SANFL Round 10 – West Adelaide v Norwood: Norwood bolt in by a point

A jubilant Rulebook reports in from another massive Redlegs comeback at Richmond Oval.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 16: Ump Goes The Thump

Gordon Agars (and a young Chris Kenny) were on the beat for Round 16 1986 at the world’s greatest football club. A feral ump, Jerk’s crash repair bill and garlic sauce make an unusual trifecta.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 11: Fey St Peters

Gordon Agars was the unfortunate victim of vandalism at the Queen’s Head this week. It didn’t stop him from filing this bumper recap of AUFC Round 11, 1986.

Confessions of a Maggot

Rulebook has been a footy umpire for over 30 years. Here he shares some of the lighter moments from more than a thousand games of whistle blowing.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 6: New Kid In The Black

This week, Gordon Agars discovers the answer to Griff’s forward line woes, right under his ashtray.

Round 2 – Adelaide v Port Adelaide: the Neagles’ huge day!

Rulebook reports in on the Crows’ big win and a huge day for the Neagles in presenting the Showdown trophy

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test Day 1: What’s the fuss?

Dave Brown sees most of the first day of the first day/night test. He fails to see what all the fuss was about. What is the collective noun for a group of Almanackers?

The Best Nicknames of 1986: Discuss

“From the backs: Davo, Flop and Flounder”

Doesn’t sound much like a premiership team, but it was. Here’s an all-nickname lineup from nearly thirty years ago.

A Tribute to Fred ‘Chocka’ Bloch

Fred ‘Chocka’ Bloch (OAM) is an Adelaide University Football Club institution. In fact, some would argue that he IS the Adelaide University Footy Club. Rulebook Ashwood pays tribute to a man who’s had a considerable influence in his life.

This is a dead-set Almanac Classic. Well-played Rulebook – Ed]

Round 20 – Essendon v Adelaide: Revenge, A Dish Best Served Very Cold

Revenge is most certainly a dish best served cold; even if that dish has been stewing (no pun intended) since the 1993 Preliminary Final. Swish Schwerdt and the Pie Girl watch Eddie Betts put on a clinic as Adelaide dismantle a hapless Essendon at the Docklands.

Round 20 – Essendon v Adelaide: A Bradman win at Etihad by the Crows

Blacks, Greys and the Bombers are blue. Rulebook covers the Crows’ biggest ever win in Melbourne and imparts a couple of blows to the AFL and everyone’s favourite coach while he’s at it.

Round 19 – Adelaide v Richmond: Tiger Taming

The Blacks, raffle tickets, a Crows win and a crack at Troy Chaplin – the essential ingredients for a ‘Rulebook’ write-up as the Crows tame the Tigers by 100 points off the scoreboard and 36 points on it

Round 10 – Carlton v Adelaide: Diogenes, The King, Rocky, The Hipster, The Prince and The Four n’ Twenty Kid

Swish and some old friends got together (minus King) at the G’ to watch the Crows have a win against the Blues.

AFL Semi Final- Fremantle v Port Adelaide: Putting a lid on Bob Neil No.3

Dan Hansen calls for a roof to be built over Bob Neil No.3 Oval (AKA the Adelaide Oval) while enjoying the Power’s Semi Final win at the Royal Exhibition Hotel with the NSW Port supporters group.

AFL Round 14- Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Schulz to King One, Checkmate

Grab yourself a glass of Mataro and settle in as Port Power man Dan Hansen takes us back to Round 14 for a Schulz inspired win over the Bulldogs, as well as taking us right back to the mid 80’s on a mid-season Adelaide Uni Chess, ahem, Football Club winery trip.

Adelaide University Football Club-C1 1st Semi Final v Ugley: Happy Hunting Ground

Another entertaining Adelaide Uni Blacks report as their C1 team, the Chardonnays, continue their finals run.

Division C1 Elimination Final- Adelaide University FC v Port Districts: Team Management

Dale Adams’ attendance at The Chardonnay Socialists (Adelaide University FC Division C1) this season has been patchy. Non-existent even. But he’s back when it matters. Here is his report.

Local footy and netball (and other sports): tell us where and when your side is playing finals

With so many of our readers and writers involved in local sporting clubs, I thought it would be a nice opportunity for you to let us know where your side is playing finals – whether you be a player, coach, helper, fan. [Add the details as a comment in this post – or write us a whole yarn]