Social Talk is back for 2022. Across another busy week in the AFL we get to look at how clubs, players and fans have been active across social media.

Here's what happened this week.

There's something in the air on April 1st 🤔

I'm sure we have all woken up a bit confused on April 1, particularly with the news of two notable names said to be re-listed.

on Friday GWS Giants tweeted that Shane Mumford was confirmed to be re-listed. Mumford, who joined the Giants in 2013, retired from AFL in 2017 due to a serious ankle and knee injury but continue to link up with the New South Wales club before calling time on his career again last year.

Although, it isn't all as it seems, with fans commenting their theories.

Richmond Tigers had the same idea, announcing the return of Matthew Richardson to the field! We can only hope it's true...

And it seems like others agree.

The AFL reacts to 'the slap heard around the world'

We have all seen what happened at this year's annual Oscars ceremony, but the AFL world has taken its own spin on it.

Ex-Carlton player Marc Murphy recently indulged the hosts at ABC Sports Radio about a similar outburst he once witnessed on the training ground. Murphy went on to explain how Setanta Ó hAilpín, another ex-Carlton player, attacked fellow teammate Cameron Cloke at training in 2009.

Have a watch and giggle yourself.

Sports journalist Sam McClure also had a crack at lightening up the mood following the Oscars...

AFLW finals on the horizon 

With the two AFLW preliminary finals coming up this weekend, there is a lot of excitement in the air. The 2022 preliminary finals are set to see Adelaide Crows clash with Fremantle Dockers and Melbourne Demons host Brisbane Lions at the MCG in a league first.

The Demons' men's side threw their support behind their AFLW team ahead of Saturday's must-win game.


We are sure to see history being made this Saturday.

Sam Naismith takes next step in recovery

Sydney player Sam Naismith posted a wholesome tweet that we just can't get enough of.

Naismith was moved to the inactive list for the 2022 season, with his last performance for the Swans coming two years ago. A recent tweet from Naismith appeared to show the ruckman is on track with his 12-month knee rehabilitation.

Fans were nothing but excited to see this, and certainly made that clear in the comments.

Keep up the good work Sam! 🤩

A PSA for some footy fans (and commentators) 

To end on a combination of funny yet wholesome, the AFL recently posted a video with a range of players, letting us in on how to correctly pronounce their names.

Some also had fun with it 🤣