To the Port Adelaide list management team

Dave Boon couldn’t be happier with the AFL Trade Week for his Port Adelaide. The inclusions of Steven Motlop, Jack Watts and Tom Rockcliff will bolster the Power significantly according to Dave.

Tiger Spirit Animal was alive and kicking at the meritorious Mecca

The Tiger tales keep on coming. Here, Saints fan Jennifer Muirden explains why she was so happy to see Richmond win the flag.

Versatility a key to future Bulldog success

Jake Rachwalski is pretty happy with the Bulldogs’ list management. Trade week, he says, has served them well.

Almanac Footy History: 50 Years On – Richmond Little League 1967

Remember this from earlier in the year?

It will be precisely fifty years ago this Saturday to the day – May 13th – that the VFL Little League made its fourteen minute half time debut at VFL football grounds. Blair Campbell was coach, Warwick Nolan was in the yellow and black

Where are they now? Does anyone know?

Yoshi on requesting trades because of homesickness

Yoshi presents some thoughts for discussion about players from interstate clubs wanting to be traded back to their home states.

Trade Week 2017

The AFL Trade Week is over now. Pancho takes a look at how his Brisbane Lions fared in the craziness that is Trade Week.

A Team Of Bruisers

Earl O’Neill has put together a team of the toughest and hardest players in VFL/AFL history. This is a team not to mess with.

International Footy: From a Raven’s point of view

Karin Flodin is part of Yvette Wroby’s extended and drafted family. In her first piece for the Almanac she tells us how she came to be playing footy in Sweden and in the Euro Cup this year. Maybe we can look forward to her representing Sweden in the next International Cup.

The Transgender Call

Dave H looks at the Hannah Mouncey trans-gender case and thinks his way through it. Comments welcome, as always.

The (Lost) Art of Umpiring

Swish found this 70s SANFL umpiring relic in the bowels of academia. He’s sharing it before it disappears entirely.

Danny Frawley’s Bravery

When Danny Frawley sat down to chat with Hamish McLachlan he may not have been thinking about how far and wide their SEN conversation would go. Or who it may effect – for good. It reached Yoshi in Japan. This is Yoshi’s response. [English is Yoshi’s second language. Thanks Yoshi, for this piece – JTH]

Dusty officially now a bona fide champion

Jen Muirden was honoured to attend the Richmond Football Club’s special Brownlow Medal Count and she pays tribute to their winner, Dustin Martin.

Big Macs of Footy

Peter Baulderstone joins the imaginary teams craze with his suggestions for the biggest Macs/Mc’s in footy. Suggestions and memories welcomed.

Entertainment All Stars Footy Team

An all entertainment team made up of actors and musicians.

Almanac Footy Poetry: Battle of the Football Codes

Poems for three of the footy codes from Damian Balassone.

Four teams of VFL/AFL 300-gamers

Eighty-three players have now played 300 or more games in the VFL/AFL. A nice number to select four sides (from Firsts to Fourths).

Dave Warner’s Ode to Season 2017

Dave ‘The Suburban Boy’ Warner at his creative best. We didn’t get to hear this at the Almanac Grand Final Lunch (as the Swans didn’t make it) but here is the Youtube version and transcript.

Teenagers in Premiership Teams 1968-2017

Warren Tapner has put together a team of teenagers who won an AFL premiership in the last 50 years.

Pakistan Women’s Football: A football and a dream come true

Kashif Bouns put together a Pakistan team of 25 players and coaches in less than two months to compete in their first ever Women’s International Cup.

Almanac Family and Footy: My dear Uncle’s Jacket

This is a wonderful story of family and the passing of time – and a jacket and a grand final. Haje Halabi pays respect to his father and two uncles and is given a jacket. [An Almanac Classic – Ed]

Bobs v Barrys

The latest quirky contest from Phil Dimitriadis sees a team of Bobs take on a team of Barrys.