Importance of open communication

Yoshi discusses the value of open and frank communication.

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Finals Week 2- Fearless 2018: Playing for keeps. They are all….

Fearless reviews week 2 of the AFL Finals.

WAFL 2018 Season: So it’s the Lions and the Falcons

With the WAFL Grand Final approaching this weekend, Les Everett ponders a potential West Perth miracle and reviews each club’s season

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 4: The coach as a secure base.

“The game teaches the game,” says David Stiff in Part 4 of his series on thinking about sport. The coach provides a secure base. The Tigers are free to play – that is, to play playfully. The fascinating thing about Friday’s match is that the Pies enjoy the same freedom. So what happens?

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: St Kilda Saints (6th)

The Saints were about to plummet fast two decades ago. How many of these mugshots do you come across these days?

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 1)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. In this first installment, he looks at the stellar careers of Brett and Paul James.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: West Coast Eagles (7th)

The Eagles of 1998 were neither up nor about. A few of these left, some stayed for their mid 2000s revival.

Carlton 2018: Every rebuild can be unhappy in its own way

Much furious comment surrounded Carlton’s 2018. John Butler offers his thoughts on the Year of the Double Spoon.

Alt Federal Cryptic Quiz

Peter Crossing(word) gives us a St Francis load of footy related clues without the fiddly grid to worry about. Put the kettle on, grab a sharpened 2H and go your hardest.

SANFL Preliminary Final Tribunal Ruling

A decision was made last night by the independent SANFL Tribunal which has upheld the result of Sunday’s SANFL Preliminary Final. Here’s the transcript of former Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Michael David QC. What are your thoughts Almanackers?

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Essendon Bombers (8th)

Underachieving or over-rated? It depends on the year according to the Footy Record’s 1998 appraisal of the side from Windy Hill. Seen any of these fellas lately?

Pub Review: The Pretoria, Mannum

Mickey Randall reminisces about “crossing the courts” for after school drinks.

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

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

Cam provides us with all the usual stats and links before looking ahead to this weekend’s 80s-revisited blockbuster with the Tigers. Remember, you read it here first!

AFLFA press release: Demons dominate 2018 AFLFA Fan of the Year Awards

The AFLFA has released details of its ‘Fan of the Year’ awards and the Demons are the big winners. We present their official press release here verbatim.

Almanac Junior Footy: Wilkins Girls kicking the Heeney out of Greene (originally published in the SMH)

Crankypete points us in the direction of this piece celebrating girls’ footy in Sydney (first published in the Sydney Morning Herald). He’s one of the very proud Dads.

Footy teams have away strips – why not away anthems?

All clubs have their team song to sing after yet another win. But what about a club anthem – think Liverpool’s ‘You’ll never walk alone’ in the EPL. What about your club? Robert Allen starts a new discussion with the AFL in mind, but don’t let that stop you from including your code of preference.

The Womens Footy Almanac 2018: Fine writing

Follow the links for a sample of some of media items about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 since its recent release.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Richmond Tigers (9th)

Richmond’s 1998 side was chock full of characters. Seen any of them lately?