Almanac Art: Kendra Heil’s painting goes to Susan Alberti

Kendra Heil’s painting of Hannah Scott has been auctioned. The successful bidder was Susan Alberti.

Almanac Book Review – The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018: Bobby’s banter is good for footy

Fourteen year old Grace Kerwin is a big Bobby Macumber fan. In this review of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 she highlights Bobby’s contributions.

A Voice from the Stands: A nod from the Footy Gods

Kirby Fenwick reminisces the AFLW Grand Final and thanks the Footy Gods that the Year of the Dog delivered the silverware to the Daughters of the West in 2018.

AFLW Grand Final: A Day in the Life

A late change to Kasey Symons’ plans via The Guardian meant the Western Bulldogs’ win was observed from Princes Park’s spartan press box, but there was plenty of time afterwards to share the pure elation with some premiership stars and sidelined captain, Katie Brennan

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Game and Throne

Brisbane might have lost the Grand Final but it was a funny old day for Jamie Simmons (who can pass for a Western Bulldogs’ spy) as a shiny loo winds up in the middle of his loungeroom. [I’m guessing it’s often a funny day for Jamie Simmons – JTH]

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: Bulldogs singing in the rain

‘Was this a demonstration of AFL omnipotence? In many ways, it has felt like the League has fought an impulse to rain on its own creation in this second season of being. Had it now summoned torrents after six weeks of Victorian drought? Was this the ultimate memo to bring the unruly women to heel?’

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: Lions fighting hard in wet then Dogs coming out snarling in dry

While technical difficulties made it hard for Yoshi to watch the AFLW Grand Final, watch it he did. Emotions were high & recent lessons from his time with the Dingoes made this classic encounter all the more significant

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: Floating on Enthusiasm

Yvette Wroby lives to see a team she is a member of, win a GRAND FINAL!
‘Go the mighty Western Bulldogs women. Thank you AFLW season 2018 for another year of highlights.’

AFLW Grand Final – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: All Ironed Out

Anne Cahill Lambert has a few suggestions for next year’s AFLW Grand Final to put to the AFL based on what she saw today when the Western Bulldogs defeated Brisbane without their captain Katie Brennan.

Jack Banister interviews Bulldog Monique Conti in The Citizen

Read Almanacker Jack Banister’s interview with Bulldog Monique Conti in The Citizen before she takes centre stage in today’s AFLW Grand Final.

Wishing everyone a happy sporting weekend

Jan Courtin wonders if she watches too much sport. She has a huge weekend ahead, with her Swans in Round 1 AFL action, her Lions in the AFLW Grand Final and her Bulls in the Sheffield Shield decider. [Great photo – Ed]

Katie Brennan and Kagiso Rabada suspension challenges

Yesterday saw two sportspeople challenge suspensions given to them. What are your thoughts on the Brennan and Rabada situations? On challenges generally?

Missing Red Symons

You don’t know what you’ve got til you lose it. In AFLW Grand Final week, Smokie recalls Red’s ways, Red’s traits and Red’s strident ambivalence to footy.