Wanderers are into the premiership decider after a convincing win over Waratah in Saturday’s preliminary final. Jackson Clark has the details of a frenetic game.
Tony Robb slags all the tactical, defensive crap in modern footy that puts a premium on athleticism over skill. (An early call for post of the year – Ed.)
Tom Martin tells the tale of how Uni Blacks used poetry to help snag ex Crows player Nick Gill. Could a couple of sonnets have saved the Swans a few mill on Buddy?
Sal Ciardulli is back and he’s got all the bases covered. A quick nod to Boof and the boys; then its off to Flemington to collect your quaddie winnings; all up Sal’s scientific AFL flag prognostications.
Who will line up against the all-conquering St Marys in next week’s Northern Territory grand final? Jackson Clark previews the preliminary final clash between Waratah and Wanderers.
“I’m going to need my Geoff Blethyn T-shirt.” Sometimes we need a little inspiration to get through life’s banalities.
Stephen Alomes with some wise words for the AFL Commission
Josh Barnstable has moved to the big smoke. You can take the boy out of the bush, but you can’t take the footy out of the boy.
Growing up in a dusty town, The Rolling Stones were the band. So Mickey Randall had to see them in 1995 when they played at Footy Park. Now they’re playing at Adelaide Oval during Round 1, and it’s got him looking back, in a true Aussie yarn.
Steve Alomes has sent us an extract, analysing the approach of Andrew Demetriou, from his recent book.
Peter Baulderstone channels Aunty Jack to farewell the Great Helmsman. Please add your own tribute.
Jackson Clark reports on the two NTFL semi finals and suggests the Grand Final is likely to be an absolute beauty in two weeks time, assuming the Eagles get through the prelim to play St Mary’s again.
Ian Bland brings tears to grown men’s eyes with this epic poem about the Grand Final at Sulphur Creek.
Old Dog and friend are having a kick at Princes Park as the northerly picks up.
‘Swish’ Schwerdt has a wardrobe full of hardly worn polo shirts. Can the Adelaide Crows latest membership offer add to the moth sustenance?
The Pre-Season Elbow: A Look at Carlton’s List for 2014 (Part IV): Handcuffing Levi Casboult to Zach Tuohy
The latest in Litza’s series of in-depth looks at the Carlton list: the ones who didn’t make his top five. Who is the good bad guy, who is moonlighting from ‘The Castle’, and who is the other new Diesel?
Look away now if you are a Bulldogs supporter. Kerrie Soraghan revisits the 97 and 09 preliminary finals at length. To be fair, this is an attempt at exorcism more than self flagellation.
Jackson Clark looks at semi-final weekend in the Top End.
Caitlin Nobes reviews the NAB Challenge to date and likes what she sees. The expected do what’s expected. The hopeful achieve what they hoped for. And “its only practice” for the yet to be too disappointed.
Following on from Steve Baker’s provocative piece, E. Regnans takes it one step further to ask which is your team? And why? (Happy to read short comments, but this might also inspire some autobiographical explanations and justifications – Ed)