The Fearless pre-season wrap: Huey Lewis and the News said it best – I want a new drug!

Paul Thomson unveils his Fearless pre-season wrap.

NAB Cup Final: Browny

John Harms thinks Jonathan Brown and his Lions will be motivated by the big man’s last chance at silverware.

NAB Cup – Richmond v Hawthorn: 21 candles

John Green provides yet another example of what Richmond fans must go through to support their team.

Crio’s Question: How would you improve the pre-season comp?

It’s easy to bag the AFL’s pre-season process but do you have a better system?

Standin’ on the Outside Lookin’ in

Some may say that Canberra lacks a heart. Rubbish! Canberra is all ventricles and aorta. You just had to be amongst the throngs on Friday night at Manuka Oval to feel a pulse like a Brazilian rumba.

NAB Cup – GWS v Essendon: Brushing off the cobwebs

After a lazy summer, Pam Sherpa gets back into it with a match at Manuka Oval in Canberra which, serendipitously features who two footy teams.

Conditions steamy but Pies stone cold

One sentence can sum up Collingwood’s games against Brisbane: First half scrappy but competitive, second half crappy and uncompetitive.

Ignorance not quite bliss, the NAB Cup is a good guide

Mick Jeffrey has analysed the pre-season grand finals back to 1995 and concludes the competition actually provides a good guide for the season proper.

Robertson Oval – where Terry Daniher was king

The AFL grounds onslaught into NSW continues with the unveiling of a revamped Robertson Oval in Wagga on March 2 when the Giants play the Brisbane Lions in a NAB Cup game under lights. Rod Gillett says the oval has a rich history.

An illustrated view of the NAB Cup

What exactly does the NAB Cup count for? And does it give an accurate reflection into the performances of the players and teams’ season ahead?

A few Floreat Pica Society observations on the Pies’ opener

Just as NAB Cup Round 1 is not really footy as we know it, this is not really a match report, but a series of dot-point observations as the Pies build into a new season.

2013 Geelong’s to lose

Geelong showed plenty against the Eagles to suggest they will go all the way this year.