Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: Dreamtime match – where dreams may come true

Pards still maintains his confidence in the Bombers but is disappointed by the attitude of some of the supporters of the club.

Round 9 – Pards’ Preview: Essendon v Sydney

Pards previews Essendon’s Round 9 match against the Swans. Although he has terrible memories of the Bombers 1 point loss to the Swans in the 1996 preliminary final, he doesn’t mind them. After all they gave Essendon the Danihers! Bombers to win in a nail biter predicts Pards.

Round 8 – Pards’ Preview: Essendon v Hawthorn

Michael “Pards” Pardy gives his insights on the upcoming fixture between Essendon and Hawthorn and the history between the two.

Preview – Essendon v Footscray: Saturday 2PM (VFLW) & Sunday 3:20PM (AFLM)

In looking ahead to the weekend, Michael “Pards” Pardy extols the virtues of his new favourites, the Essendon VFLW team.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Against all odds, we’ll win!

Everything is against the Bombers winning the Anzac Day clash – which is exactly why they will triumph, according to Michael Pardy.

Round 5 – Essendon v Fremantle: Good place, good song, go Bombers!

Michael Pardy waxes poetical about his mixed feelings about Fremantle the place and Fremantle the team.

Round 4 – Essendon v Adelaide: Shades of the past give hope

Michael Pardy saw something in the Bombers last weekend that took him back to the era of Matthew Lloyd. Perhaps success is not far away.

Round 3 – Preview: Essendon v Melbourne – A boilover?

Pards is still confident tipping the Bombers, perhaps this is the round of the boilover!

Round 2 – Essendon v Brisbane: Quietly confident

Pards retains his confidence in the Bombers and expects them to win their Round 2 match against the Lions by 8 points .

Round 1 – Essendon v Geelong: Preview

Michael Pardy is confident of a Bomber win in their Round 1 match against Geelong at the MCG on Saturday. He predicts a 29 point margin!

Almanac Poetry: uncle pat has got the covid

Michael ‘Pards’ Pardy contributes this witty poem.

Almanac Poetry: A Boy and His Football

Michael Pardy makes his Almanac debut with a poem about kids who have a footy in their hands all the time and how it becomes their friend. (Welcome aboard, Michael – Ed.)