Almanac Footy Memoir: A Bomber Life

Keith Richards remembers childhood days barracking for the Bombers.

Kevin Sheehan’s Top 40 2017 AFL Draft Prospects

In preparation for this Friday’s Draft, the AFL has provided us with profiles of Kevin Sheehan’s top 40 prospects.

Gary Brasier – Tigers Tragic

A snarling Tigers’ figurine stood on Andrew Brasier’s mantelpiece – a testament to the great Tiger spirit of his uncle Gary. [One of many tales from The Tigers’ Almanac – Ed]

Almanac Teams: Greatest Number 5s

Phil Dimitriadis brings up his fifth numeric side, another ripper. He welcomes any further suggestions.

Confessions of an AFL talent spy

Les starts off draft week with this run down of the WAFL players who could feature on Friday.

Almanac Teams: Permanent Fixtures

Swish found this when stalking some of Adelaide’s famed hair-dressing legends recently. What does it all mean?

The importance of story-telling seems to grow: Dirty dancing

David Wilson shares some recent observations on the importance of stories – in sport, politics, human existence. In all fields, the need remains to sort the stories that make sense from those that do not.

The #1 Draft Pick Fallacy

With the National Draft not far away, Wesley Hull presents a history of No. 1 draft picks. [Lots of reminders here – Ed]

AFL looks to run junior and senior competitions on the NSW Central Coast and Hunter

Looks like Australian Football on the Hunter Coast is at a crucial point. Alex Darling looks at the options to the League.

Rooey, Rooey … let’s celebrate and have a good time!

Jennifer Muirden went to the Trevor Barker Awards where, fomr this account, it’s clear she had a great time. Here’s the story. [Includes highly charged emotion, penned songs, Roo and Joey love, and more. – Ed]

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

Neville ‘Rocky’ Roberts: Gun

In his latest ode to Redlegs greats, Rulebook turns his attention to Rocky Roberts and just how he got that nickname. [Do yourself a favour and block out the half hour before morning tea to read this – JTH]

Almanac Teams: Nelection Sightmare

Swish thinks he’s a smart feller with this squad of spoonerisees. Surely you can do better.

Neil Sachse, the Bulldogs, and spinal cord research

On the eve of the Project Discovery Classic #2, a ride to raise funds for the Neil Sachse Centre – Spinal Cord Research, Michael Sexton gives us some background.

Almanac Teams: I axe/dump side (A mixed up side)

This is a nice challenge. Gigs has picked an annagrammatic side of footballers since the 50s. I think it’s best that he explains, which he has done in this piece. [Vintage Gigs – JTH]

Almanac Book Review: “Here it is” by Paul Roos

Here it is, Yoshi reviews the thoughts of Paul Roos from the premiership coach’s recent book.

Rulebook’s Best Ever Norwood Side

Rulebook’s picked the best Redlegs from his 40+ years as a fanatical Norwood follower.

Almanac Teams: the long and longer of it

There have been some long names in footy over the years. Dave Brown squeezes them onto a pitch.

Yoshi in Melbourne – MCG Tour: The sports icon and identity of Melbourne

More from Yoshi on his trip to Australia. Here he visits the MCG and does the tour with his mate Rob.

Almanac Teams: The Greatest Number 3s

Phil Dimitriadis returns to proper footy teams. What do you think of his team of 3s?