Round four of the 2015 AFL season has been run and won and there were many talking points to come out of the weekend’s fixtures.
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Collingwood kicked off proceedings with a massive win over old rivals Carlton, while Port Adelaide saw off the challenge of the Crows during Showdown in front of a packed Adelaide Oval.
But, just what did we learn?
Find out below!
West Coast Eagles defence standing strong despite massive injury issues
When the Eagles lost Eric Mackenzie and Mitch Brown to knee reconstructions early in the year, many were struggling to work out just how Adam Simpson would deal with the issue.
Makeshift defender Jeremy McGovern and Will Schofield have had to shoulder the defensive responsibility and both have been solid so far.
The Eagles defence held up well against star Giants duo Jeremy Cameron and Cam McCarthy, restricting the duo to just a goal each.
So far, so good.
Fremantle’s premiership window is still wide open
The Dockers dominated Melbourne on Sunday and were relentless until the final quarter where Ross Lyon’s side kicked seven unanswered goals to kill off the match.
At this stage it’s difficult to see anyone knocking off Fremantle until its clash with Hawthorn all the way in round 15.
Insipid Carlton outfit let down Mick
Carlton were putrid against Collingwood, plain and simple.
The Blues were expected to challenge the Magpies after a 40-point win over the Saints on ANZAC Day, but were handed a 75-point loss on Mick Malthouse’s big day.
The Magpies put in a strong performance, but the scoreboard reflected how bad Carlton really were.
Western Bulldogs are the real deal
Luke Beveridge’s side keep producing the goods and it doesn’t get much better than a win over the Swans at the SCG.
The young Bulldogs outfit are peforming well above expectations and finals could certainly be on the horizon if they can continue on in this manner.
Brisbane’s season goes from bad to worse
Brisbane came up against fellow winless side Gold Coast on Saturday and were completely outplayed.
It’s hard to believe that a side with such talent is 0-5 in 2015, but the Lions don’t look like winning any time soon.
Justin Leppitsch’s side come up against a struggling Carlton in round six in what will be a weirdly fascinating clash.
Both the Lions and Blues are playing without any confidence this season and it will be interesting to see if either of the two sides can put in a half-decent performance on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.