Five things you may have forgotten (or don’t know) about Shannon Hurn

A timely and tongue-in-cheek refresher about the sometimes under-the-radar Eagles backline marvel Shannon Hurn from John Gordon.

Almanac Teams: Fourteen karat gold (1980- )

It might not be the first number you think of for out and out champions, but Rodney Boyd’s side of the best in Number 14 since 1980 is surprisingly stacked with top shelf talent.

Almanac Footy: 1968 Victoria v SA – Never in it

South Australia had reason for hope leading into their 1968 clash with Victoria. Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt relives what happened next in his inimitable style.

Almanac Sport: A tribute to two pros

On Saturday, Nick Kossatch had the delight to watch two pros excel on their respective sporting fields, football and basketball, as he highlights in his report.

Almanac Footy: Edelsten – Death of the Swans Golden Era

Sports writer Ron Reed remembers the flamboyant Geoffrey Edelsten (a ‘cartoon character all his life’), his effect on the Sydney Swans, and on football in general.

Almanac Footy: The tragedy of Bucks, a Collingwood life riddled with injustice and adoration

Sean Mortell remembers Nathan Buckley’s Collingwood highs and lows.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Nathan Buckley resigns

Cam Hooke responds to Nathan Buckley’s decision to step down from the Collingwood coaching position.

Geelong’s Record Run – Second Semi Final, 1952: Geelong v Collingwood – Cats through to Grand Final

Collingwood stood in Geelong’s path to the 1952 Grand Final. Peter Clark looks at the 1952 Second Semi Final in his series on Geelong’s Record Run.

Almanac Footy: Well that was big by Les Everett

Les Everett reports on what turned out to be a very big weekend in WA footy.

Book Extract: The Last Hurrah by Adam Woolcock

This is an extract from Adam Woolcock’s book ‘The Last Hurrah”. It relives the thrilling last minutes of the 1964 VFL Grand Final, including Neil Crompton’s famous goal.

Almanac Footy: Podcast Review – Hay 1992: Triple Treat by Rod Gillett

Rod Gillett reviews country football broadcaster Robbie Mackinlay’s latest podcast, ‘Hay 1992 – Triple Treat’ recalling how the Hay FC set up their premiership win in 1992.

Round 12 – Carlton v West Coast: Let’s make a list

With the odds stacked against West Coast it should have been a walkover for Carlton to win this Round 12 matchup, but it was not to be as John Gordon reports.

Almanac Footy: Richmond 1998

Rodney Boyd examines Richmond’s season in 1998, a midway point between the premiership years of 1980 and 2017.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Snakes in the goal square

Sports journalist Ron Reed tells more fabulous footy tales from the Dennington Dogs; this time, the ‘bit unusual’ Robbo, the snake catcher.

Almanac Football History – Darkness and Light: The remarkable and tragic story of the Banks family

A rich and engaging tale of the Banks family, in particular two extraordinary brothers, Tom and Albert, who made history in Victoria and Western Australia over a century ago, shared here by John Gordon. [Exceptional story. Ed.]

Almanac Teams: Friday the Thirteens (1980- )

Sometimes a player makes a big impression, too big for just one side – for Rodney Boyd’s obscure Number 13 side since 1980, that player is Allen Jakovich.

Round 12 – Essendon v Richmond: The Dons and the Dogs (no not Footscray!)

Rod Oaten reports on the Dreamtime clash between Essendon and Richmond with the Tigers bringing the Bombers back to earth with a thump.

Round 12 – Adelaide v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society Match report

Bangkok correspondent Paul McKay presents the Floreat Pica Society Match Report of Collingwood’s thrilling Round 12 victory against the Crows.

Round 12 – Sal’s Preview: Duck and don’t touch!

Sal Ciardulli has cast his eye over the form and made his predictions for Round 12, part 2 of The Sir Doug Nicholls Round.

Almanac Life: Our Winter Family

Rob Spurr takes a nostalgic look back to his early days supporting Carlton at Princes Park with family and friends.