Melbourne expect goalsneak Jeff Garlett to face Port Adelaide tomorrow despite spending time away for personal reasons.
Melbourne's AFL discipline problem continues to rear its head with former Crow Bernie Vince copping a two-match suspension after another fiery clash with his old side - but Hawthorn great Jason Dunstall can see an upside for the Dees.
Geelong coach Chris Scott has defended the bravery of star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield amid claims he exaggerates injuries, with the former Crow still in some doubt to face his former teammates in a season-defining top-of-the-table clash on Friday night.
Nine minutes was all it took to effectively end Tom Bugg's AFL season.
Essendon assistant coach Mark Harvey said it reminded him of a song - Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Port Adelaide have locked away tough midfielder Brad Ebert and key defender Jack Hombsch on new AFL deals, as the resurgent Power continues to consolidate its list.
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.