Take out the emotion: The Bombers should have won by more. The best that can be said of the Magpies is that they hung in.
Adrian Proszenko Mitchell Pearce would normally deliver the ball for a forward to crash over and score a try, but on Anzac Day it happened the other way around.
Michael Gleeson Essendon have broken their Anzac Day AFL drought, downing Collingwood by 18 points in an MCG thriller.
Tony Moore One photo shows a boy in Yemen, waiting for brain surgery to have shrapnel from a small cluster bomb removed from his brain. In another photograph a boy in occupied Palestine stands in what remains of his bombed bedroom.
Michael Lynch Whatever the future for the St Leger, Caulfield trainer John Moloney and connections of Dornier were revelling in the win on Tuesday.
Jon Pierik So, here we are again - the Tigers on a five-game surge to start the season. The last time they began this well was 1995: back then they made a preliminary final. This year, who knows? Could they? Might they? Or are they not that good?
Dominic Bossi The Wanderers are facing their first season ending without any ceremony and the blame falls firmly on the players, according to their captain Dimas Delgado.
Sam McClure Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has apologised to Wayne Carey for his personal attack on the North Melbourne champion, during a face-to-face meeting between the former teammates on Tuesday morning.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne again gave up a match winning lead, but this time didn't give up, they were depleted before being defeated. Richmond conceded a match-defining lead, but never conceded.
Jon Pierik Mature-age forward Tim Smith remains in hospital with a punctured lung and ruckman Jake Spencer faces shoulder surgery as the Demons deal with the fall-out of a third-straight defeat.