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LISTEN: Which young guns still need a Rising Star nod?

ALL THE talk has been about Sam Walsh, Sydney Stack and Connor Rozee.

But who are the players who still need to be nominated for the NAB AFL Rising Star award?

On this week's episode of AFL Exchange, we look at the emerging youngsters who deserve a nomination before the end of this season.

There's key forwards who have been overlooked, midfielders who are yet to be recognised and small forwards who have dazzled but yet to be honoured.

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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 three, AFL Exchange will also delve into cultural elements of the game.

In this week's episode ...

We look at the latest in the coaching merry-go-round, what to do with the Gold Coast Suns, ask about the point of club injury lists, discuss Stephen Coniglio's dilemma and name the best footy songs.

Episode guide

0:52 – What will the Alan Richardson's era at St Kilda be remembered for?

4:50 – How will a long-term injury factor into Stephen Coniglio's thinking?

7:15 – How can Gold Coast get out of its rut?

9:55 – We name our favourite songs about footy.

14:45 – After the drama of the Cricket World Cup final, the guys look at what would be the weirdest ways to lose a Grand Final.

16:45 – We discuss the merit of club injury lists. 

21:00 – Which coaches give the best post-match press conference?

25:00 – Riley's man Cam Zurhaar would thrive in the 1980s. Which other players are made for another era?

28:20 – Who are the players yet to win a Rising Star nomination?