The 2018 No Zones Cup – Finals, Week Two & Three

The Monaros’ loss had Earl O’Neill feeling a bit down. Never fear, he’s back in gear, with a recap of the last two weekends, plus an early tip for the Grand Final.

Finals Week 2- Fearless 2018: Playing for keeps. They are all….

Fearless reviews week 2 of the AFL Finals.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Lid?

‘If I had a dollar for every time one of my friends or colleagues told me that I should ‘keep a lid on it’ via text, email or in person, I’d be very rich.’ Is the lid well and truly off now for Dees fan Cat Jones as they prepare to take on West Coast this Saturday?

Hawks 2018 season: Exit, pursued by a bear

While his Hawks were bundled out of the finals in straight sets, Rick Kane knows that 2018 was never going to be their year. Like a big, hard to split stump, it pays to chip around the edges. Look out for Hawthorn in 2019.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My generation’s 1987

As Chris Weaver saw his Demons home, thoughts of the past, and those not attending, came readily to mind.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Out of the Swamps of Sadness

Jack Gunston’s poster was a true Sliding Doors moment for Jonathan Rivett, one that led him out of the Swamps of Sadness.

Second Semi-Final – Collingwood v GWS: Knitted in Black & White

Son Josh’s Fathers’ Day gift has achieved lucky charm status in the Luke Reynolds household. There was a lot for Luke to like about Collingwood’s first finals win since 2012.

Second Semi Final – Collingwood v GWS: Pies move on (Floreat Pica Society)

Dave Nadel writes for the Floreat Pica Society on a semi final win to Collingwood. And it was an exciting game; “the last quarter was wonderful…”

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

Cam provides us with all the usual stats and links before looking ahead to this weekend’s 80s-revisited blockbuster with the Tigers. Remember, you read it here first!

Second Semi Final – Collingwood v GWS: When Jeremy Howe defies physicists and mystics

David Wilson and the buds are at the MCG to see what he describes as an “open savanna of a match” and “a 1500 metre race of a match”. But it’s Jeremy Howe’s moment that is the focus of his poetic prose. What a moment! What a mark!

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My emotion overwriting analyses

After a wet week in Kyoto, Yoshi was looking forward to watching his team mate Brian Lake’s former club perform well in the final but alas, it was not to be.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

Collingwood v GWS – Preview: A footy love triangle

Nick Johnston grew up barracking for Collingwood and then went to work as media manager for the Giants. He loves both clubs. The dreaded day is upon him: they play each other in a final. What to do? [Terrific piece which shows the depth of feeling people working in professional sport retain – JTH]

The pointy end: 2018

We know the who, when and where – but how will the Finals play out? Using this top 8 bracket with an artistic Footy Almanac touch, give us your thoughts on who has the edge when it really counts.