Round 12 – AFL Footy Fixture

All the details for where, when and who your favourite team is playing in Round 12.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – West Coast v Richmond: An honourable loss for the depleted Tigers

It was a hard night in 2007 for Tim Adam, who had to explain to his son why the Tigers were underperforming. Despite this, a late surge meant Richmond didn’t do too badly against the reigning premiers.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 10: The AFL’s Rodeo Road Trip equivalent is well underway

Fearless is back to dissect the Round 10 action and provide his entertaining view on the festival of footy.

Book Extract: ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’

In another excerpt from Craig Dodson’s ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’, Craig battles the fear of bushfire in country Australia while meeting a wonderful turning pitch.

1966 and all that: First Semi-final – Essendon v Geelong

Peter Clark’s tremendous account of the 1966 season continues – with defending premiers Essendon playing the Cats in the First Semi-final. Here’s what happened.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Saints mugged by Cats and (maybe) reality

Hamish Townsend saw a one-sided contest with Geelong in sparkling touch against the Saints at the Gabba (on a Monday night in Brisbane). He wonders why the pre-game St Kilda hype was so strong.

Almanac Football – Round 10: Carey-Bunton Medal

The Round 10 votes are in, and leader board is updated for this year’s Carey-Bunton Medal for best AFL player from NSW. {Thanks to Richard Colless for sending these to us – Ed]

Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Been there, had that done to us before

Yvette Wroby is a woman of few words this week. The defeat at the hands of the too strong Geelong FC with Jack Steven in hoops, well, only art will suffice in these bleak times.

Almanac Poetry: Lal Lal, Victoria

This Kevin Densley poem is inspired by the Victorian country town of Lal Lal.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 13 wrap: Let’s stick to the on-field action

While there was a lot of NRL drama off the field this week, Liam Hauser prefers to stick with the on-field action in this review of Round 13.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

Almanac Rugby League – The view from Cumbria

Kevin Haney lives in Cumbria, England, but that doesn’t stop him from being an Almanacker. He recently joined our group of rugby league supporters and sent us this background. Extended videos included.

WAFL: Bulldogs tame the Lions

With the season progressing at pace, Les Everett has the WAFL’s highs and lows covered, with particular mention of a South Fremantle performance for the ages

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Why Freo?

Sean Gorman was left wondering why he went for the Dockers in 2007. After struggling to watch them enough, he was left disappointed by their efforts at the ‘G against St Kilda in Round 20.

Round 11 – Sal’s Preview (Vol 2): – Into the stretch

Sal Ciardulli makes his selections to complete the Round 11 matches.

Almanac Ditty: Hello there, you nervous Cat

Joc Ledwidge, Sainter through and through, penned this little ditty for her Geelong mate,which she also sent to John Harms.

The fourth jumper

Vin Maskell’s trio of particularly personal football jumpers is now a quartet, courtesy of a recent gift from a coach.

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Disney or the footy?

Rod Oaten has a take on the latest Bombers game…or at least he would if he didn’t get distracted by a doco on SBS

Almanac Poetry: Lockdown Limericks

John Green has turned to that most accessible of poetry forms, the limerick, during lockdown. Feast away, Tiger fans!

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Essendon v Carlton: Fev, Ratten and Makybe

Christopher Riordan participated in the Saturday ritual with an Auskick to MCG day in 2007. Watching traditional rivals Carlton and Essendon clash led to questions about draft picks, full-forwards and coaches.