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 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 History nearly repeated for the Hawks until cool hands prevailed.
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 Lenny Hayes was Sydney-born and bred, but into an Australian rules tradition.
Greg Baum Matt Rendell's exit from Adelaide reveals the importance of image in AFL.