Richmond have stolen a march on Grand Final week celebrations - albeit predictably - with a low-key Dustin Martin celebrating a Brownlow Medal win on the back of a new record votes tally, while the Crows marked the night with their own gathering at the Adelaide Oval.
In all likelihood Richmond superstar Dustin Martin will win the Brownlow Medal tonight.
The Crows and the Cats are both aiming to make their own history tonight, as they face off in a cut-throat preliminary final, knowing the winner has a genuine shot at the 2017 flag. But they've both been here before - 20 years ago they faced off in a classic semi-final at Football Park - a final still remembered for a crucial, and contentious, umpiring call.
Geelong are not banking on lightning striking twice for Patrick Dangerfield when he takes on his former side in Friday night's cut-throat final.
Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has confirmed mercurial forward Jake Stringer is on the AFL trade table.
South Australian Jack Trengove's tumultuous AFL career looks over after Melbourne delisted him.