It’s all over for another year; I’ll see if I have any interest in the State of Origin when it happens. Richmond are a tremendous team, and Dustin Martin exemplified the difference between the two sides. Melbourne are a tremendous team, one that has replaced champion players and their game style with a new games …

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So, here we are, a little late, and, in one case, in a once in a life-time place. For the AFL it is a little ironic perhaps that two Victorian teams are playing a grand final in Brisbane, the Victorian teams having experienced unprecedented levels of disruption throughout the year. For sentimental reasons I select …

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This weekend has two games in each code, the winners of which will play a grand final, the losers of which will live with the knowledge that any of them really could have won their respective comps given their day. They’ll know that this year they were realistically close, and that doesn’t happen very often, …

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