score review system runs as smoothly as possible throughout the finals.
Caroline Wilson Essendon players facing anti-doping sanctions rejected a definitive six-month suspension tabled before them in June this year which would have seen them miss the last four games of the home-and-away...
Rohan Connolly With his side's spot in the 2014 finals all but booked, Essendon coach Mark Thompson has paid tribute to the mental resolve of his players in overcoming the ongoing distractions of the long-running...
Rohan Connolly Perhaps it was a bizarre moment in the second quarter that might have best summed up Essendon's hard-fought win over Gold Coast on Saturday.
Jake Niall Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his team will have to improve to go far in the finals.
Andrew Wu Leon Cameron said during the week Collingwood were at their best with their backs to the wall, and he was proven right on Saturday night.
Brent Diamond The Werribee Tigers' impressive 25-point win over Frankston has kept last year's grand finalist Geelong out of this year's VFL finals, beginning next week.
Brad Elborough West Coast coach Adam Simpson conceded that his side failed to make the most of an opportunity for an important percentage boosting win against Melbourne on Saturday night.
Brad Elborough West Coast finds itself right in the mix to snatch a spot in the final eight at the 11th hour after beating Melbourne by 66 points at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.
Matt Murnane It's still one week away for Essendon and every club above them, but for eighth-placed Richmond, finals start this Saturday against ladder-leading Sydney.
It will be an AFL final round to remember: six of the nine matches this weekend will have a direct bearing on who qualifies for the finals and which team snares fourth spot.
Brad Elborough West Coast is confident it can do some damage in this year’s finals series, if it makes it that far.
Andrew Wu Sydney are treating Saturday's clash with the red-hot Richmond as a finals dress rehearsal as they aim to close out just their second minor premiership in 70 years.
Peter Hanlon Are you a dodgy bugger who's feeling left out because you haven't had your photo taken with Swanny? Are you a fan of a fringe finals team who's refusing to look beyond this weekend to the likelihood...
Dugald Jellie Can Richmond do it? Can it topple Sydney, the league’s likely minor premier,playing away, winning an improbable ninth straight game to claim the most unlikely of finals berths?
Brent Diamond Port Melbourne warrior Toby Pinwill has come of age since he was controversially red-carded from a final against the Box Hill Hawks in 2010 after the cult figure was reported twice for rough conduct.