What help should the AFL give the struggling Suns?

Gold Coast are struggling.

With just three wins for the season and three games remaining, another wooden spoon looks set to head the Suns' way.

What can – or should – the AFL do to help the club? This week on The Age Real Footy Podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall discuss the options.

Should the AFL give them pick No.2? Or a "retention allowance"? And how would the footy world react to such moves?

Also this week, the panel discusses the Cats' recent form. Not particularly quick when they were in hot form earlier this year, their ball movement is now even slower than before. It appears confidence is down, and top spot on the ladder is no longer a certainty.

We look at what might be behind the change in fortune – and performances – and how the Geelong might finish off the season.

How important is their home-ground advantage? And has putting it on the national agenda actually hurt them more than it helps?

Sam McClure joins the panel to discuss a meeting between big-name Bomber Joe Daniher and Swans CEO Tom Harley and what it could mean for the forward's future.

Plus, a look at which teams are likely to make the eight, and how it's likely to shape up, whispers about Harley Bennell's AFL future and much more.

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