AFL Finals – Week 1 Review: Good footy

JTH watched a fair bit of footy over the weekend. These were his impressions.

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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. You captured the essence of the weekend’s games as usual John. But one thing has been bugging me about the site for a few days.
    What gives with the picture at the top of the home page? Mantegna? Is he Joey’s great, great, etc etc grandfather?
    Are we doing a series on old woollen loin cloths?
    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune for Cats fans come September?
    Please explain.
    Perplexed of Perth.

  2. Acknowledging the lot of the Tiger supporter.

  3. Port is the closest thing to Geelong when it comes to “playing the game as it should be played” – brilliant. That’s why I’m on them now.

    The Mantegna painting, I believe, is St. Sebastian. Do the Tigers have a Sebastian in the team?

  4. Andrew Starkie says

    Harmsy, at work, so can’t open your article. Saty night was a coming of age for NTH. Full of belief and spread of responsibility. Wright, Atley, Brown carried their share. Reality is, Gee are a far better team – despite looking tired and bedraggled last week – and we can’t allow them a lead like we did the Bombers. We went over 45 mins without scoring. We can’t afford to do that again. Also, their defenders match up well on our talls. Our weakness is a lack of a gorilla in defence and Hawkins monstered us at the cattery back in May. Gee has exposed out inferiority complex like no other team in recent years and Fri night will be a real test of our new found belief.

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