There is much to debate heading into Saturday's sellout preliminary final at the MCG.
A Brownlow Medal preview, including team-by-team coverage and an assessment of the leading chances.
A coin toss might be used to resolve a potential AFL grand final jumper clash between Richmond and Adelaide.
Greg Baum The great Paddy Dangerfield, playing out of position, was double-teamed, and yet somehow redoubled as a force.
Richmond star Dustin Martin named the players' player of the 2017 AFL season.
Andrew Stafford The Bulldogs were harder, smarter and had much more to play for.
Warwick Green It was only in the final term that Essendon managed to crack the nut open.
Daniel Cherny They held their nerve for the best part of 20 agonising goalless minutes.
Brad Elborough Hawthorn helped coach Alastair Clarkson celebrate his record 300th game at the club with a 52-point win over the Dockers.
Tom Decent The Sydney Swans notched up their seventh win on the trot with a comfortable 101-59 victory over St Kilda.