Finally … Footy Feast’s Main Course

There’s only so much build-up you need for the Grannie, but born-again Dees fan Ron Reed is ready to roll. [Contains traces of touching matrimonial solidarity – Ed]

The People’s Elbow: Exhausted

The People’s Elbow is exhausted. It takes a fair bit to exhaust him but his beloved Carlton have managed to achieve that. He explains why.

Almanac Footy: The Teague Train – No brakes, only one gear, ran out of rail

John Butler offers his take on the latest Carlton drama.

Round 12 – Carlton v West Coast: Here we go again

Deja vu all over again? Or a genuine quest for answers in place of scapegoats? John Butler considers the Carlton review in the wake of an insipid loss to West Coast.

Round 11 – Sydney v Carlton: Swans show us the way

With this loss to Sydney, John Butler sees Carlton expectations for 2021 are fading fast. Where to from here?

Round 7 – Sal’s preview: It’s just a matter of time!

Sal Ciardulli casts his keen eye over Round 7 and presents his thoughts and predictions for the matches.

Round 2 – Carlton v Melbourne: Honourable losses butter no parsnips

Peter Fuller laments the slow starts of the Carton FC – especially this one. But, while admiring the gritty comeback, he notes the butterless parsnips.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Oct 11): David Teague

New Carlton FC coach David Teague is guest speaker at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on Friday 11 October.

Round 23 – Sal’s Preview: Told to Get Stuffed

Sal Ciardulli presents his Round 23 preview and selections, some Friar Time, and with spring in the air, a quick look at the racing at Royal Randwick and Moonee Valley.

Round 20 – Carlton v West Coast: Eagles show Blues what’s required

John Butler muses on caretaker coaches, before recounting a high standard game that left Carlton with a clear indication of where they stand.

FEARLESS 2019 – Round 19: The overdue return of the squirrel grip…

FEARLESS calls out pointless jargon, such as the use of ‘metres gained’ statistics and the over-hyped obsession with ‘players as athletes’. How would a ball-getter like ‘Diesel’ Williams fare in the modern draft?

Round 17 – Fearless 2019: I  know it’s footy season but jeez the Kiwis were dudded!

Fearless 2019 has his say on Brad Scott as a coach, and also reviews the Round 17 matches from last weekend.

Confessions of a Disloyal Almanacker

Peter Fuller returns to the Almanac’s pages by sharing a contemplation of this year’s ups and (mostly) downs, especially for Carlton fans. But amid the clouds there are also silver linings. (Welcome back, Peter – Eds.)