Round 17 – St Kilda v Carlton: Great Win Beating Others

Yoshi is excited by the Saints victory over the Blues even though he missed the live broadcast!

Round 17 – GWS v Richmond: The Giants’ last laugh

John Green watches his Tigers take on GWS in Sydney from his lounge room chair. It’s a game of pulses. And the Tiges can’t quite get enough out of their final quarter surge. [Quality match – Ed]

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: In The Back!

In The Back! Bring in some zones, and other unknowns, draw different lines on the ground let’s make the game more attractive, they claim by tearing the old structure down Rubbish I say, the game is ok, the rules are already in place since Tom Wills came to fame by inventing the game we’ve tried [Read more]

24 Horrible Hours

A trifecta of the worst kind! Tennis, footy and World Cup matches all dissected in this report by Marcus Holt.

SANFL Round 14 – Sturt v Norwood: Redlegs go bang in record last quarter blitz

Coming home with the breeze, the Redlegs seemed a chance of chasing down a 24 point deficit. What followed was the biggest last quarter in the club’s history

Almanac Teams: North and South

North and South.  Polar opposites.  Literally.  But not necessarily figuratively. Over time, South went north and North went south but along the way, there seems to be an inordinate amount of players who represented both clubs.  Hence, here is a team of players who played at least one VFL/AFL game at both North Melbourne and South Melbourne/Sydney. 

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

Round 16 – Brisbane v Carlton: Suddenly, Hot Pants.

It’s the moment your favourite pair of football shorts mysteriously transform into hotpants and the threat to throw them out becomes real that it’s time for action. Approaching marriage, it’s time to lose a few kilos, go on a park run or two, and of course, a day at the footy, climbing stairs and watching a Brisbane victory are all part of a changing lifestyle for Almanacker Jamie.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire

The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire

Match Report – IMPACT Invitational Cup 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, the Osaka Dingoes created club history by hosting two international teams as well as 2 Tokyo based AFL clubs for their first ever IMPACT Invitational Cup Tournament held at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. Almanacker Yoshi presents his report of the Cup.

Friday the 13th!: A team of number 13’s

A team of number 13’s, what do you think?

“Our Game”

This piece has been taken down following a reader’s request.

The 2018 Transition Coach Cup

The state of the game, transition coaches, fatwas, and everything else associated with footy are in Earl’s sights!

Free Agents, Commentators, and Kids

This week on the AFL website, commentator Damien Barrett promoted the potential benefits of free agents openly admitting they are planning to leave clubs the best part of 12 months before they actually do so. Edward ponders the potential outcomes such moves may present.

The Odd Friday Lunch: Terry Daniher Friday, 13th July 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms

TD at Perc’s for lunch. Essendon great, Terry Daniher will be guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, today Friday, 13th July at the North Fitzroy Arms.

Round 17 preview: It’s not going home! Sal’s picks and musings

The World Cup has destroyed sleep patterns but we are nearly there, although England aren’t – Sal got a bit sick of the “It’s Coming Home”.  They played well but not being able to score in open play was a flaw, being dependent on set pieces is not a complete enough game.  Now for our footy it is on to this week.

Almanac Poetry: Johnny Warren’s Wig

The latest whimsy from Damian Balassone on Johnny Warren’s Wig.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Recos

The Rhymer putting the pain of going through a knee reconstruction into poetry.

Round 16 – Sydney v Geelong: Infrequency

Paul Spinks was on the edge of his seat at home watching his Cats take on the Swans in Sydney. Luckily he had his mate to text and talk through the frustrations of the game – getting it all off his chest to enjoy the win.

Haiku Bob – Round 16 – dusk fills the air

It appears to be poetry in motion for Collingwood at the moment. Here’s Haiku Bob’s Round 16 poem.