Round 5 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: “… for without victory, there is no survival.”

Snatched it, writes Steve Hodder.

Round 2 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Grand Final Rematch

Junior Almanacker Louis Hodder, with his astute observations of the Hawks’ win over West Coast.

Round 2 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Seers of Miseries

Steve Hodder says don’t waste your time paying attention to the so-called experts when it comes to Hawthorn.

2015 Grand Final – Hawthorn v West Coast: Great Hope part 2.

The Grand Final experience through metaphor. Old mate Rabonzo experiences the joy of victory and the importance of humility.

Waiting for Footy

There is no footy like Saturday footy. It has a rhythm unlike Friday or Sunday according to Steve Hodder.

When the rain tumbles down in July.

In an effort to avoid planning for term 3 classes, Steve Hodder’s thoughts were directed to the AFL’s fear of forceful tackling, and ponders the notion that those at headquarters have forgotten to preserve the fundamentals of playing Aussie Rules.

Round 9 – Hawthorn v Gold Coast: A Day in the Life.

Hawks supporters Louis and Steve Hodder watched their Hawks have a win against the Suns but were somewhat distracted and couldn’t tell you why.

Booing Adam Goodes

Steve Hodder offers some thoughts on why Adam Goodes is booed, and he doesn’t think notions of race have anything to do with it.

Round 7 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: The Hawk Explosion

Junior Almanacker Louis Hodder makes his Footy Almanac debut with a very happy Hawks fan’s view of their ‘shellacking’ of Melbourne.

Round 6 – GWS v Hawthorn: Why losing should hurt

Stephen Hodder knows pain, as this open and honest account explains. And he knows footy pain, which he keeps in perspective, even when things are not going your way.

Almanac Fishing: Great Hope

The transcendence of fishing should never be underrated. Steve Hodder’s brilliant words recall when Rabonzo met Trout

Football enigmas

Steve Hodder looks at the artwork of the 1970’s South Melbourne players created by Chris Rees.

R.I.P Ronnie Auchettl

Steve Hodder recalls the Ron Auchettl he knew through teaching at Whittlesea Secondary College. A humble man, Ron’s students were shocked to learn he played for Carlton. He passed away this week.

“He’s a Magic Man …”?

As a long time barracker of the “Mighty Mustardpots” I’ve taken great delight in the fabulous exploits of all our players in the Brown and Gold (It’s gold! Got that? As Alan Jeans once said “… there’s nothing yellow about Hawthorn!”) and with such an array of talented indigenous players at the club at the moment I’ve [Read more]