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Three weeks until finals: Who makes the eight?

Can Port Adelaide sneak into the eight? (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
5th August, 2019
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Another week gone by in the AFL and another monumental shift to the finals race.

Essendon, after looking assured of their spot in eight, suddenly find themselves only narrowly ahead of the pack following their crushing loss to Port Adelaide – who conversely are now back in the hunt themselves.

Fremantle arrested their horrid run of form with one of the upsets of the season over Geelong, while the lights were switched off at Hawthorn and St Kilda after they both suffered 22-point defeats.

So, with just three weeks to go in the home-and-away season, who are the favourites to nab the last two finals spots?

We got Roar AFL expert and editor Josh Elliott on the Game of Codes podcast to run over the last few weeks and make a call on who’ll be sliding into September and who misses out.

Listen to the discussion:

The run home

7th – Essendon – 44 points, 100.1: Bulldogs (Marvel), Dockers (Optus), Magpies (MCG)
8th – Adelaide – 40 points, 108.7: Eagles (Optus), Magpies (Adelaide), Bulldogs (Ballarat)
9th – Port Adelaide – 36 points, 106.1: Swans (Adelaide), Kangaroos (Marvel), Dockers (Adelaide)
10th – Western Bulldogs – 36 points, 95.8: Bombers (Marvel), Giants (Showgrounds), Crows (Ballarat)
11th – Fremantle – 36, 95.8: Saints (Marvel), Bombers (Optus), Power (Adelaide)

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.