AFL Finals Week 3 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Lifting the Kennett Curse

Dennis Gedling has nominated this Declan Fay cracker as an Almanac Classic. (send your noms in to

The Kennett Curse has plagued Declan Fay since 2009. The gods ensured he was seated in front of the man himself for Friday night’s clash. (Nice hat, Declan.)

An Innocent Abroad

Jason McNeil journeyed down from Brisbane for a sporting weekend. He got both the Cats and the Storm beaten within 24 hours. Harms has had him deported and Dips has withdrawn his passport. Jason is a welcome addition to Almanac ranks.

AFL Finals Week 3 – Hawthorn v Geelong: One last blow?

John Harms takes us through the celebrated preliminary final.

AFL Finals Week 3 – Hawthorn v Geelong: A Curse and a blessing

A curse is only as real as you want it to be. The Kennett curse became a psychological narrative of a great rivalry and sadly, its author was the Hawks. In honour of its death, Rick Kane went looking for great sayings to understand the depth and weight and shadow of a curse.

Varcoe’s Point. Or, the Point of Varcoe.

Dips reflects on Varcoe’s missed chance. Over and over and over.

Short and Sweet!


AFL Preliminary Final – Hawthorn v Geelong: Brown and Gold bunnies

The Kennett Curse won’t be broken tonight.

AFL Preliminary Finals – Preview: Is that rain I’m detecting?

Who wins the preliminary finals and why? Leave your thoughts here.

And, under grey skies, and sprinkles of rain, JTH has some thoughts of his own.