Almanac Teams: The (not quite so) Famous Fives (1980- )

Back onto the more obscure names this week, Rodney Boyd’s team for the bearers of Number 5 has some excellent footballers who’ve done interesting things.

Rough leaves with a legacy as grand as any

Jarryd Roughead’s forthcoming retirement has led Tom Harrington to pen his thoughts about the career of the champion footballer.

Brownlow Live!

Earl O’Neill found numerous ways to keep himself entertained during a long Brownlow Medal count. Hilarious observations and critiques of the big event that Dusty was always going to win.

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]

Round 18 – Essendon v Brisbane: Lions Treat Bombers as Mealworms as the Bride Twirls to Victory

Andrew Else relates the trials and tribulations of spouses supporting opposing teams.

Ovens and Murray Football League Rd 13 – Corowa-Rutherglen v Yarrawonga: The battle of the Murray!

Victoria’s Ovens and Murray League held their white ribbon round on the weekend, and threw a number of local ‘derbies’ in to the mix (North Albury v Albury, Wodonga v Wodonga Raiders) for good mix. Glen and the lads from the Royal Oak headed to John Foorde Oval where the Corowa-Rutherglen Roos met Brendan Fevola’s Yarrawonga Pigeons

Football Corowa style 2015

On a wintry day, Glen makes the drive from North Fitzroy to Corowa to see the Ovens and Murray fixture between Corowa-Rutherglen and Wodonga. [Beaut report on a country footy match which includes who the players are and who some of the people in the crowd are]

Fevvy and all the fun of the circus

Quarter time and the punters were everywhere, texting, tweeting, phoning, filming admiring. A kid about 6 years old, burrowed in close to Fevvy in the huddle, stared up at him like he was Santa Claus and said, “Have you got 7?” Fev goes to the home of the arts, and this is the story.

That was the day that Fev came to town

Fev pulled on the boots for the Rockingham Rams in WA on the weekend. Dennis Gedling takes you there.

Should footy fans take responsibility when things end badly?

After what has happened with the Kurt Tippett saga, Andrew Weiss asks Crows fans should take some of the blame for what has occurred.

Fev v Baz: fading stars still have spark

A country football meeting of two controversial characters – Brendan Fevola and Barry Hall – was always bound to capture the imagination. Not since Ned Kelly rode a stolen mare into town has Wangaratta been graced with characters as polarising. Click here to read Rob Harris’s terrific account of the Wangaratta Rovers vs Yarrawonga Pigeons [Read more]

The day love came to town

  The community of New Norfolk, a township about 22 miles north-west of Tasmania’s capital Hobart, has been having a tough time lately. They have been on the receiving end of a spate of fires; some pyromania, others unfortunate. They needed a lift and like so many country towns these days, their footy club is [Read more]

Fev’s North Eastern Saga

    by Andrew Walker Since Yarrawonga announced that Fev may be playing with them during the 2012 Ovens and Murray season there has been no shortage of Fev news. First came rumours that other O & M clubs were also talking to the talented but incident prone player. Once Fev’s arrangements with the Yarrawonga [Read more]

Round 15: Carlton v Richmond – a day to forget

Mum and I have been tested a lot this year. Losing to the reigning wooden spooners, losing in the last minute against Port, travelling to the Gold Coast to witness a poor performance and worst of all, being thrashed by rivals Carlton, Essendon and St Kilda (Can’t wait till we play Collingwood).  Today may be [Read more]