Almanac Footy – The 2016 Grand Final: Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans



In the lead-up to Saturday’s big match, The Footy Almanac continues its coverage of Grand Finals involving either or both of this year’s combatants. Today it’s the turn of the Western Bulldogs and their landmark 2016 victory over the Sydney Swans.


To read ABC reporter Andrew McGarry’s report on the game click here.


To read a statistical coverage of the 2016 Grand Final click here.


To read a trove of 2016 Grand Final match reports and reflections on The Footy Almanac click here.


Now revisit match highlights:




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  1. NO THANKS!!!

  2. Understandable response, Jan. I can’t watch the 2015 NRL Grand Final either – there’s still some inflammation under the scars!

  3. george smith says

    Can’t watch 1970, 2018 and 2011. I managed to watch 1977, both bits, after 30 years and 1966. But I got into the habit of avoiding the grand final altogether if Collingwood was playing, and hoping for the best. This has worked two times…

  4. chris bracher says

    Far too soon……by about 20 years. Only after the pennant again flies above the Sydney and/or South Melbourne Town Halls will there be any mental space for such a forgettable day.

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