Almanac Footy: Grand Final preview – We deserve this

The best two teams of 2021 play on Saturday, for all the marbles. Andrew Starkie previews the Grand Final that we deserve, even if it is held away from the MCG.

Almanac Footy: Splendid isolation? How a Demon premiership will be different

Chris Weaver writes on Melbourne, his club, and the club of his father and grandfather. He describes the significance of Saturday, and the emotional challenge of potential isolation-bound Grand Final revelry.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Set up running

Old Dog thaws some bourbons and watches the footy. [More vintage Old Dog – with insight after insight. Ed]

Round 2 – Geelong v Melbourne: Lights On Lights Out

Dips O’Donnell endures the damp conditions at Kardinia Park and likes what he sees as the Cats extinguish the Demons’ fire in their Round 2 match.

Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: Two Musketeers is Two Too Many

Piffy painfully recalls in the final moments of the Round 1 Melbourne v Geelong clash that there are no sure things in footy, especially when you are a Dees supporter.

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: A lack of mongrel

Rulebook is fired up after Adelaide’s lack of grunt and leadership in a disappointing loss to Hawthorn. He also has his say about staging for frees, the shot clock and the incredible close finishes this round.

Early season observations

lucasj_lm has his say on the 2017 season happenings after 3 rounds. Hawthorn’s older players may be done and dusted while Dusty is leading Richmond to wins and maybe the finals.