The 2017 Christopher Hitchens Cup

Earl O’Neill on Club Culture, Coleslaw and Confetti.

AFL Finals – Fearless’s Review

Fearless looks at the first two weeks of the AFL Finals.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Cats pounce

John and Marj Burke enjoyed their Friday night in the MCC Members.

Raving Rulebook No 6

Rulebook Ashwood aka The Football Wizard covers plenty of ground with this week’s rave. AFL, NRL, SANFL, Matildas, a special bake for Kochie and even more.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: Different

Young Aidan Hammond needs some help with the names of grounds before he gives his match report, which describes the Giants’ easy win against the Eagles.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: Megaphones and music united – The defiant Giants march on

Mark O’Sullivan embraced classical music to reflect the style of play and success of the Giants making another preliminary final.

Finals Week 2 – Summary of highlights for neutral fans

Recorded for posterity from AFL Finals 2017, Week 2, are all highlights of a big weekend of footy for neutral fans.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Finals Week 2 – Six (Talking) Points

Six more stabs at tabloid sensationalism from Swish. Zero shades of grey. Stevie J, Buddy, C Scott, P Dangerfield, Crow supporters, GWS crowds, Kochie and Ken all get a run.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: No Country for Old Men

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle briefly disrupt lunch in the Douro Valley in Portugal to report on an unimportant football match that occurred in an empty stadium in “Greater” Western Sydney.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Snarling Kittens

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi takes in the Cats’ impressive victory over the disappointing Swans in typical footy fashion; with fellow footy people at a pub.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: In Our Favour

Aidan Hammond provides his take on the Geelong – Sydney semi-final.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Surprise!

Despite pockets of optimism, most Geelong fans were not holding out great hope for Friday night. Marcus Holt tells the story of what unfolded.

Finals Week 2 – The (insert names here) Cups

For the second successive week in a row back to back, this weekend’s finals lack incentive according to Swish. Once more again, he’s come up with some awards for the winners, based on players who have played for both sides. Any better suggestions?

Finals Week 2 – Preview: Not now Mr President

Sal Ciardulli with his predictions for this week’s round of finals and also the turf. Which club figurehead gets a spray? [More classic team names – Ed.]

Finals Week 2 – Preview: Geelong v Sydney

Jarrad McVeigh plays his 300th in the do or die semi-final clash against the Cats tomorrow night. Keiran Croker is confident the Swans will continue their recent proven record against the Cats and make it to another preliminary final.

Almanac Semi-Final Lunch: *Today* Friday (Sep 15) with Ray Card and Moose Henwood

Get ready for the Geelong-Swannies game with a very pleasant Friday arvo of fine food, wine and conversation at the North Fitzroy Arms.