AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Backwards to go Forwards: an Ode to Defence (or ‘Tash and Dash’)

Football is football. But it is also a way in to thinking and feeling. This meditation from Mathilde de Hauteclocque offers a half back flanker’s response to omnipresent grief.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns: The Man We Call ‘Pots’

Clay pots firing and the finished product looking good for the Western Bulldogs.

Round 17 – Adelaide v Gold Coast: A Pillar of (Chicken) Salt

A Mickey classic as he samples Adelaide Oval’s culinary delights and the Crows for the first time post repatriation. Would you like chicken salt with that?

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Tom Bally’s Sydney season was bookended by stunning, inexplicable losses. Replay watching is not on his mind anytime soon. He’ll be back, but he may not be the same.

AFL Round 16: Winners and Losers

Classic Winners and Losers this week. Malceski, Pendlebury and Mayne among those to get the thumbs up, while Adam’s own club heads the list of Losers. Poor old Crows.