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 Footy – WAFL 2019 Grand Final: One Lions’ roar too many

Is yet another win to Subiaco in the WAFL 2019 Grand Final too much of a good thing? Les Everett takes us behind the system in the West to explain how and why the Lions roared again.

Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players from the VFL/AFL

The Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players held their 2019 AGM recently. Paul O’Connor sent this photo.

Footy Memorabilia : SA Footy World & Team Tumblers

Swish has restarted some of his footy archaeological activities, with surprising results. We’d love you to share any special memorabilia that you may have.

Footy Town: an experiential book review

Henry Ballard’s attitude to reading changed over the duration of his recently completed Bachelor of Communications degree at Deakin University. “Footy Town” was an integral read for him in the final stages of his course as his review of the book reveals. [Henry was an intern at The Footy Almanac during 2019 – Ed]

‘I wonder whatever happened to……………’ by KB Hill

Two kids, born on the same day in the same hospital, schoolmates and footy team-mates later on, then their paths diverged. KB Hill reconnects with Bernie Brady more than half a century since they last crossed paths.

St Kilda: Being based in Seaford cost games

Recent comments from past players have revisited St Kilda’s troubled Seaford period. But Yoshi is seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: The Day After

Kate Birrell reflects upon her chance meeting with fellow Tiger supporter Sharon the day after the Grand Final.

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay

Roy Hay’s exceptional account of the historical development of aboriginal players into the game of Australian Football is now available in a paperback edition. Details here.

A second bite of the cherry: The 2020 to 2022 wages deal for the AFLW

The AFLW wages issue is a complex one being discussed by players and officials. Braham Dabscheck provides a comprehensive guide on what is happening and what the ideal resolution looks like.

The last South Purrumbete FC team

It’s a sad time whenever a footy club folds. Luke Reynolds recalls his memories of the final days of the South Purrumbete Football Club in 1999.

Delisting can be cruel!

Col’s disappointed Essendon has delisted one of his favourite players.

What happens with footy media?

Yoshi is not pleased with the decision to axe the Marngrook Footy Show, and the slashing of Macquarie Sports Radio programming. What do you think?

Waverley Car Parkers – Why don’t ya get a proper job!

John Gascoigne remembers his time as a carpark attendant at VFL Park Waverley.

AFL Season 2019: A reflection of the year Richmond laid the ghost of the Hafey Years

Dr Cruel73 reflects on the Tigers’ great premiership victory, and wonders if the current team is a better one than the Hafey premiership teams.

Dancing Queen

Deakin student Shannon Cole reflects upon her time as a budding childhood dancer until fate intervened as she explains.

Almanac Football – Osaka Dingoes v Mongolian Wolves: Experience and Height won

Our Australian football correspondent in Japan, Yoshi, reports on the first encounter between the Osaka Dingoes and the Mongolian Wolves for the coveted and aptly named Canine Cup.

From Red & White to Yellow & Black: The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club

Unbeknown to Stainless, his sister was writing about The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club at the same time his account was posted to the site. Here is her story.

Almanac Footy History: 1900 VFL Grand Final – Melbourne v Fitzroy

DJ Williams delves back in time to re-tell the story of the 1900 VFL season, and specifically the upset triumph of Melbourne against a red-hot Fitzroy. [Includes one of DJ’s historical images of the famous Alex Sloane of the Roys and Melbourne’s Richard Wardill. Ed]

Sal’s Preview – The Empires Strike Back: and the Caulfield Cup tops Everest

It’s a big weekend of horse racing and Sal is right on the ball with all his thoughts and tips to help punters pick a winner or two.

No Mea Culpa for Chris (as pointyenditis continues)

Is it the coach’s fault for lack of success at a club or can it be put down to something else? Paul Spinks examines the role of Chris Scott as a coach and wonders whether “pointyenditis” is a problem at the club.