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LUKE WEST: Good to have you back on deck, Oz, for this week's edition of Final Word.
Last time we heard from you four weeks ago you had well and truly jumped off your mob, Richmond, declaring the Tigers wouldn't play finals.
Reckon you went a bit early in writing the Tigers off old mate given they are only half-a-game out of the top four at the moment. How are you feeling about the prospects of your Tigers now?
KIERAN ILES: Adopting the theory that anything I say won't happen, I'm of the belief we're no chance to make the top four!!
Realistically, with Geelong and West Coast still to come, you'd think we'd need to beat at least one of those to sneak into the four.
But with most teams playing away from home most weeks, I'm not sure positions one through eight will mean quite as much as the past. Get yourself into the eight, and on any given week, anyone can beat anyone. It all comes down to Dusty for us.
Some disappointment for your Bombers last Friday?
LUKE WEST: Some disappointment... you're under-selling it a fraction.
Bitterly disappointing when you've got the scalp of a quality side in the Giants there for the taking that we didn't capitalise and are very much back in the pack now.
I'll admit to flinging a few choice words at the TV when the Callan Ward free kick was paid late in the game, but it was certainly disturbing to hear the following day Ward speak about the social media attacks and even death threats he had received in the aftermath.
KIERAN ILES: Yes, no place for that in sport, nor is there any place for that sort of behavior in life.
Not much to be said for toxic online behavior and probably why I try and limit the social media to a bare minimum.
I still remember the days we all talked face-to-face - and with respect. Those days appear long gone.
LUKE WEST: On a more positive note, it was great to see Ollie Wines celebrate his 150th game for Port Adelaide with a dominant performance against Richmond, earning the maximum 10 coaches votes.
That's now 20 players drafted from the Bendigo Pioneers over the years who have played at least 150 AFL games.
Wines has been super consistent for the Power since his 24 touches on debut against Melbourne at the MCG back in round one of 2013.
It was a huge statement win by the Power over the Tigers and they've got another big clash on Friday night against Geelong.
Geez, the Cats were good on Monday night in taking a bit of wind out of the St Kilda sails.
Who do you fancy out of the Power and Cats up on the Gold Coast?
KIERAN ILES: Reckon the few extra days break might be telling after big performances by both, so slightly leaning towards Port.
But expecting Patrick Dangerfield to spend more time in the midfield against the Power, that should make things tougher.
Concur with your words on Ollie Wines - magnificent effort by the brother of our former work colleague.
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