It wasn't quite the "respectful and humble" attitude Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin wants from his side but Tomas Bugg's social media taunt of Jason Johannisen paid off in the end.
Time supposedly heals all wounds but for Brendon Goddard the pain of St Kilda's grand final losses is still raw.
Adelaide's red-hot Brownlow fancy is set to collide with Geelong's tackle-machine in a Friday night AFL blockbuster at Simonds Stadium.
Western Bulldogs skipper Bob Murphy insists the reigning AFL premiers aren't far from reaching their best form despite a mixed start to the season.
Geelong will look to better protect skipper Joel Selwood after a hard tag from Levi Greenwood caused his frustrations to boil over.
Greater Western Sydney's Toby Greene has accepted a two-match AFL ban for striking Western Bulldogs midfielder Caleb Daniel.