Almanac Olympic Life: Why it’s not weak to walk away

Attitudes change. Understandings change. Awareness changes. Ron Reed champions the idea that we must understand that walking away is not a sign of weakness.

Almanac Footy: Edelsten – Death of the Swans Golden Era

Sports writer Ron Reed remembers the flamboyant Geoffrey Edelsten (a ‘cartoon character all his life’), his effect on the Sydney Swans, and on football in general.

Round 4 – Sydney v Essendon: Another of those heart stoppers!

Another cracker-jack game between the Swans and Bombers as a relieved Jan Courtin explains.

Round 4 – Sydney v Essendon: I have no nails left after yet another classic!

Another nail-biting classic between the Swans and Bombers as Sydney hang on for a three point win. Caspar McLeod reports.

Round 23 – Sydney v St Kilda: Time is called

The end of the season has Ian Latham reflecting on retiring footballers, club, friends and family.

Round 23 – Sydney v St Kilda: Back to old bad footy with inaccuracies and laziness

A disappointing game from the Saints as Yoshi expressed on social media throughout the game but he is hoping for better things at the AFL Asia Championship in Bangkok. [Good luck Yoshi!]

Round 15 – Sal’s Preview: It’s Great to be Home

Sal Ciardulli gives the stats to show that there’s no place like home to be a winner. With this in mind, he favours us with his predictions for this weekend.

Round 12 – Sydney v West Coast: If this is a team in transition, then a mighty Cheer Cheer for transition!

Happy Jan and Not Happy Jan all in the same piece. One part scary, one part delighted. But at least Jan’s developing Swans were on fire.

Honestly…

Old Dog has had a gutful of the haters in the peanut (comments) gallery. Herein lies his opine on D.Rampe, characters and missed opportunities…

Almanac Teams: Another Political Football Representative Team

Mark Duffett with a poll to get everyone engaged in the (s)election process. 3 votes will get you nowhere in this side, it’s all about who can gather the most 1%ers (all 50 + 1 of them).

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: Sticking at it

On one of the tougher nights Keiran Croker has had at the footy – because expectations remain high – he and his team stick at it despite a tentative performance.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: A long way to go.

Keiran Croker has an interesting musical month ahead of him – and an interesting footy month. Here he previews the Swans-GWS semi-final.

Almanac Art – The Art of Football: a visualisation

A look at a selection of the brilliant works featured in the ongoing exhibition “The Art of Football.”

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 20: The Year of the Pie

Despair not, Magpies! Cam Hooke still believes this could be The Year of the Magpie.

A Message to All Swans Supporters Out There: Stay Positive

Daniel Saunders urges fellow Swans to keep the faith in a message filled with strategy, intensity, and unbridled passion.

Round 19 – Essendon v Sydney: No Magic Wand

Joe Moore weaves a tale of footy, friendship and other wizardly things, even though his Swans have a tough night in Melbourne.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: The ghosts of campaigns past

John Green harks back to the `30s when Richmond and South Melbourne were great rivals while telling the story of a high-quality match under the roof at Etihad.

Round 12 – St. Kilda v Sydney: Reconnaissance

Joe Moore came to Melbourne for this one. And why not? How else would he experience what is “quite possibly now the third best day of my life…”?

Round 11 – Sydney v Carlton: ‘Winning Ugly’ is fine, but percentage would be nice!

It was a cold night in Sydney Town but it didn’t stop Jan Courtin from venturing out.

Round 9 – Sydney v Fremantle: The milestone men

Like a finely tuned choir, Keiran Croker’s Swans were on song against a lacklustre Fremantle in a match peppered with milestones aplenty