WILL this Bombers backline cut it against arch rivals Carlton and Collingwood?

After speedy Essendon defender Conor McKenna tested positive for the COVID-19 virus over the weekend, a number of his defensive teammates could be forced into isolation.

The AFL Exchange team looks at the potential implications for Essendon's side, as well as its opponents, and answer some of the most important questions coming out of round three.

Join Cal Twomey, Mitch Cleary and Riley Beveridge as they discuss the biggest news stories and the lightest moments from the AFL season in the brand new AFL Exchange podcast.

In this week's podcast …

3.00 – Should clubs be splitting their training groups more strategically?

9.15 – Does tossing the coin improve your leadership skills?

14.40 – We apologise for criticising a trade that we got wrong.

20.20 – Riley re-tells the story of his bizarre interaction with Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge.

27.00 – Which players have lifted themselves off the canvas after isolation?

32.05 – We analyse Mark Ricciuto's controversial comments from last week.

36.20 – Cal reveals a gigantic exclusive that could shock Victorian footy fans.