Posts Tagged "AFL finals"

Wondering how far your AFL team can rise or fall in the final week of the season? I’ve done the (sometimes extremely improbable) maths so you don’t have to.

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Richmond. 6am Sunday morning. The first day of October. The streets are bare, the light is grey, the sun about to rise. An empty Punt Road Oval is to the right, Melbourne’s largest church behind it.

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The old adage that a champion team will always beat a team of champions has never rung truer than in the aftermath of Richmond’s 2017 AFL premiership.

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I’m an Adelaide Crows fan and I’m pissed off. For the fourth year in a row, a non-Victorian team has been robbed of winning the premiership by the AFL’s biased insistence on playing every grand final at the MCG.

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From the Editors: The Richmond Tigers won the AFL Grand Final yesterday, in a result that has made yellow and black fans very happy. But what if they hadn’t?

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Richmond’s recent history is potted with false starts and self-inflicted wounds, failed campaigns and rash decisions. This time around, the Tigers decided to do it differently, and be better, and now they’ve won it all.

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For the first time since well before I was born, the Richmond Tigers are premiers. What a time to be alive! Here’s the talking points from a drought-breaking grand final.

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Every year the Norm Smith medal is awarded to the best-performed player at the AFL Grand Final.

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The Richmond Tigers are premiers for the first time in 37 years, defeating the Adelaide Crows by 48 points the MCG in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

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The AFL’s annual grand final sprint is always an interesting curiosity, giving fans and teams the chance to settle a pub debate about who really is the AFL’s speediest.

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Can you believe it? From a laughing stock in the off-season, the Richmond Tigers have done what few thought possible, breaking a 37-year premiership drought to upset the Adelaide Crows by 48 points on one of the great days in their long and proud history.

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The first goal kicker of the AFL’s biggest game is always a curiosity, or the cause for a friendly bet.

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The AFL Grand Final is finally here! The team here at The Roar have put our heads together and come up with some predictions for the big day.

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This weekend’s AFL Grand Final promises to be a beauty.

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Every year when the AFL grand final comes around, if your team’s not in it (an experience that, as a North Melbourne fan, I’m entirely familiar with) then you usually wind up picking one side or the other to barrack for on the day.

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This week it appears the world is pretty much all about Richmond.

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There’s only one match left on the calendar now, and it’s the biggest one of all – the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

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I don’t care what week of the year it is. I don’t care that it will cost him a grand final. Trent Cotchin must be banned for his collision with Dylan Shiel.

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The Richmond Tigers are in a grand final after 35 years of waiting – yes, that’s a real sentence about real things that are really happening. Here’s my five talking points from the Tigers’ preliminary final win.

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The Richmond Tigers have killed off the GWS dream and made their way into the grand final where they will face the Adelaide Crows at the MCG.

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