Round 15 – Comment: Fixing a glaring problem

Anne Cahill Lambert is being driven nuts by the AFLM commentary. She took it all in on Friday night.

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: All Ironed Out

Anne Cahill Lambert has a few suggestions for next year’s AFLW Grand Final to put to the AFL based on what she saw today when the Western Bulldogs defeated Brisbane without their captain Katie Brennan.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: It was an aviary

Cooped up with Crows and Magpies alike, Anne Cahill Lambert watched on as her Adelaide flyers had their wings clipped by a fast-finishing Collingwood

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v Adelaide: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

Anne Cahill Lambert made it out of Canberra’s Big Wet right on time (thanks Brandon) but insufficiently caffeinated (thanks Sutton Forrest) for the Ebony Marinoff tackle-a-thon. And Blacktown’s Big Wet [Well done to those 17 people on the far side – Ed].

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide Crows v Western Bulldogs: A Few Monty Python Moments

The Adelaide Crows silenced the critics on the weekend by defeating the Western Bulldogs in the match of the season so far. But despite the magnificent game, Anne Cahill Lambert had to catch the action on her tablet due to lack of free-to-air broadcast.

AFLW Round 2 – Melbourne v Adelaide: The answer was blowing in the wind

Anne Cahill Lambert on her Crows’ tussle with Melbourne. And with a fresh perspective on the tyranny of distance, shares an idea for those in charge of scheduling AFLW.

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide Crows v Brisbane Lions: Not really the sound of music

Watching the Crows lose the AFLW GF re-match was not one of Anne Cahill Lambert’s favourite things as Adelaide went down on Saturday night to a slick Brisbane Lions’ unit.

AO and AFLW: Creature Comforts

Anne Cahill Lambert has loved the tennis and is looking forward to spending a small fortune travelling around Australia to follow her beloved Crows. But she is not impressed with aspects of the scheduling. Midnight starts to tennis matches. Heat-of-the-afternoon starts to footy matches – at exposed venues. Some respect for the paying public please.

We Were Nearly There

Anne Cahill Lambert goes whack at Hawthorn’s handling of the CEOship of Tracey Gaudry

They Need To Go

Anne Cahill Lambert comes off the long run and whacks The Footy Show right between the eyes. Booomm!

Are We There Yet? Yes. We. Are!

Anne Cahill Lambert has a new spring in her step after Hawthorn’s new CEO was announced.

AFLW v AFL(M)

Anne Cahill Lambert compares and contrasts the women’s and men’s AFL leagues, and offers some advice going forwards.

Oh dear, Dermie

“Dear Dermie, I am a Hawthorn supporter and was one of your greatest fans. Until last week…” Anne Cahill Lambert with an open letter of disappointment to Dermott Brereton.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: You’re The Voice

Anne Cahill Lambert draws her AFLW coverage (following the Crows and their coach all over the country) to a triumphant conclusion

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: The Number Is Seven

Battling the heat, Anne Cahill Lambert kept her support levels high as Adelaide won convincingly against the Magpies to earn a Grand Final berth this weekend.

AFLW Round 6 – Adelaide v Melbourne: Oysters, Thunder and Heartburn

Anne Cahill Lambert reflects on a near-miss for the Crows, mistimed oysters and the prowess of Daisy Pearce on a sweltering night in Darwin.

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Brisbane: A Few Things Happened On The Way To The Ground

Anne Cahill Lambert caps off a sad week by visiting her niece (who is still the coach of Adelaide).

AFLW Round 4 – Fremantle v Adelaide: First Quarter Blackout

Anne Cahill Lambert reflects on a game of ‘three quarters’ between the Dockers and Crows, as well as the effects of the infamous Fremantle Doctor.

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide v Carlton: Heaven of a weekend

Anne Cahill Lambert caught the action in this scrappy game on a mobile phone in Rutherglen.

Another First for Women in AFL

This piece was originally published in 2013. Anne Cahill Lambert tells us about the achievements of her niece and other women in winning coaching positions in senior men’s clubs in the major State Leagues (VFL, WAFL and NEAFL). Apparently one of the problems with women footballers is that they talk a lot. They are welcome at Almanac lunches at any time.