Importance of open communication

Yoshi discusses the value of open and frank communication.

Re-recordings of team songs by the AFL

Re-recording club songs; Dalby gives us his view and invites your opinion.

Almanac Teams: The raking left-footers

This will generate some interest. Phil Dimitriadis’s team of raking left footers. And it’s a good question he asks.

Women’s Footy – Bud Breakfasts and the Shifting Horizons of Girls

Saturday morning breakfast at the Wilson’s. In 2014 and 2018. The newspaper is a constant. The conversation, and the back page, have changed. E.regnans with a poignant piece on the growing stature of Women’s footy. Especially in the eyes of his two daughters.

Politics and Sport – SANFL Clubs v Nick Xenophon

The SANFL has encouraged its fans to ‘vote wisely’ in the state election when it comes to poker machine policy. Dave Brown pulls at the threads of the statement in a way that 280 characters could not.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A better few days than last week

Cam Hooke’s latest Collingwood musings as the AFLW side goes into the final round of their season. The AFL and VFL men are preparing for theirs to get underway after some recent positive signs but alas one big injury in Tyson Goldsack.

The Gang of Five

George Smith looks at the years (a couple of decades) when a total of five clubs won the VFL flag.

Peter Temple and the Royboys of Doom

This is a remarkable piece, one of the Almanac’s finest. Adam Muyt has transcribed his 2003 interview with the late Peter Temple. It was conducted 15 years or so ago when Adam was writing his fine book Maroon & Blue. Tremendous observations about footy and Melbourne life.

Ross Dillon: Dees and Redleg royalty

Rulebook reviews the career of one of Norwood’s finest. And Kyabram’s. And Melbourne’s.

Almanac AFL Footy Tipping for 2018 – Join Now

Join in our tipping comps in season 2018.
The standard Almanac comp.
The Tip the Top 8. (You have until the bounce in the Rich-Carl game on the night of March 22 on this one)
Explained in this post.
All welcome.

The Commoners Guide To AFL Commentary

Matt Quartermaine unravels some footy commentator lingo for us. Do you have any of your own?

Pride and Passion: The Growth of Women’s Footy in Greater Western Sydney

El Gibbs, co-presenter of BAFL Radio, a weekly radio show and podcast about AFL in Western Sydney, provides an insight into the growth of women’s football in the Greater Western Sydney region and how the passion for footy is a lot more prevalent there than you may think.

Almanac Footy Teams: Opening Round Debutants

Phil Dimitriadis picks a side of Round 1 debutants, many of whom you will remember well, while others faded away.

41000 Watch a ‘Strenuous’ Match of Girls’ Football (1929)

The recent Fremantle v Collingwood AFLW game broke the record for attendance at a female Australian sporting event. But what of the little known game that previously held the record? Damien Morgan investigates.

Almanac Satire – AFL Executive interview: Tasmania, AFLX, AFLW

David Wilson’s character Des Troyer is again joined by our anonymous up-and-coming AFL Executive to discuss all the latest AFL hot topics.

Almanac Memoir – The Tracks of my Tears

“I buried my face in the pages of the Football Record and I cried as frustration washed through me. If you think the disappointment of being bundled out of the finals in 2013, 14 and 15 was bad then you didn’t experience the disappointment of the last round of the 1966 season. The gut-wrenching emotion of that last game had me in tears.”

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: No cause for alarm, yet

Cam Hooke’s latest in all things Collingwood after a tough week that saw the AFLW side go down to write themselves out of Grand Final contention and the AFL boys struggle against the Giants.

Almanac Teams – A team of great 8s

Phil Dimitriadis picks a team of the best players to have worn #8. Can you improve this team?

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A big win in Alice

All things Collingwood from our Pie-nut Cam Hooke. Tremendous summary of the week – with emphasis on the AFLW win in Alice Springs. [Yes, I noted that you noted the free kick count Cam – JTH]

Tales of Tasmania: Noel Carter

Liahm O’Brien catches up with Richmond and South Fremantle premiership star, Noel Carter in another Tasmanian football profile.

Almanac Bonkbans and (General) Social Responsibility: No Sex Please, We’re…..Eagles.

Daryl Sharpen says that Malcolm Turnbull has taken his lead from 70s Tassie footy. #bonkban had an impact there.