Round 16 Preview – The Magic has Gone?

Sal previews a big Round 16 and farewells a champion of the game in Cyril Rioli.

Tasmania – Let The Footy Flow…

Another Tassie footy vignette, this time a melodic take from Apple Isler Cranky Pete.

Oh Cyril: A collection of Cyril joy

Here’s a list (with links) of some of the pieces we’ve published about Cyril Rioli over the years.

Cyril Rioli retires

Today the Hawthorn Football Club have announced that Cyril Rioli has played his last game for the Hawks.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2018 Round 16: The Year of the Pie

Cam Hooke gives his thoughts on Round 16 for the Magpies.

A Forgotten Isle – The State of Football in a ‘Football State’

Jack Banister spoke to some key players in Tasmanian footy on the current situation and the future for the code.

A star from the VFA’s halcyon days by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill features Rod Cobain, who played in the VFL & VFA before heading up to Yarrawonga

Round 15 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Going West and Seeing the Light

After a win over Freo, Brin assesses the future of the Lions and weighs in on the loss of Harris Andrews.

Half Way Cat Report: Pussies Postscript

The Cats’ defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs on Friday night has Paul Spinks re-thinking the situation at Geelong. Do the players have their heads screwed on? And who at the Cattery is taking any notice?

Oldest Surviving Footballers – Keith Rae

We kick off our Oldest Surviving Footballers series with a profile on Keith Rae. The former Carlton and Richmond player turns 101 at the end of July. Get involved by sharing any insights or tales you have about Keith.

Almanac Footy – A Quick Trip Home

Brin made it back to Brisbane just in time to catch the last quarter of the Yeronga Thirds game on Friday night. He writes about home, being part of a team and the difference that six weeks can make.

Three course meal to fill the hungriest Pie – Collingwood has a new marvel

The Magpies look like they have a real talent on their hands in Jaidyn Stephenson – Harvs97 has crunched the numbers to draw a pleasant comparison.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup and the No Repeat Workday

Mickey Randall’s most excellent trip from Adelaide to Melbourne provided many highlights, culinary and sporting alike.

The Reclink Community Cup: Melbourne (June 24) and beyond

Did anyone make it to the Reclink Community Cup in Melbourne this year? We’d love to hear of your experience – even in a comment at the end of this post. And dates for other Community Cup events around Australia are included in this post.

July 4 1968 – Global protests and suburban footy

Glen looks back fifty years to a time of political upheaval and couches some footy against it for good measure

Oldest surviving footballers (and can you help?)

Thanks to some wonderful work from AFL statistician Col Hutchinson and several others, we’d like to present a list of the oldest surviving footballers and invite you to get involved by sharing any insights or tales you have about them.

SANFL Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Norwood: Beating Port by Two Eight Points

Malcolm Ashwood ventured out to the Alberton Oval to see his Norwood team win their 7th successive game with their triumph over the Power/Magpies. He also gives us a reminder of the “Count Me In” MND fundraiser day this coming Saturday at the Norwood v Adelaide clash at Norwood Oval. Get behind this worthy cause.

Oldest surviving footballers – Full list

A companion piece for the oldest surviving footballers, this is the list of all the players provided for the Almanac, including some who may or may not be still with us. Get in touch if you have any knowledge about them or others we might have missed.

Round 15 – Comment: Fixing a glaring problem

Anne Cahill Lambert is being driven nuts by the AFLM commentary. She took it all in on Friday night.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: The Dropkick

Another ripper from The Rhymer, a tribute to WA exponents of the droppy.