We can almost scratch West Coast off the list of potential premiers this season. Even though they scored their fifth consecutive win, the Eagles narrowly avoided an upset loss to Melbourne at Domain Stadium on Saturday.
Melbourne skipper Nathan Jones has labelled the frenzy surrounding Jesse Hogan's future bizarre, and says he's not worried about losing the star forward.
Former No.1 draft pick Jack Watts has shunned free agency, signing a three-year contract extension with Melbourne.
Outgoing Melbourne coach Paul Roos has vented his frustration with the controversial deliberate rushed behind rule, saying it was too difficult to umpire and annoying for fans.
Former Melbourne champion David Schwarz has again laid the boots into his old club, labelling the Dees' record at Etihad Stadium "a joke" and claiming St Kilda are closer to a drought-ending premiership than the Demons.
The ladder will tell Melbourne when they are a good enough team to play finals, says coach Paul Roos.
Join us for live coverage of Sunday footy action, with Carlton hosting the Eagles and the Saints and the Dees clash at Etihad Stadium.
Melbourne midfielder Angus Brayshaw will play his first AFL game since round five on Sunday after overcoming lingering concussion symptoms.
Melbourne are out to set aside their hoodoo and break a thirteen-match losing streak against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
This week: Milestones for Scott Thompson and Andrew Mackie, Tom Boyd is back, Saints aiming to extend huge streak and Kangas out to arrest form slump
St Kilda Coach Alan Richardson will be looking to close the gap in performance for the rest of the season, admitting the Saints' inconsistency remains a puzzle that needs solving.
The good, the bad and the beautiful from all the weekend's AFL action.
Melbourne's recent battles with Fremantle haven't produced much success. Nor, for that matter, have their annual ventures to Darwin.
If any team has been under my footy microscope these past eight years, it's the Dees.
Melbourne utility Jack Watts says the Demons' season is far from over and that the playing group will use the remaining games to improve and build towards 2017.
The AFL women's competition has secured its first high profile code-hopper with Carlton achieving an in-principle agreement with international goalkeeper Brianna Davey who has chosen Australian Rules football over soccer.
The immediate future of Melbourne defender Heritier Lumumba is unclear after he suffered another head knock on the weekend.
Paul Roos has expressed interest in having more of a role with Melbourne's women's team - and has not ruled out coaching the side.
Adelaide's players marked the one-year anniversary of former coach Phil Walsh's death as individuals, but combined to finish the week with the win over Melbourne they all wanted.