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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


Five talking points: Time runs out for Charlie

FIVE TALKING POINTS: Power hero turns villain, Dangerfield a freak

10:30pm May 25, 2017


Which Freo small makes way for Ballantyne?

TALKING POINTS: Crozier puts his best foot forward against Blues

7:45pm May 21, 2017


Roos celebrate sweet 16 over Dees

TALKING POINTS: North continues winning streak over Melbourne

6:20pm May 21, 2017


Eagles crumble at the contest, Dons give tagging lesson

TALKING POINTS: Bomber gives a tagging lesson, fans let Mitch have it

3:50pm May 21, 2017


Sloane breaks the shackles, and so do the Crows

TALKING POINTS: Rory bounces back into form against the Lions

10:15pm May 20, 2017


Stop me if you've heard this one before ...

TALKING POINTS: Nothing funny about Tigers' signature punchline

7:45pm May 20, 2017


Unchained Rampe solidifies Sydney's defence

TALKING POINTS: The Swans are a different proposition with him back

4:30pm May 20, 2017


Dogs feel the squeeze from tackle-happy Cats

TALKING POINTS: Renewed grit gets Danger and co. over the line

10:44pm May 19, 2017


Swans are not out of the finals race yet

TALKING POINTS: Kennedy, Parker and Hannebery get back to their best

7:30pm May 14, 2017


'He looks like Buddha': Gaz wins over the locals

TALKING POINTS: The red strip wasn't the only thing the fans loved

6:45pm May 14, 2017


Mundy breaks Richmond hearts yet again

TALKING POINTS: Deja vu for Tiger fans as Mundy ices the game

3:50pm May 14, 2017


Dees enjoy weekend at Bernie's 200th

TALKING POINTS: If you don't mind umpire, someone's stoned the Crows

10:58pm May 13, 2017


Pendles scares fans, GWS break hoodoo

TALKING POINTS: Magpies captain trolls public with unexpected pit stop

7:40pm May 13, 2017


There is still a Ross the Boss at the Saints

TALKING POINTS: Mid continues to make his mark at St Kilda

5:37pm May 13, 2017


An all-too brief glimpse of Cyril in Launceston

TALKING POINTS: Rioli finally seen in Tassie, lasts just three quarters

4:26pm May 13, 2017


Another milestone for prolific Eagle

TALKING POINTS: More records for Mitchell as Dog returns in style

10:54pm May 12, 2017


Keeping tabs on youngster pays off for Dockers

TALKING POINTS: Matt Taberner delivers in his first game of 2017

7:51pm May 7, 2017


Big Mac has too much mustard for Dees

TALKING POINTS: The Hawthorn big man wasn't what Melbourne ordered

6:08pm May 7, 2017


Eight's great for on-song Buddy

TALKING POINTS: Buddy turns it on and bullied Swans take revenge

3:50pm May 7, 2017


That's why it's called 'the premiership quarter'

TALKING POINTS: Dogs, and Clay Smith, fire when it counts

10:30pm May 6, 2017