AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Memories of a Good Bloke, Football, Aboriginal Children and a Car!

Allan Barden reminisces about his time in Darwin, a great mate and their work with disadvantaged Aboriginal kids through footy. His car played a starring role! (A beautiful memoir – Ed.)

Rough leaves with a legacy as grand as any

Jarryd Roughead’s forthcoming retirement has led Tom Harrington to pen his thoughts about the career of the champion footballer.

Almanac Teams: The Three Cs

Glen! gets into the chorus of creative and crazy Almanac Teams with this crowd consisting of “Three Cs” – Cyril, Cedric and Cecil.

The Dancing Footballers

Poetry in motion, the dancing footballers.

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.”

Echoes of Dreamland: on footy and footy writing and 2018

As a teenager, David Wilson (as one of 1200) sang the hymn “Forty Years On” each year at school. Its “echoes of dreamland” live in 2018.
On footy, history, place, story, responsibility. Follow-up!

Memories of Cyril, a delightful footballer

For Tom, the joy of watching Cyril was the strongest and most lasting memory he has from 2008. He was that flag. He seemed to gel instinctively with the hallowed turf of the MCG, a stage that would form the canvas for most of his footballing artistry.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Ode To Cyril

The Rhymer pays tribute to the sheer brilliance of Cyril Rioli. Perhaps, given his family heritage, Cyril was always going to be a champion.

Round 16 Preview – The Magic has Gone?

Sal previews a big Round 16 and farewells a champion of the game in Cyril Rioli.

Oh Cyril: A collection of Cyril joy

Here’s a list (with links) of some of the pieces we’ve published about Cyril Rioli over the years.

Cyril Rioli retires

Today the Hawthorn Football Club have announced that Cyril Rioli has played his last game for the Hawks.

Like a favourite toy

Noel McPhee’s observations of Cyril were first published in 2011

Round 6: Competition is close with some unpredictable results so far. Sal’s predictions for this weekend. 

Sal laments his team is in the doldrums but for the most part the competition it is pretty close with some unpredictable results.  Some concern though about the lack of scoring and how easy it is to be defensive.  Let’s see what this week brings as Sal presents his predictions.

Thoughts and tips for the Anzac Round of footy and racing

The plight of the Blues has Sal’s mind wandering broadly across the sporting landscape this Anzac round of footy and racing.

Round 5: Nine games over five days

Footy over five days! Col picks his winners.

Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

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

Dusty officially now a bona fide champion

Jen Muirden was honoured to attend the Richmond Football Club’s special Brownlow Medal Count and she pays tribute to their winner, Dustin Martin.

Round 5 – Hawthorn v West Coast Eagles: Cyril’s Bag of Tricks

The eye goes to Cyril, especially on Sunday afternoon when he put on (another) spectacular show.

Round 2 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: And footy won the day

Paddy relates the joy of being an Auskicker and relives the dream of the big stage but this time as an umpire officiating an Auskick game during the half-time interval at the MCG.