Michael DiFabrizio works as a newspaper journalist in country Victoria. He has been an expert AFL columnist with The Roar since 2009, which has led to appearances on ABC Television, ABC Radio and in The Age. Follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelDiFab
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To say FIFA made some folks angry this week would be an understatement. The decision to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams prompted a seething response.
They weren’t meant to win three weeks ago. They weren’t meant to win two weeks ago. They weren’t meant to win on Saturday. How much longer can the Western Bulldogs continue defying the script?
The Western Bulldogs are a well-coached football team. That much should be evident in the fact they’ve made the preliminary final after the injury setbacks they’ve had this season.
Who’s closest to the flag after the first week of finals? There’s a big, big sound telling us it’s the GWS Giants.
Here’s what we learned from Round 23 of the AFL season: while there are eight teams playing finals, the real interest surrounds the top six.
Don’t go marking in week one finals fixtures just yet. Though the AFL’s top eight is now settled, the jostling over home finals and double chances will continue.