Round 3 – Collingwood v West Coast: The Grand Final Rematch (a screenplay in three parts)

West Coast Dave Bruce and son West Coast Aidan travel from Canberra for a footy weekend. They are happy with the experience, the result and the quality of footy as Dave’s report explains. Some very astute observations too.

For my Nanny

In 2018, it became clear to Sean Mortell that Footy is drastically important to so many people. It’s a lifestyle, a religion – one that causes people to pray and beg for a goal, a score, a win. It unites people, and helps cope with loss, and what could be better than that? Sean remembers with affection his beloved nanny.

Turnbull Stakes Preview – The Carnival awaits

After a final say about the 2018 AFL Grand Final, Sal casts his eye towards the Spring Racing season including a preview of The Turnball Stakes.

Grand Final – Fearless: There’s nothing really left to say

Not since 2010’s drawn Grand Final has the drama been replicated for the game to be of such a high quality and going right down to the wire says Fearless. Saturday’s Grand Final between West Coast and Collingwood was all that. It was a shame that there was a loser but that’s footy.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Decisions, decisions

The decisions made in the split seconds of the game sometimes make all the difference. Les Everett takes a look at the decisions a few key players made in Saturday’s Grand Final as well as the decisions made during their careers that contributed to their chance to play on the game’s biggest stage.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Media beat up

“It was fantastic not to see any Kath and Kim look at me look at me umpiring.” The Rulebook has his say on THAT final mark. What do you think?

Half a dozen remarkable facts about the 2018 Grand Final

Here’s one for stats fans and maths buffs. Ken Haley has compiled half a dozen remarkable facts about the 2018 AFL Grand Final and how it sits in the range of Grand Finals going back 120 years.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: The Circle is Unbroken

Peter Baulderstone on the Grand Final. For the faitfhful – of all faiths.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Footy was the real winner

Daniel Saunders is still at high school. He barracks for the Swans- and the game. In this report of the Grand Final he poses the question: after that gripping match who could possibly be thinking of 6-6-6 and 18-metre goalsquares? [Nice piece Daniel and have a great trip – JTH]

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: I need a hero

West Coast Eagles stumbled against St Kilda and are now in a log jam for a finals spot. Dave looks to a hero in number 17 to help lift the Eagles to September.