Who will take the wooden spoon this season?
After 11 rounds this season, Carlton looked well and truly set to become wooden spooners in 2019.
But a change of coach and a win over Brisbane has things looking brighter for the Blues.
This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Jake Niall argues that there are more wins to come for Carlton it is actually Gold Coast who will be on the bottom of the ladder at the end of the season.
The panel, also featuring Michael Gleeson and Peter Ryan, discuss the turnaround at Ikon Park and why the Blues would not be likely to get a priority pick even if they applied for one.
Meanwhile, the Dees are a team full of finals-level talent, as they showed in their run to a preliminary final last year. But they have struggled in season 2019. Where are the Demons are going wrong and what can they do to improve? Will their poor season see them get a high draft pick – and would that be enough? Or can they trade for a Josh Kelly type, to get more outside talent?
We also look at why Richmond struggled against Geelong and whether they can turn it around this week against top-four smokies Adelaide, and what's going on with Tom Lynch, before previewing the Essendon-Hawthorn clash. The "invisible" Hawks will finally be back on Broadway and Dylan Clarke may be dropped despite a brilliant performance against Patrick Cripps and the Blues before the bye.
All this plus whispers about an ultimatum from a veteran player who was recently dropped to the VFL, the players who have been the biggest disappointments this season and much more.