SANFL Preliminary Final Tribunal Ruling

A decision was made last night by the independent SANFL Tribunal which has upheld the result of Sunday’s SANFL Preliminary Final. Here’s the transcript of former Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Michael David QC. What are your thoughts Almanackers?

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Essendon Bombers (8th)

Underachieving or over-rated? It depends on the year according to the Footy Record’s 1998 appraisal of the side from Windy Hill. Seen any of these fellas lately?

Pub Review: The Pretoria, Mannum

Mickey Randall reminisces about “crossing the courts” for after school drinks.

Hey AFL, if you really want to change the rules, here’s one!

The head count is a rule from the past and almost ruined two finals on the weekend. It’s time for change

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

Cam provides us with all the usual stats and links before looking ahead to this weekend’s 80s-revisited blockbuster with the Tigers. Remember, you read it here first!

AFLFA press release: Demons dominate 2018 AFLFA Fan of the Year Awards

The AFLFA has released details of its ‘Fan of the Year’ awards and the Demons are the big winners. We present their official press release here verbatim.

Almanac Junior Footy: Wilkins Girls kicking the Heeney out of Greene (originally published in the SMH)

Crankypete points us in the direction of this piece celebrating girls’ footy in Sydney (first published in the Sydney Morning Herald). He’s one of the very proud Dads.

Footy teams have away strips – why not away anthems?

All clubs have their team song to sing after yet another win. But what about a club anthem – think Liverpool’s ‘You’ll never walk alone’ in the EPL. What about your club? Robert Allen starts a new discussion with the AFL in mind, but don’t let that stop you from including your code of preference.

The Womens Footy Almanac 2018: Fine writing

Follow the links for a sample of some of media items about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 since its recent release.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Richmond Tigers (9th)

Richmond’s 1998 side was chock full of characters. Seen any of them lately?

The Odd Friday Lunch – Friday 21 September: Silvio Foschini

The next Odd Friday Lunch features Silvio Foschini enlightening all with stories of his footy career especially how he forced rules changes with his case of Restraint of Trade against the then VFL.

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Port Adelaide (10th)

Port Adelaide weren’t immediately successful, but there were plenty of future flag winners in their 1998 list. Who are they now?

The Fitzroy FC Player Wrap

It’s been a great season for Fitzroy so far writes King George! III Let’s cap it off with a couple of Grand Final victories this Saturday at Trevor Barker Oval. In the lead-up, here’s his tribute to the players in 2018. [With much affection and celebration – JTH]

AFL 1998 – Twenty Years On: Carlton Blues (11th)

Carlton were on the cusp of something big in 1998. It didn’t last long, did it? Who are these blokes now?

AFL post-season: Who is ready for a superdraft?

What’s the deal with your club’s 2018 post-season? Dave Brown looks at draft pick values to work it out

Almanac Sports Science: Acquisition and application of sporting skills

Read former NFL All Star, David Stiff’s articulate and thought provoking comments about the acquisition of skills and their application in game situations.

Finals Week 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: The love for Melbourne in Melbourne

There’s a lot of love for the Melbourne Football Club in Melbourne at the moment. The affection was palpable in the MCC Members from early on Friday afternoon, continued through the Dees’ superb performance, and was expressed through street art across the weekend. Katie Purvis has been completely immersed in the whole experience, as has her 91 year old dad. [Great to have you on the site Katie – ripper Cordner story too. Welcome, JTH]

Almanac Junior Footy Under 12 Grand Final – Wests Bulldogs v Sherwood: Win as a team or die as individuals

At this stage of the season, there are stirring stories around the footy world. This is a ripper, as told by Sasha Lennon.

AFLFA press release: Some AFL Clubs increase ticket prices for low drawing games

The AFLFA has issued a press release headed ‘Some AFL clubs increase ticket prices for low drawing games’. It is presented here verbatim.