AFTER Carlton's breakthrough victory on Sunday, have the Blues edged in front of Adelaide in one of football's most scrutinised trades? 

While the Crows saluted in Eddie Betts' 300th match, a 2-3 ledger for the season suggests they have plenty more ground to make up before cashing in on the move they pulled last November.

On this week's episode of AFL Exchange, the guys look at the current status of the future first-round pick swaps that also netted the Blues youngster Liam Stocker.

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Join reporters Callum Twomey, Mitch Cleary and Riley Beveridge for the latest whispers as the guys take you inside the AFL 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 five, AFL Exchange will also delve into cultural elements of the game.

In this week's episode ...

We dive into Melbourne's woes and how it's gone wrong since the preliminary final, who will be the competition's best key forward in three years, does music belong at sporting events and an early look at this year's NAB AFL Draft top 10.

Episode guide 

1:11 – Structure or personnel: What's hurting Melbourne more?

3:57 – Who is North Melbourne's best young player? 

7:59 – In what order would you select Stephen Coniglio, Lachie Whitfield and Josh Kelly?

10:06 – The most universally loved current player in the AFL?

12:29 – Regular segment 'Right in front of me' is back, finding the biggest sporting injustices of the weekend.

17:35 – Right now, who's winning the Carlton and Adelaide trade? 

21.33 – When is it too early to sing the song at a match? 

23:13 – An Anzac Day-themed inductee for the Random Ex-Sportsperson on Social Media of the Week.

25:46 – Who are looming as the top-10 picks in this year's NAB AFL Draft?