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?

Footy Time!

With pen in hand, Aiden is ready for a huge footy season!

Down At Windy Hill

Tim’s view of the Essendon saga in verse.

The Footy Almanac: AFL 2017 Season Launch & Lunch

Season 2017 for The Footy Almanac was launched today with lunch at The North Fitzroy Arms.

The 2017 Jim Thorpe Cup

Earl O’Neill gives us a humorous take on the AFL 2017 season coming up. He looks at Cousins, Plugger and makes a ladder prediction.

Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Bachar’s 150th

Bachar Houli’s 150th game was a big occasion for Muslims in Australia. With Pauline Hanson calling for a Muslim ban and the London attacks, Jack Banister is glad that there were some positives in the media on a day saturated with negativity.

MCC Library in Conversation – Harry Graham: the little dasher

Get on down to the MCC Library on 12 April to hear Graeme Watson and Peter Bedford in conversation with Ronald Cardwell about his new biography of Test cricketer and Melbourne footballer, Harry Graham

AFL 2016 Bang for Buck Cup: Why the Bulldogs didn’t really win the premiership

As the men’s season 2017 gets underway, Dave Brown has found the secret to 2016 success

Register for Footy Almanac Supercoach (last day of unlimited trades!)

Join in the fantasy football fun with the Almanac Supercoach for 2017. Today is your last chance to use unlimited trades, so join up and have a play around to create the best team possible.

The Pies’ best wins against the Dogs in the past 50 years

Ahead of the 2017 AFL season opener, Steve Fahey looks at the best 5 Collingwood wins over the Western Bulldogs.

The Umpire’s Alphabet

Dennis Gedling gives us a colourful acrostic poem about the under-appreciated art of football umpiring.

Almanac Footy Tipping – Join Now

Join in all three of our tipping comps.
The standard Almanac comp.
The Tip the Top 8. (You have until March 24 on this one – one day after the opening match)
I Tipped This (a fantastic comp – the Almanac has its own comp within the bigger comp)
All explained in this post

Ready Roberts

Fletcher Roberts is only 23 years old but already has a premiership under his belt with the Western Bulldogs. He stood up in the key finals matches in 2016 and he looks to step up again in 2017.

The Auskick Files – Week 1

A new AFL season means another year of Auskick. Craig Dodson begins the Auskick journey with his son Jack.

Footy Almanac Supercoach league

Get involved in the Footy Almanac Supercoach League.

Almanac WAFL: Early signs good for Tigers and Bulldogs

Les Everett gives us the wrap-up of the opening round in the WAFL.


The Philby is anticipating the start of the footy season.

The Common Denominator

A quatrain by Damian Balassone, an ode to Wayne Johnston.

Book launch: The Mighty West, March 29 in Footscray

Kerrie Soraghan will be launching her new book ‘The Mighty West’ later this month. It is sure be a ripper of a read and a fun launch. Our own John Harms will be there to help launch the book.

Number Five

Paul Spinks takes us back to 1985 where he watched a Geelong pre-season inter-club game in Anglesea. His South African friend Samantha didn’t know much about the game, but she couldn’t help but be impressed by a certain number 5.

AFL Preseason – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Arden Street Cargo Cult

Mick returns to Arden Street and records his understanding of the day – as only Mick can. [Can’t wait to have Mick and Earl in the same room – JTH]