Round 21 (2015) – St Kilda v Geelong: The Performer

Dips O’Donnell has nominated this P. Flynn piece on Stevie J as an Almanac Classic. (send your noms in to [email protected])

So you want to understand Johnno? P.J. Flynn revels in the magic and madness of old mate Stevie J.

Round 21: St Kilda v Geelong : the Cats of boom, bust and half-thrust and the delicious debut of J-Ho!

Jen Muirden checks in from her Greek Islands holiday, where she managed to keep her eyes firmly on all things St Kilda and the Cats. Well, at least one cat in particular.

Round 21- North Melbourne v Fremantle: A perfect Day

Andrew Starkie takes his daughter to her first ever game of footy. A win – over a rival premiership aspirant no less – as well as the father-daughter bonding makes the day just a little bit too good as Andrew explains… [Maybe Linda should be getting the 3 votes here Starks? – Ed]

Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: Unintended consequences

Dave Brown may not necessarily be a fan of the AFL and what it has come to represent, but he does love the Adelaide Oval and Eddie Betts. A lot! Dave takes the family to see Blighty’s statute, the Crows and manages to nab seven consecutive general admission tickets in one fell swoop. Good times.

Round 21 St Kilda v Geelong: On good terms with ourselves … not quite…

Most people would be familiar with Dropsy (dropping stuff) and Lostsy (“my glasses: I can’t find my glasses!”) but after Saturday night’s St Kilda v Geelong Cats draw at the Docklands, Stephen Alomes adds Confusey to the mix.

Haiku Bob – Round 21 – disembodied

Muddy paths and cold, empty seats. The Magpies’ season ending loss to Richmond leaves Haiku Bob despondent.

Round 21 – Gold Coast Suns v Essendon: Family Time

The post-Hird era at Essendon dawns with a narrow loss to the Suns. Andrew Else contemplates how he’ll explain the Bombers’ fall from grace in the years to come to his own son. [And mazel tov on the new arrival to the household! – Ed]

Round 21 – Carlton v Melbourne: Consolation

Peter Fuller nails the ‘match-day experience’ for the rank and file Carlton supporter in 2015, while wondering how much his grandkids will be able to extract from Rick Milne’s descendants for Peter’s complete set of Carlton Wooden Spoon Year Membership cards?

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Albatross

Callum O’Connor has never enjoyed a Richmond victory (or is that Vickery?) less than he did last Saturday. Hard to believe, until you find out who lobbed next to him at half time.

Round 21 – St Kilda v Geelong: When a draw is as good as a win, when a ball goes astray in the last

The celebration was missing on the field, but the Saints’ draw with the Cats was exhilarating on so many levels, Yvette Wroby writes.

Round 21 – Carlton v Melbourne: Sill awaiting the purple patch

Geoff Woolcock is such a Dees man he flies from sunny Brisbane to the MCG (via Docklands) and gets there mid-pummeling. That’s love.

Round 21– Fearless 2015: Zac Dawson/Beaker (The Muppets) Separated at Birth –LOL!

Fearless wraps up Round 21 and throws his 2 cents into the Hodge/Wingard pot. Are slow motion replays helpful?

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Bangkok Correspondent, rather Despondent (Floreat Pica Society)

Paul McKay files for the Floreat Pica Society this week; the view wasn’t any prettier from Bangkok. For the Collingwood players, votes were hard to come by.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide (pre-match): The Accidental Shootist

It was supposed to be a normal Friday night at the footy for Hawks fan Paul Campbell, but then… he learned of his own on-ground role.

Round 21 – GWS v Sydney: It’s a 28 degrees winter’s day in Western Sydney, and the Swans are hot

Jan Courtin’s round 21 match report

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Paper tigers (roll on summer)

E.regnans believes Richmond won this game only because Collingwood didn’t. They showed no initiative, instead reacting to turn-overs with fast-break goals. [A side to the big Tasmanian Oak I’ve never seen! – Ed]

Round 21 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Chicago Cub Helps Saints Draw Cats’ Claws

Braham Dabscheck presents the St Kilda perspective to Saturday night’s thrilling draw between the Saints and the Geelong Cats. As if the seasons of McCartin, Bruce, Membrey and co. wasn’t enough to have St Kilda fans looking forward to 2016 and beyond, the debut of Jason Holmes was also a shining light for the faithful.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Fear and moral responsibility on a pleasant Friday night

John Harms observes Hawthorn showing their true colours. How do you see the Hodge incident?

Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: “Dunt look anything like him.”

A statue paying tribute to Adelaide’s favourite son Malcolm Blight, was unveiled ahead of Saturday evening’s clash against the Brisbane Lions. Michael Sexton recalls some classic Blighty stories as the Crows belt Brisbane by 87 points.

Round 21 – GWS v Sydney: Bridging conversations

Mathilde de Hauteclocque is chatting here and there, while trying to get herself plonked down in front of the footy.