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Nic Naitanui's return ahead of schedule carries a major risk


  IF
 
THEN
 
Adelaide
 
Sando can devise a way to overcome the loss of Big Tex, which follows the exit of Tippett, and gets this team back into the finals … … he deserves coach-of-year status. #noTexnoCrows
Brisbane Lions
 
Vossy is coach of the Lions in 2014 … …  he will have produced a miracle in what’s left of the 2013 season. #miracleshappen
Carlton
 
Jarrad Waite stays fit, and that is a massive “if” … … watch the glint return to the eye of Mick Malthouse. #historysaysno
Collingwood
 
more footballers spoke as openly as Scott Pendlebury … … the game would be better. #speakyourmind
 
Essendon
 
the Bombers this weekend against GWS play to the standards they’ve shown in the five matches of 2013 … … it will win this one by 30 goals. #lookoutthiscouldgetrealugly
 
Fremantle
 
the Dockers applied any sort of logic to the thought processes around heading to the tribunal with Fyfe … … they wouldn’t have headed to the tribunal with Fyfe. #whatweretheythinking
Geelong
 
there’s been a better trick-bag than that belonging to Stevie J in his 199 games … … maybe, just maybe, only Gary Ablett senior can lay claim to it. #takingthepi55
Gold Coast
 
the Suns want us to believe them when they say they are on the improve … … this weekend’s match against a depleted Dockers is one they just have to win. #actionslouderthanwords
GWS Giants
 
Tom Scully doesn’t start to show some real form … ... the Giants need to justify why they’re wasting millions of football industry dollars on talent. #HelloIzzy
 
Hawthorn
 
Brian Lake had been a Hawk for the past two years … … this club right now would be seeking a third consecutive flag. #whatcouldhavebeen
Melbourne
 
Peter Jackson emerges from his time as Dees CEO as the level-headed, clear-thinking person he currently is … … the Loch Ness monster exists. #nightmareahead
North Melbourne Lindsay Thomas could market the magic formula which has transformed him from goalkicking choker into goalkicking dead-eye … … he would become an overnight millionaire. #ianbakerfinchwouldhavelikedsome
Port Adelaide
 
David Koch can fix the Power so quickly and easily … … look out Julia Gillard, the man is capable of absolutely anything! #nothinghecannotdo
Richmond
 
Jack Riewoldt listens to the narks calling for him to change his ways …
 
… the game will be in a far worse place. #stickitupemJack
St Kilda
 
the Saints really are on a long-term rebuild …
 
… they are obliged to consider trading midfield guns Nick Dal Santo and Leigh Montagna. #winwin
 
Sydney Swans
 
Sam Reid and Lewis Jetta continue their peculiarly terrible form … … John Longmire won’t hesitate in dropping them next week. #whatshappened
West Coast
 
Nic Nat has been rushed back too early … … there will be hell to play for those who made the decision. #maybewaitonemoreweek
Western Bulldogs the Bulldogs don’t show something, anything, by way of improvement against West Coast this weekend after Round 4’s embarrassment against the Crows … … their fans will rightly give up any hope for 2013.