Almanac Book Cover 2016: The Case for Walla

The latest nomination for the 2016 Almanac book cover sees Andrew Else put forward the case for new Bomber star Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.

Round 20 – Geelong v Essendon: The Turning Wheels of Boris

Andrew Else with a tale of two ‘Boris’-es; remembering a game twenty years ago when his Bombers played Geelong. Times have changed; this 2016 Geelong stand as the “most arrogant opposition” he has seen this year.

The People you see at the Playground, Identified by their AFL team

Andrew Else writes how a groups behaviour at the park can be dictated by their football team of choice.

Round 18 – Essendon v Brisbane: Lions Treat Bombers as Mealworms as the Bride Twirls to Victory

Andrew Else relates the trials and tribulations of spouses supporting opposing teams.

Round 21 – Gold Coast Suns v Essendon: Family Time

The post-Hird era at Essendon dawns with a narrow loss to the Suns. Andrew Else contemplates how he’ll explain the Bombers’ fall from grace in the years to come to his own son. [And mazel tov on the new arrival to the household! – Ed]

AFL Round 2 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Post Game Kick to Kick

With the game over, Andrew Else takes in some kick-to-kick action on the hallowed MCG turf

AFL Round 22 – Essendon v Gold Coast: Something Worth Watching

Andrew Else was not required for coaching duties this weekend so he spent the weekend at Cape Schanck. But he couldn’t take his eyes off the tight final quarter between his Bombers and the Suns.

For Justice John Middleton’s Consideration: AFL On-Field Injustices – Real and Perceived

Conspiracies? Andrew Else re-considers some pivotal moments, and calls for justice. (John Middleton, please get involved)

AFL Round 17 – Essendon v Collingwood: Just Another Game

After his pre-game CHAPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEE prognostication came good, Andrew Else stopped counting.

AFL Round 16 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Never Tear Us Apart

Andrew Else relishes the Bombers win over Port Adelaide. He reckons Kenny Hinkley has more to worry about now than the Adelaide Oval soundtrack.

Easter Uprising Highlights Contrasts Between AFL Variable Pricing and Club Memberships

Andrew Else takes a look at the confusion around ticket pricing that continues to haunt the AFL.

Analysis of AFL Club Memberships Shows That You (Sometimes) Get What You Paid For

AFL Club Memberships? Good value? Outdated? Andrew Else takes a look.

AFL Round 3 : Essendon v Carlton – Rantings from a sugar high

A. Else loves Sunday night footy. With a sprinkling of ‘just desserts’ and ‘sour grapes’ served for afters all along Lygon Street. [Litza and What Else should hire a barn and put on a show, with Tony Robb growling, stage left – Ed]

For richer for poorer; in sickness and in health

Andrew Else pens a passionate and intelligent summary of where his Bombers are at. You can choose your friends, but family and footy clubs are for life.

Perth Test – Day 3: Teeing Off

Andrew Else reckons the poms are all talk and no ticker. At least a moonboot will solve Stuart Broad’s perennial shoe lace dramas.

Adelaide Test – Day 4: One For the True Believers

It was the sort of day’s play that a radio commentator would call ‘engrossing’ or ‘riveting’, when, really, to the un-initiated, it must have been quite the opposite. Andrew Else on the vagaries of commentating and bowling, and why he likes Joe Root (not the same reason as Shane Warne).

Gabba Test – Day 4: Coffee is For Closers

Andrew Else waits through rain, karaoke and John Wayne for our Ashes victory. He lets us know why it was worth it.

AFL Round 21 – Essendon v North Melbourne: Not talking about it

There’s a lot Andrew Else could say about Essendon’s performance on the weekend, about how they’re limping towards the end of the season and about the views of other fans. A lot.

Third Test – Day 2: Video Killed the Walkabout Star

Andrew Else reveals Warner’s thought process (ie. none) before going for the DRS during a glorious day’s play by Australia against the Poms.

First Test – Day 2: Agar the Audacious

It was clear early that Agar knew what he was doing. His early couple of strokes showed a decent technique yet still combined with a cavalier flair expected from a 19-year-old number 11 in his first test.