Greg Baum Mick and the Magpies never did cross paths at the MCG on Sunday.
Greg Baum This was a tale of the best laid plans of mice and football clubs.
Greg Baum Collingwood and West Coast must simultaneously try to anticipate the other's adjustments.
Greg Baum For the whole of the final frantic minute, the Eagles could well have reversed that result.
Greg Baum And with good cause, but four-game Magpie has spread his wings.
Greg Baum As the siren sounded to mark the most significant of Essendon's run of five wins in what has been an astonishing start to 2013, Jake Carlisle walked crookedly from the interchange bench to join his...
Greg Baum Hawthorn had the win that needed no explanation; Collingwood the defeat that had no alibi.
Greg Baum Carman had an impact akin to Carey and Franklin rolled into one, writes Greg Baum.
Greg Baum The Magpies backman is leaving the game with no regrets.
Greg Baum Essendon great Terry Daniher never was one for varnishing the truth.
Greg Baum The story of last night's finals football was told in one post-modern moment in the first quarter at Sydney's ANZ stadium.
Greg Baum Dayne Beams voluntarily withdrew from last year's grand final because of an injury.
Greg Baum Semi-final victory hurt so good for Collingwood at the MCG last night. In yet another epic of football as tug-of-war, the Magpies dug in their heels to beat West Coast by 13 points.
Greg Baum Hawks get a week off, Magpies must lick their wounds and play a semi-final.
Greg Baum Collingwood says its rousing semi-final victory over West Coast last Saturday indicates that it is rising as a sustainable force in the finals series, as Geelong did last year.
Greg Baum Imitation was proved to be the sincerest form of flattery at the MCG yesterday, but not yet for Melbourne the path to deliverance.
Greg Baum This week, for the second time in his short AFL career, Gold Coast's Joel Wilkinson was subject to racial vilification, this time from a Collingwood supporter.
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 The rumbling builds for what is more than just another match.
Greg Baum This was football as VCE. The big test is at the end of the year, but there are interim tests too.