Emma Quayle Last time, Essendon kicked five goals to none in the first quarter. Last time, Collingwood had levelled the scores by half-time.
Wayne Carey No team under the current finals system has won the AFL premiership after finishing the home and away season outside the top four. That could change this year.
Ed Jackson Adelaide edged nearer to the top eight after beating Gold Coast by 28 points on Saturday.
Carlton star Bryce Gibbs is adamant his club has improved markedly, but admits a top-eight scalp to prove it would give the Blues a massive confidence boost.
Martin Blake Fremantle has turned the lower half of the top eight upside down.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Rohan Connolly The last time Sydney and North Melbourne clashed in September produced one of the more forgettable finals in recent AFL history. We can expect a lot more this time around.
Jesse Hogan It has been more than a decade since David "The Ox" Schwarz played the last of his 173 games for Melbourne.
Brad Elborough It was only two weeks ago that Port Adelaide made the trek west to tackle Fremantle at Patersons Stadium in round 23.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle's Nat Fyfe and Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak are two of the best players in the AFL. But never more so than when they're playing against the best teams in the competition.
Daniel Cherny Popular belief says that finals football is an older man’s game, but Port Adelaide begs to disagree.
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.
Matt Murnane Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has called for the AFL to publicly declare the key priorities for its fixture before it considers making any radical changes to the current formula.
Wayne Carey So the Magpies are fighting for survival in the final round of the season - it's a scenario that would have been unfathomable for any Collingwood supporter at the start of the year.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne and Essendon have both proved they can play decent football this season. But for how long?
Matt Murnane The four finals that lie ahead this weekend have the potential to match 1994 for suspense and drama.
Essendon faces a risk that Mark Thompson will leave the AFL club and coach somewhere else.
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin doesn't believe in fairy tales.
All of a sudden, Carlton football club is a happy place to be. Improved AFL performances, a legendary re-signing, an inspirational debut and a happy coach.