Two AFL coaches have been sacked , injured players are being hastily rehabilitated, Â and fans are being encouraged to buy three games season passes to see their teams in action , prior to the Finals .
Collingwood , are the favourites for flag 2012 , Cats , Â Hawks and Blues worthy challengers , with the Â Saints making a late run . The WCE , in a miraculous recovery went from Wooden Spooners last year, Â to serious contenders in Season 2011Â Â . The Bulldogs , Bombers , Demons , Kangaroos , Swans and Dockers need to keep winning , and the Tigers , Suns , Lions Â , Power and Crows appear to be out Â of the Race.
It is definitely the business Â end of the Season as teams scramble for places in the Final Eight . Coaches are being held accountable for their teams poor performances , witness the exit of Dean Bailey , and Neil Craig before the Seasons end .
Footy Fans, thrilled by the recent action on the field , and Â bemused by the off field manoeuvrings , are hopeful that their team can win a finals berth , and are Â showing their support Â by Â wearing their teams football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.