How was it last night! Thriller, heart-stopper. North Melbourne had it all night. And I feel so sorry for my best mate Craigie (Roos). But when Natanui took this hanger deep in the forward line in the dying seconds, the crowd hit fever pitch. He walked back for the kick. The siren sounded – game over. He stopped his run-up (always a danger), re-set and ran in again. The kick was dead straight, right through the middle. West Coast, winners by one solitary kick.

AFL football is a national health risk. I die every weekend, heart pounding, win or lose.

Fires out.