Grand Final preview: a potential classic

In what he sees as a potential classic Grand Final, Sean Mortell casts his eye over the teams and tips his winner.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: The Catters smash the Lions and go through to the Grand Final

Brisbane-based Cats fans, the Townsends, head to the Gabba for the preliminary final against the local side. Dad, Hamish Townsend, tells the tale of the night, and of the impressive Geelong win.

Almanac Footy: The Lions, The Cats, The Gabba and The Divine

Brisbane v Geelong in a Preliminary Final at the Gabba is massive for John Harms. He explains why.

Nankervis

The Old Dog knows a thing or two about ruck work. He also knows a few things about Toby Nankervis, who he coached as a youngster. He was very proud on Friday night.

Almanac (Finals) Memoir: A few days in September

An epic debut from Kangaroo Island resident (and Tiger fan) Jeremy Wells. You’ve waited more than 30 years for the Tigers to make a Grand Final, and the slim prospect of a ticket suddenly beckons. What would you do to claim it?

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Put to the Sword

Some thoughts from Sasha Lennon as the Lions were overpowered by the Cats in the preliminary final.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Prelude to a Jig

Jamie Simmons gets to the Preliminary Final at the Gabba where he is left contemplating football expressions, football experience and football expectations.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Small mercies

After a year of superb Brisbane coverage, Shane Reid used last night’s preliminary final loss to reflect on better games and premiership moments.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: The better angels of our nature

I didn’t realise mild-mannered John Green had this in him. He reports on the Port-Richmond match which seems to have added bonuses.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Another option

Paddy Grindlay depicts snippets which construct a picture of a high-pressure game which was crazy-random at times and predictable at others. [Some tremendous observations in this – Ed]]

Finals Week 3 – Sal’s Preview: It’s the people’s round!

Sal Ciardulli presents his authoritative thoughts and tips for the Preliminary Finals, and also looks at Caulfield Cup Day and Everest Day.

Finals Week 2 – Review: Finals Week 3 – Preview: Will the underdog Victorians shine through?

Our AFL analyst Sean Mortell explains how Geelong and Richmond progressed to the Qualifying Finals before assessing their chances this weekend against Brisbane and Port Adelaide respectively.