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The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

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The best footy writers from The Age and SMH bring you the weekly lowdown on all things AFL.

If you like the pod, please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We love to hear from you and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find us.

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    'No excuses' for Essendon

    'No excuses' for Essendon

    Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan discuss the team that travels like yoghurt, whether Collingwood should be doom and gloom ahead of their clash with the Hawks and who will win when the league's most in-form team comes up against the one that has been the best so far this year.
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    • 25 min
    ‘A big decision for the finals’

    ‘A big decision for the finals’

    Libby Birch joins Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall to discuss Essendon’s maturity, the Brisbane Lions’ culture and Carlton’s selection issues. Plus, why injuries are still affecting the Pies even as they get players back, why a decision about Taylor Walker’s future might have been made for him and is there a communication issue at St Kilda?
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    • 39 min
    'Foul play'

    'Foul play'

    Libby Birch and Peter Ryan discuss premiership hangovers and tipping shenanigans as they predict the results for round 18. How important is Izak Rankine to Adelaide's game? How much of a factor is the Hawks' Tasmania home-ground advantage? And how will the Suns respond to Damien Hardwick's strong post-match comments last weekend?
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    • 25 min
    Collingwood are ‘out of the picture’

    Collingwood are ‘out of the picture’

    Jake Niall, Greg Baum and Peter Ryan discuss the finals race, from which teams have cemented their status as contenders to those who can be all but ruled out. Plus, analysing Tom Stewart’s move to the middle, the big call looming for Carlton, what the future holds for Eagles coach Adam Simpson and is it time to change the eligibility rules for the Brownlow?
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    • 43 min
    'They're fighting for their season'

    'They're fighting for their season'

    Andrew Wu and Peter Ryan take inspiration from Ken Hinkley before looking ahead to round 17 in this week's expert tips podcast. Who will win the critical clash between the Pies and the Bombers? Is this the week the Suns get a win away from home? Plus, the stat that puts a handbrake on some of the excitement for the Hawks and a look at why the Swans struggle with slow starts.
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    • 26 min
    ‘It’s just clicking for the Blues’

    ‘It’s just clicking for the Blues’

    Caroline Wilson, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson discuss Carlton’s bona fides, Essendon’s top-four credentials and what might be going on with Darcy Moore. Plus, Fremantle reinforce their status as smokies, what the future holds for Dustin Martin, the “emotional cauldron” at Port Adelaide and what’s happened to the Giants?
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    • 40 min

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