Sal salutes John Kennedy Snr, questions coronavirus logic, and runs his eye over the form guide at Caulfield

Sal honours John Kennedy Snr, one of the code’s true giants, then wonders if narky interstate politics might play a part in the AFL season’s progression. There are a few tips for the track, too.

Round 17 – Sydney v Carlton: The Winds of Change

Joe Moore completed yet another family trip up to the SCG for the rivalry between Sydney and Carlton. His account, already published on www.sydneyswans.com.au, details the fun-loving nature of what footy means to families.

Round 10 – Sydney v Collingwood: “How good are Collingwood?” Floreat Pica Society report

“How good are Collingwood?” asks John Ramsdale in his Floreat Pica Society Round 10 report of the match against Sydney.

2018 AFL Player Previews: Revisited

How did they fare in 2018? Anna Pavlou revisits the player previews she made at the beginning of the 2018 AFL season to present an assessment of their performances for the year.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: The biggest show in town

Eagles fan Dave and his sister Andy relive the passion and the joy of winning a premiership.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Pressure

We all know Old Dog loves footy and has a great eye and feel for it. When it’s Grand Final time he sets himself for a big performance. So when it’s an epic Grand Final he does it justice. “To watch the 2018 Grand Final,” he writes, “was a thing from Heaven.” [Do yourself a favour – JTH]

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: McGovern, Vardy, Ryan, Sheed.

Paddy Grindlay writes with tremendous energy to capture a classic grand final and West Coast premiership, with a special nod to the match-winning sequence.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Finals Week 1 – Swans v Giants: Elimination Final Preview

Almanacker Keiran is heading to the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean he has abandoned his beloved Swans as this report shows.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

For Cam’s True Believers, their Mighty Magpies are there; in the Finals once again, and for him, it seems a while ago since they were last there.

Round 23 – Sydney v Hawthorn: A loss, but our 20th finals series in 23 years awaits!

One thing Jan Courtin knows for sure, despite this loss, and with a couple of their stars back, they’ll be fighting in true Bloods spirit to do whatever is needed, at home or away, to carry the Swans onto victory.

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

Round 17 preview: It’s not going home! Sal’s picks and musings

The World Cup has destroyed sleep patterns but we are nearly there, although England aren’t – Sal got a bit sick of the “It’s Coming Home”.  They played well but not being able to score in open play was a flaw, being dependent on set pieces is not a complete enough game.  Now for our footy it is on to this week.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: Red-blooded humanity amidst the gloom.

For Stainless, Docklands Stadium despite its many re-brandings,has always been a cold, soulless venue as he recalls a disproportionate number of serious, freakish injuries on its hard, patchy surface sustained by Richmond players. But, Stainless was more than happy by the team’s performance against the Swans.

The Red and the White – Swans mid year review

Keiran figured the Swans chances of doing well in 2018 had dipped after some early season injuries to key players. And, you can’t put off your travel plans to the USA on the basis of your team maybe making the Grand Final … or can you Keiran asks as he reviews the half way mark for the Swans?

Unburdening the onions

The stadium has been a little unsatisfying for Mathilde de Hauteclocque this year, but Friday night, despite the chill, was better. And that rolled into Saturday and the France-Socceroos match when, as a Franco-Skip, you can be attached to either team.

Round 9 – Sydney v Fremantle: The milestone men

Like a finely tuned choir, Keiran Croker’s Swans were on song against a lacklustre Fremantle in a match peppered with milestones aplenty

Round 9: The Red and the White – Buddy’s Back.

Buddy’s back and the red and white army are hoping Buddy adds to his extensive highlights reel this week against the Dockers.