Round 23 – Melbourne v GWS: The Dees and Gees at the ‘G

James Warden on the last Demons match before the Finals – weaving a smidge of history & culture with belief that perhaps *one* drought may soon be over.

The pointy end: 2018

We know the who, when and where – but how will the Finals play out? Using this top 8 bracket with an artistic Footy Almanac touch, give us your thoughts on who has the edge when it really counts.

Round 22 – GWS v Sydney: Never doubt us

Death, taxes and Sydney making the finals – Jan Courtin on a come from behind win in the Sydney Derby.

Round 21 – GWS v Adelaide: The View From Jenkins’ Hill

William Westerman, an Englishman and 13,247 others walked into Manuka Oval. At the end of the night, the joke was on Adelaide as their campaign for the 2018 finals came to an end while GWS kept marching towards a top 4 spot.

Finals Week 3 – Richmond v GWS: The Day I Went to the ‘G with 90,000 of my closest friends.

The MCG (and the city) was awash with the yellow and black of Richmond as 90,000 Tiger fans filled the stadium to watch their team make the Grand Final. Joe De Petro was ecstatic but he also couldn’t help but feel for the GWS supporters.

Ode to Ross Oakley – and Sheeds

Peter Crossing has written a thank you to Ross Oakley and Kevin Sheedy for helping expand the VFL/AFL.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: Megaphones and music united – The defiant Giants march on

Mark O’Sullivan embraced classical music to reflect the style of play and success of the Giants making another preliminary final.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: No Country for Old Men

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle briefly disrupt lunch in the Douro Valley in Portugal to report on an unimportant football match that occurred in an empty stadium in “Greater” Western Sydney.

Emma Quayle: A Giant Success

Deakin student Marnie Cohen interviewed GWS recruiter and former Age journalist Emma Quayle about her journey in footy. [This is a truly fascinating interview – MNQ].

Finals Week 2 – The 2017 Norm Beechey Cup

It was a memorable start to the Finals. Earl O’Neill runs his eye over the games played and forecasts a couple of tight contests this weekend.

Round 21 – GWS v West Coast: Love Letter to an Old Flame

Peter Baulderstone writes an apologetic love letter to his West Coast Eagles. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Round 19 – Greater Western Sydney v Richmond: A Giant dilemma

Well, after the Great Richmond Disappointment of 2015, and all the excuse-making, why wouldn’t you sign up with the Giants! That’s exactly what Gill Dite did. [This is interesting – and is sure to generate comment! Ed]

Round 16 – Greater Western Sydney v Collingwood: Glad I went (Floreat Pica Society)

Andrea McNamara, in Sydney for this one, provides the insight, words and photos from Spotless Stadium for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 14 – Greater Western Sydney v Carlton: Giants gently slide into the top four

Sitting in fourth with September action to come the lid has been well and truly lifted on Finals with Giants supporter Dubrow.

Round 12 – Greater Western Sydney v Sydney: Coming of Age

Ian Latham considers Spotless Stadium one of the best venues to watch footy and not just because of the pepper steak pie.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Greater Western Sydney: Words from our coach

The postgame comments of Saints coach Alan Richardson about the team’s lacklustre play came back to Yvette Wroby as she recalled an anything-but-lacklustre day at the footy.

Round 5 – St. Kilda v Greater Western Sydney: For The Saints A Tragedy Of Shakespearean Proportions

Shall I compare thee to a Saints day? Braham draws analogies between Shakespeare’s tragedies and Saints effort against GWS.

Round 5 – St Kilda v GWS: The Anzac Week Woes

From pioneering days in Wellington, Yoshi first followed the Saints and after the loss to Giants wished they had more Anzac spirit.

Round 4 – GWS v Port Adelaide: A little slice of history

Steve Duffy drove down to a mild Canberra and watched the Giants man handle Port.

AFL Round Three Performance Reviews – Part Two

Trevor Kannegiesser throws more clubs under his microscope after Round 3. Here it’s Sydney, GWS, Gold Coast, Carlton, West Coast and Fremantle.