FEARLESS 2019 Round 4 – The times have changed…the Festival of footy Part One

Fearless looks at the game then (the 1990 Grand Final) and now (after four rounds in 2019) and concludes that it’s all about evolution. Have the likes of Alastair Clarkson and Brad Scott worked it out ahead of the rest?

Almanac Teams – Most Disliked

Controversy corner here from Phil Dimitriadis; in a deviation from his recent numerical-based sides here is a team of disliked (to some) players.

Round 9 – Brisbane v Hawthorn: Undercard upset

Best laid plans and all that… Jarrod Landells tuned in to watch the Lions of old while the Tigers of old were shown up in Perth and was delighted by the youth at Woolloongabba

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: The heart won’t follow where the head must go

Walking away from a club is easy to rationalise. It’s much harder to actually do

Cycles, Troughs and Peaks

Peter Crossing expertly summarises the AFL season to date. [So who finishes in the top 8?]

Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Hard Times Come

It was quiet on the South Morang train as Rick Kane made his way back from the MCG on Easter Monday.

Being a good coach – Alastair Clarkson

During his Almanac off season, Yoshi (our Japanese correspondent) follows the incredible rise of Alastair Clarkson, from average midfielder to four-time premiership coach and a place among the greats of Australian Football.

What the Sam Mitchell trade means

Yoshi weighs in on Hawthorn’s decision to trade Sam Mitchell.

Still a happy team at Hawthorn?

Jeff Dowsing looks at Hawthorn’s recent trade decisions and considers the implications for club. What immeasurables does it impact?

How the Bulldogs went from a club of individuals to a team of Champions.

Dr Cruel puts his spin on how the Bulldogs became a Premiership club.

Grand Final 2016 – A Cool Beveridge

Josh Pinn reminds us where the Western Bulldogs have come from in the past two years after being tagged least relevant Club by The Age.

Almanac People: Grace of a Champion

A chance meeting on the tram with 1960 Brownlow Medalist, John Schultz, allows Jason Christou to discover a humble and generous side of the former champion.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The future owed nothing to the past

John Butler places Hawthorn’s current champion team in the context of broader Hawks history, looks at the enormous contribution of Alastair Clarkson and his coaching and teaching staff, and gives an astute account of Friday night’s match.

The Ingredient to Successful Coaching

Want to be a successful coach? Jackson Clark provides an in-depth analysis into the art of successful coaching.

Round 11 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Uncontested Victories

Not all Hawthorn supporters were watching the game from the G, Richard Michaels streamed the game within Singapore’s Qantas lounge. [Liking your pen name Hawkeye131415 – that and your interesting tone are sure to win you a lot of fans on this site. Ed]

Round 10 – The 2016 Michael Landon Cup

Floating between sanity and dementia, Earl O’Neill finally remembers to post his round 10 review for The Michael Landon Cup

2015: what have we learned?

Fearless looks back on the sporting year of 2015.

24/7 Jobs

Yoshi meditates on the constant requirements and stress of 24/7 jobs in the modern economy. Not good for footy coaches, hotel clerks (and their aspiring sports writer alter egoes).

2015 AFL Grand Final – The Final (Ever?) Wrap.

The Wrap draws the curtain on both 2015 and 13 illustrious seasons of output from The Wrapcave. The Wrap looks back on the 2015 Grand Final and, like just about all of us, looks on in awe at the Hawthorn machine. [A lap of the G in the back of a sponsor’s ute on Grand Final day? Say it ‘aint so Wrap!?!? – Ed]

2015 Grand Final – Hawthorn v West Coast: They’re the Mighty Flying Hawks

Like ’em and loathe ’em, there is no denying that Clarko and the Hawks are among the greats. [And doesn’t miss the Eagles on his way through, either. – Ed]