Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Captain’s call

John Green went into Richmond’s first final confident. After avidly following the glittering career of skipper Trent Cotchin, John was let down by Richmond’s loss to the Lions.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Welcome back Prince Harris Andrews, the Jason Donovan of our premiership hopes

It was a nervous time for the Lions, but Shane Reid was left passionately barracking on Brisbane as they pushed Lions to the brink in their qualifying final match-up.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: The wisdom of walnuts

Likened to a wonderful scene in The Sopranos, Cats fans are currently suffering after yet another finals loss. Dips O’Donnell is the first to react.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Yesterday and tomorrow

The first 2020 final was a brutal clash. Old Dog saw the old and the new. He observes the differing playing styles and how they stood up under finals pressure.

Almanac Footy: Can a peculiar footy year stop Cat history repeating?

Paul Spinks wonders whether Chris Scott’s Cats are caught in a loop. And whether things will be different in this finals campaign.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 3 Finals – Geelong v Collingwood: Fate, nerves, Otto

Some nights in footy are etched into your brain, whether it be for the good or the bad. John Harms recounts a memorable night – the Geelong/ Collingwood 2007 Preliminary Final, and his experience of watching it from the bowels of the ‘G.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 2 Finals – West Coast v Collingwood: Stressing from afar

In what became a famous night for Collingwood, Matt O’Connor rode every bump of the 2007 Semi Final against the Eagles from his Thornbury home.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Geelong v North Melbourne: Finals nerves, changing routines

The pressure of a great season weighed heavily on John Harms as he found his way into the ‘G for Geelong’s first final in 2007. His worries were alleviated by a dominant performance.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Collingwood v Sydney: Omens

Cam Noakes went into his Swans’ 2007 final confident, but was soon left ruing his optimism and reflecting on the dominant Sydney run spanning from 2005-2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: A game worthy of a full house

Tony Roberts got plenty of room to watch the 2007 Elimination Final between the Hawks and Crows. He was lucky to witness one of the great finals moments.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: The rules of arm-wrestles

After a year of high-scoring footy, John Kingsmill learnt the golden rules of low-scoring arm wrestles. In a classic 2007 final between the Power and Eagles, twists and turns would continue to the very end.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Excitement, frustration, pain

Nathan Hollier sat watching the Eagles play in one of the 2007 Qualifying Finals from a Perth bar. The ensuing match induced a roller-coaster of emotions, raising the venue’s noise to a crescendo as the final minutes ticked down.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – James Dunse: NBA Finals Game 7, 2016

Grade 9 Parade College student James Dunse tells the tale of Cleveland’s historic Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors to snatch the 2016 NBA title.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: My new umbrella

Despite the weather initially gloomy and the traffic bothersome, Damian Balassone was glad to reach the MCG and see his Pies conquer the Cats for a spot in the preliminary final.

Henry and the Jets: Overtime and out of time

After a four match winning streak just to get there, Henry Ballard’s Heathmont Jets played their elimination final last Sunday. Here’s how they went.

Pies back in September

They’re your team’s first, last, everything – they’re Collingwood and without them, everyone else would have nothing [sorry, got caught up in spite of myself – Ed.] Phil Dimitriadis is up and about.

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.

Red and white delight – AFL International Cup 2017 Fiji v Canada (7th place playoff)

Jarrod Landells caught the International Cup fixture between Fiji and Canada, which saw the Canadians claim seventh place in blustery conditions.

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints jumping Jacks soar over the Eagles

Braham gives us the low down on St Kilda’s win over West Coast, and particularly the performances of the Jacks!

AFL Round 23 – Sydney v Richmond: Miracle at the Sporting Globe (this is the Almanac’s 10,000th piece)

Part three of Paddy Suggests, Richmond’s incredible, euphoric and, yes, emotional win over Sydney in Round 23, 2014 was one of the best examples of Australian Football of all time, while Callum O’Connor’s report of the game, a rollicking tale of three Tigers following every twist and turn at the Sporting Globe, made the win all the more sweet. This was also the Almanac’s 10,000th piece (and a bloody good one, I might add).