A reunion for Padthaway and a top-of-the-table clash are KNTFL highlights this weekend.
The great Paddy Dangerfield, playing out of position, was double-teamed, and yet somehow redoubled as a force.
Richmond star Dustin Martin named the players' player of the 2017 AFL season.
The Bulldogs were harder, smarter and had much more to play for.
It was only in the final term that Essendon managed to crack the nut open.