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The AFL finals race has been blown wide open: Who sneaks in?

Can Sydney or North sneak into the eight next year? (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)
1st July, 2019
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Round 15 of the AFL saw a number of upsets take place in very crucial matches, meaning the finals equation has got a hell of a lot more complicated.

Essendon’s six-point win over GWS, North Melbourne’s demolition of Collingwood, Port Adelaide’s shock loss to the Bulldogs and Fremantle’s last-gasp defeat at the hands of Carlton have blown the race for eighth spot wide open.

Can the Dockers hold onto the coveted finals spot after a horror fortnight? Can Port Adelaide or Essendon sneak in and steal their spot?

Can the Kangaroos or Swans mount a stunning late-season fightback?

We got Roar editor Stirling Coates to analyse the run home and make a call on who will be there when September rolls around.

Listen to the discussion:

The run home for the chasing pack
Fremantle (8th): WCE (H), HAW (A), SYD (H), WB (A), GEE (H), STK (A), ESS (H), PA (A)
Port Adelaide (9th): ADE (A), BL (H), RCH (A), GWS (H), ESS (A), SYD (H), NM (A), FRE (H)
Essendon (10th): SYD (H), NM (H), ADE (A), GCS (A), PA (H), WB (H), FRE (A), COL (A)
North Melbourne (11th): STK (H), ESS (A), BL (A), WCE (A), HAW (H), GEE (A), PA (H), MEL (H)
Sydney (12th): ESS (A), CAR (H), FRE (A), GEE (H), GWS (A), PA (A), MEL (A), STK (H)

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