Almanac Teams: Saccharine Sixteen (1980- )

A few players who wore Number 16 in recent decades caught Rodney Boyd’s eye for their more interesting feats or foibles…including one player with a surprising basketball background.

Almanac Teams: Sweet Sixteen (1980- )

There are wings aplenty in Rodney Boyd’s best of Number 16 side since 1980…the team also includes the author’s first ever favourite player.

Almanac Teams: Fifteen minutes of fame (1980- )

Rodney Boyd’s team of more obscure Number 15s since 1980 contains an umpire and a federal court judge…be careful what you get up to around this side!

Almanac Teams: Fifteen love (1980- )

For the second number running, there is leadership in spades for Rodney Boyd’s side with a singular talent relied upon to control the forward line. Who would win a clash between the Number 14 and 15 sides?

Almanac Teams: Fourteen karat pyrite (1980- )

Rodney Boyd extends his run of teams to the more obscure Number 14s – one of which is so obscure, you might have to do a double take…

Almanac Teams: Fourteen karat gold (1980- )

It might not be the first number you think of for out and out champions, but Rodney Boyd’s side of the best in Number 14 since 1980 is surprisingly stacked with top shelf talent.

Almanac Footy: Richmond 1998

Rodney Boyd examines Richmond’s season in 1998, a midway point between the premiership years of 1980 and 2017.

Almanac Teams: Friday the Thirteens (1980- )

Sometimes a player makes a big impression, too big for just one side – for Rodney Boyd’s obscure Number 13 side since 1980, that player is Allen Jakovich.

Almanac Teams: Number 13, lucky for some (1980- )

Some creative accounting from Rodney Boyd got a couple of players in his best Number 13 side, but there’s no doubting the brilliant stats behind one enigmatic Melbourne forward who features.

Almanac Teams: Cheaper by the dozen (1980- )

A couple of the players in Rodney Boyd’s more obscure Number 12 side could feel stiff they didn’t make his best team to wear the jumper…but one thing they all have in common is a compelling story.

Almanac Teams: Diamond dozens (1980- )

When it comes to Rodney Boyd’s best of Number 12 side since 1980, it’s hard to go past the two ‘Big Rs’ in the forward 50…or maybe they’d be happier further up the ground?

Almanac Teams: The Elevens Hour (1980- )

Back into the swing of things this week, Rodney Boyd provides his more interesting Number 11s side of the past forty years; this one contains a slow Brownlow winner and a benched premiership captain.

Almanac Teams: These go to eleven (1980-)

Rodney Boyd picks his best AFL/VFL team to wear the number 11 since 1980.

Almanac Teams: Imperfect tens (1980- )

Rodney Boyd considers some of the more obscure VFL/AFL players to have worn the Number 10 jumper over the last 40 years, including one of the more controversial players in recent memory.

Almanac Teams: A Perfect Ten (1980- )

The number 10 jumper has been worn by plenty of fine players over the past 40 seasons – but one big club missed out in Rodney Boyd’s selected side. Do you think they were hard done by?

Almanac Teams: Noteworthy Nines (1980- )

Rodney Boyd rounds the turn into double digits with his team of interesting players to sport the Number 9 guernsey since 1980.

Almanac Teams: On Cloud Nine (1980- )

You’d be hard pressed to find another team batting this deep with quality midfielders! Rodney Boyd’s team of the best to wear Number 9 since 1980 is arguably his best yet.

Almanac Teams: The Debatable Eights (1980- )

It’s Monday and that means Rodney Boyd is back to share his weekly side, this one made up of the more ‘interesting’ players who wore Number 8 in the past 40 years or so.

Almanac Teams: Super Eights (1980- )

To start off your working week, Rodney Boyd is back again with another of his best sides from the past 40-odd years. This week is Number 8; it includes a couple of thylacines and one current player who plays as smooth as his nickname suggests.

Almanac Teams: The (not-so) Magnificent Seven (1980- )

From myopic sharpshooters to cross-code game winners, there’s plenty in Rodney Boyd’s team of more obscure Number 7s since 1980 this week.