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.

Preliminary Final – Collingwood v GWS: Reasons to believe

Ian Latham reviews Collingwood’s loss against the Giants in their preliminary final acknowledging that GWS now have a real team.

St. Bernie of Traralgon

Shane Reid may well have you in raptures in this tale of two countries, two school teachers and two-club Superboot-cum-Saint – Bernie Quinlan [Count me in as a believer – Ed.]

The 2019 Brett Deledio Cup.

Earl O’Neill is rapt his Monaros will compete against the Tigers next weekend for the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup.

Almanac Tribute – Danny Frawley will always touch us

Japanese correspondent and St Kilda fan Yoshi pays a fitting tribute to former Saint great Danny Frawley after his tragic death.

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

With Glenelg winning the 2019 SANFL Grand Final, we re-visit Swish Schwerdt’s look at players who had a stint at the Bays.

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

VAFA 2019 Premier C – Grand Final Seniors & Reserves: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

From the Grand Canal in Venice, Smokie waxes philosophically about the journey the Williamstown WCYMS club has taken as they vie for a premiership for their senior & reserve teams.

Preliminary Finals – Sal’s Preview (And the Ultimate Prize for the Friars!)

Sal Ciardulli’s back with his weekly column. Check out his report of the Friars wins, his thoughts for the preliminary finals, and of course a few racing tips for Caulfield and Royal Randwick.

#almanac280 writing competition ends – “Finals”

The #almanac280 winner is announced! Well, winners actually. Thanks for your fantastic response to the competition. Terrific reading all round.

Whatever happens, Collingwood, you already won

As we await the two preliminary finals, the outcomes of which will be measured by the score, E Regnans considers other metrics. Having watched the club’s deeply human ethos emerge and then been given a further lens – the documentary From the Inside Out – he concludes that whatever happens tomorrow night the Collingwood FC and Nathan Buckley have already won. We can learn a lot from them. [A mighty fine piece – JTH]

Henry and the Jets: Turning sour into sweet, a farewell.

Another Heathmont Jets team playing in a Final, another Henry Ballard report. Will it be third time lucky? Henry tells it all.

Almanac Footy (and Racing): The Benefit of a St Kevin’s Education

As revellers prepare for the SKOB’s Grand Final Luncheon and a weekend of VAFA grand finals, John Harms considers the benefit of a St Kevin’s education.

“No rest for ‘Wobbles’…….” by KB Hill

Kevin Allan’s direct involvement in local football clubs spans almost 80 years! KB Hill talked to Kevin and records the story of a remarkable servant of the game.

The Troy Luff Cup

Troy Luff has finally played in a premiership, at the tender age of 49. Earl O’Neill is pretty happy about that.

SANFL – West Adelaide FC: Great players and the mid-season draft effects

West Adelaide FC Life Member and Past President Lee Harradine reminisces upon some of the great players who have played for the Bloods and gone on to play AFL football. He also comments upon the effects of the mid-season draft for his club.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Finals Week 1 and Week 3

Not long to go in 2019! Cam Hooke looks back at the Pies’ triumphant Qualifying Final and ahead to the Preliminary Final against GWS.

Alan Stringer: Glenelg premiership player

Rulebook chats with ex Glenelg player Alan Stringer about his struggles dealing with depression.

WAFL – South get there at last

Finals are in full swing in the west – Les Everett tells us about South Fremantle’s mighty victory to setup a berth in the WAFL GF.

A Phoenix from the Ashes: A Review of The Merge

William Westerman previews “The Merge”, a film detailing the the story and history behind the merger of the Fitzroy FC and the Brisbane Bears in 1996.

VFL Preliminary Final – Port Melbourne v Richmond: How long can you harbour a grudge?

Murray Walding wonders how long you can hold a footy grudge as he explains why he received some satisfaction from Port Melbourne’s defeat at the hands of Richmond in the VFL Finals.

The Footy Almanac Tipping Comp 2019: And the winners are…

Here are the results of The Footy Almanac Tipping Comp 2019. Congrats to all the winners.