Strange Days – A Tiger family’s journey through Season 2018

‘And as the Tigers brilliant 2018 season built so too did our feeling of discomfort. We were so un-Richmond like. We kept winning, even when we weren’t playing well,’
Scott Reid reminisces the Tigers’ season that was and shares his experience of attending the 2018 Grand Final with his son as neutrals. There’s always next year Tigers fans!

Haiku Bob – Preliminary Final: cupped in prayer

Haiku Bob, hands unwittingly in prayer, savours the joy.

Collingwood: It’s hard to keep yourself nice

With Collingwood in the Grand Final, Katie Purvis finds herself battling nature, nurture and no small amount of envy.

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.

Fearless 2018 – Finals Week 3: Two from four in a canter

Here’s the Fearless view on week 3 of the AFL finals.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: 11pm Friday night, a packed Ponsford Stand

Magpie fans just didn’t want to go home on Friday night. Sean Mortell took in the euphoric scenes.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: We’ll always have Paris

In front of a huge crowd at the MCG, Joe De Petro endured watching his Tigers’ back-to-back premiership dreams deflate in the hands of a dominant Collingwood side. Richmond’s 2018 season might be over but he’ll always have Paris…

The Cape of Bravado- Preliminary Final: Collingwood v Richmond, Friday 21 September, MCG

For Stainless, 2018 was there for Richmond’s taking and they blew it. He can handle being beaten fair and square, but to watch the Magpies and the Eagles fighting for the cup this Saturday, the magnitude of what The Tigers have thrown away will hit him home very hard.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): History is real

Frank Taylor’s brilliant family story about his forebears’ struggles a century ago in Richmond and surrounds and how footy has always been part of it all. So this was a very meaningful match – and the result was equally immense. [Great piece – JTH]

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: USA, USA, USA

The Reynolds crew had lost their voices by the second quarter but it had been worth it – the Pies were well and truly in control. Luke is still recovering.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: Under white and black attack

You need the patience of Job to follow a footy team properly says Tiger John Green as he tells the story of Friday night’s preliminary final against Collingwood. It was a tough night.

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

Cam Hooke has a final comment for his true believers about the Pies big final clash tonight with the Tigers.

Why I Hate Victorians

Peter Baulderstone takes aim at all things Victorian from his mineshaft in Western Australia. Is he serious? Is he right? He’s certainly hostile.

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 4: The coach as a secure base.

“The game teaches the game,” says David Stiff in Part 4 of his series on thinking about sport. The coach provides a secure base. The Tigers are free to play – that is, to play playfully. The fascinating thing about Friday’s match is that the Pies enjoy the same freedom. So what happens?

Preliminary Final Preview – West Coast v Melbourne: The important in’s and out’s

Kasey Symons is not worried about who comes in for Brad Sheppard this weekend, she’s got more important things on her mind, like what she’s going to wear! Here she previews the important in’s and out’s for Saturday’s preliminary final between her Eagles and the Dees.

Preliminary Final Preview: Richmond v Collingwood – Just beat the Pies

‘This Preliminary Final weekend, it’s two teams at opposite ends of the streets, two clubs with a history that burns, old rivals whose hatred for one another is everything but fabricated.’ Paddy Grindlay looks towards Friday night’s big crosstown rival clash.

How to beat Goliath: five ways Collingwood can topple the Tigers

Can the Pies get it done against the reigning premiers this Friday night? Sean Mortell takes a look at the key items for Collingwood to take on the Tiges and earn a spot in the 2018 Grand Final.

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.