Sydney, don’t think

Matt Watson consults a leading sports psychologist to explore the mental side of Hawthorn’s domination and Sydney’s capitulation in the 2014 AFL Grand Final.

AFL Grand Final: Glory Equals Pie Art Shared

Only from Tinsel Tony Wilson. A tale of the competitive juices which flow on Grand Final day. [More Tinsel madness – which somehow makes sense, and has a heart-warming denouement – JTH]

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: I got a golden ticket

When is too much Hawthorn Grand Final celebration never too much? When the writing is as good as Crash Thompson’s memories of grand finals recent and distant.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: Everything is turning to Gold – With the ‘Hand of Rioli’

Its the gift that keeps on giving for Hawthorn fans. Paul Campbell has now returned from Cloud Nine to deliver his report on the finest day in Hawks history.

Fearless 2014 Finals Week 4: This is it folks, over the top! Live from Noosa…

Paul ‘Fearless’ Thomson reports on the Grand Final from Noosa where the overpriced drinks, poor quality food and crowds reminded him of the MCG.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: New York State of Mind

American student Christian Panebianco shares the experience of his first AFL Grand Final. Lucky that he is living and studying in Hawthorn.

A Grand Final Trilogy

Justin grew up with the Hawks dynasty of the 1980’s. The last few years have been a rollercoaster of achievements and emotions for Hawks diehards. He revisits the experience of the last three Grand Finals.

Two ticks for the Granny

Digger and Teddy are ticketless and looking for Gloria when they arrive at the MCG on Saturday. Here’s what happens.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: Twinkle Twinkle Little Swan (how I wonder where you’ve gone)

Mathilde de Hauteclocque looks to the heavens for meaning where there is none, and hope where there may be some. Was Saturday the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning for her Swans?

The Final Exam – a Hawks fan’s hopes and dreams

Hannah Kuhar captures the obsessive madness of the footy fan, especially one who is preparing for VCE exams, swept along in the finals tidal wave. Life as a metaphor for footy. (Brilliant – Ed.)

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: I’m not angry, just disappointed

Swans supporter Joe Moore took his extended family from Hobart to Melbourne for a memorable grand final day. Everything was brilliant before and after the game. The problem was the bit in between.

Alastair Clarkson: Ghosts of Futures Past

Peter Baulderstone meditates on the nature of success and building sporting dynasties, with an imagined conversation between Alastair Clarkson and thoroughbred visionary Colin Hayes.

AFL Grand Final: Respect

JTH with some thoughts on the Grand Final, the Cult of Matt Spangher, and the Cult of Will Langford.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: United in Despair

Swans tragic Chris Bracher revisits his family’s experience of sharing and caring on Grand Final day. For better; for worse; for richer; for poorer; in sickness and in health.

Hawks’ Secret Revealed – Copy the Uni Blacks

Ray Wilson has listen to all the experts explain what happened out there on Saturday. But he knows they have missed the boat, because he has the inside knowledge. [Well there you have it – Ed]

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: It was not supposed to be like this

Craig Dodson mans up (unlike some players) and reports on the melancholy experience of being a Swans supporter at the MCG on Grand Final day.

The Final Wrap of the AFL 2014 Toyota Premiership Season

Mr Wrap lauds the Leafblowers and draws the curtains around the lamentable Harbourtowners. The time honoured Beitzel, Fevola, Flower and Krudd Memorial Medals all go to worthy recipients.

AFL Grand Final – Sydney v Hawthorn: Mission Accomplished

Armin Richter chronicles the highs and lows of growing up a Hawkaholic. They once cost him a month’s pay but have delivered countless pride and joy down the decades. Mission accomplished.

Swans Capitulation and Condemnation: Please Explain

Peter Fuller is flummoxed by the Swans capitulation on the big stage and by the criticism of the Swans in the lead up to the game.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – The Grand Final that wasn’t

Earl O’Neill sums up the good, the bad and the ugly of the Grand Final and the Swans season.