The Wonders of no Internet

As his Cats go down to Richmond, Scott Field finds it advantageous to be travelling in the wi-fi challanged parts of Southern Greece.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: The biggest wake ever!

Now we know the real reason Richmond won last Friday night. The qualifying final proved to be the wake following the funeral of Ron Watson, Tiger in a family of Tigers. Geelong never stood a chance.

AFL Fans Association (AFLFA): Giving Footy Fans a Voice

The AFL Fans Association has released its hits and misses for the 2017 AFL and AFLW seasons.

The 2017 Bob Skilton Cup

Earl O’Neill watched all four week one AFL Finals. Well, mostly. Should there be a mercy rule? (Happy birthday to Perky Girl from all at the Almanac)

Raving Rulebook No 5

Rulebook’s take on week one of the finals, including that Shuey free, as well as his thoughts on the 2nd Test in Chittagong. All brought to you from the Coopers box at The Parade.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: Hope (from Balcony Banter)

Classy piece from writer Peter Fitzpatrick who personifies the hope of the Geelong fan. [Great to have your words on our page Peter – JTH]

Finals Week 1 Mega Post (The Most Mega, Mega Post Yet)

Yep, this weekend was certainly a mega one for (U/11 premiership player) Aidan Hammond.

Finals Week 1 – Misfits (If)

None of the AFL finals “analysis” makes much sense to David Wilson – and that’s just fine. We’re all misfits, they’re all misfits; and no one really knows what will happen next. Game on.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Boots of Spanish Leather

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle celebrate the Eagles nail biting win from a little hacienda on the Spanish north coast.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v Essendon: What a win, but: One week at a time!

When avid Swan fan Jan Courtin forced herself from her sick bed on Saturday afternoon, determined, no matter how she was feeling, to get to the SCG, little did she believe that her beloved team would come away with such an emphatic victory.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: The Tigers need a Hero

Richmond needed to step up as a team to win their first final in 16 years and that they did. One player in particular rose above (as he has done all season) to dominate the game.

Finals Week 1 – Six (Talking) Points

Swish goes all SFT (Serious Footy Talk) with some serious (and not so serious) talking points from the first weekend of finals.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: The rough diamond

The rough diamond Dustin Martin blitzed the Cats midfield, helping the Tigers to a massive win and a home preliminary final.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v Essendon: Sending your music into the Bradman twilight (fortissimo)

The O’Reillys become Bradmans for an evening – an interesting idea – and admire a finely-tuned ensemble of players as the spirit descends.

Finals Week 1: Sydney v Essendon: Of rainbows and fairytales

Sydney’s fairytale comeback in 2017 continued with a massive win over Essendon.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: Tiger dreaming

Richmond fans enjoyed every second of their dominant performance against Geelong on Friday night. Now a Grand Final dream awaits.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: 20 minutes

West Coast and Port Adelaide delivered an enthralling final that the weekend needed. Edge of your seat stuff in the last quarter.

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v GWS: Hey Crows supporters, rain dances are compulsory!

Rulebook identifies what went right for the Crows, what went wrong for GWS and hopes for a wet September.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: Musings on history

The Tigers broke their finals (and Cats) hoodoo with a brilliant win over Geelong. A home preliminary final awaits but Stainless is weary of history going against the Tigers.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Richmond: The game threw up many questions. The Cats had no answers.

When Geelong were faced with choices they inevitably chose the wrong one. Dips O’Donnell has a few observations from the Richmond-Geelong clash and pots a few Cats along the way.