The Geelong flame re-lit at the Almanac: a survey of the Cats’ past six weeks.

John Harms has had life balance issues for a while. He has not paid enough attention to writing about the Geelong Football Club – and his life is poorer for it. Finally, he sits up all night to reflect on the last six weeks of a season with a lot of promise.

Haiku Bob – Round 8 – Light at one end

Haiku Bob and his unique take on the Pies round 8 win.

Round 8 – Carlton v Port Adelaide: Kade Simpson Day

If Carlton has had a heart and soul for the past 14 years, John Butler suggests its down to Kade Simpson’s performance over 250 games.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Cold comfort in Tasmania

The 10 year anniversary of Fremantle’s only win in Tasmania and Steve wonders why it is so hard for Freo to win here.

Round 8 – Adelaide v Geelong: Prodigal son returns

Citrus Bob returns to Adelaide where the Coliseum is baying for blood and discovers a touch of humanity

Round 8 – West Coast vs St Kilda: What I had not expected in the west

Saints frustrate Eastern correspondent, Yoshi ,in the west.

Round 8 – GWS v Gold Coast: The 2016 Jason Dunstall Cup

AFL in Queensland? Earl speaks his mind.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: The MCC Experience

Alex Docherty’s first game as an MCC member had him remembering the important ladies in his life. And shouting the chips for his guests.

Round 8 – GWS v Gold Coast: GWS Monaros v Gold Coast Schoolies

Wanting to avoid the traffic, Earl takes a seat on the couch, organises his CD collection and provides insight into the Giants dominant win against the Suns.

Round 8 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Wanna hear a bad joke?

Brin Paulsen is swamped by Magpie fans at the Gabba, and bewildered by Brisbane’s tactics.

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: The Drive Home

Kate Birrell’s painting and poetry of a last-gasp win to Richmond.

Round 8 – West Coast v St Kilda: A most unhelpful win

Despite a 17-goal win, Nic McGay remains dissatisfied with his West Coast Eagles. The search for improvement is on.

Fearless Round 8 Review – Bucks, Ross and Dimma sing Spandau Ballet

Fearless wraps up the news of AFL Round 8.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Nature versus Nurture

Neil Anderson conducts a sociology experiment on the Bulldogs game against Melbourne.

Round 8 – GWS v Gold Coast: One Big Bad Giants Kaboom!

Chris Dubrow wends his way down from the Blue Mountains to watch the development of his Giants continue. “Giants are going OK.”

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: The key is steady breathing

Richmond’s win against Sydney was not only music to the ear for Sarah but a night where Jack provided a timely inspiration.

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: One that got away

A wicked bounce, a chip over the top and the ball is with Richmond’s Lloyd as the final siren sounds, the game that got away from Sydney writes Keiran Croker

Round 8 – West Coast v St Kilda: Double Rainbow In The West But No Pot Of Gold For The Saints

There was no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow for Braham Dabscheck. But he is sure that the Saints will not again play as poorly.

Round 8 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Collingwood back on song!

Ramon Dobb was disappointed when Collingwood’s game against Brisbane was scheduled against Eurovision, however he managed to find some worthy distractions.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Sunday Arvo Dees

It’s a quick trip to Melbourne for Piffy, but the fixture denies him a Friday night game at the G. He flies home to watch his Demons go down to the Dogs.