Almanac Footy: Go big or go home

Caspar McLeod has set the ball rolling with his bold predictions for the AFL 2023 season.

AFL SIM Matches 2023: Gold Coast v Essendon – Apathy be gone!

Caspar McLeod reviews the practice match between the Suns and the Bombers which the Bombers won by 5 points in a closely fought match.

Almanac Footy (History): Why the Blues cannot win the 2022 flag and why the Dees may struggle

The history of the game tells us a great deal about the prospects of teams come finals time. A study by MagnifiCATS explains why Carlton can’t win this year’s flag and why Melbourne will struggle to emulate their 2021 success.

Season Preview – Are the Swans good enough to be in the mix this year?

Craig Dodson can’t wait for his beloved Swans to hit the ground running for another season of AFL. He’s over all the summer stuff and is philosophical about what the season may hold for his Swans.

Sydney Swans Season Preview 2019 – Misunderstood

Joe Moore analyses the prospects for the Sydney Swans in the 2019 AFL Season. Will they be up there once again as a top side or are they on the slide?

Footy Poetry: The new season

The footy season ahead considered in rhyme, we’ll soon find out in a matter of time! Kickittotim bounces the ball.

The Almanac Oracle Challenge, 2019

Want to be the Almanac Oracle for 2019? Edward P Olsen has come up with a cracker of a concept. Correctly predict the questions presented by him, and you may be the lucky recipient of the AO come season end.


The Rhymer is primed for Round 1 of the new season with his latest offering, ‘Predictions’.

2018 AFL Player Previews: Revisited

How did they fare in 2018? Anna Pavlou revisits the player previews she made at the beginning of the 2018 AFL season to present an assessment of their performances for the year.

Mid-Season Review: Contenders and Pretenders

Daniel Saunders tries to read the state of the season to come up with his predictions about who will play in the finals in 2018 and comes up with a few big calls.

Almanac Footy: Cats got our tongue

Can real change only occur if the Cats finish in the cellar? Paul Spinks ponders this scenario and others as he contemplates Geelong’s forthcoming AFL season.

Sydney Swans Season Preview: An Old Dog’s New Tricks

Joe is upbeat as he previews the prospects of the Sydney Swans for the coming AFL season.

My Premiership, Tipping and Brownlow Prediction Results

Aidan Hammond reviews his 2017 predictions after his mega year of footy. How did they stack up?

Round 16 Mega Post

South Australia had an impressive weekend with two comfortable wins for the Crows and Power. Aidan Hammond also got another win with his local team Walkerville Football Club.

No Change

Aidan, our regular Young Almanacker reporter, shares his interesting concepts for selecting Premiership contenders.

Round 3 – Richmond v West Coast: Lids and a Jenga Tower Bound To Fall

Richmond are sitting pretty at 3-0 in season 2017. Jack Banister is bracing himself for the usual Tiger experience of a come down and a 9th finish, but you never know.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v GWS: The Josh Kelly Cup

Cashed up but will it equate to wins? Marnie ponders how the Roos could spend their money, and the future direction they may take.

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]