The awards ceremonies are coming thick and fast as we get to the pointy end of the season.
Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell is favourite for the biggest of them all, the Brownlow Medal.
But this week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson, Jake Niall and Bob Murphy argue that Mitchell should not have been voted most valuable player.
Also this week, teams have been working towards playing finals all year, and with the bye have had an extra week to prepare for their week-one opponents. But the best-laid plans can go up in smoke under the pressure of the biggest stage.
It's not going to be a walkover for the Tigers against Hawthorn, but the Hawks face a very tough task. A lot has changed since Collingwood last faced the Eagles - how will the Pies' backline stand up? Will the Demons' momentum be enough to get them over the line? Player for player, the Giants are a better team than the Swans. But a horror run with injuries could be about to take its toll.
Meanwhile, there were no AFL games this weekend, but there were plenty of football issues on the agenda. We talk ticketing issues, trouble at Adelaide and au pairs.
Plus, whispers about a job opportunity for Brendon Gale, a new feature coming to Marvel Stadium and much, much more.
Our trade period special episode is coming in the week after the grand final. Get in early and send us your questions to email@example.com