Heartbreak is a privilege in 2021, and AFLW finals are gripping devastation | Kasey Symons

Heartbreak is a privilege in 2021, and AFLW finals are gripping devastation | Kasey Symons

The Guardian

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The weekend brought brutal blows for Fremantle and North Melbourne but, unlike last year, they did play

Heartbreak comes part and parcel of finals football. At least, for Fremantle and North Melbourne, heartbreak, losing an AFLW qualifying final is a better brand of heartbreak than having not played at all.

Last year, in the face of the proliferating Covid-19 pandemic, the decision was made to terminate the competition’s home-and-away season and eventually also the finals, meaning there was no overall winner.

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