Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 11 Review and Round 12 Preview

After an uncertain win against the bottom of the ladder Crows, Cam Hooke is quietly confident that Collingwood can return to form, starting with their match up with the Demons.

’Heners’ – schoolboy champ to country football icon……by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long career of Jon Henry, the boy from Kamarah who played in the AFL but made his greatest contribution in Wangaratta.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Adelaide v Bulldogs: One door closes, the Crows’ opens

John Kingsmill was at AAMI Stadium once again for a crucial finals clash in 2007. Both the Crows and the Bulldogs had everything to play for, but only one side turned up.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: A cracker in idyllic Launceston

Mark Hawthorne was keen to take in the suburban-like feel of Aurora Stadium in 2007. He got more than he bargained for, viewing a thriller between the finals-bound Hawks and Power.

Round 12 – AFL Footy Fixture

All the details for where, when and who your favourite team is playing in Round 12.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – West Coast v Richmond: An honourable loss for the depleted Tigers

It was a hard night in 2007 for Tim Adam, who had to explain to his son why the Tigers were underperforming. Despite this, a late surge meant Richmond didn’t do too badly against the reigning premiers.

Almanac Football – Round 10: Carey-Bunton Medal

The Round 10 votes are in, and leader board is updated for this year’s Carey-Bunton Medal for best AFL player from NSW. {Thanks to Richard Colless for sending these to us – Ed]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

Almanac Rugby League – The view from Cumbria

Kevin Haney lives in Cumbria, England, but that doesn’t stop him from being an Almanacker. He recently joined our group of rugby league supporters and sent us this background. Extended videos included.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Essendon v Carlton: Fev, Ratten and Makybe

Christopher Riordan participated in the Saturday ritual with an Auskick to MCG day in 2007. Watching traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon clash led to questions about draft picks, full-forwards and coaches.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Johnson nearly ruins it all

The Pies were well on their way to a redemption win in the latter stages of 2007. But a bone-crunching bump changed the game, and let the Demons back into the match while Matt O’Connor watched on in horror.

The Footy Almanac 2007 – Ladder after Round 19

Geelong have cemented themselves in a great spot to make a run at the 2007 cup, while Hawthorn hover not far behind after 19 rounds of footy.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 10 Review and Round 11 Preview

True believers, Cam Hooke reviews the Pies Round 10 match against the Swans, and previews the Round 11 match against Adelaide.

Confidence: A big year in a young footballer’s life

Daniel Boss revisits his last year as a rugby league player, a year full of highs and lows, a year that helped shape him as a person a great deal.

‘Bush boy reflects on a life of skiing…….’ by Simone Kerwin

KB Hill’s guest blogger Simone Kerwin relates the story of Dick Walpole, Australian skier extraordinaire and 1960 Winter Olympian.

Almanac Footy Art: ‘Dusty 2020’ by Nick Howson

Nick Howson has has painted an action portrait of Dustin Martin that also says a lot about the year we are having.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Cox, goal, doubt

Glenn Bartlett made the trek to Docklands in the late stages of 2007 to see a Kangaroos side punching above their weight. In a tight clash against the reigning premiers, Glenn left uncertain about where the Roos stood in flag calculations.

Almanac Five Day

Happy Almanac Five Day (for today, August 5). It would h may not seem like much but it would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards ensuring the Almanac is sustained.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: Uneasy plodding around the parabola

Indirect football nearly killed the Power in 2007. John Kingsmill waited for Port Adelaide to take the onus against the Blues, and was left unsure after the final siren.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: A loss of Bulldog spirit

Christopher Riordan expected the Dogs to smack Melbourne en route to some finals action in 2007. He was left stunned by the end result.