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.

The 2019 Brett Deledio Cup.

Earl O’Neill is rapt his Monaros will compete against the Tigers next weekend for the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup.

Finals Week 1 – Preview

Sean Mortell previews Finals Week 1 making his predictions who he believes the winners will be.

Kieren Jack – Hero to the Dodson boys (and their old man!): Farewell thoughts

For the Dodson boys, Kieren Jack has been their hero lovingly edged in that direction by their dad. Craig Dodson tells the story together with the family’s thoughts about the retirement of Swans great Kieran Jack.

Round 21 – GWS v Hawthorn: Records Tumble

Multiple records tumbled, along with the snow, at the Giants v Hawthorn match in Canberra – both on and off the field. The observant Edward P Olsen ensures that we appreciate their full array, even if not all of them will find a place in the official records.

Round 17 – GWS v Sydney: I could gloat – but I refuse!

The stats don’t interest Jan, the speculation doesn’t interest her. All she wants is for the Swans to continue playing good hard-fought contested footy, as they have in recent weeks, then all the hype can take care of itself. Jan is a happy lady at the moment! Maybe into September? Who knows!

GWS: Cursed by injuries

You may have missed some of the freak accidents down at GWS. Pete gives us a laugh or two for Thursday morning.

AFL Round 9 – GWS (aka Harlem Globetrotters) v Richmond: Irrationality, Rationality

The Tigers have fallen just short again in a nail biter for the third week in a row, this time against the AFL’s team of superstars.

Round 7 – St. Kilda v Greater Western Sydney: One Small Step For Footy, One GIANT Leap For Saintkind

For Saints’ fans their win over the Giants was like landing on the moon: One small step for footy, one GIANT leap for Saintkind. Saints’ fans have only ever been over the moon once, way back in 1966 and Braham has a feeling another landing is not too far away!

Round 5 – Sydney v GWS: Whatever it Takes

With birthday tickets in hand, Daniel was expecting a lot from his young team but like candles that won’t light, his Swans didn’t fire.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

Almanac Rugby League – Finals Week 3, 2016: A week of underdogs in both codes

Nick Kossatch on the incredible simultaneous stories of AFL Dogs and NRL Sharks.

Round 20 – Gold Coast v GWS: Sigh No More

Things go to script between the Giants and the Suns. Just not the one Kath Presdee was quite expecting

Competitive? A handy side of Geelong discards.

And where would this team of former Geelong players finish on the ladder?

Round 13 Preview – It’s a Pie Sore

Sal Ciardulli picks the Pies apart at the bakery before picking you some winners from the first bye round for 2016

Round 9 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Top Billing?

John Harms considers the unlikelihood, just a couple of years ago, of GWS and the Dogs playing a feature match (which many of us were looking forward to). Here he considers why the Giants can be likable and the (mis)place of Stevie J in the footy cosmos. [Get over it – Ed]

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Ten

The Almanac’s very own Access All Areas: in the Round 10 edition of The ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup, Earl O’Neill casts his eye over the role of the modern ruckman, the plight of the Bombers and what the drinking ban at the Schoolies could evolve into. [And discusses the Fremantle v Richmond game without a single reference to Nat goddamn Fyfe – Ed].

Suns v Giants: Who’s had the better start to their AFL life?

Paddy Grindlay asks the question: who has had the better start in the AFL, GWS or Gold Coast?

Round 6 – GWS v Hawthorn: It is not a bacon tree

Dan Hansen on the Giants stirring win against the reigning premier. Finally back at Homebush, the GWS reward the faithful by showcasing the fruits of their development. Now with added Clarko-baiting.

Round 6 – GWS v Hawks – Giants: what a difference a week makes.

Oh yes, a week is a long time in football. From the outhouse to the Penthouse in only seven days, the Giants show genuine character to rebound a get the points against the reigning premiers.