JOIN AFL Media star journalists Damian Barrett and Nat Edwards every morning for our new podcast, AFL Daily.

Get the jump on other AFL fans each weekday morning as Barrett and Edwards set the agenda on footy's biggest stories.

When the AFL Daily podcast drops at 7.30am AEST, Monday to Friday, you'll get the latest footy news and views, plus a look ahead to the big issues and events set to shape the AFL landscape each day.

In today's episode ... Damo and Nat discuss "the most bizarre on-field story of 2021" and how Adelaide used a "strawman" for a medical sub.

Also, Damo and Nat put the spotlight on AFL clubs' false media narratives, including the one coming out of Collingwood around its new president.

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Gold Coast and Brisbane star Lachie Neale are also one the menu, and there's heaps more.

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In this episode ...

0:26 - The Tom Lynch substitution "bungle"
1:54 - Why Adelaide should have responded differently
4:17 - Why Mark Korda is a "rabbit in a spotlight"
4:55 - Whose responsibility is Nathan Buckley’s contract?
8:00 - The ramifications of the Gold Coast v Collingwood clash
10:05 - The significance of Lachie Neale’s injury
10:39 - Brisbane's ability to cover Neale