Friend of the Almanac, respected scholar and writer, Tim Harcourt (aka The Airport Economist) has just released his new book Trading Places. He is also developing the new discipline of footynomics (a fair dinkum discipline it is too). Al Najmeddine takes a look at Tim’s career and his latest work. [Good to see you at the Almanac lunch on Friday - JTH]
Digger and Teddy are ticketless and looking for Gloria when they arrive at the MCG on Saturday. Here’s what happens.
Sam Steele ranks Hawthorn’s 12 premierships in terms of achievement, the opposition and the broader context of the club’s history. Nothing like a list to spark some debate.
Swish Schwerdt, sounds like a Barossa name. Here’s a Barossa footy piece he saw last weekend.
Brenton ‘Nose’ Eckert has what his life insurance and superannuation providers like to call a “terminal medical condition”. What will happen to his collection of football memories?
Mr Wrap lauds the Leafblowers and draws the curtains around the lamentable Harbourtowners. The time honoured Beitzel, Fevola, Flower and Krudd Memorial Medals all go to worthy recipients.
Mr Wrap has seen every Grand Final since Jock McHale and Checker Hughes were coaching, so it is worth noting the advice of our sage tipster.
The Minister for Homeland Security writes to warn about the increased terrorist threat, and that only Team Australia can be supported after Saturday.
Earl O’Neill gives us his two bobs’ worth on the Grand Final. With a little help from Martha and The Vandellas.
E.regnans, a veteran of five Grand Finals (under 13s, under 17s, high school teams), brings us the essence of Grand Final anticipation.
This is an intriguing experiment. Old Dog, thinking creatively, again.
Siobhan Calafiore provides her perspective on where the game is at and why.
A bus full of joy tooling down the O-Bahn – that was the scene on the way to Paradise (and beyond) for Dave Brown and son after the SANFL Grand Final.
It’s the night before the 2017 Grand Final and The Bulldog Tragician is too excited and nervous to sleep. Buoyed by the 2014 VFL Premiership, Kerrie Soraghan imagines a red, white and blue AFL Grand Final Day three years hence.
Bling, beading and everything in between Duchess Danni has Brownlow Fashion 2014 covered.
Allan Way loved life. This is P. Flynn’s eulogy of a great character.
[Wonderful tribute of a ripper bloke from a dear friend - Ed]
Despite Rod Oaten’s views of the Docklands Stadium, the VFL Grand Final went right down to the wire. Interested to hear his thoughts on the best players on the day and the much anticipated return of Cyril Rioli.
An extensive, thorough review of the Cats players from David Fordyce. Interested to hear Cats fans’ thoughts.
Longtime Redlegs fan Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood rates Norwood’s triumph in Sunday’s SANFL Grand Final the greatest of all his club’s premierships. Though he admits to missing their 1887, 1888 and 1889 flag wins.