Collingwood: From the Inside Out reaction – Will this change AFL forever?

Last night’s ‘From The Inside Out’ documentary revealed to Sean Mortell much more than he was expecting. It has him thinking.

Almanac Short Story: The Dead Pocket

Make yourself a cuppa or crack open a beer and sit down to enjoy this fine short story about a footy club and a coach and a past and a present, by Murray Walding.

VFL Finals 2019 – Success for stand alone clubs

Rod Oaten asks the question of why there has been a lack of acknowledgement in the media for the success of the stand alone VFL clubs who had wins over their AFL aligned opponents in the first week of the VFL Finals. What do you think?

Finals Week 1 – Preview

Sean Mortell previews Finals Week 1 making his predictions who he believes the winners will be.

WAFL – Tight results to start WAFL finals: Report by Les Everett

Western Australia correspondent Les Everett reports on the first week of footy Finals in the WAFL.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Final comment: Finals Week 1

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life is priming up for the finals and sets the agenda for the True Believers for the coming week.

Almanac Flashback – The Wrap: Finals 2009 Week 1

Flashback! Check out who played Finals Week 1 2009 and the results of those games as reviewed by the inimitable The Wrap. Interesting reading!

SANFL Elimination Final – Norwood v Sturt: Norwood beat the Elimination Blues

No finals blues yet for Rulebook as he reports on Norwood’s Elimination Final win over Sturt.

September and everyone’s in love and flowers pick themselves

Mickey Randall loves the four seasons but there’s something special about spring for him, especially in Adelaide. Find out why Mickey loves spring.

Henry and the Jets: Characterful

The character of a sporting club is developed by the community of dedicated people involved says Henry Ballard using his club, the Heathmont Football Club, as a prime example.

Round 23 – FEARLESS 2019: And now the pre-finals bye…finalists tend your injured.

Fearless presents his weekly review of the previous round of AFL matches. He also makes some interesting comments about Geelong hosting a home final and the future prospects of the Gold Coast Suns.


A terrific piece by Matt Zurbo on the inception of the Dodges Ferry Colts (in Tassie), a side that has given the senior club a youthful boost.

Almanac Footy History: Drawn grand finals – so what happened next?

Sean Mortell is our Peter Stirk Scholar. He has chosen an interesting topic to pursue as a major feature – in the case of drawn VFL/AFL grand finals, how have the protagonists responded? He considers the three examples.

When you’re in the groove by KB Hill

After a full weekend of football and cricket watching, KB Hill has been reminded that a sportsman ‘in the groove’ is a powerful thing.

Gold Coast Suns: 2019 – Another Lost Year

After a promising beginning, it became a grueling season for Suns’ fans. And it was made even worse if your ‘second team’ was the Dees. ‘Is That Parsimony’ reckons he’s had enough.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 23 Review and Finals Week 1 Preview

Cam Hooke is delighted the Magpies finished top 4 and have the double chance, so it’s onward to the finals for Collingwood supporters!

A Mr. Fix It, the life and soul: The Tyson Goldsack tale

Sean Mortell profiles the career of Collingwood favourite Tyson Goldsack who has announced his retirement from AFL football once the Magpies finals campaign is over.

Round 23 – Collingwood v Essendon: A wonderful Friday signalling greater things to come

Cold night, big crowd, and a great game between two traditional rivals. Sean Mortell reports on a determined Collingwood victory over a fighting Bombers in their Round 23 match at the MCG.

VAFA B Section – Fitzroy v Something Important: A Moment

Local footy is a great leveller, a community of compassion, where empathy is openly displayed no matter your standing in life, as Phil Hill’s day at footy so clearly demonstrates.

Round 23 – Sydney v St Kilda: Love is in the air!

An emotional day for Jan Courtin with many tears shed by her and fellow Swans supporters as they farewelled some of Sydney’s favourite sons in their final game with a great win over the Saints in their Round 23 match at the SCG.