The Glorious Nineteenth

Today (September 19) is the twentieth anniversary of the first start of John Harms’s first ever horse, the great mare Courting Pleasure, known as Dog on Fire, or just The Dog. She started at Murtoa in the Wimmera region of Victoria. Coincidentally, this Saturday the Murtoa Cup will be run at Murtoa.

Uncharted Territory: An important Eureka moment which sheds light on the footy thinking.

Julian Morison has had a think about the uncharted territory of the bye round – and has had a Eureka moment. Check this out. Funny really!

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The Premiership Quarter

Trucker Slim witnessed a wave of Bulldog belief, powered by their members, fans and the footy loving public flush the previously impervious Hawks back to reality.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Crows terrible, Swans sensational

There is nothing better than reading Rulebook’s home truths about the Adelaide Crows, this week is no exception after the loss to the Swans in the Semi Final.

AFL Finals: 2005 Omens indicate a Swans Flag

In a time of Finals expectation, DaveP looks for omens to calm the nerves.

Women’s AFL: AFL Women’s gets its new image

Mike Hugo discusses the AFL Women’s new logo just released. What are your thoughts?

Almanac WAFL: First WAFL Grand Final for Peel

Les Everett writes about Peel Thunder’s progression into their first WAFL Grand Final against Subiaco by defeating South Fremantle.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Bound for Glory

Angry Anderson, poker matches as grand final preparation, and the intensity of the Swans. Joe Moore helps get the Swans back on track.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The future owed nothing to the past

John Butler places Hawthorn’s current champion team in the context of broader Hawks history, looks at the enormous contribution of Alastair Clarkson and his coaching and teaching staff, and gives an astute account of Friday night’s match.

Tom Wills Grave Restoration: A New Beginning

Tom Wills Grave has finally been restored. Phil Dimitriadis thanks the key people involved in this grand project and those that helped with financial support in a touching tribute. [The work of Phil in this project is not to be neglected, cheers to you Phil – Ed]

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Finals Week Two 2016

Hamish Neal and his regular five metre gap looks at the points you may have missed from the second weekend of the NRL finals.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Encouragements for me to be from Griffin to Murphy

Yoshi has jumped on the Bulldogs band wagon and is passionate with their win over Hawthorn, he also discusses work issues, footy and life in Japan.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: The Bloodstained Angels kept their promise, mental and physical pressure win the day

Semi Finals are exhausting and brutal and its no different for the players. Jan Courtin survived the Swans win hoarse but raring to go again this week at the G.

AFL National Reserves Competition?

The success of the Crows has Rulebook hopping mad. Yes, read on, he’s serious about AFL reserves sides compromising state leagues

A Tasmanian State Premiership Remembered, 50 years on.

It’s 50 years since City-South won the Tasmanian State Premiership, now part of South Launceston, Jim Fidler remembers when local footy was all that existed and winning the Premiership was the greatest prize in Football.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The Hawks are dead, long live the Dogs

Gigs is astounded. [Gigs has made his feelings clear. Add your response to the game – Ed]

Finals Week 1 – Adelaide v North Melbourne: Here We Are

Aidan Hammond had a big weekend finishing off with at trip the Adelaide Oval to watch the Crows bundle the Kangaroos out of the finals. And Eddie Betts was something special

Finals Weeks 1 and 2: From the wilds of Wyoming and beyond

Peter Fuller is on tour in North America where he is trying to follow what has been an fascinating AFL September. Here he writes about what’s kept him informed.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Preview from Geoff Gold and the Asia Hawks Network

Some Asia Hawks network News. Always good to hear from Geoff Gold and his merry band.

FA Grand Final Eve Lunch Update – 30th Sept at the Fitzroy Town Hall

An update on the big lunch on September 30. Reserve your places now!