HOW CAN the Western Bulldogs improve next season?

According to the team on the AFL Exchange podcast, one left-field trade target with genuine premiership experience might be a solution to their woes at either end of the ground.

Join Callum Twomey, Riley Beveridge and Mitch Cleary as they discuss a second straight elimination finals exit for the Dogs, another meltdown for the Cats and plenty more.

Also on the agenda is a thorough evaluation of West Coast's season, post-season friends groups and whether or not 2010 premiership hero Heath Shaw finds a new club next year.

It's all on this week's episode of AFL Exchange.

Episode guide

3.50: Do the Cats have a finals problem?

8.40: Where does Jarryn Geary play against Richmond on Friday night?

20.15: The left-field trade target the Dogs should chase later this year.

21.55: Can this season be counted as anything but a failure for West Coast?

30.10: We list some strange AFL-related friendship groups.

37.40: Will Heath Shaw find a third AFL club next season?

42.30: Who has the most to prove in week two of the AFL finals?