The Muse: Finals Week 2 (2016) – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

The Muse (Hayden Kelly) has been sending his observations to his email mates for years. We hope to return to a few of these emails.

He has seen enough of Melbourne and football to appreciate how it rolls. This is his report, written at the time, of the Doggies brilliant victory over Hawthorn who were trying to win four flags in a row. [It was a superb night – JTH]

Memoir: A Life Following the Dogs

Les Currie has spent his life supporting his beloved Bulldogs. Motivated by a spirit of rejoicing, he tells his story. [Great stuff Les – JTH]

Hawkology III: In the night garden, with Kolchak the night stalker whistling in the wind.

A Hawthorn romp through the 2016 finals and the post-season player exodus which finishes with the hope of 2017 and the return of Roughie. [An entertaining romp which includes rare Hawks acknowledgement of an opposing side. – Ed]

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Neil, the imaginary bar and the kitchen sink

Ian Latham had to endure his mate Neil’s annoying behaviour when the Swans beat Adelaide, seems he is about to become insufferable.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: A Night To Remember

Alex Docherty relives the night the Bulldogs bought the reigning champs crashing back to earth. This victory will be remembered the Docherty household for some time.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Carn

cold girl fever writes about something very dear to her heart – learning to love football. [A terrific footy story – Ed]

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Hallelujah

Hallelujah! The Bont, The Package, and all the Doggies are heading for that “major lift” after their great win over the Hawks according to Neil Anderson.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The Premiership Quarter

Trucker Slim witnessed a wave of Bulldog belief, powered by their members, fans and the footy loving public flush the previously impervious Hawks back to reality.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Crows terrible, Swans sensational

There is nothing better than reading Rulebook’s home truths about the Adelaide Crows, this week is no exception after the loss to the Swans in the Semi Final.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Bound for Glory

Angry Anderson, poker matches as grand final preparation, and the intensity of the Swans. Joe Moore helps get the Swans back on track.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The future owed nothing to the past

John Butler places Hawthorn’s current champion team in the context of broader Hawks history, looks at the enormous contribution of Alastair Clarkson and his coaching and teaching staff, and gives an astute account of Friday night’s match.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Encouragements for me to be from Griffin to Murphy

Yoshi has jumped on the Bulldogs band wagon and is passionate with their win over Hawthorn, he also discusses work issues, footy and life in Japan.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: The Bloodstained Angels kept their promise, mental and physical pressure win the day

Semi Finals are exhausting and brutal and its no different for the players. Jan Courtin survived the Swans win hoarse but raring to go again this week at the G.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The Hawks are dead, long live the Dogs

Gigs is astounded. [Gigs has made his feelings clear. Add your response to the game – Ed]

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v North Melbourne: Here We Are

Aidan Hammond had a big weekend finishing off with at trip the Adelaide Oval to watch the Crows bundle the Kangaroos out of the finals. And Eddie Betts was something special

Finals Weeks 1 and 2: From the wilds of Wyoming and beyond

Peter Fuller is on tour in North America where he is trying to follow what has been an fascinating AFL September. Here he writes about what’s kept him informed.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Preview from Geoff Gold and the Asia Hawks Network

Some Asia Hawks network News. Always good to hear from Geoff Gold and his merry band.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: When passion and hope meet reason and analysis

Terrific preview of Saturday night’s Sydney v Adelaide match from one of our most passionate Bloods, Keiran Croker marries passion and reason.

Finals Preview – Week 2: The Making of a Monster

Sal Ciardulli looks at the form in this weekend’s Semi Finals, can the Dogs topple the Hawks and are the Swans able to hold off the Crows!

Almanac People: Shaun Burgoyne wants greater protection for Sam Mitchell

The recent statement from Hawthorn’s S. Burgoyne imploring better protection for S. Mitchell reminds DaveP of a scene in Catch 22.