Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The End of the Rivalry? Forget About It

For Geelong supporter and Junior Almanacker Ethan Munro, a win in a final against the Hawks is always a good night out.

Finals Weeks 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Finally Unsociable (and seeking answers to shepherding on the mark)

Enjoy Paul Spinks Friday night as Geelong falls over the line against Hawthorn, his report also has a clarification on the contentious man on the mark rule that Hawthorn exploit so beautifully!

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: A Classic

John Harms’s piece on Geelong v Hawthorn, first published on the MCC Blog, Balcony Banter. Classic day, classic match.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: I am potentially Geelong

Noel McPhee doesn’t barrack for Geelong but living in the region gives him licence to switch temporarily, especially in a Final against Hawthorn.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Brothers in Arms

Dennis Gedling draws inspiration from the West Wing and a gathering of Western Cats supporters.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Boxers, ballet and our glorious bastard of a game

With a heartbreaking loss on Friday night, Trucker Slim admired the game, its theatre and poetry in motion. In his words, “Footy is a glorious bastard of a game. It is cruel and capricious, scintillating and rewarding and none of this is in equal measure”. [Great read – Ed]

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Resurrection Deluxe

Last time Geelong beat Hawthorn was Easter weekend this year, Mark Browning now understands the resurrection after Isaac Smith missed that goal.

Finals Week 1 – There is only now: Everybody needs somebody to love (Go Dogs)

E Regnans expresses his feelings for Footy and the emotional contests that he witnessed in Week 1 of the Finals.

Finals Preview: Here come the Giants

Young Paddy Grindlay considers what he’s seen this weekend and runs through the possibilities for the coming weeks. Lots of observations and questions, but have you got a prediction Paddy? Or should we be reading between the lines?

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: D. Menzel, J. Cowan and the faith of a footy club

J. Dunne is impressed with Geelong’s willingness to stick by Daniel Menzel and Josh Cowan.

Almanac Finals Preview – Geelong’s Snapcats

Marcus Holt has provided a snapcat review of Geelong’s playing list leading into the Qualifying Final against Hawthorn. Which of these is the weak link and who will have the greatest impact?

Almanac Finals Preview – Cats’ home ground DISadvantage

Daylight robbery. Ahead of Geelong’s “home” final, see Gary Caulfield’s unbiased analysis into home ground scheduling.