Almanac Books: Champions All extract – Grand Finals 2000s

Champions All is finally out. 700 pages of punchy stories from 171 legends of the game over 8 decades of AFL/VFL footy. Today’s extract has players discussing the Grand Finals in the 2000s.

Round 15 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Seventh heaven (and the return of Peter Hudson)

A big win to the Hawks, and a chance meeting with a genuine legend of the game in Peter Hudson; Molly and Sasha Lennon make their annual trek to Launceston to watch Hawthorn deal with fellow 2015 premiership contender, Fremantle.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Remembering Walshy

Another one that got away… The Pies threw everything at Hawthorn, writes Nicholas D’Urbano, but were wasteful in front of goal. But the shocking loss of Phil Walsh puts things in perspective.

The Footy Almanac Melbourne Launch

It was a great night, and here are just a few of Yvette Wroby’s photos.