Thursday @ The Footy Almanac

Tiny leads the Under 10s in some Sunday morning tai chi in Edinburgh Gardens. (full photo gallery below) Pic: Richard Colyer

AFL Round 9 previews and reports

Geelong 16.8.104 d Western Bulldogs 12.9.81
St Kilda 10.8.68 d by Sydney 18.10.118
GWS 11.12.78 d Richmond 10.15.75
Brisbane 7.18.60 d by Adelaide 21.14.140
Collingwood 13.12.90 d Hawthorn 11.6.72
Essendon 19.11.125 d West Coast 8.16.64
Melbourne 13.12.90 d by North Melbourne 15.14.104
Fremantle 13.8.86 d Carlton 7.9.51

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Almanac History: Roy Hay on ‘The Conversation’ website

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

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.

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?

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Horschel beats Day in playoff as Jang says bye LPGA

Hamish Neal with his excellent collection of golf news, notes, and thoughts from the week.

Almanac Baseball: All Stars Align

The MLB All Stars Game allows fans to vote for who players to take part. How would a voting system for the AFL All Australian team go for fans?

Round 9 – GWS v Richmond: If you’re thinking Sliding Doors, then…

Kath Presdee laments the score reviews that went against Richmond and helped GWS get over the line.

Round 9 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Letting ourselves down

Brutus went along to his first night game at the Gabba and after a promising start to the game, Brisbane simply couldn’t match the Crows.

Junior Almanac – Fitzroy Under 10-3 v Richmond Juniors: Photo Gallery

The Fitzroy Under 10-3 side found themselves in a tough match against the kids from the mean streets of Richmond amid a rivalry that goes back a century to when Richmond’s Squizzy Taylor blued with Fitzroy’s Old Ted Whiting over control of the sly grog shops at the fag end of Fitzroy.

Round 9 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Mind of a Pie

Phil Dimitriadis invites us inside his Collingwood mind as he experiences an outrageous Saturday night [Classic – Ed]

Haiku Bob – Round 9 – love and hate

Haiku Bob is back at it with a poem that looks at the seesaw of emotions fans feel at the footy.

Round 9 – Geelong v Western Bulldogs: Getting the band back together

Geelong switched on with their two champion midfielders on fire and Harry Taylor accurate in front of goal. The Bulldogs battled hard but fell short of the Cats.

Centre Square Blues

Warren Tapner has written a poem about the art of umpiring.

My Finals – Top 9

Aidan Hammond has sketched an idea – how would a Final 9 work?

Identity Calling

How do modern Aussies define themselves, and is increasing nationalisation changing our identity?