THEY'RE the not-so-big names who have turned it on in the big moments.
But who are your favourite role players to have had a big September impact?
Nick Duigan in 2013? Clay Smith in 2016? Or maybe even Travis Varcoe after his early heroics in front of goal to help Geelong claim the 2011 flag over Collingwood?
Shortened quarters, chartered flights, AFL battering rams and the impact of Jesse Hogan at Fremantle were also on the menu in the latest episode.
Join Mitch Cleary, Riley Beveridge and Cal Twomey as they look at footy's hottest topics – and some of the not so hot – in the new episode of AFL Exchange.
2:02 – The game we're most looking forward to in rounds 2-5
4:51 – Should 16-minute quarters be implemented permanently?
9:18 – Our favourite Tasmanians
12:08 – Another big name weighs in on 'What's in Balmey's backpack?'
15:41 – Will teams want the front or back of the chartered plane when flying in for games?
20:16 – The biggest Monsters of Energy – the battering rams
22:53 – What influence can Jesse Hogan have at Fremantle this year?
26:57 – Role players who have turned it on in finals
30:50 – Obscure AFL players who have made it big globally