Almanac Teams: Catch 22 (1980- )

Rodney Boyd’s obscure Number 22s include names from the Netherlands, USA, PNG and one figure so imposing he might as well have had his own country!

Alan Richardson’s Shocking Resignation

Yoshi was blind-sided by the resignation of St Kilda’s Alan Richardson and feels sorry for the fallen coach. From far-away Japan, he offers his thoughts on the best way for the club to move on. (You can almost feel Yoshi’s angst – Ed.)

Almanac Footy Literature: Ten Memorable Passages

Edward P. Olsen presents a fantastic selection of passages from some of the most memorable written works about Australian football he has read.

Almanac Book Review – Leather Soul: Reflections of Bob Murphy’s Football Career and Inner Feeling with Uniqueness

Yoshi has started 2019 by reading Bob Murphy’s book Leather Soul.

The Cape of Bravado- Preliminary Final: Collingwood v Richmond, Friday 21 September, MCG

For Stainless, 2018 was there for Richmond’s taking and they blew it. He can handle being beaten fair and square, but to watch the Magpies and the Eagles fighting for the cup this Saturday, the magnitude of what The Tigers have thrown away will hit him home very hard.

Almanac Book Review – A Wink from the Universe: Trust and positives having created Bulldogs fairytales

Yoshi has taken much inspiration from Martin Flanagan’s retelling of the Bulldogs’ 2016 season.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: No more wasting please!

A few friendly drinks aren’t enough to distract Yoshi from the Saints’ reversal of fortune in this match.

Wests Juniors Australian Football Club (WJAFC) 90th Anniversary Keynote

Turning 50, Geoff Woolcock has pulled some thoughts together about the significance of local community and junior footy while reflecting upon his long and distinguished footy career.

Bob Murphy’s Take On That Tackle

Neil is full of admiration for his Bulldogs, especially Bob Murphy, and Bob’s view of that tackle.

Bobs v Barrys

The latest quirky contest from Phil Dimitriadis sees a team of Bobs take on a team of Barrys.

August 15th – A Day of Reckoning

Gigs fills us in on the significance of August 15 2017 as he embarks on another Radox-fuelled season with the Clifton Hill CC

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.

2016 Grand Final – A West Side Story

Anne Gilbee relives her truly unique and surreal experience of the Bulldogs winning the 2016 Premiership. For her it was the most amazing dream come true.

Ode to Bob Murphy et al

On the eve of Bob Murphy and Matty Boyd’s retirements, NicMac (Nicole McKay) pays tribute to seven wonderful Doggies players. [NicMac is full of long-term Doggies glow – it’s not just about 2016 – Ed]

Endings. Beginnings

Kerrie Soraghan’s wistful tribute to recent Bulldog retirees and those taking over the mantle (She should’ve stopped an said g’day to Bob – Ed.)

Fearless 2017 Round 23 – Who Wants to Play Finals?

Final Round Fearless, going down to the proverbial wire.

Dog of a Year

Are the Bulldogs simply a good ordinary team that fortuitously hit a rich vein of form last September? How many of their 47,000 members are rusted on “Danny from Droop St” types? Sam Steele thinks it’s time cold hard analysis replaced sentiment about the Team of the Mighty West.

Everyone’s Bob

With the looming retirement of Bob Murphy, Jack Banister reflects on Murphy’s writing and the 2016 flag, and says thanks.

Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v GWS: Youth, teamwork and matching – My birthday extravaganza

Mark O’Sullivan flew down to Melbourne on his birthday to watch his Giants in action. Not only did he enjoy the win, he took in plenty of Melbourne’s culture and food.

AFLM Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: When “Good Grief” turns into “WTF” and then hope

Yvette Wroby and Saints fans are in recovery after the game against the Dees. Nick Riewoldt is retiring, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the season is over for the Saints. Is there such a thing as good grief?