‘Brett Brown: This is the time to make history’
Brett Brown is the man to beat in the AFL finals, and he knows it too.
Key points:Brown’s Tigers will play their final two matches at the MCG on Sunday and Monday after the final home game against Geelong at Etihad StadiumThis week’s match is one of four to feature four teams playing in finalsThe AFL’s grand final will be played on Sunday night, but Brown’s Tigers are looking to go the distance to secure a spot in the grand finalThe AFL will announce the teams on Monday afternoon after the grand finals on ABC and ESPN.
The game against Collingwood at Etampers Stadium is one in a four-game series, including a clash between the Brisbane Lions and Essendon in the finals.
The Tigers are in the middle of their four-match series against Richmond, Carlton and St Kilda.
They are on course for a premiership and a second straight premiership with a win.
Brown has won four consecutive matches, winning by 14 points at the Gabba, to claim his third AFL title.
He has also won a grand final at the Etihad.
The Lions are one of six teams competing for the finals spot, with the Bulldogs, West Coast and Port Adelaide all looking to get back into the finals conversation.
The Bulldogs have lost two straight matches and are on the verge of dropping a third straight game.
They are also chasing their third premiership since 2005.
West Coast, meanwhile, are looking for a fourth consecutive win.
The Eagles are one game away from clinching the top spot, while Port Adelaide are one win away from winning their first finals.
West coast’s defence is the only area they are struggling with in the premiership race.
They have conceded five goals in the past four games.
The Suns have won their past five matches, with three of those victories coming against the Demons.
Their best win came against Essendon last season, with Jack Steven leading the Suns to a 50-point win.
West Melbourne is the lowest-scoring team in the competition and have scored just 25 points in their past two games.
They will play three home games this week, with a bye week to allow for a proper break.
Gold Coast will play six matches in the first fortnight, with home games against the Western Bulldogs and Richmond in their opening fortnight.
The Swans have won four straight and are currently three wins from the top of the ladder.
West Adelaide has struggled in their first three matches, conceding five goals.
The Demons have won just one of their past four matches.
They have conceded nine goals and are now two wins away from a grand finals berth.
The Hawks have played three home matches this week and will play two away games.
In total, the Bulldogs will play 15 matches over the next two weeks, with four on the road and one in Perth.
The Power have won three of their first four matches, including their win against Hawthorn.
The Western Bulldogs have been a consistent bottom-eight team, with only four losses in the 10-year history of the club.
They lost to Geelong last weekend.