Grand Final Week

John Harms on some of the festivities from the prelims to the Brownlow to the Grand Final


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About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Nice slice of the moment JTH (even though I don’t share all of your take!)

    On Talking Footy Matthews tipped Swans and then Watson tipped the Hawks. The world is upside down. As it should be this week.

    This week somehow feels like an extra special build up to the big game. There’s a little more spice in all the various footy events and pre-GF parties, the armchair analysis and the Spring buzz in the air, it just feels like we are building to a terrific end to what has been, for a large part, a trying season. The ingredients are just right. So bring it on!

    Oh, and kudos for the goat headed Vics phrase.


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