Almanac Footy: A Team for all seasons

Citrus Bob Utber presents his footy team for all seasons made up of players he has watched play over the past seventy years.

Dale Morris Grand Final Lunch Zoom Interview with John Harms

Bulldogs premiership defender Dale Morris joined John Harms for an interview on Zoom prior to the Footy Almanac’s Grand Final lunch. His memories of the 2016 finals series are incredible – enjoy the trip down memory lane.

Grand Final Preview – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Random thoughts before the Grand Final

John Harms is thinking out loud.

Moz The Magnificent: A reprised tribute to an injured hero

Neil Anderson reprises his penned tribute to injured Doggies hero, Dale Morris. A Bulldogs win was the perfect tribute to the man they call Moz as he reached his 250 game milestone against North Melbourne, Round 19, 2018.

Almanac Book Review – A Wink from the Universe: Trust and positives having created Bulldogs fairytales

Yoshi has taken much inspiration from Martin Flanagan’s retelling of the Bulldogs’ 2016 season.

Fearless 2018- Round 21: Injuries, suspensions, playing thru pain…now is the ultimate time to manage the numbers..

Injuries are hurting all clubs at the moment states Fearless as he poses some interesting questions about the depth and ability of club playing lists to mask those injuries. Fearless also presents his insights from the last round of AFL matches.

Fearless: 2018 Round13- The Bye Rounds #3…how many umpires do you need?

Fearless has something to say about umpires and rule changes, as well as reviewing Round 14 games.

Endings. Beginnings

Kerrie Soraghan’s wistful tribute to recent Bulldog retirees and those taking over the mantle (She should’ve stopped an said g’day to Bob – Ed.)

Round 18 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast: Thoughts on some fun in the sun

Mick Jeffrey has taken a novel approach to this piece, using a game of word association to add some flair to a game that lacked in that department.

A Grand Final match report for my Dad

Since Sarah Black was 16 she has written footy reports. Her Dad has always loved them and encouraged Sarah to try sports journalism. A graduate, Sarah is now an intern at AFL Media. Her father was away for the Sydney-Doggies Grand Final so Sarah wrote this report for him. {Super piece Sarah and congrats on your new job – JTH]

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Hallelujah

Hallelujah! The Bont, The Package, and all the Doggies are heading for that “major lift” after their great win over the Hawks according to Neil Anderson.

Round 23 – Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Code Purple

It’s all happening for Neil Anderson! Bulldogs, Code Purple, junk food, gallstones and the hospital emergency ward are just another night of footy for Neil.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: The Dogs of More

Tom Riordan never thought 2016 was going to be the year of the Dog, nor did he think the ‘Roos could go all the way. Thrilled with Saturday’s win, he’s sure that the only way is up for the ‘Dogs.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: The Game That Divides Two Friends MK II: Enter The Bont

Alex gets his revenge as his Dogs defeat friend Ellen’s Roos.

Footy. The game of heartache.

Kerrie, AKA “the Bulldog Tragician”, ruminates on the Dogs’ recent bad fortune.

Round 15 – Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs: 14 Months On

Alex Docherty gets excited about the “no longer basket cases” Western Bulldogs after their thrilling win against the Swans.

Round 5 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: The calm before the storm

How does Alex prepare for a big game of local footy? Watch the Bulldogs roll the Lions of course!

Who’s versing? Western Bulldogs

Short sharp prose from Alex Darling on the Western Bulldogs

Round 23 – Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs: Family and Footscray

The parallels between the Gigacz family and the travails of the Western Bulldogs over the course of a year. Ups and downs and hope on the horizon…

Round 6 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: One more mountain to climb

Taking nothing away from St Kilda’s amazing effort, Neil Anderson with the Bulldogs perspective of Saturday’s loss. wonders aloud if selection calls might be burning out the young Pups running brigade.