Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: The steel stud affair

It was a tight game between Collingwood and Sydney. Richard Davis was impressed by his young Swans effort, but was critical towards the choice of footwear from his team.

Spanish Flu, the COVID-19 pandemic and the AFL/VFL

Covid-19 and its effect on the AFL 2020 has Richard Davis wondering if or when the season may resume.

Fred Goldsmith in Retrospect

Fred Goldsmith is the only specialist full-back to ever win the Brownlow Medal. Richard Davis offers this retrospective profile.

Almanac History: Two Mates

Richard Davis tells the story of two footballers who played for Melbourne and then fought in World War II: Bluey Truscott and Wally Lock.

Round 21 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Hot Pies defang Lions

Richard Davis watched a game of two halves, as a competitive Lions were outclassed by the Magpies after the main break.

War, the VFL and the South Melbourne Football Club  

2018 is the centenary of the 1918 South Melbourne Premiership and Richard Davis details how its meaning rises each year set against the backdrop of the First World War and its inevitable effects upon the Victorian Football League.