The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Excitement, frustration, pain

Nathan Hollier sat watching the Eagles play in one of the 2007 Qualifying Finals from a Perth bar. The ensuing match induced a roller-coaster of emotions, raising the venue’s noise to a crescendo as the final minutes ticked down.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 21 – St Kilda v West Coast: No Judd, no worries

It’s crunch time for the Saints in their 2007 season. Richard Arrowsmith watched on as they scrappily tried to push past the ominous Eagles.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – West Coast v Sydney: A suspicious Cousins

In another famous Grand Final rematch, Rod Gillett only had the returning Ben Cousins on his mind as the Brownlow Medallist led the Eagles to a close victory over the Swans in 2007.

“These shall not be forgotten years” Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless is back with an occasional series about the life and times of the Richmond Football Club since the “infamous Ben Cousins” game against Carlton 10 years ago.

Three course meal to fill the hungriest Pie – Collingwood has a new marvel

The Magpies look like they have a real talent on their hands in Jaidyn Stephenson – Harvs97 has crunched the numbers to draw a pleasant comparison.

Almanac Book Review: “Here it is” by Paul Roos

Here it is, Yoshi reviews the thoughts of Paul Roos from the premiership coach’s recent book.

Almanac Teams: Citrus Bob’s All-Time Top 20 Players

Not wanting to miss out on the act, Citrus Bob Utber has come up with his top 20 players of all time. He should know what he is talking about.

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

Oh Brother, where art thou?

A soaking, a high five, and a stirring rendition of “Yellow and Black” make it all worthwhile for Chris.

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]

The 2017 Jim Thorpe Cup

Earl O’Neill gives us a humorous take on the AFL 2017 season coming up. He looks at Cousins, Plugger and makes a ladder prediction.

Almanac People: The Sad Story of Ben Cousins

With another recent incident involving Ben Cousins, Jackson Clark reviews his troubled life.

Almanac Weekend Reading: “The West Coast boys done bad”

“Ten years after the Eagles’ 2006 premiership, a culture is laid bare” – Martin McKenzie-Murray has this very interesting piece in the current issue of “The Monthly”.

Era, era on the wall; 2011 –

The final installment of what has been a fantastic series on the history and evolution of the VFL/AFL. Jeff Dowsing looks at the challenges now facing the game and concludes that less is more (you’ll get no arguments there Jeff)

Era, era on the wall; 2000-2010

Ahh the noughties. The game as we knew changed significantly as footy got as roof over its’ head and the era where totally professional football created some unwanted distractions for those easily led astray. Dynasties were created while other clubs went far and wide looking for salvation. Clubs or Regimes? Corporates or Fans? Jeff Dowsing gives us his review of footy in a new millennium in what has been a fantastic series.

Rise of the Prototype

With the debut of born and bred American, Jason Holmes, for St Kilda on Saturday night David Zita ponders the rise of the prototype footballer

Ben Cousins and The Chase

An emotional reflection on Ben Cousins and family as the former West Coast Eagles champion makes headlines for all the wrong reasons yet again.

Ben Cousins: Such Is Life

The sizzle feels like it’s been around forever, but now we’re finally getting the steak. What did you all make of the product delivered? And what to make of the whole Cousins drama? What does it tell us about the modern football scene? Fire away folks.

Round 22: Tigers find a fitting way to end the season

At the start of the season this game was going to mean a lot. It was going to be Richmond’s victory leading into its first finals campaign since 2001; it was hopefully also going to be the homecoming and celebration of Ben Cousins returning to Subiaco to face his old club. Twenty-one rounds later and [Read more]