Hey AFL, if you really want to change the rules, here’s one!

The head count is a rule from the past and almost ruined two finals on the weekend. It’s time for change

AFL post-season: Who is ready for a superdraft?

What’s the deal with your club’s 2018 post-season? Dave Brown looks at draft pick values to work it out

In Praise of Mud

Dave Brown reports on a muddy late season away game of U/10s at Elizabeth’s Argana Park, the Eagles’ home of no grass roots footy. The kids loved it.

#WeWantAnswersAFC – actually, we do but what are the questions?

There’s definitely a problem at the Crows but it’s not new and it’s not on the field

Almanac Teams: Brown’s Browns

A team of Browns drawn from the AFL and state leagues, preceding it. Dave trawls back a bit before living memory and across state borders to come up with his team.

They’re a weird mob: a South Australian attends the 1950 VFL Grand Final

What was it like for a South Australian spectator to experience Victorian footy for the first time in 1950? L.T.A. Good with a proto-Footy Almanac report

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Where’s Chelsea?

Dave Brown’s Crows went down in a devastating loss to the Pies at Olympic Park yesterday, missing a chance to defend their flag in another AFLW Grand Final. However, it was the loss of a key player in the second term and the commentary team’s oversight that really had him perturbed.

Politics and Sport – SANFL Clubs v Nick Xenophon

The SANFL has encouraged its fans to ‘vote wisely’ in the state election when it comes to poker machine policy. Dave Brown pulls at the threads of the statement in a way that 280 characters could not.

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Carlton: Not too much to ask, is it?

After Saturday’s emphatic win by the Crows over the Blues, all that remains for Dave Brown is for the chips to fall where they may to keep the mathematical possibility of an Adelaide Home Grand Final alive.

AFLW Round 4 – Greater Western Sydney v Adelaide: In the shallows

Viewing things through the lens of the outcome changes your perception. Dave Brown on watching a taped footy game and a funeral on the Yorke Peninsula

AFLW Round 2 – Melbourne v Adelaide: Memorandum mori

The AFL Football Department aren’t the only ones that can write a memo. Melbourne, however, are the only team that look like making the Grand Final after a windy day at Casey Fields

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide v Brisbane: Missing your jockey in a one horse town

So much sport in Adelaide on the weekend but Dave Brown had to get to the Parade to see the crowds at his home of footy

Almanac Cricket: The Real 2017 Men’s Team of the Year

Dave Brown says, ‘Picking a “best of” team in cricket is great fun – particularly if you like disappointing everyone. But if you can’t disappoint everyone every now and again what, precisely, is the point of living?’
So here are his picks based on the numbers – what do you think?

Almanac Teams – The (ultimate) Ultimate WACA Ashes performers

As we head to the WACA one last time for the Ashes, who has put together the best performances at the ground? Warning: may contain traces of 2006 Adam Gilchrist

The Ashes – Second Test, Day 3: Nothing ever happens in Adelaide on a Monday

Dave Brown hails the return of Jimmy Anderson and the Ashes contest on an anything but typical Adelaide Monday night

Almanac Teams: The ultimate Adelaide Oval Ashes performers

Dave Brown lines up the best Ashes performances at Adelaide Oval. Who knew England had so many left arm finger spinners? And what is the correct number of Arthurs for an Australian team?

Almanac Teams: The ultimate Gabba Ashes performers

Not so much a funny team as two extraordinary ones as Dave Brown picks two XIs based upon outstanding one-off performances at the Gabba

Almanac Teams: the long and longer of it

There have been some long names in footy over the years. Dave Brown squeezes them onto a pitch.

Footy Media Watch: Why does everyone hate the Crows all of a sudden?

Adelaide’s not unreasonable desire to be right has become their demon in the Jake Lever deal according to Dave Brown.

SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt: see ya at the Arkaba

Dave Brown’s family has history at Port v Sturt Grand Finals. There’s nothing like a happy ending