Round 8 – GWS v Essendon: Besotted with Baby Bombers

Sam Laffy is besotted with the current batch of ‘Baby Bombers’. Although the results may not be on the board the future looks bright for the Bombers as he reports.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: A Massed Gathering

Sam Laffy celebrates the tradition and atmosphere of the Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon.

Five Reasons To Watch Richmond In 2020

The absence of the footy season sends some minds off in ‘interesting’ directions. Sam provides this take on why we should keep an eye on Richmond.

Round 18 – Essendon v Fremantle: Macaque Attack

There are some parallels to be found between the Bombers dispensing with the Dockers and a recent visit to the Kuala Lumpur Eco-Park, no monkeying about.

Round 16 – Essendon v Collingwood: (Almost) Six Feet Under

It wasn’t quite a Royal Rumble reminiscent of the heady days of the WWF’s ‘Attitude Era’; in fact, it wasn’t quite a highly skilled game of footy. However, after losing the unlosable against Sydney, and losing the even more unlosable against Brisbane, it made perfect sense that Essendon would bounce back to ‘form’ with a comfortable win over the old enemy reports Sam.

Round 17 – Richmond v Essendon: A (Poké) Battle For The Ages

Sam with a very 2016 story, casting Essendon and Richmond as Pokémon characters, battling at the G.

Round 13 – Essendon v GWS: Close, But No Cigar

Sam Laffy saw his first Dons game since ANZAC Day and was heartened by their potential.

Round 12 – Essendon v Hawthorn: A Non (Viewed) Event

Sam’s indifference in the Bomber’s game against Hawthorn was rational however a potential windfall was not enough to attract interest in the game.

Round 5 – Sydney v West Coast: SuperTed Returns

Sydney’s win against West Coast witnessed the return of SuperTed, Sam claims the goal of the year has already been decided.

Round 4 – Essendon v Geelong: A Taste of the ‘Country’

Essendon showed spirit but the classy cats proved to be too good in the end according to Sam.

Round 2 – Essendon v Melbourne: DMZ: Daniher, Merrett, Zaharakis

Sam visited South Korea and sees parallels with the DMZ in Korea and Essendon.

2020 Deadline: Ross Lyon’s Contract Extension

Strap yourself in: Ross Lyon is at Freo until 2020 and as a Bombers supporter, Sam hopes its a good ride for the Dockers in 2016

Day Zero: The Karl Liebenberg Incident

Sam questions the worth of umpires in this technological age.

‘Fletch’ – A Tribute

Sam Laffy is one of the most prolific contributors of the Almanac’s Bombers fans. In his latest contribution, Sam pays tribute to the one constant of his Essendon supporting life to date; Dustin Fletcher. 400 games, 2 premierships and a swag of individual honours, Sam would like to simply say “thanks.”

Round 22 – Essendon vs. Richmond: Care Factor? Zero

Sam Laffy didn’t watch the game. Doesn’t matter. This Bombers fan knew exactly how the game would play out. It all ends well with craft beer tastings.

Round 19 – GWS v Essendon: Game Plan Broken. Please fix?

Bombers fan Sam wonders whether it’s his TV signal or Essendon’s game plan that’s not working. Probably the latter…

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: 23 minutes, 23 seconds

Sam hadn’t seen the Bombers since that St Kilda game. But it was time to give them another look. What he saw was an eye-opener.

Round 17 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Shaun

Sam has watched Essendon work with project players over the years and suspects Shaun McKernan may be another one.

Round 14 – Essendon v St. Kilda: What Were You Thinking James?

Bombers supporter Sam is in disbelief in what he saw on Sunday afternoon as the Bombers got dismantled by the Saints. Especially with James Hird keeping Cale Hooker in the forward line for as long as he did.

AFL Round 20 – Richmond v Essendon: Keep it simple

With the perspective of a traveller, Sam Laffy breaks down AFL as Pho Bo. Important key indicators looked good from Vietnam, but somehow his Bombers were beaten on the most key indicator of all.