Two huge battles – a Sydney derby and an interstate blockbuster – set the scene for a big finish to a huge weekend of finals. BEN GIBERRY and ADAM FOSTER report.
The TalkSport panel review round 19 and preview the run home in the AFL.
It was a true triumph for Geelong coach Chris Scott. LAURENCE ROSEN pulls apart the key decisions that helped Geelong dismantle Sydney’s finals ambitions on Friday night.
Fairytales do happen. From this moment on, the 2016 Grand Final will be the measuring stick all future winners are measured against.
AFL finals footy – Bulldogs v Hawthorn tonight, Sydney Swans and Adelaide Crows tomorrow night, plus who looks good for the Preliminary Finals next week – all the latest in TalkSport’s weekly podcast #2.
The Sydney Swans dashed any hopes of a St Kilda 2016 finals berth after a comprehensive 70 point victory in what was the AFL’s first Pride Match.
A brave fight back wasn’t enough to save the Roos. A three-goal first half from Sydney forward Lance Franklin set up the Swans’ ninth win of the season.
A five-goal streak in the first term helped the Swans find redemption for a 63-point loss in the last season’s Grand Final, writes MATTHEW BALMER
Two years ago a still-green footballer scored an AFL premiership medal with Sydney. Tomorrow, awaiting his fourth knee reconstruction, Alex Johnson will be watching from the sidelines as his team battles Hawthorn for Grand Final honours. By WILLIAM GREEN MOST AFL players would dread the thought of snapping a knee ligament on the field, knowing knee … Continue reading It’s a snap: from AFL premiership glory to agony on the sidelines
Cyggy, the Sydney Swans’ mascot, spent Grand Final day jumping up and down and taking photos with fans. Inside the mascot suit, a diehard footy fan’s heart was breaking. Cyggy is really a Hawk. By BEN POLLARD EVER wondered who wears those oversized AFL mascot suits? Yes, they’re people, just like you and I. Jumping … Continue reading The crying swan: the Hawks fan inside the Sydney mascot suit