The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Johnson nearly ruins it all

The Pies were well on their way to a redemption win in the latter stages of 2007. But a bone-crunching bump changed the game, and let the Demons back into the match while Matt O’Connor watched on in horror.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Saints or Sinners?

Les Everett witnessed Fremantle begin to amend their array season. An easy Friday night win over a hampered St Kilda to start Indigenous Round gave the once-flag favourites a rare reason to cheer.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 6 – St Kilda v Carlton: A typical Carlton night and a decent left boot

John Harms soaked up the business of Carlton on a Friday night. But the charm of the town soon changed once the Blues ran into a precise St Kilda side.

AFLM Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: And in the end, boy, did we prevail.

Yvette Wroby reports of the Saints second win in a row. She hasn’t been able to say that for awhile. A good night was had by those wearing red, white and black.

Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: Believing Match

Yoshi, our man in Japan, reckons the Saints have finally discovered something very important. Belief.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood Preview: Battle of the Slow Starters!

Frank Martinicchio previews Friday night footy between the winless swans and magpies!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 21 Preview

Cam Hooke’s face hurts as he tries to maintain a smile in the wake of the Pies loss to Richmond. Here is his preview of Friday night’s class with the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: Back in Yellow and Black

Young Paddy Grindlay (aged 14) gives a lively account of the very exciting Friday night match. [Great energy in your writing Paddy – JTH]

Round 5 – Carlton v Collingwood: Salut Mick

Collingwood set up the future whilst honouring the past – David Enticott remembers Mick’s time at the Pies fondly even as his side utterly destroys the party.

Round 8 – West Coast v North Melbourne: Friday Night Lights

Natanui’s grab would have been one of the best football memories of Josh Barnstable’s life if it wasn’t against his Roos.

Friday Night Form

Josh Barnstable For North Melbourne, playing Carlton on a Friday night is like trying to impress the new girl at school on the eve of the school ball: make one mistake, and your legs are pulled out from under you and you are laughed at by everyone in the school. Make a good impression, and [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Fish and chips and Friday footy

Don’t you all miss the days of Friday night Fish and Chips wrapped in old newspaper? Now it is all foam containers that lack anything of mental substance. If they were wrapped in old newspaper, I would be reading a sports section that told of the woes of two seasons. Parramatta and Eastern Suburbs. The [Read more]