Wishing everyone a happy sporting weekend

Jan Courtin wonders if she watches too much sport. She has a huge weekend ahead, with her Swans in Round 1 AFL action, her Lions in the AFLW Grand Final and her Bulls in the Sheffield Shield decider. [Great photo – Ed]

Katie Brennan and Kagiso Rabada suspension challenges

Yesterday saw two sportspeople challenge suspensions given to them. What are your thoughts on the Brennan and Rabada situations? On challenges generally?

AFLW: Payments To Players

Academic Braham Dabscheck takes a look at AFLW player wages in comparison to other elite women’s sports and questions what will happen when the competition expands over the next few years.

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Brenny and the Jets

The Bulldogs were on song and so too is Jackie Lynch as she details the epic Clayton’s Preliminary Final in the West

AFLW Dreams Dee-molished, Can AFL Dee-liver?

After the Demons had their chance of playing in an AFLW Grand Final crushed by the Dogs, Ann Deux moves her focus to her Dees men’s team to see if they can deliver for her in 2018.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: It was an aviary

Cooped up with Crows and Magpies alike, Anne Cahill Lambert watched on as her Adelaide flyers had their wings clipped by a fast-finishing Collingwood

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Post-match with Aasta O’Connor

Kasey Symons spent some time with Aasta O’Connor following the Doggies’ last gasp win into the AFLW Grand Final, with a cameo from a favourite son of the West

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Letting emotion out

Yoshi lets his emotions out reporting on the AFLW Bulldogs thrilling win over the Dees.

Missing Red Symons

You don’t know what you’ve got til you lose it. In AFLW Grand Final week, Smokie recalls Red’s ways, Red’s traits and Red’s strident ambivalence to footy.

AFLW Round 7 – Fremantle v Carlton: Unplug the DJ

Les Everett was forced away from Fremantle Oval on Saturday. By the artificial noise. “Something needs to change. We must snatch our game back from those who don’t have faith in it. Those who think the game is not entertaining enough.”

Almanac AFLW: Glimpsing oblivion – taking life in their hands

Cheers to all the women who look over the edge, and then step back and turn to encourage the rest of us to go a little more bravely into our day, or to face our demons, or to enjoy riding a bump or a wave, or to walk for days across a dangerous but beautiful landscape.  Never mind the cuts and bruises.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Where’s Chelsea?

Dave Brown’s Crows went down in a devastating loss to the Pies at Olympic Park yesterday, missing a chance to defend their flag in another AFLW Grand Final. However, it was the loss of a key player in the second term and the commentary team’s oversight that really had him perturbed.

AFLW 2018 Spoon Gongs: And the award goes to…

Dave Henricus gives his spoon gongs to the moments of AFLW2 that truly deserve them, most involving his Blue Bagger’s disappointing season but also some travelling highlights.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Brisbane Lions: And then it happened…

Danielle Spicer’s Lions roared their way into Grand Final contention Friday night and then the Footy Gods put the rest of the results into motion for them to book their place in the big one.

AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Footy. What an emotional rollercoaster

It was heartbreak all over again for Alyce Collett whose Dees couldn’t quite get it done over the Doggies on Saturday night, missing the AFLWGF by a hair two years in a row.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Here to spoil the party

A win to Adelaide would mean a grand final berth. But the Pies were party-poopers

AFLW Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane Lions: What a weekend for those Lions – and Queensland!

Too much sport is never enough for Jan Courtin. And after a huge week, she watches as the cards all fall the right way for her Lions

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Brisbane: Hope and expectation

Georgina Hibberd allowed her hope for the Giants this season to turn into something more – expectation. So Friday night’s loss cut especially deep when the Lions ended any chance of GWS appearing in the 2018 Grand Final.

AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: So close, yet so far for the Dees

It was shattering for Dees fan Cat Jones to watch her team just miss out on a place in the AFLW grand final on Saturday night. She writes from the heart here in true Footy Almanac style.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Brisbane Lions: The Queens of the Jungle

Yvette Wroby watches the first of the three critical game and season decider on Friday night. She did not see, nor hear, the Lions coming. She does now.