To the Port Adelaide list management team

Dave Boon couldn’t be happier with the AFL Trade Week for his Port Adelaide. The inclusions of Steven Motlop, Jack Watts and Tom Rockcliff will bolster the Power significantly according to Dave.

Almanac Country Footy – Tanunda v Kapunda: Does this make me a Pie?

John Harms attended the opening match of the Barossa and Light Football League season, Tanunda v Kapunda, at Tanunda Oval. It seems he has become a Magpie.

FEARLESS 2021 Round 4: Blockbusters start the round and do the game justice.

Reports of the social media interaction between a fan and a player left Paul Thompson genuinely shocked. He makes a few observations about that, before his wrap up of the Round 4 action.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 12 1952: Geelong v Collingwood – Cats take top spot

A top of the table clash at home against Collingwood was the challenge for Geelong this week. Peter Clark continues his series on the Geelong record-breakers of 1952-53. Featured players this week are Fred Flanagan and Bob Rose.

Almanac Footy: Peter J Bennett

Peter Bennett had an exceptional sporting life, ranging from a successful VFL career for St Kilda and Victoria to representing Australia in consecutive Olympics in water polo. Allan Grant profiles a unique sporting career.

WAFL Round 2: Thunder records

A record-breaking performance from Peel Thunder heads Les Everett’s recap of Round 2 WAFL action.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 4 Review, Round 5 Preview

Frustrating times at the Pies; Cam Hooke offers his insights after a loss to GWS and what’s next as Collingwood face West Coast.

Almanac Roadtrips: Two great clubs in two great days

The splendour of country Victoria is often worth a visit; the towns of Bright and Myrtleford are no exception. For Haje Halabi they’re more than worthwhile – it’s a return to the roots, a place of friends, food and the footy clubs that shaped him.

Almanac Teams: A Perfect Ten (1980- )

The number 10 jumper has been worn by plenty of fine players over the past 40 seasons – but one big club missed out in Rodney Boyd’s selected side. Do you think they were hard done by?

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Class of 1925

Neil Anderson loves his Bulldogs and they did not let him down with their Round 3 annihilation of North Melbourne.

Almanac Footy: ’21 Barracker – Barossa, Light and Gawler Football and Netball Assoc.

The Barossa, Light & Gawler Football & Netball Associations seasons start this weekend and the ’21 Barracker provides all the information you will need for match day.

Almanac Footy: Season 39

It all started Round 4, 1983! Old Dog takes a funny look at the start to his 39th season of adult footy. As well as a love of family and football.

Almanac Soccer: Barnsley FC update (and some Bombers as well!)

Rod Oaten updates the latest results from the games played by Barnsley FC over Easter.

Round 4 – Sydney v Essendon: Another of those heart stoppers!

Another cracker-jack game between the Swans and Bombers as a relieved Jan Courtin explains.

Balcony Banter: Footy is back at the ‘G’

The return of footy to the MCG has, for some, an almost spiritual dimension. Two such insights appeared recently on the MCG Members’ blog Balcony Banter.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 8 – Assaulting a Crapp

Tim Guys returns with Part 8 of his series about Ivo Crapp whose umpiring in the 1904 Round 10 clash between Geelong and Carlton had courtroom consequences.

Almanac Rugby League: Iosia Soliola, a legend on and off the field!

‘Iosia Soliola is one of the most well-regarded rugby league players I have ever encountered personally or heard of. He was (and is) an absolute champion of a fellow with the Sydney Roosters, Newtown Jets, St Helens and the Canberra Raiders.’ Here’s why!

Almanac Rugby League: Vale Tom Raudonikis

Tommy Raudonikis, champion halfback for the Western Suburbs Magpies, Newtown Bluebaggers, NSW and Australia, and larger-than-life rugby league icon, has passed away aged 70. Ian Hauser pays tribute to the little Aussie battler who never took a backward step.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 11 1952: Essendon v Geelong – A draw… but Geelong’s undefeated run continues

Another encounter with Coleman’s Essendon sees Geelong’s run severely threatened. Peter Clark’s series on the record breaking Cats of 1952-53 continues.

On the rise but just short of finals action: Fitzroy’s promising 1982 season

Philip Mendes provides us with an epic re-cap of Fitzroy’s 1982 season

Round 3 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Made a nightmare of it

Like many Collingwood supporters, Danielle Hakim was stunned by the Lions goal after the siren to pinch the game away from the Pies. Danielle expresses her thoughts and frustrations in her report.