Fearless – Round 8 Review: Stop the fights at the footy for Christ’s sake!

Fearless gives his traditional thumbnail appraisal of each of the Round 8 games.

Round 8 – Fremantle v Richmond: Some crazy time slot late on Mothers Day

It was a crucial win for the Tigers, but Sam Steele is no fan of Mothers Day footy.

Player tribute: Vale Grigga

Sam Steele pays tribute to the retiring Shaun Grigg.

Social Commentary: What do Dane Rampe, Danny Baker, Israel Folau, Chris Gayle, and Count Dankula have in common?

Does the rush to react to controversial comments help or hinder mutual understanding? Michael Viljoen gives his view on some recent examples of speech which has attracted official sanction.

Almanac Soccer: The Ineptitude Index

Ahead of the A-League grand final, Glenn Cummings analyses the season that was using the Ineptitude Index.

Almanac Soccer: The Tykes go up

As things look up for Barnsley FC, Rod Oaten is thinking of lads at the Fitzwilliam.

Balcony Banter – Round 22 1996: Two into one don’t go…

The recent Melbourne v Hawthorn clash took MCC member Chris Vogt back to the famous ‘Merger Match’ of 1996.

Round 8 – St Kilda v West Coast: Don’t Try Taking Control Away from Control Freaks

Peter Baulderstone muses on why AFL is less enjoyable even when his Eagles win. A rant about rules, coaches, committees and self-interest. And, also, a consideration of missing cats.

Footy Poetry – Hanger

Damian Balassone on Ashley Sampi. A nod to past and present events.

”Big Macca – Lackadaisical but magical” by KB Hill

According to KB Hill, “Good full forwards come packaged in a variety of shapes and forms.” But then there was Neale McMonigle.

Round 8 – Carlton v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society match report by Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor reporting for the Floreat Pica Society is not impressed by the Blues, in fact, doesn’t like them at all as his report indicates! Though, Carlton had him worried for most of the game, he was happy to win the closely fought match.

Round 8 – St Kilda v West Coast: Dingoes Footy Getaway

Yoshi had a many footy and friendsship experiences over the weekend – unfortunately a loss to the Saints and a mighty headache were among then.

Almanac Teams: Another Political Football Representative Team

Mark Duffett with a poll to get everyone engaged in the (s)election process. 3 votes will get you nowhere in this side, it’s all about who can gather the most 1%ers (all 50 + 1 of them).

Almanac Teams: Norm, be in it!

Remember Life Be In It! And norm. Well Glen! has picked a team of Norms.

Almanac Local Footy: One of many places in the Melbourne suburbs on a Sunday winter afternoon…

Sean Mortell tells the story of a transformed young footballer and a classic muddy match between Hillside and Aberfeldie.

Round 8 – Carlton v Collingwood: Honourable Loss FC

Being a Carlton supporter can be an emotionally draining experience as expectations are raised but not met as Jake P found out in their Round 8 match against the Pies.

Speedy Croweaters get the job done: by Les Everett

Speed was the essence in the SANFL’s victory over the WAFL in their interstate game in Perth reports Almanac WA correspondent, Les Everett.

Almanac Art – Kate Birrell: Street Rhythm Exhibition 21 May (opening night function) – 9th June

“Street Rhythm” is an exciting new exhibition of Kate Birrell’s recent paintings. The exhibition will be held at Chapel off Chapel, Prahran from 21st May to 9th June. Join Kate for Opening Night from 6.00pm to 8pm on Tuesday 21st May.

Almanac Footy Teams – Political Football

Who’d you vote for? Andrew Gaylard has come with a footy team of leaders who have been either Prime Minister or President of their country.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 8 Review & Round 9 Preview

Cam Hooke wraps up for the True Believers the Round 8 Collingwood game against the Blues, and previews the Pies Round 9 game against the Saints.