Should the Cats have had a review last year?

2016 proved to be another great year for Geelong but a disappointing preliminary final loss to Sydney put them and their coach Chris Scott on the pressure cooker. Phil Spinks asks whether a season review was needed like the one in 2006.

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: Forty Glorious Minutes

Dave Nadel admits that before this season he overestimated both his beloved Magpies and their opponents last Saturday, West Coast. He does like the look of several young players on the Collingwood list, however, and thinks that both sides can look forward to improvement in 2017.

Round 2 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Appreciation for Rooey but Reality Check Rather Than Celebration

Yoshi overcomes his talk back radio debut and the Saints loss to Doggies and agrees that a tall defender is required.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Unexpected

Yoshi, our Japanese correspondent, take in the season opener from an Australian bar in Osaka.

North Melbourne’s Best Side in 2016: Discuss

Some Smokie musings on North Melbourne’s best 22 for season 2016. Are veterans Harvey and Wells included? Plus the meaning of the acronym N-O-M-W revealed.