Preliminary Final 2016 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Me, Three Men and Almost a Baby

This story never fades. The story of the Doggies flag. This one from an (at the time) pregnant Bronwyn Kilkenny. You can feel the determination to get to the game – and to get the Doggies home. Another wonderful heartfelt celebration which illustrates how connected we are to footy, and our beloved teams. [Welcome to the Almanac Bronwyn. Congrats on little Jack. JTH]

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A miracle on grass

We’re up to part five now in the Paddy Suggests series, and we’ll pour on some more Footscray love with David Jacobson’s piece on the Dogs’ successful Preliminary Final.

Fearless’s Finals Review

Fearless with his summary of the last two weeks of AFL season 2016. Interesting reading from this distance of weeks. [What do you remember as being pivotal in those games? – Ed]

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Old and New

Yoshi, who watched the game under the table at work in Japan with his AFL Global Pass, with his take on the Bulldogs Preliminary Final win.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: History

Kath Presdee and her son Liam attend a part of history, the Giants first Preliminary Final. They are orange. So orange.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Half marathons were never run like this!

On Preliminary Final day Mick Jeffrey’s preparation run for the Melbourne Marathon was coloured red, white and blue. And now he’s got a plane to catch.

The 2016 Charlie Sutton Cup – Finals Week Three

Earl O’Neill weaves another fine strand onto the loom of 2016, with his take on the Preliminary Finals. [Interesting thoughts on the GF – what is the value of motivation? Is 90 per cent of football half mental? – Ed]

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Gutted

After watching a gripping contest steve duffy is gutted by the loss to the Dogs and unimpressed with the visiting fans. But, as he says, it’s been a wonderful season, and there’s always next year.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: The Halted March of the Orange Army

Preston Towers reminds us that the GWS Giants are not an AFL entity but a club and a team with passionate supporters who were all marching together with pride. [Excellent perspective – Ed]

Finals Week 3: Preliminary Finals – A Neutral Perspective

Taking the position of neutral observer, Peter Fuller provides an insightful analysis of the weekend’s Preliminary Finals.

Almanac Rugby League – Finals Week 3, 2016: A week of underdogs in both codes

Nick Kossatch on the incredible simultaneous stories of AFL Dogs and NRL Sharks.

Can we now stop the whingeing?

Murray Bird responds to an observable Vic-centric state of footy affairs, offering comment on all the states and their competitions, and the running of the AFL (which he points out is the AUSTRALIA FL). Where does all the whingeing come from? [This should generate some interesting discussion – Ed]

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: We Shall Overcome

There is a humanitarian, fraternity-of-all, 1960s element to the Dogs. People keep affirming it to Andrew Gigacz who concludes, “We shall overcome!” [Great heart in this piece – JTH]

Finals Week 3: Western Bulldogs and the existence of unicorns

E Regnans sees the music, the poetry, the drama, the everyday, the transcendent in the Western Bulldogs. He can even see Gabe Kotter and Vinnie Barbarino.

The Bulldog Tragician on Radio

Bulldog Targician Kerrie Soraghan and her sister (they are the Libber sisters) are driving to Sydney for tonight’s game.

Finals Week 3 – Who wins and why?

And then there were four. Who will win these 2016 Preliminary finals?

The 2016 Jack Bissett Cup – Finals Week Two

Earl O’Neill with his Preliminary Final thoughts. Is he predicting an all-Sydney Grand Final?? Grist for the mill of eternity…

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: What the Western Bulldogs Mean To Me

Heading into this weeks Preliminary Final, Bulldog fan Marty Gleason reminisces on his team’s finals campaigns of the past few decades.

Finals Week 3 – A coach’s address: Clear eyes, full hearts

On the cusp of premiership glory, Coach E. Regnans delivers a stirring pre-match address to the troops doing battle this weekend.