3. Bryce Gibbs and Sam Docherty were vital to Carlton. Until now, I, a despairing Carlton fan, did not realise just how much. Hey, at least the Eagles will finally get a win at the MCG this week.
1. Adelaide's controversial preseason mind-training camp has left them rattled, with the team playing anything but one. Captain Tex Walker's stern text to his teammates on the eve of the season after details were leaked speaks volumes.
2. Forget form... if the Bombers come out of the blocks firing, they are very hard to stop, especially at home in Etihad.