Almanac Footy Teams – Ken-oath they were good!: A Team of Kens

No Barbies here, just Kens! Phil Dimitriadis excells himself once again with a fabulous team of footy Kens.

Almanac Footy Teams – Bert and Ernie Muppets both, a footy team they’d love to coach

Sesame Street, The Muppets, what’ve they got to do with footy? Berts and Ernies of course! Phil Dimitriadis has come up with another corker of a footy team.

Almanac Footy Teams – A team of Rays

Many Rays of brilliance shine through in this sunny team of Rays from Phil Dimitriadis. Any Rays’ fail to filter through?

Almanac Footy Teams – The proudest Dicks!

Some great Dicks here that could handle a ball or two according to Phil Dimitriadis. Can you enter a few more Dicks into the play?

Almanac Footy Teams – A salute to the Waning Waynes

There’s a world of Waynes out there, and Phil Dimitriadis rhapsodises about a team of just Waynes. Has he left anyone out?

Almanac Footy Teams: A team of Jeffs/Geoffs

Hallelujah! Some decent Jeffs/Geoffs have donned an AFL/VFL guernsey over the years. Anyone “jeffed” and left out of the team? Phil Dimitriadis has come up with a cracker!

Almanac Footy Teams – Where for art thou Ian?: A team of Ians

A team of Ians you say! Don’t be a blockhead, hit me with your rhythm stick and drum out your Ians says Almanacker Phil.

Almanac Teams – The Last of the Bruces?

At the suggestion of Almanacker and Collingwood fellow-traveller, Damian Balassone, Phil Dimitriadis was given the challenge of coming up with a team of Bruces, and here it is.

Almanac Teams: The Brightest Brians

“Welease Bwian!” Or at least, release a team of Brians. Phil Dimitriadis looks at the many lives of footballing Brians.

Almanac Teams: Why have we killed the Bills?

Phil Dimitriadis wonders what happened to all the Bills? Do you have the answer? And do you reckon he’s missed anyone?

Almanac Teams: Where have all the Garys gone?

Gary Ablett Jnr and Gary Rohan may be the last Garys to play Australian Rules footy at the highest level. The name is on the verge of extinction and that is a shame reports Phil Dimitriadis. Phil has come with a team of Garys to acknowledge all the Garys that have played our great game. [This is such a good article we’ve published it twice – and we’ll keep both on the home page as we have comments on both – JTH]

Almanac Teams: A Team of Garys

What has happened to all the Garys? Phil Dimitriadis remembers some of the finest.

Almanac Teams: A Team of What The’s – Le La De Da

Inspired by a suggestion from Mathilde de Hauteclocque, Phil Dimitriadis picks a team of la le de – you’ll get the picture. Translations and other nominations welcome.

Almanac Teams: Three-letter surnames

Three, it’s the magic number. Here’s Phil Dimitriadis’ side filled with players whose surnames contain fewer than four letters and more than two. Let us know your suggested additions.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Omens and a sea of heartache

The omens were there for Phil Dimitriadis. Whether it was the nutless cat or the banner or the mood of trains, for months, days and then hours it pointed to another Collingwood loss in a grand final. [You’ll recognise this phenomenon, especially if you’re a Pie. And everyone will appreciate the song – JTH]

Almanac Teams: The Unluckiest Magpies

Collingwood is in another Grand Final. This is a prospect which fills any knowing Magpie with equal parts anticipation and dread. Phil Dimitriadis taps into his well of Magpie pain to look at the unlucky many who have come up short on that One Day in September.

Pies back in September

They’re your team’s first, last, everything – they’re Collingwood and without them, everyone else would have nothing [sorry, got caught up in spite of myself – Ed.] Phil Dimitriadis is up and about.

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

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

 Almanac Teams: Dick Lee Medalists – A Team of 13s

With Friday the 13th looming this week, Phil Dimitriadis has assembled a spooky team of 13’s. What do you make of it Almanackers?

Almanac Funny Teams – A Team of Top-Notch 12s

Phil Dimitriadis thinks the number 12 is one of the most symbolic numbers in human history. What do you think of his team of No. 12’s?