Brownlow Medal: Has there been a bigger favourite than Dusty?

Dustin Martin has been the standout player of 2017 by a fair margin and is the overwhelming favourite to win the 2017 Brownlow Medal. Matthew wonders if there has ever been a bigger Brownlow favourite.

VFLW – Preliminary Finals

The VFLW is heating up as the preliminary final gets under way Saturday afternoon between Darebin and the Sharks. Who will face Diamond Creek in the Grand Final?

The red and white home of Swan for life Jan Courtin

Jan Courtin had the opportunity to showcase her love of the Sydney Swans recently. Watch the video of Jan showing her Swans memorabilia and read the story.

Vale Harry Beitzel

We have lost another footy broadcasting great in Harry Beitzel. Share your memories of Harry from his umpiring and broadcasting days.

Photo Gallery: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 Launch

A fantastic photo gallery capturing all the excitement of the Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch. So many passionate fans of women’s footy filled the bar for this special event.

Reclink Community Cup Melbourne – This Sunday

The Reclink Community Cup kicks off in Melbourne this Sunday. Get along for an awesome day of footy and music.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: One to quickly forget

North Melbourne failed to give Boomer a fitting send off Friday night. Matthew Naqvi was blown away by just how badly the Kangas played.

Reclink Community Cup 2017

The Reclink Community Cup is back for another year! Get behind this awesome cause, watch a fun game of footy and listen to awesome tunes. What are your favourite Reclink Community Cup memories?

Best Footy Ads of All Time

Footy ads have always been a highlight over the years. The best ones can get you fired up for a footy season like nothing else. What have been your favourite footy ads over the years?

Almanac Memoir: Cold mornings, clearing torps and the limitations of lankiness

Matthew Naqvi gives an account of his childhood footy experiences demonstrating that having meat on the bone is an under-rated footy attribute.

India v Australia – Bangalore Test: Preview

The second Test between Australia and India kicks off tomorrow and Matthew Naqvi previews the action. Will we see a change at the selection table for Australia?

India v Australia – Pune Test: Shock result

Australia had a massive upset win by thrashing India in the first test in Pune. Steve Smith was a true warrior with the bat while Steve O’Keefe bamboozled the Indians with match figures of 12/70. Incredible. Where does it rate amongst the biggest upsets in test cricket?

Round 9 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Four seasons in a day

North Melbourne supporter Matthew Naqui shares his disappointment as the Kangaroos go down to the Pies in a game he believes they never should have lost.

Round 15 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Four quarters of effort

The Kangaroos have potential, but against the Tigers they played four quarters, writes a jubliant Matthew Naqvi, who still believes his team has a slim chance to play finals.

AFL Round 14 – North Melbourne v GWS Giants: Defence leads the way

Matthew Naqvi had no real cause for his Kanga-nerves.


I arrived at Etihad Stadium full of confidence in the Kangas. With the absence of Gary Ablett, Michael Rischitelli and Jarrod Harbrow, Gold Coast were looking inexperienced and out of their depth. North Melbourne had most of their guns available with the omission of Todd Goldstein and Scott McMahon. Once the ball was bounced, the [Read more]