The Raving Rulebook Video – First Edition

You’ve read his fine work on The Footy Almanac. You’ve taken his phone calls. You’ve bought his raffle tickets. Now you can see what he actually looks like as Rulebook shares his thoughts on football, sport and life on the first ever Raving Rulebook Video!

Round 21 – Essendon v Adelaide: Is Matt Crouch the New Garry McIntosh?

Malcolm Ashwood, revelling in another strong performance by the Crows, sees similarities between Matt Crouch and the great Garry McIntosh, while also expressing strong views on retiring players and the MRP (plus you asked for it, The Chaplin is back!!).

Round 20 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: 825 days and growing

Rulebook had such a good Showdown, he even ended up on the Power banner.

Sloane has been crucified

We revisit Rulebook’s article on the Rory Sloane clumsy spoil suspension.

SANFL Round 15 – Woodville West Torrens v Norwood: Norwood Dominate and destroy the Eagles

The Redlegs comfortably knock off the ladder leaders and Rulebook no longer has any doubts about the direction Norwood is headed.

Round 18 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows intimidate the Cats

The Crows came out hard against Geelong at the Adelaide Oval, Malcolm Ashwood reports on an intimidating performance from the pride of South Australia.

SANFL Round 14 – Norwood v Adelaide: Redlegs knock off Crows in a subdued composed performance

The Redlegs take another step towards finals footy against the Crows reserves down at the Parade.

Round 17 – Melbourne v Adelaide: Crows night out in Darwin

Malcolm Ashwood reports on the Crows win in the Top End, happy with how they’re tracking on-field, but finishing with a sledge for the SANFL Crows.

SANFL Round 13 – North Adelaide v Norwood: A Norwood extravaganza

Rulebook captures a big couple of days for Norwood, built around a hard fought win at Prospect

Round 16 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Are the Crows back?

Classic Rulebook analysis of a dominant Crows performance against the reigning premier with an appraisal of numerous Crows players. While the Crows were good, he really starts to get to the heart of the matter when he looks at the Dogs. They were terrible.

Round 15 – Carlton v Adelaide: Crows not a Simon but a win is a win

Rulebook runs us through the Crows ‘ugly’ win over Carlton. Matthew Kreuzer won the ruck battle again and Curnow continues to show his potential.

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: A lack of mongrel

Rulebook is fired up after Adelaide’s lack of grunt and leadership in a disappointing loss to Hawthorn. He also has his say about staging for frees, the shot clock and the incredible close finishes this round.

SANFL Round 10 – South Adelaide v Norwood: The real meaning of footy

A special day for a long-standing Redlegs fan as Norwood tame the Panthers at Noarlunga.

Round 12 – Adelaide v St Kilda: More Questions Than Answers For the Crows?

Malcolm Ashwood with his comprehensive thoughts on Adelaide’s win over St Kilda, plus some strong thoughts on the AFL’s lack of support for the SANFL.

Round 10 – Adelaide v Fremantle: Crows Win By a Bradman

Like The Don did with regularity at the Adelaide Oval, the Crows turned a good start into a three figure score (and winning margin) against Fremantle. Malcolm Ashwood explains how.

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!

Round 9 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Sluggish start but the Crows eventually fly

Rulebook has a dozen observations about the Crows and footy generally – as he casts an eye over the Lions-Crows game Up North.

Round 6 – Adelaide v Richmond: Crows Sunday Twilight Delight

A delightful twilight game at the Adelaide Oval for Malcolm Ashwood and his red hot Adelaide Crows.

Round 5 – Gold Coast v Adelaide: Nostradamus ‘book

Malcolm Ashwood is thrilled with another strong performance from his Crows, despite an injury to gun defender Daniel Talia.

Michael “Kingo” Taylor: Mr Consistent

Malcolm Ashwood pays tribute to former Norwood and Collingwood star Michael “Kingo” Taylor