350 and beyond: Congratulations Adam Goodes

Joe Moore leads the ovation for Adam Goodes (#37), ahead of his 350th league game this weekend. [Terrific account of the great man’s accomplishments – Ed].

2012 Grand Final: A Hawks fan turns to A.B. Paterson for inspiration

Hawks fan Dave Goodwin has had a crazy notion for a few years now that 19th Century bush ballads could become a new form of sports reporting. What better game to test his theory than the 2012 Grand Final.

AFL Grand Final: Missed Opportunity

Some say the Grand Final was an honourable loss. Hawks fan Michael Parker says it was a wasted season.

The Rhyce Shaw (Shank) Redemption

Phil Dimitriadis follows Rhyce Shaw’s journey from maligned Magpie to heroic Swan.

AFL Grand Final: I’m a lucky man

Craig Dodson doesn’t make a habit of hugging 70 year old female strangers but at 5.08pm on Saturday it made perfect sense as the emotion of the Swans victory took hold. Sport has the power to unite people and a shared love of the Sydney Swans had taken over M29 row E of the Olympic stand.

AFL Grand Final: The Wrap

THE GRAND FINAL WRAP WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL And what a Grand Finalé to a Grand Season it’s been Eddie.  Just in case you’re not sure of the words of The Tinseltowners’ song we’ve printed them out so we can all sing along with The Loyal Sons & Daughters. Cheer, Cheer the Red and the [Read more]

AFL Grand Final: Let There Be Football

  Right now it’s past midnight. Tomorrow. Saturday. Grand-damn-Final day! Praise be and hallelujah Grand! Final! When jets play on jets. Champions are put on Champions. Redemption stories are put on redemption stories. One tale to be confirmed, etched in stone. The other to be shattered and fade like false dawns. I’ve said it before, [Read more]

Grand Final preview: Medals, smokies and the first goal

Resident tipster Sal Ciardulli makes his prediction and provides some smokies for the Norm Smith and first goal.

Grand Final preview: Diary of a dialectician in training

There are three sleeps to go until the Grand Final. Hawks supporter Rick Kane is getting seven hours per night – for now, anyway.