The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – West Coast v Kangaroos: A wayward Western performance leads to small-club syndrome

Rob Clarkson cheered on the Roos from a local pub in 2007. But as his Kangaroos fell behind to a determined West Coast outfit, his attention went to fuelling his envy at other lavish clubs.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – West Coast v Melbourne: What Dees fans are really like

Watching the Eagles overpower his Dees, James Massola thought about common perceptions of Melbourne fans, some unfair, others on the spot. Several of them played out during the course of the game.

I was a teenage coach

Earl O’Neill responds to the sacking of Brendon Bolton in his usual salient and erudite manner.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

Life Again Foundation Fundraising Lunch – Spirit of Sport: Spirit of Life

Join Gareth Andrews and the Life Again Foundation for an important fundraising lunch on Friday August 31 at the RACV Club featuring James Sutherland, Chris Judd, Caroline Wilson, John Bertrand AO, Barrie Cassidy and Tony Wilson.

Almanac Footy: Captains Moving Clubs is Bad For the Game

Liam O’Grady sees a couple of captains looking for a way off their sinking ships in 2019 and he isn’t happy about it.

Almanac Book Review: “Here it is” by Paul Roos

Here it is, Yoshi reviews the thoughts of Paul Roos from the premiership coach’s recent book.

Almanac Teams: The Greatest Number 3s

Phil Dimitriadis returns to proper footy teams. What do you think of his team of 3s?

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

Bob Murphy’s fine speech on becoming an AFL Life Member

Check out this speech made by Bob Murphy at the function to recognise 2016 AFL Life Members last year. [A beauty – Ed].

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: The Battle of Champions

Japan’s #1 St Kilda supporter shares his thoughts on the Saints’ win over the Eagles

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

The 2017 Alan Turing Cup – Round Twelve

Earl O’Neill encountered a DeLorean and went back to 2005 for this Round 12 preview. This is trip back in time worth taking.

Round 11 Preview – The Fight for Fair

Sal previews Round 11 that kicks off tonight with a clash between Port Adelaide and Hawthorn. Looks like it will be an exciting round of football.

In the Show Ring with the Centremen

Carolyn Spooner doggedly compares some of her favourite pivot players to their canine equivalents.

Almanac Weekend Reading: “The West Coast boys done bad”

“Ten years after the Eagles’ 2006 premiership, a culture is laid bare” – Martin McKenzie-Murray has this very interesting piece in the current issue of “The Monthly”.

Almanac Hero Worship: Dumbstruck in Tassie

Larry from Lonnie meets Chris Judd. And can’t think of a thing to say.

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.

Season Wrap: Carlton

With the smell of mothballs in the air at Princes Park, Paddy Grindlay runs the rule over a season to forget for Carlton.

Round 17 – Carlton v Hawthorn: In a Hole still Digging

While watching his Blues get thrashed by the Hawks last Friday night, Blues supporter Peter Fuller describes it as the last chapter in the decline and fall of the once impregnable Princes Park Empire.