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Luke Hodge is an AFL great

Luke Hodge is an AFL great

29 Sep 2014

Wow, where to start? Firstly, credit to the victors. Just seven days earlier, I made it fairly clear I thought the Swans would not only win the AFL premiership, but do it with reasonable ease. In wrapping up the last match of the 2014 season, there are so many different angles and such a variety […]

Enough about Buddy: Kennedy and McGlynn to lead Swans to premiership triumph

Enough about Buddy: Kennedy and McGlynn to lead Swans to premiership triumph

22 Sep 2014

I’m not for one moment suggesting the impact of Lance ‘Call me Buddy’ Franklin should be seen for anything other than what it is – match-winning. A huge portion of the focus this week leading into the grand final will centre around Bud meeting his mates in the decider, just 12 months after he helped […]

The sound of Fremantle’s premiership window closing

The sound of Fremantle's premiership window closing

15 Sep 2014

If you listened closely at Patersons Stadium late on Saturday night, you could almost hear it. Amid the sighs of disappointment of another season realistically coming to nought, was the sound of the mythical premiership window not slamming shut, but slowly closing even further. Just how far ajar it now remains may depend on how […]

2014 AFL Finals: History and form suggest a Sydney versus Hawks final

2014 AFL Finals: History and form suggest a Sydney versus Hawks final

8 Sep 2014

Members, supporters and even casual fans of the four clubs playing next weekend would all have justified reason to believe their team can win and advance to a grand final qualifier the following week. While Geelong was beaten by Hawthorn, there were plenty of positive signs to say they are at the very least capable […]

Tigers make the eight, but have they played their grand final?

Tigers make the eight, but have they played their grand final?

1 Sep 2014

My face wasn’t exactly covered in egg after the weekend footy results, but there was a certain amount of yellow and white, courtesy of the yellow and black. Last week I wrote that Port couldn’t match it with Fremantle in the battle for fourth. While the Power stuck strong and genuinely battled until the final […]

Cats are top-four quality, but can’t win the flag

Cats are top-four quality, but can't win the flag

25 Aug 2014

It was the second weekend in July when Port Adelaide slid out of the top four, and Geelong crept in. From that moment on, it was merely a case of the best four teams in the competition jockeying for starting finals positions. Port can grab fourth place if they win next weekend, and admittedly they […]

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