Greg Baum, Adelaide Against Fremantle in last night's semi-final, Adelaide did it their way, which is to say the hard way.
Greg Baum Port was a basket case when David Koch answered the unlikely call 12 months ago.
Greg Baum He is the AFL's sharpest shooter from set shots, but still rues one that got away.
Greg Baum The two faces of Essendon became one in Adelaide on Friday night.
Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.
Greg Baum Frequently, the AFL finals are a new and self-contained season, not susceptible to the form or verities of the home-and-away rounds.
Ashley Porter and Greg Baum Adelaide will go into next Saturday's preliminary final against Hawthorn without another key forward.
Greg Baum Adelaide rejoiced in its semi-final win on Friday night, but whatever the equal and opposite emotion is, it was not apparent in the Fremantle rooms.
Greg Baum History nearly repeated for the Hawks until cool hands prevailed.
Greg Baum Matt Rendell's exit from Adelaide reveals the importance of image in AFL.
Greg Baum Lenny Hayes was Sydney-born and bred, but into an Australian rules tradition.