Monday's loss to Collingwood well and truly summed up Melbourne's season.
They've struggled in 2019 and have lacked balance, especially in the midfield.
But the Dees team is one full of finals-level talent, as they showed in their run to a preliminary final last year.
This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Peter Ryan discuss where the Demons are going wrong and what they can do to improve. Will their poor season see them get a high draft pick – and will that be enough? Or can they trade for a Josh Kelly type, to get more outside talent?
Meanwhile, we 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. We also preview the Essendon-Hawthorn clash, in which 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.
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.
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