Everyday Obituaries: Onya Pal – a tribute to Kelvin Reynolds

Luke Reynolds pays tribute to his grandfather Kelvin on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Neil Craig: Elite Performer (Part 2)

Rulebook’s back with Part 2 of Neil Craig’s career – from player to super coach

Sal’s Round 1 Preview: Go Blues, Blue and Blue

Sal Ciardulli is an institution here at the Almanac and he’s back for Round 1 with his thoughts on the matches, his anticipated ladder at the end of Round 23, and a look at the Moonee Valley Friday meeting and the Saturday races featuring the Golden Slipper, Winx and some other tough events (made tougher by Sydney’s Autumn weather).

AFLW Round 7 – Fremantle v Carlton: Bruises before the bloodbath

There’s no dead games in a seven game season, just ask the dented Dockers and the bruised Blues

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Carlton: Not too much to ask, is it?

After Saturday’s emphatic win by the Crows over the Blues, all that remains for Dave Brown is for the chips to fall where they may to keep the mathematical possibility of an Adelaide Home Grand Final alive.

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.

My thoughts on Houli’s case and the media

Japanese footy correspondent looks at the Houli case from another country for a different perspective.

AFLM Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton: Roller Coaster Rides

In what has been a truly wonderful week and the launch her memoir, ‘Siren’s Call’, Yvette Wroby is disappointed by poor behaviour of some of the men in her footy team. It reminds her of a 2012 cartoon she posted on the Almanac.

Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton: Let The Sunshine In.

Warren Tapner has been inspired by Haiku Bob.

A Portrait of the Supporter as a Young Woman

So much certainty in the “adult” world. With their team struggling, Little Jenny and her Mum head off to the game. [What is hope? What is evidence? What is opinion? – Ed]

The Best Photo of the AFLW Season

At half time of the first AFL Women’s match between Carlton and Collingwood at IKON Park on February 3, AFL photographer Michael Willson captured the shot that depicts everything the new competition meant. Callum O’Connor explains.

AFLW Round 5 – Carlton v Western Bulldogs: When the opening act are the headliners

Princes Park delivered the goods as fans witnessed the highest scoring AFLW game so far. Carlton and the Western Bulldogs went goal for goal in a close, free-flowing match.

To trade or not to trade: Shakespeare’s hot take on the Gibbs non-deal

Every man and his Bard has an opinion on the trade period these days

Almanac Season Review (and Round 23 report): Carlton – A flat end to a fresh start

How to rate the year? John Butler is happy that current management and coaching practices at Carlton differ from the old. And he’s got some advice for cocky Bomber fans.

Almanac Season Review: Essendon and the rude awakening (plus Round 23 report)

Trevor Blainey has ridden this 19-loss season with the Bombers and suggests they are looking good: “No other AFL team will add as many quality players to it’s list next year as Essendon.”

Round 23 – Essendon v Carlton: We beat the old enemy

Is Essendon closer to success than Carlton? In a difficult season, Rod Oaten found “what a joy it was to watch those lads in the Essendon jumpers prove too skilful, too fast and too committed as a team for The Blues…”

Round 21-Essendon v Gold Coast Suns : Relief for Bomber fans.

Call it karma, or call it whatever you like, but the good vibes were coming Col’s way when he heard the news regarding Zach and Jake for Sunday’s game against the Gold Coast Suns.

Junior Almanac Round 16 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: In the thick of the trip

Aidan Hammond continues his big Round 16 with a Billy Brownless sighting in Geelong and a plausible theory about why Carlton have the club song on their changeroom wall.

Round 15 – Carlton v Collingwood: Melbourne by foot, Part 2 (fathers-sons)

The second instalment in Dave Brown’s big weekend in Melbourne.

The 2016 Disco Gamma Cup – Round Fifteen

Earl O’Neill farewells the final bye round of the season and some other notable events from last weekend. Who says politics and sport don’t mix?