Almanac Teams – Most Disliked

Controversy corner here from Phil Dimitriadis; in a deviation from his recent numerical-based sides here is a team of disliked (to some) players.

Almanac Teams: Brown’s Browns

A team of Browns drawn from the AFL and state leagues, preceding it. Dave trawls back a bit before living memory and across state borders to come up with his team.

The Elephant in the Room

Brin argues, in a thought provoking and articulate article, that the standard of sports journalism in Australia and the level of understanding provided to readers by people paid to report on the game of Australian Rules football is not up to scratch.

What it takes to play finals

Gotta love Matt Zurbo’s take on footy and life. Much to consider in this piece.

A skill that can’t be measured

Stan Alves turns it around and asks Matt Zurbo a question. A good one too. [Old Dog with some of his trademark footy-thinking]

AFL Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Getting it done, Gary style

Tipping against the Suns used to guarantee a winner. Not any more, writes Beth Newman, who has fallen further behind in her local competition as a result.

AFL Round 8 – Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs: Hurdles

The Suns have overcome a couple of hurdles so far this year – first win at the MCG; consecutive wins – but the next hurdle is stark, writes Matt Webber from the Gold Coast.