Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

Port’s jumper

There’s something about Port’s current jumper that Punxsutawney Pete finds jarring. The way the teal sits on the black he finds nauseous so with tongue firmly in cheek, he has decided to do something about it by coming with some new designs. What do you think of his suggestions?

Footy Week Letters 1965 – Unsocial Media

Did a very young J Harms find this amongst his dad’s collection? The Letters page in Footy Week from August 1965.

VAFA C Grade: The Next Revolution (Williamstown CYs Preview – Round 3)

For some years now, Darren “Smokie” Dawson and Dene “Guru” Macloed have been exclusively providing the Williamstown CYMS FC faithful with their irreverent pre-game thoughts following Thursday night’s team selections. They are now on the Footy Almanac.

Dodgy Wikipedia player profiles. No.1: Isaac Heeney

Pete gives a quirky profile of young-gun Swan Isaac Heeney.

Kicking the Stigma Project

Read of Jackson Clark’s footy odyssey which he has undertaken to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Geelong: Encouragement of Loving

Yoshi reviews the game between his beloved Saints and the undefeated Cats.


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

Stop the slander: Enough is enough

Marnie Cohen raises some excellent points on sledging and slandering professional sportspeople online, especially when mental health issues are finally being brought to life in the football world.

Round 5 – Sydney Swans: The 2017 Isaac Newton Cup

Earl O’Neill gives us his thoughts on how this season will play out for the struggling Sydney Swans.

Just pick it up!

Tired of the soccer kick in Australian Football, Tony urges players to just pick it up!

Alex Fasolo

Damian Balassone accurately portrays the inaccurate Alex Fasolo….

Girl footy (part two): Girls against boys

Mike remembers a school competition of indoor soccer that led to an invaluable lesson of inclusivity in sport.

The Game Day Experience – what exactly is it?

The game day experience is many things to many people. Let’s try and keep it accessible to everyone says Tony Robb.

Book Launch: ‘Siren’s Call’ by Yvette Wroby (May 11)

Yvette Wroby invites you to the launch (party) of her first book ‘Siren’s Call’ on Thursday May 11th 6.30-10.30. Read more here.

The Joy of Tables

Mickey Randall shows us his love for tables.

Robert Murphy and your inner Bob Marley

Brenno is thrilled for the artist who is Bob Murphy and reflects on what makes the gliding half back such a pleasure to watch, and to follow. [Welcome Brenno – JTH]

Bob Lawless – ANZAC Day Tribute

Martin Croker has put together a powerful tribute to his Great Uncle Robert Leslie Lawless, a Lance Corporal who was killed in France on 22 April 2017.

It was 22 Years Ago Today

Sam Steele remembers the brilliant 1995 ANZAC-eve match between Richmond and North Melbourne and hopes for another stunner tonight.

VAFA B Section: Fitzroy v Peninsula Old Boys

Phil is pleased with what he saw from the Roys as they defeated their long-time rivals, the Peninsula Old Boys.

Fremantle or Crows Will Win The AFL Premiership

Aidan Hammond has a time proven theory on predicting the premiers. Looks like the Crows win the flag.