The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of hope and spirit

Matt O’Connor managed to secure a ticket to the biggest clash in town. After a week of build-up, he turned up to the ‘G to cheer on his Pies in a titanic blockbuster.

Almanac (Footy) Linguistics: AFL Terminology

The dictionary defines ‘pithy’ as ‘terse and vigorously expressive’. Dips gets pithy about the over-used sobriquet ‘blockbuster’.

Almanac Life: Video Store

According to Smokie Dawson, Netflix has nothing on the social interaction which the local video store once provided.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: My new umbrella

Despite the weather initially gloomy and the traffic bothersome, Damian Balassone was glad to reach the MCG and see his Pies conquer the Cats for a spot in the preliminary final.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: A horrible night’s footy

A hard day in the Under19s hopefully was to be off set by a Pies win that night, but it was not to be for Sean Mortell as he reports.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England: An incomplete yet resounding victory

Australia managed to out-class England in a blockbuster World Cup clash at Lord’s, as Sean Mortell reviews the encounter and what Australia got right.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2: A downpour of rain and tries

With a format that, in theory, could prove repetitive, State of Origin continues to deliver the drama and quality to capture the imagination of much of the nation. Sean Mortell reports on the dominant Blues effort in Perth.

Round 10 – Sydney v Collingwood: I believe this is what’s known as an honourable loss

Jan Courtin travelled to Sydney for her team’s encounter with Collingwood. Little did she know she would be followed by boisterous Pies supporters throughout her weekend away.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 10 review, Round 11 preview

Cam Hooke reviews Collingwood’s Friday night heart-stopper against Sydney and looks forward to the Pies’ Saturday match against Fremantle.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Heart-racing footy at its finest

Uni student Sean Mortell has a day off from his job selling Footy Records to take in the Anzac Day clash – and is happy to claim the four points.

Crio’s Question: Does size really matter?

Crowd attendances are down in the AFL and most other sports around the world, but does it matter?

1980 A Personal Footy Almanac – Round 8, Saturday 17 May, v Carlton, MCG

It’s 12.30pm and the upper deck of the Southern Stand is already a sea of faces. Sure, the cool, showery weather has encouraged the early arrivals to grab the under cover seats, but this crowd isn’t just regulars huddled together for shelter. This is huge. I grab one of the few remaining areas of bench [Read more]