Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Trifecta, sadly.

Peter Fitzpatrick has written three pieces for the Almanac and Balcony Banter – all three about Geelong-Richmond clashes. Here’s the third. [Stop writing Peter! JTH]

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: It’s a long season when you suck

‘It’s a long season when you suck’ writes Yvette Wroby. Saints fans (and team it seems) are now longing for an end of season lie down with a nice cuppa. The Southern Saints were the highlight of the weekend.

Fearless 2018- Round 20: We’ve got the close one…no we’ve got it…nah..over here

Fearless reports on a monumental Gaffe followed by some excessive commentary as he reviews the Round 20 matches.

Round 20 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Eat, Pray, Spew

Going to The Gabba to watch Brisbane play made Jamie Simmons sick – but it wasn’t because of the play (both teams performed well on the day), rather some curious culinary choices.

Round 20 – Sydney v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society)

The latest Floreat Pica Society piece on Round 20’s game.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: A view from Bali

You didn’t have to be at the MCG to witness the tight tussle between Hawthorn and Essendon, in fact Tom Harrington wasn’t even in the country – he reports on the classic from Indonesia.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Who Dares Wins…sometimes

A revival for the Bombers was cut short by their long-standing rivals Hawthorn; Trevor Blainey’s Dons now ponder what might have been.

Round 20 – Carlton v GWS: Welcome to Globetrotters’ AFL

As he watched the Giants pulverise the Blues, John Butler was left contemplating the wider football universe. Let’s just say, he has his reservations.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Long Weekend’s Journey into North Fitzroy’s Arms

The lucid dream of a knock for the ages makes way for a very real trip to see Ben Fenton-Smith’s Tigers overcome Geelong. The Almanac’s pub de rigueur also gets a guernsey.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty

Earl covers the waterfront this week. From AFL rule changes, to the possible non-expansion of AFLW, to the difference between KISS and the New York Dolls..

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Red Cards?

The Rhymer adds his thoughts to the red card debate.

Round 20 – Melbourne v Gold Coast: The recession we had to have

It wasn’t the easiest game to watch, but for Jarrod Landells, the result was secondary to the bigger picture.

Round 20 – Melbourne v Gold Coast: Cashing in on the comforts of home

Home, and a sense of belonging, more than made up for the lack of drama as Geoff Woolcock took in the MCG action on Sunday.

Round 20 – West Coast v Fremantle: A Momentary Gaff

It feels like a “death” in the footy family over West according to Peter Baulderstone. The Brayshaw family; the Gaff family; the Eagles flag hopes and honest competitiveness. Hard life lessons all round.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 20: The Year of the Pie

Despair not, Magpies! Cam Hooke still believes this could be The Year of the Magpie.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: No more wasting please!

A few friendly drinks aren’t enough to distract Yoshi from the Saints’ reversal of fortune in this match.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Adoration of The Bont

‘Bont the artist emerged with splashes of colour and not just dabs of pastel here and there. He was suddenly Jackson Pollock in a room full of still-life painters.’ It was a tale of two halves Saturday night and The Bont was there to lead the charge for the Dogs. Neil Anderson captures his artistry in his report.

Round 20 – West Coast v Fremantle: The State of Our Game

DaveMcG went along to two WAFL games before he made it to Optus Stadium on Sunday for the Western Derby. Watching clubs like West Perth who are close to folding, gave him pause to consider the state of the game from a different perspective.

The Best Against the Best

glennontour decided to have a look through the 2018 AFL results so far and put together a ladder that includes only matches against top 10 sides to see how the the best teams really do rank against the best teams. What do you think?

Round 20 – Sydney v Collingwood: A return after almost six years and a return to form

Keiran Croker’s Swans fought hard for their win over everyone’s rival and their 1918 Grand Final opponents, Collingwood.