AFL Round 5 Review

Harmsy’s Handle: some thoughts on the two favourites in the AFL premiership market.


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. DBalassone says

    The Hawthorn-Geelong situation is indeed remarkable. Such an enthralling contest. As a neutral, there were stages during this game where I forgot which way either side was kicking, or who I was barracking for – you just knew it would go down to the wire.
    Speaking of odds, what chance Stevie J for the Brownlow? 25 votes in 16 games last year. When a wizard like that goes into the middle the men in white cannot but help notice. Some of his kicking and handballing under pressure is just astonishing. A worthy winner, if he can stay out of trouble – and Joel doesn’t take too many votes of him.

  2. Peter Flynn says

    Thanks Harmsy,

    The pub was superb.

    Sage call DB.

    I reckon Johnno will get a week for clocking Chappy late in June.

    My votes

    3 Johnson

    2 Hawkins

    1 Bartel

    Honorable mention to Kelly. He played on Rioli I think.

  3. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Cats v hawks is THE game as a neutral I wouldn’t mind if they played best of 15 . The game has become so big it will be interesting if both have a mental let down this week .
    Son of froggy is coming along well . Hawks need , Lake and Schoemakers back
    Port are the other interesting side there progression under , Hinkley continues
    Thanks JTH

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