IN TODAY'S AFL Daily, star journalists Nat Edwards and Sarah Black discuss the draft ahead, Ben Cunnington's cancer battle, and join all the dots on football's big issues.


- Nick Daicos: He is an 'incredible player', he's mature, but there is pressure
- Ben Cunnington: Sad story but heart-and-soul player is expected to make a full recovery 
- Dani Laidley: 'Unbelievably courageous', a 'really significant moment' for the club
- 'What Dani did will have wide-reaching effects'
- This Tiger 'doesn't seem to ever have smooth pre-seasons' 
- St Kilda's AFLW struggles: Another  'huge blow' for the Saints

In this episode ... 

0:00 – Nick Daicos's 'weird' draft year

2:10 – Fatherly advice for mature young gun

4:53 – Why Nick Daicos supported Carlton

7:32 – Ben Cunnington's sad cancer diagnosis

8:55 – Can North Melbourne's midfield cover any Cunnington absence?

9:54 – The significance of Dani Laidley's appearance at Arden Street on Friday

11:47 – The incredible impact of AFLW on the footy landscape

14:20 – Two Tigers test positive for COVID

15:56 – The 'million-dollar question' for the AFL

17:25 – Horrible news for St Kilda's AFLW midfield

18:54 – The young Saint to look out for