At the press conference two days out from this game, Nic Naitanui was asked six questions about Majak Daw. Six questions. You would think the Bombers copped less of a grilling from ASADA.
Enjoy this excerpt of Murray Bird’s story, The Swine, from Footy Town.
Malcolm Allbrook expects both Fremantle and Sydney to figure prominently in September after this hard- fought, tight encounter.
A reversed Darwinian evolutionary chart would best illustrate Footscray fan’s footballing journey. Ever increasing slumped shoulders, and in the end the only thing you are left with is a rather rudimentary club.
If Sir Alex Ferguson is the human hairdryer, very amateur women’s football team coach Paul Connolly is more of an aromatherapy candle.
[This is an extract from Paul's entertaining new book - The Mighty Bras]
Read Martin Flanagan’s glowing review essay of Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game.
Join us at the All Nations as Tim Boyle launches this new book of local footy yarns.
The Dockers’ patched-up junior team cast a spell that not even a misty eyed veteran optimist of 17 years of Freo pain could believe what his eyes were witnessing. Jim Smith wept tears of joy as they ripped the heart from the surging Pies.
What happens beyond Woorndoo? Why did the fans pinch the goalposts in Wynyard? Who are the football tribes of Broken Hill? Find out in Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game.
Roy Hay is surprised at the amount of media coverage of the retirement of a former Ayr United player given that he hasn’t turned out for the club since 1974. (He did manage Manchester United for a few years in the interim.)
Join Nicholas and John Burmej for a traditional Saturday night dinner with La Familgia. Main course tonight: the Dockers.
Richmond and Fremantle share a particular and desperate history, writes Fremantle fan David Zampatti. One club was set up to be a joke; the other has become one over a horrible thirty years.
The Footy Almanac has started its monthly kick to kick sessions – now in two brilliant locations. All welcome.
Roy Hay with a bit of balance on Luis Suarez.
Our New Zealand correspondent, Alex Braae, says St.Kilda should be quickly adopted by Wellington, which is used to barracking for lovable losers.
It is amazing how our passion for this mighty game, the one-eyed devotion to one team and everlasting faith in reaching that holy grail, makes us blind to past results and fanatical towards the next game, writes Fremantle fanatic Dianne Waddingham.
Barry Nicholls recently MCed a gala dinner at the Moora Football Club. This is what he found.
(Please note: these are the personal views of Barry Nicholls)
Making her Almanac debut, young Molly Lennon provides a very accurate description of Hawthorn’s big win.
There is abundant truth in the commentariat’s assertion that the Suns remain a one trick pony writes Tim Webber.
Patrick Grindlay was caught between mum’s garden and dad’s happy place in 1980, as he watched the Tigers fall prey to the Magpies.