Almanac Footy – The 2021 AFL Grand Final revisited: Hump that coffin up round one more bend

Ironmike revisits the AFL Grand Final after sorting his way through the wreckage of a 19-point lead that turned into a 74-point disaster in just 45 minutes. (A first rate analysis – Ed.)

The Demons: Steven and Billy Stretch – Part 2

Matt Watson continues with his father and son profile of former Melbourne footballers, Steven and Billy Stretch. Part 2 features Billy Stretch.

The Demons: Steven and Billy Stretch – Part 1

Steven Stretch was a skinny kid who became a quality AFL player for the Melbourne Football Club during their strong late 80s era. Matt Watson provides this profile of a great career. (Epic! – Ed.)

Almanac Footy: Frank Gumbleton – Ganmain to Glory

Matt Watson recounts the remarkable story of Frank Gumbleton, the kid from Ganmain who went on to become a North Melbourne premiership player.

Almanac Footy: Jim Krakouer – the magic

Matt Watson looks back at the career of Jim Krakouer, who with his brother Phil was a trailblazer for indigenous footballers in the VFL of the 1980’s.

Almanac Footy: Ron Reeves – I’ll do it my way

Ron Reeves was born and bred Collingwood. Matt Watson takes a look at the life and times of the 1958 Collingwood premiership player.

Almanac Footy: John Gallus – The journey through football

Matt Watson examines the football journey of former Melbourne footballer John Gallus.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Grand final day at the Gabba

Matt Watson reflects upon his attendance at the 2020 Grand Final recognising the historic significance of the game played at the ‘Gabba.

Almanac Footy: Getting a grand final ticket

The trials and tribulations of getting a grand final ticket as told by Matt Watson.

The Jehabake Legacy – 53 consecutive years

Ironmike has words of advice for AFL clubs looking for a new coach – ‘research the Jehabake legacy’ – as he traces the origins of premiership success over the past five decades.

Big Bob Pascoe – Hard and rugged

Matt Watson sat down with the outstanding ruck Bob Pascoe, a big man with big character, who played over 200 games across the SANFL, VFL and Tasmania’s NWFU.

Remembering Mighty Mick Martyn

Matt Watson presents an in-depth account of former Roo, Mick Martyn’s mighty footy career, a career expanding over 16 seasons and 300 AFL games.

Horses get sick, don’t they – the final cough

Matt Watson concludes his enthralling account of the catastrophic equine ‘flu epidemic that devastated the racing industry in Australia in 2007.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they – Part 7

Read on for Part 7 of Matt Watson’s saga on the 2007 Equine Influenza crisis.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 6

Matt Watson continues his compelling account of the outbreak of the Australian equine influenza epidemic and its ramifications in 2007.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 5

“The industry just didn’t get it.” Matt Watson’s series on the 2007 equine influenza crisis continues. Despite the belated efforts of the authorities, the equine flu rages on.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 4

Matt Watson’s series on the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza is continued, as the Queensland government struggle to find vaccinations for the vulnerable horses.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 3

The equine influenza has hit home and has created a devastating effect as Matt Watson tells in Part 3 of his history of the 2007 outbreak of the disease.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 2

Matt Watson continues his series on the 2007 outbreak of the Equine influenza in Australia, and as the disease spreads so does the blame game.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 1

Equine influenza is a disease with a very long history. Matt Watson begins a series on the 2007 outbreak of the disease in Australia, when we discovered we weren’t as well prepared as we thought we were.