Round 12 – Sydney v GWS: The Battle of the Bridge, Perth Edition

Caspar McLeod is very happy with Sydney’s ‘Battle of the Bridge’ win over GWS in their Round 12 clash in Perth.

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Disney or the footy?

Rod Oaten has a take on the latest Bombers game…or at least he would if he didn’t get distracted by a doco on SBS

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Stuck in the back pocket

Andrew Else, Bombers man, is in Lockdown with his family in Melbourne. His report of the Essendon game against the (confident and good-looking) Giants boys is a comment on COVID life, politicians, journalists, press conferences, social media, parenting and even football. [Timely – Ed]

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane Lions: A Bespoke Football Experience

William Westerman was one of the lucky few who got to travel up to Giants’ Stadium and watch his Lions take on GWS. With more space and room to cheer, William watched his Lions give an improved performance.

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane: Lockdown

Derrinalphil was an obsessive Roys supporter and morphed into a Brisbane Lions supporter. He’s impressed witht heir form.

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane: One week at a time in lady liberty’s new heartland

Is the AFL like the Black Night from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ asks Lions fan Shane Reid (in an amusing take on the certainty of the AFL competition continuing)? And then describes the fine win of Brisbane over rivals GWS. [Entertaining match report and comment – Ed]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 4 review and Round 5 preview

Not the result Cam Hooke expected or wanted from the Pies, he again digs into what went right, what went wrong and what to expect from Round 5 against Essendon.

Round 4 – GWS v Collingwood: Heartbroken again

It was an unsettling time for Sean Mortell as the Pies hit the road and came up short against an under pressure Giants side – Jeremy Howe added injury to insult on a dark evening.

Round 2 – GWS v North Melbourne: Off-Broadway

Smokie’s bit-part players and character actors adorned in blue and white stripes put in a performance worthy of a Tony as they accounted for the Giants – will North Melbourne provide some new household names come the end of the season?

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Declan Taaffe Wyles: 2019 AFL Grand Final

Declan Taaffe Wyles puts in a late bid to be in the Tigers’Almanac 2019 with his report on the 2019 AFL Grand Final. {Perhaps you can find a spot in the 2020 Almanac Declan – Ed]

Balcony Banter – 2019 AFL Grand Final: Richmond v GWS Giants

After the prolonged Tiger premiership drought, Dave Campbell and his brother Tim have enjoyed the recent flood of Richmond premierships. Dave tells about ‘a day of brotherhood on and off the field’.

Balcony Banter Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Pax Romana

A long way from home (or the MCG) on Grand Final day, Tiger man Joe De Petro found a way to tap into the Tiger roar.

Tiger Turbulence: From strained nerves to heavenly bliss

Ben Kirkby gives us his take on Richmond’s incredible end to the season when nerves gave way to joy (featuring some of Ben’s artwork too).

Reflections on the 2019 Premiership

After his Tigers went all the way for the 12th time, Stainless reflects more on the forest of the 2019 season than on the trees of the last Saturday in September – and there is a lot to admire.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Damage

Old Dog’s Grand Final thoughts have been a must-read on the Almanac site for years. And this one on Richmond’s thrashing of GWS is no different. He describes and analyses and thinks about what it all means from a shed in south-east Tassie. [Thanks Old Dog – JTH]

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Talkin’ takin’ sides

Trucker Slim lets loose with his reasons why he’ll be barracking for the GWS Giants tomorrow.

2019 AFL Grand Final – GWS Giants’ coming of age with the old and the new

Brandon Erceg traces the development of the GWS Giants since 2012, explaining how they achieved their place in tomorrow’s Grand Final and why they deserve to be there.

Preliminary Final – Collingwood v GWS: Arrogance doesn’t blight an absorbing contest

The pre-match cockiness of his fellow Magpie supporters gave Sean Mortell a bad feeling. The game reinforced it, despite the frantic conclusion.

Grand Final 2019: Another small miracle?

Tiger man Dan Hoban rates the Tigers’ chances on Saturday.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Finals Week 1 and Week 3

Not long to go in 2019! Cam Hooke looks back at the Pies’ triumphant Qualifying Final and ahead to the Preliminary Final against GWS.