Collingwood v Essendon
Learned: Despite their injuries, the Pies just keep getting it done.
Liked: Brodie Grundy, then daylight to the next ruckman. Can he win the Brownlow?
Disliked: Did the bombers cost themselves by resting players? They now have to go to Perth in week one of the finals.
Sydney vs St Kilda
Learned: The Saints were about were we thought. No better. No worse.
Liked: The way the Swans sent off all their greats.
Disliked: Is/was Brett Ratten on a hiding to nothing in his coaching aspirations?
North Melbourne v Melbourne
Learned: The skills of these sides need to improve considerably if either is to play finals in 2020.
Liked: The spirit on display made it hard to believe that pride was all that was on offer in Hobart.
Disliked: Melbourne’s season.
Geelong vs Carlton
Learned: Carlton have improved considerably but still a little way off the best teams.
Liked: Kade Simpson. How good is he? 18 years into his career and still playing like teenager.
Disliked: The Cats end to the season. Are they more or less likely to go out in straight sets than they are to win the flag?
Gold Coast v GWS
Learned: A Tassie team might win the flag before the Suns do.
Liked: Jeremy Cameron. Genuine superstar.
Disliked: The Suns. Less competitive than Fitzroy in the dark days of 1995-96.
West Coast vs Hawthorn
Learned: Josh Kennedy is no longer the Eagles best forward.
Liked: Hawthorn’s finish to the season.
Disliked: West Coast’s inconsistency. Two weeks ago they were a chance for top spot, instead they face first round elimination.
Western Bulldogs vs Adelaide
Learned: It’s dark days for footy in South Australia.
Liked: The Bulldogs are playing good football and will trouble some teams.
Disliked: How bad the Crows have been. Could the Crows join Fremantle and St Kilda in looking for a new coach?
Richmond v Brisbane
Learned: Dylan Grimes is the best back in the league, turned Charlie Cameron from hero to zero.
Liked: The Lions. They lost no respect today.
Disliked: Premature talk of a Tigers premiership. Genuinely think six teams can win it
Fremantle v Port Adelaide
Learned: Sunday twilight is the graveyard shift. I think I was one of about three people watching this on TV.
Liked: No new coach boost for Fremantle after sacking the coach they so deceitfully appointed eight years ago.
Disliked: That I had to watch this one.