Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac 

 

Congratulations to Hawk Tom Mitchell for winning the
2018 Brownlow Medal with 28 votes.

 

Preliminary Finals

Richmond 8.10.58 d by Collingwood 15.7.97
West Coast 18.13.121 d Melbourne 7.13.55

 

Events (Details HERE)

Sep 28          The time-honoured Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch [A handful of spots are available in the main dining area after which bookings will be taken for the second beer garden.]  Email to book.

Oct 11            Almanac Cricket Dinner with Bernard Whimpress
Nov 5          The Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch

 

Frank Taylor’s brilliant family story about his forebears’ struggles a century ago in Richmond and surrounds and how footy has always been part of it all can be read here.

 

 

Read about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 HERE.

Copies of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 are available for sale via our online store.

 

 

 

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Subiaco unbeaten WAFL premiers by Les Everett

To challenge the unbeaten Subiaco in the 2018 WAFL grand final West Perth needed to “bring something”, to start strongly… and they did. But it wasn’t enough. Les Everett presents his report.

Bizarre Brownlow competition for the astute observer – win a prize

Here’s a novel Brownlow competition. Add your entry.

The Cape of Bravado- Preliminary Final: Collingwood v Richmond, Friday 21 September, MCG

For Stainless, 2018 was there for Richmond’s taking and they blew it. He can handle being beaten fair and square, but to watch the Magpies and the Eagles fighting for the cup this Saturday, the magnitude of what The Tigers have thrown away will hit him home very hard.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Melbourne Demons (4th)

In: N Daniher (Coach) Up The Ladder: Melbourne.
Was there a more popular Demons list that this 1998 cohort? You tell us.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society): History is real

Frank Taylor’s brilliant family story about his forebears’ struggles a century ago in Richmond and surrounds and how footy has always been part of it all. So this was a very meaningful match – and the result was equally immense. [Great piece – JTH]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: USA, USA, USA

The Reynolds crew had lost their voices by the second quarter but it had been worth it – the Pies were well and truly in control. Luke is still recovering.

Talents and skills needing to stir and blossom

Yoshi has just read The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 and discovers many thought provoking and positive stories about football as well as life.

2018 Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s #LovetheGame Grand Final: Hawthorn v Geelong

Footy Almanac stalwart Dips O’Donnell is a proud man as his daughter Clare is a victorious member of Hawthorn’s VFLW Premiership team which defeated the Geelong Cats. You can see the replay of the game here (Link to VFLW’s video).

Almanac Rugby League – Queensland Cup Grand Final: Redcliffe Dolphins def. Easts Tigers 36-22

The mighty Redcliffe Dolphins won their first Queensland Cup title for 12 years when the defeated Easts Tigers at Lang Park. Here’s a view from the lounge chair.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Preliminary Finals + NRLW Round 3

The NRL and NRLW Grand Finalists have been decided. We run an eye over the weekend’s Preliminary Finals and come up with mixed feelings about the various styles of play exhibited.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: Under white and black attack

You need the patience of Job to follow a footy team properly says Tiger John Green as he tells the story of Friday night’s preliminary final against Collingwood. It was a tough night.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie: A final thought

Cam Hooke has a final comment for his true believers about the Pies big final clash tonight with the Tigers.

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 2)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. Here’s the second installment, he looks at the impressive career of Roger James.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Sydney Swans (5th)

Sydney was still part of the top flight in 1998. Which of these faces are household names at your place?

Kids’ Footy Stories

Some news from Old Dog and family who are still Up North, including a new project which has him writing and illustrating 365 kids’ stories in 365 days. [Remarkable – ed]

Why I Hate Victorians

Peter Baulderstone takes aim at all things Victorian from his mineshaft in Western Australia. Is he serious? Is he right? He’s certainly hostile.

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Carlton 2018: Every rebuild can be unhappy in its own way

Much furious comment surrounded Carlton’s 2018. John Butler offers his thoughts on the Year of the Double Spoon.

Finals Week 2- Fearless 2018: Playing for keeps. They are all….

Fearless reviews week 2 of the AFL Finals.