WHO can't make the finals? Who will win the Brownlow Medal? Who's a top-eight certainty? And who started the season with the worst haircut?

The AFL Exchange podcast is back for 2019, and with it comes our premature takes after just one round of the season.

Find AFL Exchange on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

Join AFL.com.au reporters Callum Twomey, Mitch Cleary and Riley Beveridge for the first episode of the year, as the guys take you inside the AFL media world and delve into the big questions surrounding the game – and some of the not so big. 

As well as the key issues to emerge out of round one, AFL Exchange will also delve into cultural elements of the game. 

In this week's episode ...

Callum Twomey, Mitch Cleary and Riley Beveridge kick off the season of the AFL Exchange podcast by answering all the key questions to come out of round one, and plenty more. 

Episode guide 

1:50 – What's your premature take of 2019? 

4:15 – Is this the real Essendon? 

5:50 – Mitch names the out-of-contract players we'll be discussing this season. 

8:00 – There was plenty of new looks in round one, but which player pulled out the worst haircut of the year? 

14:30 – The guys name the biggest injustice of the sporting week in new segment 'Right in front of me'.

19:50 – What is football's version of cricket's Mankad?

22:40 – Cal gives the early leader for the No.1 draft pick. 

27:00 – What's the best sporting experience you've been to outside of the AFL?