Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Hallelujah

Hallelujah! The Bont, The Package, and all the Doggies are heading for that “major lift” after their great win over the Hawks according to Neil Anderson.

Almanac People: Shaun Burgoyne wants greater protection for Sam Mitchell

The recent statement from Hawthorn’s S. Burgoyne imploring better protection for S. Mitchell reminds DaveP of a scene in Catch 22.

The Sydney Sporting Double – Back-To-Back Thrillers a Long Way From Home

James Lang finds himself a foreigner of sorts: a South Australian at the NRL State of Origin and then at the Swans v Hawks clash.

Round 5 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: Poppy does it for Shaun – a great night at the G

Peter Cahill summarises that Hawthorn’s win over Adelaide can be categorised into quiet crowd; speed; three little men; the Poppy factor; doing it for Shaun; loud crowd

Hawthorn Football League FAQ Sheet

Paul Mitchell comes with both barrells at Hawk-haters with this ‘Hawthorn Footy League’ cheat-sheet. Winners are grinners indeed.

AFL Finals Week 3 – Hawthorn v Geelong: One last blow?

John Harms takes us through the celebrated preliminary final.

AFL Preliminary Final – Hawthorn v Adelaide: Crows refuse to bow out quietly

The Crows refused to play their assigned role of a stepping stone in the Hawks’ Stairway to Heaven, says Peter Fuller.