Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

Fearless is back! Read his wrap up of Rounds 1 and 2 right here!

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Dov’e L’Amore?

Joe De Petro relishes Richmond’s round 1 win and looks forward to the Tigers’ 2018 season defending their precious flag.

Round 1 – West Coast v Sydney: What A Ripper!

What a game it was; and definitely a much better start to the year than last year for the Swans reports Daniel Saunders. He is eager for the Swans to bring it on and take it up to Port Adelaide next week! What a ripper this footy season is turning out to be writes Daniel. He is hopeful it makes up for the disappointing summer this year!

Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: Ambitious

John Harms tells the story of a social afternoon which featured a footy match at the MCG between Geelong and Melbourne.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: Do Not Be Satisfied With Mediocrity (Floreat Pica Society)

Is Collingwood content with mediocrity? Paul O’Connell reports on another frustrating Magpie loss for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 1 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Jacks’ Day and Acres’ Breakout

Yoshi had a long football weekend. The Jacks, Steven and Billings, impress our Japanese correspondent as the Saints bank the 4 points.

AFL Round 1 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Wet Season

What were they thinking when they scheduled a game in Cairns during the wet season?

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: That Round 1 Hope

Sean Mortell went to Saturday night’s match with a few questions. Most of them were answered by half-time.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: One game does not a season make

Cam Hooke is keeping a stiff upper lip after the Pies struggled in Round 1.

The Red and the White: Buddy brilliant!

This is the Almanac’s Swans’ forum. Keiran Croker is on the orad and he is calling for your observations so he can get a better idea of what happened in Perth.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: A Pom’s Perspective

Jack Banister’s old hockey mate from university days, Matt Rose, picked a very opportune time to visit Australia. He penned this reflection after attending his first AFL game at the weekend.

Twenty Eighteen, Round One Done.

‘Wow, that was great fun, I haven’t enjoyed a Round One like that for years. Not that I watched all, Day Of The Jackal wasn’t to be missed.’
Earl O’Neill wraps up an exciting Round 1

Haiku Bob – Round 1: one shining light

Round 1 reflections. Here’s Haiku Bob’s first poem for Season 2018.

Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: Two Musketeers is Two Too Many

Piffy painfully recalls in the final moments of the Round 1 Melbourne v Geelong clash that there are no sure things in footy, especially when you are a Dees supporter.

Round 1 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: A windy day in Canberra

William Westerman files from “convivial” and “intimate” Manuka Oval, Canberra. While the Dogs’ premiership was just 23 games ago, this game was dominated by the Giants.

Round 1 – West Coast v Sydney: We spoilt the Eagles’ party!

It was the Buddy show in the West; he and his fellow Swans sure know how to ruin a housewarming party, much to the delight of Jan Courtin

Round 7 (2017) – Collingwood v Carlton: Calling time on the Toorak Boys’ Club

Phil Dimitriadis wrote this after Round 7 last year. Timely to dig out out:

It’s been long enough, Collingwood. Phil Dimitriadis has seen enough. And he is wise enough to look to those who use the metric of playing winning football to measure footy success.

Round 1 – Port Adelaide v Fremantle: Welcome back football, my old friend.

Chris Michaels has bought into the potential of this Port Adelaide side, who were a class above Fremantle. Could it be the start of something special in 2018?

Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: There is always hope in football

There were few dry eyes for the Geelong faithful as a favourite son returned in the hoops; Anna Pavlou shed tears of a different kind in 2010, when hope seemed all but lost…

Round 1 – St. Kilda v Brisbane: Jack Steven Tames The Lions

The AFL season has finally started and Braham’s Saints have recorded a Round 1 win.