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.

AFL Round 9 – Richmond v Essendon: Is there no place for Daniel Connors in Richmond’s best?

The Tigers were over-coached and under-led against Essendon, writes Paul Daffey. Surely there’s a place for Daniel Connors, who carved it up for Aberfeldie earlier in the day.

Grass roots and blond tips…footy’s range of play from Akerfeldie to Dermie

Stephen Alomes draws from his new book, Australian Football: The People’s Game 1958-2058, to examine Jason Akermanis and Dermott Brereton’s place in the game – now and then.