Greg Baum The least that can be said about this match is the most that can be said: it lived up to its billing.
Greg Baum In all the contemplations of whether Lance Franklin was worth the money and the fuss to Sydney, never was it considered that he might actually improve as a player in his new guernsey and guise.
Greg Baum Essendon fans spent so much time and energy booing at Etihad stadium last Friday that it was a wonder they got around to cheering at all.
Greg Baum Some would have this grand final as a contest for Melbourne-Sydney honour. They are like uniformed Japanese sentries who, until the '70s, periodically emerged from the jungles of Malaysia, still...
Greg Baum The Sydney Swans will never know how they won this premiership, except that it is the way they always win.
Greg Baum The Swans' popularity now transcends even Melbourne-Sydney sectarianism.
Greg Baum All the goals that Hawthorn could not kick in last year's grand final, it kicked on Saturday.
Greg Baum It was Dreamtime at the 'G and there was much for those on hand to celebrate and appreciate.
Greg Baum Two images from 20 years apart suggest that nothing has changed.
Greg Baum and Michael Gleeson Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes said he was ‘gutted’ when a young fan called him an ‘ape’ in the dying minutes of his club’s win over Collingwood on Friday night.
Greg Baum The idea that Adam Goodes needs to harden up is absurd.
Greg Baum Sydney begins the indigenous round in style, with a 47-point defeat of Collingwood.
Greg Baum Lenny Hayes was Sydney-born and bred, but into an Australian rules tradition.