AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Almanac Footy History: 1900 VFL Grand Final – Melbourne v Fitzroy

DJ Williams delves back in time to re-tell the story of the 1900 VFL season, and specifically the upset triumph of Melbourne against a red-hot Fitzroy. [Includes one of DJ’s historical images of the famous Alex Sloane of the Roys and Melbourne’s Richard Wardill. Ed]

Almanac Footy History: Drawn grand finals – so what happened next?

Sean Mortell is our Peter Stirk Scholar. He has chosen an interesting topic to pursue as a major feature – in the case of drawn VFL/AFL grand finals, how have the protagonists responded? He considers the three examples.

The contents page from The Doggies Almanac

This is the contents page taken directly from The Doggies Almanac – which is out now. [John Harms is adding info about pieces in the comments – Ed]

The State of the Origins.

Have you ever questioned the origin of the AFL species? Clearly with too much time on his hands, San Diego Cattery researched each team’s origins with cultural and historical significance. [A great effort – Ed]

Solving the Case of the Roys Ring-In Premiership Trophy

Mystery solved! The case of the Fitzroy Premiership that wasn’t! Read all about it!

Era, era on the wall: the 9-part series

Here we’ve linked all nine of Jeff Dowsing’s terrific “Era, era” pieces in one post. This is a great spot to dip into VFL/AFL history.

Footy History: Frank Ivory

Frank Ivory was Australia’s best Indigenous footballer in any code in the late nineteenth century. And he was a Queenslander, as Murray Bird explains in this extract from his book Athenians and Red Invincibles: The Origins of football in Queensland (to be launched on June 18 at 6pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel.

From Colonial Stadium to Etihad: Fifteen Years of Future Shock

While stressfully cleaning up in preparation for a possible shift, Neil Anderson finds an old newspaper.