The Demons still have boxes to tick

The Demons still have boxes to tick

Melbourne have overcome their biggest hurdle and qualified for finals for the first time in more than a decade.

But while they also managed to win a close one, which has been another mark against them in the past, the challenge isn't over for the Dees.

This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson, Jake Niall and Bob Murphy celebrate and analyse the September-bound club. How far can they go this season?

Also this week: the top-eight teams are all but set in stone, but where and who they play is up for grabs. How will the final round shape the finals fixture? Port Adelaide look set to have September off, and we take a look at where they've gone wrong with their recruiting.

Plus, Fremantle have become irrelevant and have been off the pace since 2015, but they aren't the most disappointing club of this season. We also give our Coleman Medal winner predictions, discuss post-match handshakes and player punches, hear whispers about player contracts and much, much more.

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