Almanac Book Review: 1989 The Great Grand Final

In this entertaining review of Tony Wilson’s ‘1989: The Great Grand Final’ Tasmanian Gareth Meyer weaves his experience of the year and the day together with Tony’s account.

Round 5 – Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles: Cyril’s Bag of Tricks

The eye goes to Cyril, especially on Sunday afternoon when he put on (another) spectacular show.

Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Interview with Clarko

Gareth Meyer resorts to the humor of John Clarke to raise a smile out of Hawks supporters.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v North Melbourne: Unhealthy addiction

Gareth Meyer, shaking off winter inertia, learns that Sydney is not the best town in which to watch Hawthorn v North Melbourne.

Round 7 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Oh Cyril

Gareth Meyer is inspired to leap into song (think Australian Crawl) by Cyril’s deeds in the Hawks win over the Tigers (mullet alert – Ed).

Round 5 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: Ballad of a Small Man

The shorter men of the Hawks and Crows and another with a guitar is all the inspiration Gareth Meyer needs

Round 4 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: The Spirit of Tasmania

St Kilda and Hawthorn have a shared history with Tasmania, the battle for 41 degrees south and Gareth Meyer’s Hawks take the points in an unconvincing manner.

Round 3 – Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn: That One Day in April

We welcome Gareth’s first post with the Almanac, a match report on Doggies v Hawks. [Welcome Gareth – Ed]