Round 11 – Haiku Bob: the dithering

It’s tough being a Collingwood supporter at the moment as Haiku Bob reflects in his latest haiku poem.

Round 12 – AFL Footy Fixture: Sir Doug Nicholls Round Part 2

Covid lock down in Victoria has created changes to this week’s AFL Footy Fixture for the completion of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round. Check out our fixture for all updated information as to where, when and who your team is playing.

‘One of Chiltern’s Finest……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to octogenarian Billy Peake, an icon in the annals of the Chiltern Football Club.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Grossman – Remembering the Battle of Bushfield

As a young man celebrated Australian sports writer Ron Reed played senior footy at Dennington where he was coached by South Melbourne premiership player Don Grossman. The Dennington Dogs went on to win the premiership. [Terrific memoir – Ed]

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 19, 1952: Geelong v Carlton – Cats rev up for finals

Kardinia Park was packed as the Cats battled the Blues in the final home and away round of 1952. Meanwhile, John Coleman chases another ton at Punt Road. Peter Clark continues his coverage of the Geelong record breakers of 1952-53.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 10: A Crapp Forgery?

Some people will resort to all sorts of tricks for their team to win a match. This episode of the Crapp Chronicles relates the combination of a forgery, an umpire, and a WAFL final in 1906.

Round 11 – West Coast v Essendon: The Dons Bring Joy

Like many Bomber fans, Rod Oaten was full of joy with Essendon’s great win against the Eagles.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Review of Round 11 and Preview of Round 12

Though things may be bleak for the Collingwood faithful at the moment, Cam Hooke maintains his positive outlook for the team’s future success.

FEARLESS 2021: Double shots Round 9 and Round 10

FEARLESS 2021 catches up with his reviews of all matches from Round 9 and Round 10.

Almanac Teams: Number 13, lucky for some (1980- )

Some creative accounting from Rodney Boyd got a couple of players in his best Number 13 side, but there’s no doubting the brilliant stats behind one enigmatic Melbourne forward who features.

Almanac Life: Sporting Heroes 1954

1954 was certainly a great year for Australian sport as Allan Grant remembers some of his sporting heroes from that year.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Port Adelaide: Getting used to the hurt

For Sean Mortell getting used to the losing feeling is tough as Collingwood loses another game, this time by a point against the Power.

Round 11 – Sal’s Preview: All locked up!

Sal Ciardulli has examined the form and made his selections for Round 11, The Doug Nicholls Round.

Almanac Footy: Best Geelong team for 2021?

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos has put his head on the chopping block in selecting his best Geelong team in position come the pointy end of the season. This team is sure to generate conjecture among Geelong supporters.

Round 11 – AFL Footy Fixture: Sir Doug Nicholls Round – Who, where and when?

Who is your team playing in Round 11? Check out where and when they are playing on our footy fixture (Covid-19 permitting).

Almanac Footy (and Life): Life through the prism of football

Tom Stone, one of Tanunda’s ‘Sprocket Rockets’, looks back at life through the prism of his experiences in Australian football.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 18, 1952: Geelong v Richmond – Cats make it ten in a row

Geelong wrap up top spot for the 1952 finals series, whilst elsewhere John Coleman closes on another ton. Peter Clark’s Geelong’s Record Run continues.

Almanac Soccer: That’s it for Barnsley!

Barnsley FC lost the play offs for promotion to the Premier League in 2022 reports Rod Oaten. Rod mentions he also committed the cardinal sin of leaving a footy match before it ended and missed seeing his team snatch a win!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 10 Review and Round 11 Preview

Close one for the Collingwood faithful last week was a better effort against the Power reports Cam Hooke in his report of the Round 10 match. He also previews their Round 11 match against Geelong.

Almanac Footy: Hair raiser!

Country footy at its best is reflected in Peter Argent’s words and image.