The ‘lack of clarity’ at Essendon this season

Outgoing Essendon coach John Worsfold had some strong words to say about the expectations of Essendon supporters compared to reality, after the Bombers lost to Port Adelaide on the weekend.

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson discuss how the Bombers went from a very good team very quickly – as described by Worsfold just weeks ago – to where they sit now.

Who was Worsfold targeting with his comments? What are the signs of unhappiness among players? And are fans' expectations really that outrageous?

We also discuss whether Carlton should be disappointed with season 2020. Have they improved from where they were at the end of last season? And with the age profile of their list, they have some big calls to make in the off-season. Hawthorn have already started making those calls, with Ben Stratton and Paul Puopolo retiring. But Shaun Burgoyne will play on. How much of that decision is down to changes in AFL spending rules next season?

Also this week: the Giants dropped Stephen Coniglio but didn't get much of a response. Very few Giants stepped up in Coniglio's absence. With a finals berth on the line, how will they go against the Saints, who had their own issues sealing a finals spot against West Coast?

Plus: who will make it into the eight? Which coach has been the best performer this season? And does the

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