Match talking points

Every game, every round, our team of respected writers pick out the top five talking points to be debated at your water cooler. It's more than who was ahead on the scoreboard


Dangerwood in full force

TALKING POINTS: The records tumbled at football's night of nights

11:38pm Sep 26, 2016


Dogs bring 'home' comforts

Bulldog fairytale comes true in front of legions of their own fans in Sydney

8:01pm Sep 24, 2016


Bont appetit

Western Bulldogs superstar feasts on the Hawks to end an era

10:52pm Sep 16, 2016


Eddie, you genius

Betts puts six on the board as the Crows win a date with the Swans

10:56pm Sep 10, 2016


Giants' finals rookies fire

GWS sends strong message with their bruising victory over Swans

6:03pm Sep 10, 2016


Unsociable but entertaining

There was no love lost in the latest chapter of the Cats-Hawks rivalry

10:50pm Sep 9, 2016


Resilient Dogs stand tall

Five things we learned from the Dogs' win over the Eagles

10:55pm Sep 8, 2016


Pav bids farewell

TALKING POINTS: Freo legend ends career on a high

7:25pm Aug 28, 2016


Hawks' ruck dilemma

TALKING POINTS: Fitzy may get the nod after two-goal cameo

6:25pm Aug 28, 2016


Like a fine wine

TALKING POINTS: Nick Riewoldt isn't showing any signs of slowing down

4:06pm Aug 28, 2016


Something old, something new

TALKING POINTS: A veteran looks for a new home as kids impress

10:19pm Aug 27, 2016


Giants primed for 'home' final

TALKING POINTS: A mouth-watering Sydney derby final looms

9:55pm Aug 27, 2016


Paper Tigers blown away

TALKING POINTS: It's not looking like a summer of love at Punt Road

7:33pm Aug 27, 2016


Say that it's so, Joe

TALKING POINTS: Daniher stars as Dons pay tribute to top-ups

4:59pm Aug 27, 2016


Tomahawk tunes up

TALKING POINTS: Star Cat puts premiership contenders on notice

4:52pm Aug 27, 2016


Eagles' ruck role romance

TALKING POINTS: Journeyman Giles shows there's life beyond Nic Nat

10:45pm Aug 26, 2016


Old Dog and Cat hang 'em up

TALKING POINTS: Two champions bow out of the game in form

7:25pm Aug 21, 2016


The top-four fight

TALKING POINTS: Geelong earns crucial percentage in finals race

5:45pm Aug 21, 2016


Blues break losing streak

TALKING POINTS: Carlton's win comes at a cost for Melbourne

3:55pm Aug 21, 2016


Toothless Tigers

TALKING POINTS: Richmond's first-half display was below AFL standard

4:52pm Aug 20, 2016