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Ready for redemption: Luke Parker celebrates a goal in the preliminary final.

Swans have learnt lessons of 2014: Parker

As the Western Bulldogs come down from the euphoria of breaking their grand final drought, Sydney star Luke Parker says the Swans did not handle the week well in 2014 and it played a part in their horrible performance against Hawthorn.

Grand finalist: Tom Liberatore leaves the field after the Bulldogs preliminary final win over GWS.

Sydney v Western Bulldogs grand final preview

Saturday's grand final will be Sydney's third in the past five seasons and their fifth in the past 12 seasons, surpassing Geelong's four grand finals over the same period, and equal with Hawthorn.

Clay Smith and Caleb Daniel embrace after the preliminary final.

Clay Smith's tears for a fallen friend

Amid the happy tears shed by Western Bulldogs people as their team booked a place in an historic grand final were the tears of a 23-year-old Bulldog player grappling with having his world rocked by a close-range tragedy. 

Illustration Jim Pavlidis

It's been a big week in art ... with Jim Pavlidis

Like Monty Python's crucified men singing, "Always look on the bright side of life", or Bill Shorten's week-long victory lap of Australia immediately following his election loss, the traditional football criteria by which winning has been defined is no more.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22: Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs looks upfield during the round nine AFL match between the ...

Preliminary final live: Giants v Bulldogs

There'll be history made either way as new kids on the block GWS take on sentimental favourites the Bulldogs for a spot in the grand final against Sydney next Saturday at the MCG.

Hat-trick: Michael Voss and the Lions celebrate in 2003.

How do the premiership streaks stack up?

Did Alastair Clarkson have a point? Do Hawthorn's three premierships in an 18-team equalised competition edge the Pies "Machine's" haul around the time of the Great Depression? We've decided to look at how each of the six "three-peats" in VFL/AFL history stack up.

Who got Lade?: Brendon is back at the Power.

Who got Lade? Port did

Brendon Lade is returning to Port Adelaide after seven years as an assistant coach at AFL rivals Richmond.

Dale Morris celebrates on the final siren.

Dogs won't be hoodoo gurus

The Western Bulldogs won't look back at their painful history of preliminary final losses in the lead up to their Saturday night clash with GWS Giants.

Switched: Sydney Swan Lance Franklin moved from Hawthorn to Sydney as a free agent in 2013.

Chris Judd: It's time to deny the top four clubs access to free agents

The thing that AFL fans love about the game is risk and the unknown outcome accompanying it: the risk players take when they commit to a physical contest, when they launch three deep in a pack to stand on someone's shoulders in a marking contest, when they have a shot from the boundary. All are weekly features on highlights reels.