Saturday @ The Footy Almanac

A H Capp Reserve, home of the mighty Darebin Falcons, by the Merri Creek. Pic: David Wilson

AFL Round 10 previews and reports

Geelong 11.15.81 d Port Adelaide 11.13.79
Sydney 11.9.75 d by Hawthorn 12.9.81
Western Bulldogs v St Kilda
Melbourne v Gold Coast
Richmond v Essendon
Adelaide v Fremantle
Collingwood v Brisbane
Carlton v North Melbourne
West Coast v Greater Western Sydney

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Round 9 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Perfect Timing

The Crows returned to form last week with a massive win over the hapless Brisbane Lions.

Round 10 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: the Pedant’s Lament

A cracking game of footy but did the umpire get the Dixon call right? A frame of reference wouldn’t go astray

Lit Fest looming: Almanackers front and centre

Almanackers are once again front and centre at the Williamstown Literary Festival on the weekend of 17 and 18 June.

Kerrie Soraghan, Yvette Wroby, John Harms, Smokie Dawson and Vin Maskell are amongst the guest speakers.

AFL Indigenous Round 2017 – Favourite Indigenous players and moments

The AFL Indigenous Round kicks off tonight and we want to know your favourite Indigenous players and moments.

SANFL – Norwood v Woodville West Torrens: Huge win for the `Legs

Rulebook is at home at The Parade as a fixture in the crowd and in the very happy rooms after the game. A great win for the Redlegs!

Almanac Soccer – The ABC debacle and a messy aftermath

Tom Riordan addresses the elephant in the room. Was the ABC2 coverage of LIverpool v Sydney really that bad? Yes. A serious bidder for the next A-League TV rights is the laughing stock of the country. Over to you, FFA.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: The Bloods are back

The Bloods returned to their best style of footy in a convincing win over St Kilda last weekend and Kieran Croker is looking forward to the rest of the season.

Michelle Payne’s story ‘Life as I know it’

Time to remind yourself of a magnificent story. Do yourself a favour.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview – Round 7: Billy

Whatever happened to Billy, asks Smokie in his weekly CYs preview.

Round 9 – the Fearless review: What’s my scene?

FEARLESS 2017 Rd 9 – What’s my scene? Who are the Hoodoo Gurus?   A revamped Simonds Stadium got game #1 AFL 2017 when it rained Cats and Dogs on Friday night. Geelong had practiced tackling, including hardnut Scott Selwood for game #1 2017. Tackle count increased nearly fourfold and the Dogs had no answers. [Read more]

Disability slurs in football must be given the same punishment as racial and homophobic slurs

Carly Findlay gives her view on how the AFL need to update its policy on disability slurs.

The 2017 Eddie Gilbert Cup

Which club will be wearing the best guernsey this weekend? Earl O’Neill has a few favourites

Almanac History: Roy Hay on ‘The Conversation’ website

Roy Hay continues the discussion on Indigenous Australians involvement in the local game.

Almanac Racing: Sandown Jumpers and Brisbane’s Carnival

The Australian Hurdle and Australian Steeple headline Saturday at Sandown, while Black Heart Bart heads to Eagle Farm seeking to win another Group One.

The Pies’ most memorable wins over Brisbane (and Fitzroy) in the past 50 years

Steve Fahey looks at his most memorable Collingwood wins against Brisbane/Fitzroy. Will this weekend’s game be another classic?

AFL: The engineer and the artist

Dips O’Donnell sees that AFL football now sadly focusses on risk reduction, rather than on individual and collective enterprise. We should celebrate human imagination, art and wisdom.

Round 9 – Melbourne v North Melbourne: BT

As if it wasn’t bad enough having to miss the match due to work commitments! Smokie then has to suffer through BT’s call.

VAFA Premier B – Mazenod v Fitzroy: They, he, it were only nineteen

Mazenod was in the news but the Roys were keen to take the game up to them on their anniversary day. It turned out to be a case of coincidental 19s as King George! III observes. [Trademark alertness from the monarch – JTH]

Round 10 – Preview: The Love Tap redefined!

Sal Ciardulli is loving the season – but finding formlines hard to work out. Here are his thoughts on Round 10. [Some particularly creative team monikers this week Sal – JTH]

SANFL 70s Pen Pix: Sturt v Glenelg 1974

What did the Pen Pix from the 1974 SANFL Grand Final Budget reveal, asks Swish?