25 years of the Red and White

In 1987 I sat in the SCG stands as a 9 year old and watched Steve Wright kick 8 goals as the Swans put 201 points on the Eagles. 25 years on I sat on the coach watching us take on the Pies trying not to make a noise and wake up my 6 month [Read more]

What’$ the point?

There was a lot of hype this year of it being the closest top eight for many seasons; up to six or even seven of the top eight could win the whole thing. No one had ever had to win 13 games to get eighth before. Geelong fans were talking up the possibility of winning [Read more]

Ol’ Micky Blue Eyes

Greetings to all, However, perhaps not such a joyous September after the tragic and untimely death of John McCarthy, a young life taken and a reminder of how precious our time is. But the footy machine continues to roll on with Carlton unveiling the worst kept secret in history.  When will clubs stop putting up [Read more]

AFL Finals Week 1 – West Coast Eagles v North Melbourne: Finals footy from the text book

North were humiliated.

North played scared, says Andrew Starkie. They melted when the game was hot. Once the goals started at the other end, they folded. Except for Swallow and Jack.

Double dipping for premiership success

Cats aside, players from six clubs competing in this year’s finals have the opportunity to become dual premiership players. Miles Wilks looks at who is best placed.

The Pre-Wrap: AFL Finals Week 1

The Wrap was going to run a phone-in on whether Mick has already done the deal around at Visy Park – but it was too boring – and boorish.

AFL Finals – Hawthorn v Collingwood: Will tactics get Pies over the line?

Steve Fahey looks at the selection conundrum facing Collingwood ahead of their first final against Hawthorn – but will it matter who they put on the park?