Tim Harcourt (The Airport Economist) spreads his wings with new book Trading Places

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]

Two ticks for the Granny

Digger and Teddy are ticketless and looking for Gloria when they arrive at the MCG on Saturday. Here’s what happens.

The Not-so-dirty Dozen – ranking the Hawks’ premierships

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.

Country Rules – Barossa Footy

Swish Schwerdt, sounds like a Barossa name. Here’s a Barossa footy piece he saw last weekend.

My Footy Recollections

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?

The Final Wrap of the AFL 2014 Toyota Premiership Season

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.

The Grand Final Pre Wrap

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.

Terror Threat Alert from Team Australia

The Minister for Homeland Security writes to warn about the increased terrorist threat, and that only Team Australia can be supported after Saturday.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Grand Final preview

Earl O’Neill gives us his two bobs’ worth on the Grand Final. With a little help from Martha and The Vandellas.

A Grand Final scratch & sniff

E.regnans, a veteran of five Grand Finals (under 13s, under 17s, high school teams), brings us the essence of Grand Final anticipation.

Buddy v Royce

This is an intriguing experiment. Old Dog, thinking creatively, again.

The Precarious State of our Nation’s Great Game

Siobhan Calafiore provides her perspective on where the game is at and why.

SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v Port Adelaide: Our Lucky Charm

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.

Bulldogs fans can only dream of ‘tomozz’

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.

Brownlow Fashion 2014

Bling, beading and everything in between Duchess Danni has Brownlow Fashion 2014 covered.

Everyday Obits: Old Mate Allan Way

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]

VFL Grand Final: Footscray v Box Hill

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.

Season Review: Geelong

An extensive, thorough review of the Cats players from David Fordyce. Interested to hear Cats fans’ thoughts.

SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v Port Adelaide: The Greatest Win of All

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.

Matt Priddis: Last Man Standing

Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to the 2014 Brownlow Medallist Matt Priddis. A triumph for footballers over athletes; work rate over talent; durability over the spectacular; and humility over ego and macho.