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.

The 2019 Nicola Tesla Cup

With tongue firmly in cheek, Earl O’Neill has come up with some cracking suggestions for our great game. What do you think of his proposals?

Round 10 – Sir Doug Nicholls Round: Who is Doug Nicholls?

AFL Round 10 has been named after Sir Doug Nicholls. Learn more about this great and inspirational man in this article.

Peter Argent’s SA Country Footy Yarns: CMS Crows

Another footy yarn in Peter Argent’s series of SANFL Country Footy stories.

Citrus Bob Wants You!: Lang Lang Football Club History

Can you help Citrus Bob out? He’s writing the history of the Lang Lang Football Club and he is seeking memorablia, information etc. Check out his post.

Knowing your drop kick from your screw punt: Wally Miller’s ‘Coaching the art of kicking’

South Australia’s quintessential 1963 kicking manual has been unearthed. What secrets does it hold?

Almanac Teams: How good are these Scotts ?

How good is this team? Phil Dimitriadis captures the spirit of the moment.

Tom Boyd

Andrew Starkie looks at the football odyssey of Tom Boyd, from number one draft pick to retirement at age 23.

Bob Hawke, Brutalism and Banana Bread: Melbourne Trip 2019

Almanac lunches, Barrie Cassidy, the MCG and a selection of notable pubs: Mickey Randall and company take in the full Melbourne cultural experience, with nods to the departed Bob Hawke, and philosophical consideration of the nature of banana bread.

Onya, Tom!

Earl O’Neill offers his thoughts about Tom Boyd’s recent retirement.

A Loss of Mutual Trust: Adventures In Modern Day Sports Writing

Craig Litza Little discusses the nature of contemporary sportswriting at a time when in both the US and Australia there is reflection on how it has changed since the 1980s. He looks at a new book to be published by Geoff Slattery (with Russell Jackson heavily involved) and the recent coverage of Tom Boyd’s retirement as stimulus for the discussion.

Bob Hawke

Rod Oaten with some thoughts on Bob Hawke.

Getting some dirt on your boots

How do you teach junior footballers to deal with on-field bullying? Dave Brown’s not so sure you can.

1971 SANFL Grand Final – North Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Swampies Outfoxed

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt takes us back to Adelaide, circa 1971, via the Grand Final Budget of that year. (Make sure you stick around until the end- Ed).

The 2019 Grantland Rice Cup

Earl O’Neill scans the footy writing landscape for writers he likes to read. He’s found he has to dig deep.

The Wrap – A letter from the Saloon Bar

The Wrap returns. Drawn from his Pooncarie lair by the state of AFL affairs, he isn’t holding back.

Player tribute: Vale Grigga

Sam Steele pays tribute to the retiring Shaun Grigg.

Balcony Banter – Round 22 1996: Two into one don’t go…

The recent Melbourne v Hawthorn clash took MCC member Chris Vogt back to the famous ‘Merger Match’ of 1996.

”Big Macca – Lackadaisical but magical” by KB Hill

According to KB Hill, “Good full forwards come packaged in a variety of shapes and forms.” But then there was Neale McMonigle.

Almanac Teams: Another Political Football Representative Team

Mark Duffett with a poll to get everyone engaged in the (s)election process. 3 votes will get you nowhere in this side, it’s all about who can gather the most 1%ers (all 50 + 1 of them).

Almanac Teams: Norm, be in it!

Remember Life Be In It! And norm. Well Glen! has picked a team of Norms.