A trip west to take on the Dockers is what stands between the Swans and a place in the Grand Final.
This is Part Two of an experimental numbers-based series looking at which AFL clubs are set to improve and which are set to decline. Your constructive feedback is definitely welcome. Part One is here.
The NAB Cup gets underway tonight, and practice matches are being played all over the country, which means the footy conversation is set to take an overdue turn towards, well, actual footy.
It’s now official. Sydney and Hawthorn will contest the 2012 AFL Grand Final. But for all those who pencilled it in as a certainty last night, it could have very nearly been a different story.
Michael DiFabrizio is a journalism student at the University of Wollongong. As an AFL writer, he has been an expert columnist at The Roar since 2009 and has appeared in The Age and on ABC television and radio.