Almanac Footy Tipping in 2021

We have three tipping comps for the 2021 footy season: the standard AFL tipping comp where you pick the winner of each game, and the ever-intriguing, time-honoured AFL Tip the Top 8 competition and the NRL tipping competition. Join now. All welcome. Spread the word. (The AFLW tipping comp is underway of course, so entries are closed).

AFLW Round 6 – GWS v Brisbane: Capital Punishment

How good is footy in Canberra? William Westerman had the chance to support his Brisbane Lions in the flesh for the first time since moving to the ACT years ago. He watched an entertaining game with team performance the key.

Almanac Football: The Lienert legend continues

A father-daughter football lineage was continued when Sadie Lienert made her SANFL women’s debut for West Adelaide, following in the footsteps of father Kym. Peter Argent provides the story and pictures.

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v West Coast Eagles: Cora the great

The sun shone on Blacktown, the remarkable Cora Staunton was on fire, and GWS won. Ian Latham reflects on an enjoyable day, and just how much has changed in a short time.

AFLW Round 4 – Brisbane v Adelaide: The Erin Phillips Show

Hickey Park was the picturesque stage for a masterclass by the indomitable Erin Phillips as her Crows bested the Lions. Caspar McLeod was an impressed watcher of the show.

AFLW Round 4 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Saints purrfect eyesight sees them prevail over Cats in the dark at Moorabbin

The Cats may have had a lot of the footy, but the Saints took advantage of their chances to run out dominant victors. “Every game has its own logic” writes Braham Dabscheck and he thinks through this one.

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Gold Coast Suns: Per Angusta Ad Augusta

Not even the adverse weather was stopping GWS foundation member Michael Shillito from cheering on the Giants in their AFLW Round 3 clash against Gold Coast. Here is his report of the match.

AFLW Round 2 – North Melbourne vs St Kilda: Team Efforts Connecting for ‘Roos and Disconnecting for Saints

North Melbourne has a good win over Yoshi’s Saints in Round 2 of the AFLW season 2021.

AFLW Round 1 – Richmond v Brisbane: Normal Service Resumed

Michael Nichols reports on the AFLW Round 1 match between Richmond and Brisbane that saw an easy win to the Lions.

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Moorabbin reflections, past and present

Things have changed at Moorabbin since Stephanie Holt first started watching footy there. Now with her footy mate and daughter she reflects on times past and times present with the Saints great AFLW Round 1 win against the Western Bulldogs.

AFLW Round 1 – Fremantle v GWS: There’s a lot to love

Ian Latham and his daughter enjoyed their AFLW Round 1 match between Freo and GWS and got their money’s worth. A good victory to Freo, a team to watch for the future according to Ian.

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints girls demonstrate speed and skills and the family love also wins

Footy’s back, and so is Saints fan Yoshi, all the way from Japan!

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: A sad coach, a proud dad and happy Sainters in a crackerjack game

Braham Dabscheck tells the story of a hard-fought, entertaining game in which the underdog had the better of most elements of the contest and came out deserved winners.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: Loves a paddle.

Paddy Grindlay relives the moments that caught his eye during last night’s AFLW season opener.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: And it’s back!

The AFLW’s season opener had a sluggish first quarter, but turned into an exciting contest which was up for grabs. Collingwood were determined all night writes Anne Cahill Lambert.

Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Almanac (Inclusive) Footy Songs: Yeronga South Brisbane sign the song

There was a wonderful moment in the QAFLW last month as the Yeronga South Brisbane women belted out the song after a win, but it was a far from ordinary rendition…

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: With Pride

Yvette Wroby has been very quiet, footy-wise, during lockdown and COVID19, but it is with great PRIDE that she has returned to celebrate this special win.

Charlie and the Clothing Factory: Mr Clymo, Women’s Football and Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour

Kevin Densley reports on a record breaking historical football match played in Ballarat in 1918. The match between two women’s teams representing clothing firms from Ballarat and Melbourne attracted a crowd of 7000 in a fund raising football match for The Avenue of Honour in Ballarat.

Ode to Women’s Footy (in the Corona absence)

Paul Spinks celebrates his joy for women’s footy by penning a wonderful tribute to their game.