Grand Final Trilogy

A great piece from Justin Lalor on last year’s Grand Final, and the dominance of Hawthorn on the competition in recent years – which gets you to thinking where Clarkson, Hodge, Mitchell, Lewis, Cyril and Roughy might sit in comparison to Jeans, Dipper, Dermott, Ayers and Collins if they can knock off the Eagles in the 2015 Grand Final and be the first Hawthorn team to snare a premiership hat-trick. [With absolutely no disrespect intended to the Eagles at all, and in no way getting ahead of ourselves here at Almanac HQ. Anything can, and often does happen on the day. – Ed]

Reliving fond memories from the 2014 AFL Grand Final

Hawks supporter Willow Wilson shares with us some fond memories of last years Grand Final between the Hawks and the Swans.

Calling the Callers: Hawks Christmas revue.

As a Christmas treat to Almanackers, Paul Campbell undertakes to review the various broadcasts of the 2014 AFL Grand Final…in songs and vignettes!

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: The Sweetest Victory of All

Magpie William Schack relives the Hawks Grand Final victory, and contemplates where it sits in the pantheon of Hawthorn premierships.

AFL Grand Final-Sydney v Hawthorn: Sydney Manifestly Flawed

Matt Watson asks “How could Sydney play like that??” as he cleans up after his Grand Final day with his mates in the garage.

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Tom Bally’s Sydney season was bookended by stunning, inexplicable losses. Replay watching is not on his mind anytime soon. He’ll be back, but he may not be the same.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: One day in September

The sun shone brightly on Grand Final day, writes Cookie.

Buddy v Royce

This is an intriguing experiment. Old Dog, thinking creatively, again.