Richard Hinds As 2012 draws to a close, Richard Hinds looks back at a huge year for AFL in the first of a series of year-enders.
Richard Hinds THE Sydney Swans will play in Melbourne's grand final. The Melbourne Storm will play in Sydney's.
Richard Hinds Privately, the Sydney Swans have confessed to some ambivalence about their ongoing relationship with ANZ Stadium in recent years.
Richard Hinds Getting the Western Sydney locals to take an interest is still a Giant task.
Richard Hinds Like Bayern Munich's domination of their cross-town whipping boys 1860 Munich, most expect the AFL's Sydney rivalry to be mercilessly one-sided - at least in the initial stages.
Richard Hinds By coming from 20 points down at half-time to beat Hawthorn on Sunday, Sydney made a statement. "Legitimate", "genuine contenders", "the real thing".