If all goes according to plan, the second coming of Gary Ablett at Geelong could last well beyond two seasons.
Former Richmond superstar Brett Deledio was unable to bring himself to watch the Tigers' remarkable AFL premiership triumph over Adelaide, fearful of how it would mentally affect him.
Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin will play in Saturday's AFL grand final against Adelaide after being cleared of any wrongdoing in an incident involving GWS star Dylan Shiel, with the Match Review Panel also finding no case to answer for Crows jet Rory Sloane.
Geelong's gastroenteritis crisis wasn't a crisis after all.
As evidenced by five losses in their past six meetings, Geelong have done plenty wrong in their most recent AFL encounters with Sydney.
An exasperated Ange Postecoglou has lamented the fact that the most dominant performance of his coaching career didn't yield a result to match.
A "humbled" Nathan Buckley has been awarded a two-year extension as Collingwood coach after an extensive club review determined he remained the best person for the job.