So close to the Holy Grail: A personal reflection on Fitzroy Football Club’s 1983 season

Philip Mendes was in his second year at uni in 1983, the year Fitzroy made a genuine play for the flag. Here he recounts the season, game by game, quoting the analysis of the experts of the day, and giving his own commentary. [Fantastic memories – JTH]

Round 23 – West Coast Eagles v St Kilda: The Eagles fly off with the Saints in their talons

Yvette Wroby’s season-long journey following St Kilda winds up in Perth, where she discovers passionate Sainters are everywhere.