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.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: ‘Winning is habit-forming’.  Unfortunately, so is losing. 

Cam Hooke contemplates what the win-less AFLW Pies side will do now we’ve hit the halfway mark of the season, his thoughts on the young Magpies’ AFLX effort and the upcoming preseason for the AFL team.

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (part 2): The ghost of footy present

Jarrod Landells, who is also a contributor to The Tigers’ Almanac, tells of his connection to the Richmond Football Club.

Tales of Tasmania: Robert Shaw

Liahm O’Brien tells the tale of fellow-Tasmanian Robert Shaw, well known to all in the footy community.

Win or Lose, Look To Your Stars

Dave H ponders the injury clouds that hang over many AFLW teams as we approach the halfway mark of the 2018 season with big name players going down in the most devastating ways.

Yoshi’s Footy Training Diary: Learning Australia’s Game in Japan

Yoshi chronicles his experience in learning to play the great game of Aussie Rules in Japan the Osaka Dingoes football club.

AFL: Alphabet Soup

Peter Baulderstone loves footy. But he’s confused by all the brands. He shares the AFL’s latest marketing plan. They are keen to receive more suggestions.

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: the story of the inaugural AFLW season.

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is still available. Re-live the first AFLW season.

Why Spectators Should Suck it Up, and Move On

Sarah Black has some advice for ‘fans’ and players who believe it’s appropriate to offer 15 year-old umpires a pair of glasses while they’re trying to adjudicate a netball game. [And the stats may just make your head spin. – Ed]

AFLW Round 2 – GWS v Carlton: Giants gazumped by classy Carlton the inclement weather specialists

Jennifer Muirden was safe from the thunder and lightning at home on her Melbourne couch as she took in the dramatic game between GWS and Carlton from Sydney.

Goalkicking Immortality

Boom Almanac recruit Sam Harvey has tracked down those who have kicked 200 goals in a season throughout Australia. It’s quite a club and quite some research. [Excellent portraits too – Ed]

Memo: Steven Hocking … A Directive to the Men’s Game

Dave H doesn’t like double standards and hopes a similar directive from Steven Hocking will also reach the 18 AFL clubs before this 2018 season. This is how he imagines it might read…

Interviewing Norwood Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton

Another fantastic Norwood piece from Malcolm Ashwood, this time it’s current Redlegs coach Jarrod Cotton, who’s playing career saw him represent SANFL teams Central District, Norwood and South Adelaide as well as playing for Port Adelaide in the AFL, who goes under the Rulebook microscope.