Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Small mercies

After a year of superb Brisbane coverage, Shane Reid used last night’s preliminary final loss to reflect on better games and premiership moments.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Yesterday and tomorrow

The first 2020 final was a brutal clash. Old Dog saw the old and the new. He observes the differing playing styles and how they stood up under finals pressure.

Balcony Banter – Preliminary Final preview: Memories of finals past

As an MCC member of long standing, Bill Hodges has seen many finals at the MCG. The thought of another Richmaond v Collingwood Grand Final has him reflecting.

Almanac Travel: Perspective

Dips and Frances O’Donnell spent September in Africa which was spectacular and confronting. The experience forced him to consider the things that are important. One incident in particular had a huge impact.

Finals Week 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: Cat flu over the cuckoo’s nest

Paul Spinks reflects on Geelong’s loss to Melbourne which drew him to compare the match, and the Cats’ 2018 season to an illness they just couldn’t beat and wonders what next season will bring for the Catters.

The pointy end: 2018

We know the who, when and where – but how will the Finals play out? Using this top 8 bracket with an artistic Footy Almanac touch, give us your thoughts on who has the edge when it really counts.

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: A Week Effort

Swish’s Grand Final week took some surprising twists and turns, but in the end, he couldn’t will his Crows across the line.

AFL Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: Describable

Young Crow Aidan Hammond didn’t get the result he was looking for on Saturday – but reflection upon his personal Grand Final success helps him recover, as he looks to the future. His take on a disappointing afternoon for the Crows.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Miller-Banister Trophy awaits 

Jack Banister reflects on the Tigers crushing Preliminary Final win and the significance of a Grand Final match-up against the Crows, where the Miller-Banister Trophy will be on the line on the biggest stage of all.

Four Bloody Points

September is many things but mainly September is final’s time. A time to be shared with mates.

2017 Finals – Anyone Can Win!

Stainless parades some WEG style artwork by his nephew in his preview of week one of the AFL finals.

Onwards to Victory!

The Sydney Swans amazing run into this years final has given Jan Courtin cause to burst into verse. Jan’s piece was originally posted on the Swan’s website on 1 September.

Raving Rulebook No.3

Rulebook is back with his raves. Get on board the newest YouTube sensation!

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Half marathons were never run like this!

On Preliminary Final day Mick Jeffrey’s preparation run for the Melbourne Marathon was coloured red, white and blue. And now he’s got a plane to catch.

The 2016 Jack Bissett Cup – Finals Week Two

Earl O’Neill with his Preliminary Final thoughts. Is he predicting an all-Sydney Grand Final?? Grist for the mill of eternity…

Uncharted Territory: An important Eureka moment which sheds light on the footy thinking.

Julian Morison has had a think about the uncharted territory of the bye round – and has had a Eureka moment. Check this out. Funny really!

7 burning questions (and 7 charred answers) as we approach the second week of finals.

Adam Ritchie with 7 burning questions, all beautifully answered, from the first week of the finals.

Crio’s Q? Finals don’t matter if you’re not involved

An embittered Crio wonders why anyone – other than supporters of remaining teams and the always desperate punters – would give a “rat’s tossbag” once their side is out. Does anyone else struggle with this sentimental rubbish of picking a team for the finals?

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v North Melbourne: Worth the Waite

Josh Barnstable heads nervously along to the G with a group all making their finals debut. The train is packed. The lunch won’t go down. “Our seats are perfect…”

Citrus Bob’s Football Dictionary

New styles of football on display, new hope brimming in hearts. Citrus Bob Utber recognises the time for some new vocabulary, stemming from AFL finals week 1.