Balcony Banter – The Preliminaries

Lynda Carroll shares the whole range of emotions she experienced as her Dees took on the Cats in the Preliminary Final last weekend.

Success as a Mud Pie

Damning with faint praise for a team of Clayton’s Champions if you will, Dips O’Donnell turns the heat up on Geelong after a decade of ‘success’.

Finals Week 3 – Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Out-coached, outplayed, out of the finals.

Port supporter Nick Kossatch is bitterly disappointed with the performance of his team and pays his respect to the Western Bulldogs coaches (who got plenty right) and players (who dealt with all that was thrown at them before and during the game).

Almanac Footy: Bailey Smith: Dedicated and driven young gun

Here’s an early piece about Bailey Smith from Luke Reynolds, first published in November 2018…

Luke Reynolds recently had the privilege to speak to Bailey Smith, captain of the Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup team, 2018 Under 18 All-Australian and touted as a possible top ten draft pick.

Almanac Footy: Ron Barassi – An old heart beats true for red and blue

He was responsible for changing the perception that footballers rarely left ‘home’ but it’s great to see Ron Barassi back where it all began, writes respected sports journalist, Ron Reed.

FEARLESS 2021 – Finals Week 1 and 2 Review: All I Want For 2022 is….

FEARLESS 2021 reviews the Finals Week 1 and 2 matches, and presents his thoughts on those who missed out.

Finals Week 3 – Sal’s Preview: The Penultimate Week Preview – A Knee Jerk Reaction ( and racing tips as well)

Sal has made his selections, Melbourne and Port Adelaide to play off in the Grand Final, and tips for Flemington as well.

Finals Week 3 – Melbourne v Geelong Preview: It’s not about you, son

Mark Freeman is toey about Friday night as Melbourne inch closer to snapping the Norm Smith Curse. He shares his experiences as an excited Demon who will be attending on Friday in his stead. (It’s got to be a good omen, Mark, surely? – Eds.)