The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Adelaide v West Coast: Attack against precision

Neil Craig’s 2007 Adelaide side had only just started to play a more attacking game. But John Kingsmill watched Dean Cox and the Eagles put on a smart and clinical display at AAMI Stadium.

Almanac Teams: Three-letter surnames

Three, it’s the magic number. Here’s Phil Dimitriadis’ side filled with players whose surnames contain fewer than four letters and more than two. Let us know your suggested additions.

Sydney Swans Season Preview: An Old Dog’s New Tricks

Joe is upbeat as he previews the prospects of the Sydney Swans for the coming AFL season.

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”.

Five players that made AFL the game it is today

Alex Darling does an excellent profile on 5 players who excelled at, and influenced the modern game.

Dean Cox’s Dry July – Part One: Why I’m Having a Crack at Dry July

The Cancer Council’s Dry July challenge raises funds for essential cancer research. Having hung up the boots at the end of last season – and partial to the odd (responsible) tipple now that he’s retired – former West Coast Eagles star Dean Cox has committed to giving up the grog this July to help fight cancer.

A Vickery of Sorts

Callum O’Connor gives us some measured thoughts on the act of Tyron Vickery this weekend. Interpretation 1 or 2 see the likely exiting of Vickery for the year and perhaps from the black and yellow entirely.

The seven best rookie-listed players of all time

In the light of Dean Cox’s retirement, Jackson Clark details his best rookie-listed players of all time: DC, SM, AS, MM, KJ, MB and BK.

AFL Round 4 – West Coast v Carlton: Lost at Sea

SS Eagles is going under quicksmart says Peter Baulderstone.