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Such a momentous Grand Final it’s had an impact on the Melbourne arts community. See the post below.

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2016 Footy Almanac cover nominations

Grand Final: Sydney v Western Bulldogs

Finals Week 3

2nd Preliminary Final: Geelong 8.12.60 Sydney 15.7.97
1st Preliminary Final: GWS 12.11.83 Western Bulldogs 13.11.89

Finals Week 2


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Grand Final Preview: Sal’s predictions, and thoughts about other sports as well.

For all thoughts in football, cricket, rugby, and horseracing, Sal has all the tips for you.

People come first for Australian small business.

What a fab boss Lynda Charles has, and she’s off to watch her beloved Bulldogs in the Grand Final thanks to him.

Get in line: The next 18 AFL Premiers

Mike Hugo has crunched the numbers and had a look into the crystal ball to find our next 18 premiers. Lean patch for the Hawks coming up

Life Lessons From Sweaty Bodies

Marty provides a thoughtful insight into this great game of ours.

The 5th Annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Haikui Bob invites you to participate in real-time haikui kukai (haiku gathering) by calling the game in haiku. Are you up to the challenge?

The day I saw the Bulldogs win the Grand Final.

Hoping for victory for his Bulldogs this Saturday, Neil Anderson relives his memory of attending the Bulldogs Grand Final win in 1954.

The WS Cox Plate – Showdown at Moonee Valley

Farris reckons the time honored WS Cox Plate is a race in two. Black Hart Bart and Winx should fight it out in in arguably the best race on the calendar. Any thoughts on an upset?

NRL Grand Final – Sharks v Storm: A love story

It started with a pair of socks. And his dad. Andy Frame exlains why he loves the Sharks.

NRL Grand Final Preview – Keep the light on for Jack

Kath Presdee shares a moving personal preview of Sunday’s NRL Grand Final. Maybe this is finally the Sharks’ year

Grand Final – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Let’s see how far we’ve come

Mick Jeffrey considers his journey with the Bulldogs and the steps to come

This is a huge Grand Final (or what will close an art gallery?)

Bridget McDonnell Gallery will be closed on Grand Final Day. Here’s why. And check out the great photo.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A miracle on grass

No-one should have to see their team lose six Preliminary Finals, nor withstand the pain they cause. But with a little help from a well-aimed drop of pigeon guano, David Jacobson’s Dogs scrape into their third ever Grand Final in an emotional epic.

Almanac Memories : ‘ave a good weekend.

In this tribute to Max Walker, Glen also asks recalls other VFL players and cricketers who combined their sports.

Grand Final – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: A Bloods’ (Excited) Preview

Here’s how Joe Moore sees the moment. Fair to say he’s ready, and he explains why his Swans are as well. [Much Swans love – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Man up and multi-task (or at least watch the replays!)

Crio with his racing tips for a weekend dominated by the AFL & NRL Grand Finals

Grand Final 2001 – Essendon v Brisbane: What it means

Trevor Blainey remembers the 2001 Grand Final when he hitched a ride to the G in an old volvo driven by an older Fitzroy supporter.

Almanac People: Jan Courtin – AFLFA Fan of the Year

Footy Almanac’s Jan Courtin has been announced as the 2016 AFL Fan Association Female Fan of the Year.

Grand Final 2016 – Transformed already: A Dog writes from the heart

Whatever happens on Saturday, Dean Lusher feels “transformed already.” [Beautiful words on supporting the Bulldogs, sense of self and sense of family – Ed].

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

Almanac Books: Champions All extract – Ian Paton The Club Soldier

Continuing our highlights from Old Dog’s book, Champions All, an excerpt from the Chapter: The Club Soldier, Ian Paton, Hawthorn.