Greg Baum All the goals that Hawthorn could not kick in last year's grand final, it kicked on Saturday.
Greg Baum Hawthorn holds on to beat North Melbourne by three points in a pulsating match.
Greg Baum Hawthorn had the win that needed no explanation; Collingwood the defeat that had no alibi.
Greg Baum Jeff Kennett is the man who is always going away and never goes.
Greg Baum Seasons change, teams change, rules change, but THE rule doesn't.
Greg Baum History nearly repeated for the Hawks until cool hands prevailed.
Greg Baum 'We're weirdos, coaches,' said Clarkson, addressing a roomful of peers and proteges.
Greg Baum The Sydney Swans will never know how they won this premiership, except that it is the way they always win.
Greg Baum Suddenly, anyone's season looks distinctly like someone's. At the very least, it is Hawthorn's to lose.
Greg Baum Usually, a football season takes the form of a crescendo. The 2012 season is only a week old, and already is touching climactic heights.
Greg Baum Three certainties characterise the Geelong-Hawthorn rivalry, the grandest of the age.
Greg Baum Geelong man mountain Tom Hawkins has finally become as formidable on-field as he looks.