Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin's gaze remains stationed on the short-term despite the Demons edging closer to their first finals berth in 11 years with a win over top-four side Port Adelaide at the MCG on Saturday.
Coach Brad Scott laments at the frustration North Melbourne were enduring with their long injury list and extending their losing streak to seven after being over-powered by Port Adelaide by 70 points on Saturday.
Port Adelaide have clobbered North Melbourne by 70 points to consolidate their spot in the top four.
Ken Hinkley hailed Logan Austin "a young leader" after calling on him to return to the AFL.
Port Adelaide prove contenders not pretenders after a stunning 32-point over West Coast lifted them into the top four.
Carlton's Jed Lamb will return to football on Sunday after he missed round 15 due to concussion he suffered following an elbow from Richmond's Bachar Houli.
Michael Gleeson on Buckley's chance, the Tomas Bugg case, Bulldogs' fading hopes and why Tigers might be the real deal.
The roar of the Tigers has just got incredibly louder. Their magnificent 13-point win over Port Adelaide in their so-called "Portress" catapulted them into the top four and believe it – they're going to be hard to beat come September.
No argument - the Port young gun whose strong-arm tactics rival the best in the business, Dustin Martin
Dustin Martin is the champion of the 'don't argue' fend. But it seems he has a rival.
Port Adelaide have locked away tough midfielder Brad Ebert and key defender Jack Hombsch on new AFL deals.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is refusing to give up on finals despite the Magpies’ comprehensive 31-point defeat at the hands of Port Adelaide on Saturday.
Port Adelaide's 31-point win over Collingwood proved with some certainty that they're a much better team.
Paddy Ryder isn't a great talker, but the media rounds in the lead-up to his 200th game didn't faze the Port Adelaide ruckman. Comfortable is the best description of where the 29-year-old is at these days.
Collingwood is set to welcome back star defender Ben Reid for Saturday's crucial clash with Port Adelaide at the MCG, with two more key players likely to return to senior action during the next fortnight.
Port Adelaide will front the AFL Commission on Tuesday, where plans for next year's China clash will be discussed.
Port Adelaide and English soccer giants Arsenal have come to an agreement that will see fitness guru Darren Burgess move to London in the next fortnight, but the South Australian club will reap significant long-term benefits.
Port Adelaide's guru fitness boss Darren Burgess is reportedly set to leave the club and head to English Premier League giant Arsenal.
Several AFL stars are set to come under Match Review Panel scrutiny on Monday, including Lance Franklin, Sam Mitchell, Joel Selwood, Nick Riewoldt and Luke Shuey.
The real debate post-match focused on the coaches' opposing views on whether the competition needed runners.