Preliminary Finals – Fremantle v Hawthorn: Predictable

On first impressions, the ‘Predictable’ tag might stink of arrogance, but for Sasha Lennon, it speaks to the discipline, commitment and versatility under all kinds of challenges that defines this Hawks outfit and goes some way to explaining – talent notwithstanding – why they’ll be in their fourth consecutive Grand Final on Saturday.

Finals Week 3 – Fremantle v Hawthorn: Ross Lyon – his coaching career and being my role model in the past

While he was in charge at St Kilda, our number one Almanacker in Japan – Yoshi Imagawa – drew much inspiration from Ross Lyon’s footy philosophies and worked at applying them to his professional life. With the Dockers loss on Friday night though, Rossy’s methodologies and tactics are once again under the microscope. How has this impacted Yoshi’s on-going work at self-improvement?

Round 15 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Message received loud and clear

The scoreline the last time Hawthorn and Fremantle met was pretty much one-way traffic in favour of the reigning premiers. In the weeks since their round 15 clash, John Butler’s last sentence is eerily prescient: Has Ross Lyon played all his cards, or is there an ace up his sleeve with a Grand Final spot up for grabs? [A good neutral account of the game. JB is a long-suffering Bluebagger – Ed]