Division C1 Elimination Final- Adelaide University FC v Port Districts: Team Management

Dale Adams’ attendance at The Chardonnay Socialists (Adelaide University FC Division C1) this season has been patchy. Non-existent even. But he’s back when it matters. Here is his report.

The Final Grade for Karmichael Hunt

Callum O’Connor sizes up Karmichael Hunt’s AFL career and finds that the positives outweigh the negatives.

Greatest footballers to be associated with the wool industry

With so much interest in the old woollen footy jumpers series, we’re going to expand it and try to pick a team (or two) of the greatest footballers who have had a connection with the wool industry. Add your nomination in the comments section.

The Toyota Pre Wrap: AFL Round 23

Mr Wrap previews Round 23; his Tigers finals campaign; and announces his new commercial partners for Wrap 2015.

Under 11B Grand Final: Flemington Colts v the Red Devils

Pour a cup of tea and settle in for a detailed and entertaining report of an utterly absorbing Under 11B Grand Final in Tarneit, featuring Marcus, Noah, Frank, Louis, Ayiu, Oliver, Felix, Kye, Macsen, Eddie, Rob and more.

Brisbane Lions – Season Review 2014

A review of Brisbane’s 2014 season has QldPies feeling bullish.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Ultima

Earl O’Neill casts an eye across the finals prospects and finds that culture and organisational depth is the difference between the haves and have nots.

Overheard at Essendon again: A post Cronulla deal chat between a worried player and EFC official

Sean Curtain has been hanging around Melrose Drive again, which is nothing like Cronulla.

VFL & AFL footballers from Aoteaora

Aoteaora is home to many fine musicians and actors. What about Australian Rules footballers? Glen picks a side from The Land of The Long White Cloud.

How’s that equalisation working out for you?

E.Regnans charts the performance of clubs over the last 16 years to gauge the effectiveness of the AFL’s equalisation policy. There are a couple of outliers on the high side, and then there are the Tigers and Demons. Why is it so?

AFL Round 22, SANFL Round 18: The Crows – starting the autopsy while the heart still beats

Dave Brown saw the Crows twice on the weekend. He was disappointed but not surprised at the AFL team’s loss to the Kangaroos. He was overjoyed when the SANFL Crows showed similar heart and skill to grant his Norwood Redlegs 2nd place for the finals.

The Post Wrap – Round 22: Where Life Imitates Football

Mr Wrap reviews the Round 22 action and the prospects for the final round. He has been crunching the numbers for a new premiership points system (surprisingly the Tigers finish 8th).

WAFL Round 22: Put away the slide rule the four is set

Les Everett gives us another set of results for footy in WA as their finals teams have now been decided.

Tucker’s wooden spoon

There’s a gem at every footy club. For the Wandal Bulls, it’s masseuse Tuck.

Footy, Drugs and the David Hicks Dilemma

The Unknown Sports Lover responds to the Cronulla deal and does not sugar-coat the situation. Your thoughts? On the concept of the deal? On the terms of the deal? On what should ave happened?

A tribute to my dad: a Bulldog – not quite through and through – but a Bulldog nonetheless

Andrew Gigs Gigacz’ father passed away at 5am this morning. Here is Gigs’ tribute. [Gigs has been a dedicated contributor to the Almanac community over many years. Our thoughts are with you Gigs - JTH]

Dear Gillon

Stand up and cheer Knackers. Read this amazing letter that Sue Currie sent AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan passionately summarising all the problems of the modern game. To his credit Gillon rang Sue personally to respond.

The Pre Wrap for Round XXII: The Penultimate Round of the Home & Away Series for 2014

The Wrap comes up with a new angle on improving the Great Game and offers his insights into the crucially finals-shaping Round XXII.

AFL Round 22: Sal’s Penultimate Preview

Sal chases a dollar at the footy and the races and prays for the good fortune of the Friars in their fight to stay in Div 1.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Twenty One

Earl O’Neill celebrates his Monaros big win over the hapless Demons, and muses on the future of Mark Thompson and the endlessly recycled trivia of the footy media (Almanac excepted).