Finals begin this weekend in the AFL. I’m tipping Brisbane, without conviction. I do expect them to make one of the preliminary finals, though. The NRL season finally grinds to a halt this weekend. Eighth spot is up for grabs. It’s a bit hard to know whether watching Paul Gallen or Robbie Farrah get a …

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Well, last weekends thoughts about the final makeup of the AFL were only disturbed by West Coast losing and dropping from third to fifth. More on that next week. In the NRL it’s sad that Matt Scott does not get a proper final game, a nice touch they have retired his number for tonight. Scott’s …

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The business end of the season is actually the business end of the season in the AFL. If Brisbane can win at home against Geelong they’re a very good chance of coming first. If they lose they shouldn’t do worse than third. Games against Geelong and Richmond over the next two weeks should prepare them …

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