Round 22 – St Kilda v Sydney Swans: Zebras, Sharks and Saints

The pure joy of the postgame kick-to-kick — and the later gathering of the Saints’ faithful in the Victory Room — were likely the biggest positives to come out of a long Sunday at the footy for Yvette Wroby. And that just might be enough.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Sydney: When worlds collide

Ross Treverton might have blown his cover with this story of covertly supporting his Swans. [Keep on eye on the police officer’s socks at the footy – Ed]. [This is a dead set Almanac classic – JTH]

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of insults as the season and era end with a whimper – is Chris Scott a better politician or coach?

The era is dead! Long live the era! What of this Geelong we see before us?

Round 22 – Essendon vs. Richmond: Care Factor? Zero

Sam Laffy didn’t watch the game. Doesn’t matter. This Bombers fan knew exactly how the game would play out. It all ends well with craft beer tastings.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Sydney Swans: The Craic

Joe Moore brings a distinctly Irish feel to his report of the Swans taking on St Kilda at the Docks. Fill yer boots, brother Joe.

Round 22 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Dr McClelland Goes Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Young Josh Coales was at Subi as the Dockers claimed their first piece of AFL silverware; the Dr W McClelland trophy as minor premiers. Now, for the NEXT piece of silverware! Also includes the ‘Hot Coales Award’ for the best on ground. Well played Josh.

Round 22 – Fearless: Welcome back Daniel Menzel after 1480 days in rehab!

After an eternity holding up the WAFL ladder, Fearless wonders how the people at Peel Thunder would be feeling about Ross Lyon raiding their playing ranks on the eve of their first finals campaign.

Round 22 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: The sublime art of Marcus Bonticelli

Neil Anderson is thankful for all things Bulldogs, not the least of which is the freedom afforded them to be creative. Young Stringer and young Bontempelli are artists at the canvas.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: D Swan

Swanny is one of us writes E. Regnans in this fine tribute to an eccentric character (in many ways and a very ordinary character in others). [Terrific yarn – JTH]

Round 22 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: The annual trip (Junior Almanac)

Kane McInerney, 11 years old, flew to Launceston for the footy. He’s made keen observations of Hawthorn, of Brisbane and of the travelling life.

Round 22 – St Kilda v Sydney: A first time Swans experience

Swans supporter Craig Dodson takes his toddler sons to the footy for the first time and learns very quickly it takes great skill to win the contest.

Round 22 – Essendon v Richmond: Paul’s Farewell

Hospital-bound Terry Chapman watches brother Paul go around for the last time. It looks as though the combined family games tally will end at 280.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: D. Menzel

Old Dog on Daniel Menzel and the determination to return from injury.

Round 22 – Adelaide v West Coast Eagles: All Played Well

They’re in! With Geelong knocked out of the finals race on Friday evening, there was an extra spring in the step of Crows fans as they headed to Adelaide Oval on Sunday afternoon. No one though, could have predicted the onslaught Adelaide would unleash on the second-placed Eagles in that opening quarter. Rulebook has more…

Round 22: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: What do we make of this match?

Andrew Starkie on the enigmatic North Melbourne. Outstanding in the week they roll the Dockers before succumbing to a rampaging Bulldogs a weekend later. And what do we make of this match in the context of September?

The Wrap – Round XXII

Mr Wrap reviews Round 22, and his Striped Marvels are back in town and sharpening their claws for September.

Round 22 – St Kilda vs Sydney: Deeply etched memories of Saints and Swans

The St Kilda vs Swans game prompts Jan Courtin to reflect on some family history.

Round 22 – GWS v Carlton: Keep your eyes on the prize

Two teams with remarkably different histories. Ian Latham was at Spotless Stadium to watch the new kids on the footballing block thump Carlton.

Round 22: Fremantle v Melbourne: McClelland Clinched Despite D-Grade Performance

Is Mick Jeffrey a hard marker or are Freo looking a bit shaky on the eve of the finals? Despite knocking off the Dees to the tune of 50 points, Mick has his concerns.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Where has this team been?

Cam enjoyed the second 2016 pre-season game a little more than the first. Click through for highlights and musings.