Almanac Footy: The Hopkins-Ellen Medal – A Call for Nominations

Sam Steele has devised a list of lesser-known players who were in the right place at the right time and performed admirably at Grand Final time.

Almanac Footy: The Best Fullback of All Time

Matt Zurbo presents his thoughts on the best fullbacks of all time; those he has seen, and those from a historical perspective.

Stay strong Melburnians!

Two years ago Yoshi kicked his first goal in a game of footy! Today he fondly reflects back to that time. Yoshi wishes all fellow Almanackers well in these difficult times caused by Covid-19.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints too good

Big win to the Saints in their Round 3 2007 match against the Bulldogs as reported by Howard Kimber in The Footy Almanac 2007.

Almanac Flashback – 2009 AFL Round 15: Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

We delve into the vaults and take a trip down memory lane to revisit this decade-old, amusing take on what could almost have been the story from last weekend. Jaci sounds like a younger version of Lou Cesa from this week’s KB Hill story.

Almanac Teams: The Brightest Brians

“Welease Bwian!” Or at least, release a team of Brians. Phil Dimitriadis looks at the many lives of footballing Brians.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My emotion overwriting analyses

After a wet week in Kyoto, Yoshi was looking forward to watching his team mate Brian Lake’s former club perform well in the final but alas, it was not to be.

Round 17: St Kilda v Richmond- Not the upset Yoshi was hoping for

Footy loving Japanese correspondent Yoshi has been in town for a footy holiday and to attend his first ever AFL match. Although his Saints were disappointing, he has had a wonderful time here as his report indicates.

Match Report – IMPACT Invitational Cup 2018

On Saturday, July 7th, the Osaka Dingoes created club history by hosting two international teams as well as 2 Tokyo based AFL clubs for their first ever IMPACT Invitational Cup Tournament held at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. Almanacker Yoshi presents his report of the Cup.

Round 9: Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Commonsense is not that common when considering the recent plague of umpire touching says Sal as he ponders the consequences of these acts. Sal also provides food for thought with his considerations about the forthcoming round of footy.

From the Almanac Archives – Is Brian Lake an Alien?

Brian Lake yesterday announced his retirement from AFL footy. To mark the occasion, we looked back through our archives and found this beauty from Westcoast Dave (David Bruce). It might be a bit painful for Doggies fans to enjoy reading, but if you’ve ever watched the way Brian Lake played his footy, then you’ll agree David nails the way he got to contests you didn’t think he could, or take the marks that you didn’t think he would and why there’ll be a few key forwards relieved that he won’t be standing them in 2016.

Hawthorn Football League FAQ Sheet

Paul Mitchell comes with both barrells at Hawk-haters with this ‘Hawthorn Footy League’ cheat-sheet. Winners are grinners indeed.

The Midfielders’ Hairdressers’ Top Teams Medal – Brownlow reports from the chair… almost

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Stephen Alomes assesses the field for tonight’s Brownlow Medal count. All joking aside though, Stephen lauds the symbolic progress of the appearance of top women footballers as presenters… a small step for footy and humankind, leading to a bigger step and kick in the future.

Round 20 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Hawks too good for the Cats

Jeremy Hill is used to the feeling of trepidation when facing Geelong. This time, he enjoys the full Hawthorn show; ageing stars and all.

Reliving fond memories from the 2014 AFL Grand Final

Hawks supporter Willow Wilson shares with us some fond memories of last years Grand Final between the Hawks and the Swans.

Round 6 – GWS v Hawthorn: It is not a bacon tree

Dan Hansen on the Giants stirring win against the reigning premier. Finally back at Homebush, the GWS reward the faithful by showcasing the fruits of their development. Now with added Clarko-baiting.

AFL Round 16 – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Go for the throat

Rob Chanter doesn’t know what to make of North Melbourne at the moment. Is he pro Brad Scott or one of the Anti-Scottists? Ask him at the end of the season.

AFL Grand Final: Me Hero!

Brian Lake is a Footballer.

Is Brian Lake an Alien?

I’ve seen the Bulldogs play an oddly high number of times this year. Conspiracy theorists might wonder just why the Bullies and my lifestyle are so compatible, but personally I’m prepared to give coincidence the benefit of the doubt for now. They’re a fun team to watch, so I haven’t minded at all really. It [Read more]