FEARLESS 2020 – The Grand Final Edition…and the silly season that follows.

The dust has finally settled after the Grand Final and the silly season has began as FEARLESS explains in his footy report.

Balcony Banter: When footy came to The Gabba

For a sense of what it was like to attend the AFL Grand Final at the ‘Gabba, Queensland-based MCC member Fiona gives an account of her experience.

Almanac Poetry: 2020 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai – smoke and lasers

Haiku Bob’s annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai has been another great success. Check out the results.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: The Aftermath

There was a near inevitability to the Richmond win over Geelong for KN Dole, based on years of astute observation. It wasn’t all roses on or off the field though – for team and supporter alike.

AFL 2020: A Reflection (featuring this year’s Premiership poster)

Ben the Artist returns with his thoughts on the season like no other and reveals his annual premiership poster to celebrate the Tigers’ back-to-back flags.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: On Grand Final day things started going wrong long before the bounce.

In hindsight, Hamish Townsend realises that the omens were there long before the game started. But why did his match ticket have to be among the Richmond hordes?

Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Two Little Tigers

When Edward P. Olsen’s young children chose to barrack for the Tigers back in 2016 he was expecting they would have some tough lessons awaiting them. It hasn’t worked out as anticipated.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Cactus

The bitter taste of a grand final loss is an unwelcome experience as Geelong supporter Dips O’Donnell explains.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: What an asterisk!

Stainless doesn’t shy away from the dreaded ‘asterisk’ season – he embraces it!

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dynasties

Old Dog reviews the Grand Final from the rainswept Otways. With Bourbon.

Almanac Art: Day of the 2020 Grand Final

Tiger fan Kate Birrell shares her long, long day of waiting for the night of the Grand Final that inspired yet another superb artwork.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Grand final day at the Gabba

Matt Watson reflects upon his attendance at the 2020 Grand Final recognising the historic significance of the game played at the ‘Gabba.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dusty’s masterpiece leads a stirring premiership win

Sean Mortell was a captivated neutral observer of the Gabba Grand Final. Like for so many others, in the wash up it all comes down to one man – Dustin Martin.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: When we use the D-Word

It’s a word you may associate with Hawthorn, Brisbane, the vanquished Cats or even Joan Collins…John Green give his thoughts on the current Richmond side and the ‘D-Word’, or rather ‘words’.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Unprecedented

It wasn’t the best lead up for Gill Dite – an unprecedented solitary couch viewing and choruses of Geelong praise on the radio for starters – but with the rain cleared and the lights on, the unprecedented big finals player himself, Dusty, stood up.

Almanac Footy: Gazza and that jab

After watching Gary Ablett Jnr’s brave efforts to return to the field in his last match after a shoulder injury, davidtpb questions the rules regarding jabs and their place in the modern game.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Disappointed but not shattered

Copying a text sent to friends and family post-match, Marcus Holt sums up how all Cats fans are feeling after a brave loss to Richmond in last night’s Grand Final.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dreamtime for Queensland Tiger fans at the Gabba

Enjoy the first of many Queensland-based Tigers supporters re-telling an infamous night. Finally getting to attend a Grand Final up north gave opportunities for photos and normal celebrations that the prevailing Richmond Football Club deserved.

Goodbye Gary, my hero

Anna Pavlou has a deep connection with the Geelong Football Club. She pays tribute to Gary Ablett and conveys her heartfelt gratitude.