Almanac Footy: Finals Diary Chapter 8 – Pride

With the 2023 Grand Final rematch coming up at the Gabba tonight, we reprise Shane Reid’s coverage of that epic September clash.

It was not quite the outcome Shane Reid was expecting as Brisbane fell four points short of a premiership.

Almanac Teams: Players whose last game was in a Grand Final

You want more finals-themed teams? Well you’ve come to the right place. Rodney Boyd’s sides this week contain those who didn’t play a game after claiming a flag or those who fell short in a grand final.

Almanac Football History – One last tilt at finals football: Fitzroy’s inconsistent 1989

In a high low (or low high) on the rollercoaster that was Fitzroy’s final decade in the VFL/AFL, 1989 resulted in some big wins, a third placing in the Coleman Medal and a Reserves Premiership – but was also marred by injury, heartbreaking losses, merger talk and missing the finals by a slim margin. Philip Mendes has all the ins and outs of the season that was.

Solving the Case of the Roys Ring-In Premiership Trophy

Mystery solved! The case of the Fitzroy Premiership that wasn’t! Read all about it!

Round 7 – Port Adelaide v Brisbane: The Sunday, Twilight, Mother’s Day Blockbuster

Mike Hugo wonders at the marvels of AFL scheduling as the Power bring home the chrysanthemums on Mother’s Day