Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: When a skyline of cranes is no match for tenderness, beauty and (another) Buddy moment

Is Mathilde de Hauteclocque over Sydney? Not the Swans, just the city? Jump inside her mind as she thinks her way through her night at the footy and is lifted by an Ukrainian educator and O’Reilly James’s view of that Buddy goal. [Yep! – JTH]

All your Round 4 Footy tips, racing tips, and some thoughts about the Tribunal

All the footy and racing tips you need, and more from Sal to help you select your winners this weekend.

The Red and the White: Buddy, Gazza and Macca

Here’s the latest from Keiran Croker after a big Sydney Derby in the Almanac’s Sydney Swans forum, “The Red and the White”

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Something Buddy this way comes

Defeating the cross-town rivals (aka the “Enemy”) proves deeply satisfying for Tom Bally

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Us winning is just as good as them losing!

According to Jan, Sydney played as a team, everyone contributed, and for the full four quarters. The Giants, those privileged young men who, despite being brilliant footballers, can still learn a thing or two from their eastern suburbs rivals – the Mighty Bloods! And long may it grow and last! Jan is excited by the Swans win.

Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

Fearless is back! Read his wrap up of Rounds 1 and 2 right here!

The Red and the White: Buddy brilliant!

This is the Almanac’s Swans’ forum. Keiran Croker is on the orad and he is calling for your observations so he can get a better idea of what happened in Perth.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Finals Week 2 – Preview: Geelong v Sydney

Jarrad McVeigh plays his 300th in the do or die semi-final clash against the Cats tomorrow night. Keiran Croker is confident the Swans will continue their recent proven record against the Cats and make it to another preliminary final.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v Essendon: Sending your music into the Bradman twilight (fortissimo)

The O’Reillys become Bradmans for an evening – an interesting idea – and admire a finely-tuned ensemble of players as the spirit descends.

Finals Week 1: Sydney v Essendon: Of rainbows and fairytales

Sydney’s fairytale comeback in 2017 continued with a massive win over Essendon.

An English Perspective

English visitor Felix Lahiff heads off to the SCG for his first game of Australian football. He makes some interesting observations.

Round 23 – Sydney v Carlton: A Cameo of Twenty-One

Buddy Franklin stole the show against the Blues with an outstanding 10 goal performance.

Round 23 – Sydney v Carlton: No bridge too far

The Sydney Swans and Buddy sent a message to the top 8 with a demolition of Carlton in the final round of the season.

Round 23 – Sydney v Carlton: The Pelican of the SCG

Interesting what you see at the footy, and where that might take your thoughts. Mathilde de Hauteclocque enjoys the final match with the O’Reilly crew as the Swans take their place in the finals.

Round 23 – Sydney v Carlton: Lance Franklin 10.2.62 – Carlton 8.9.57

Jan Courtin fought off her illness for long enough to enjoy the Buddy show as he scored more than the entire Blues team.

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: Footy positive

An unexpected ticket to one of the games of the season provides great theatre in the Festival State

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: That Buddy-goal game. And I was there to see it!

Sydney pipped the top of the ladder Adelaide Crows on Friday night and continue to set themselves nicely for the finals. And Jan just couldn’t believe that goal by Buddy!

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: With apologies to the neighbours

The wild weather in Melbourne prevents Keiran Croker from heading out to The Riser. Instead he gives the neighbours a lesson in supporting the Bloods from afar. What a night!

Round 19 – Hawthorn v Sydney: I only have two words to say about Hawthorn…

Craig Dodson went to the extreme of a media following Sydney’s loss to arch rivals Hawthorn.