Almanac Footy: Gazza and that jab

After watching Gary Ablett Jnr’s brave efforts to return to the field in his last match after a shoulder injury, davidtpb questions the rules regarding jabs and their place in the modern game.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Disappointed but not shattered

Copying a text sent to friends and family post-match, Marcus Holt sums up how all Cats fans are feeling after a brave loss to Richmond in last night’s Grand Final.

Gary Ablett Jnr – from God’s son to Jesus, and how one final stand may cement something special

Sean Mortell reflects on Gary Ablett Jnr’s remarkable career which comes to an end on Saturday night. ‘If he can lead the Cats to an emotional triumph on Saturday night, he may leave the game with one final sparkling moment, one last mind-blowing goal. But he may also depart having put together the best career in recent memory…’

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Adelaide v Geelong: A pure display of brilliance

John Kingsmill covered the highly-awaited Geelong and Adelaide clash in 2007. After witnessing the entertaining spectacle, he praised the talented players on both sides.

Almanac Flashback – AFL Grand Final 2009: A surreal premiership

Ten years ago Geelong took out the 2009 AFL Premiership, and to all concerned it was quite surreal reported Don Walters! Check out another Footy Almanac Flashback and find out why.

Goodesy

Senior high school student Paddy Grindlay expresses his thoughts about Adam Goodes, the footballer and the person.

Round 9 – Geelong v Western Bulldogs: Wiser with Time; Dad, Uncle James and Tom Hawkins

Anna Pavlou, her dad, Tom Hawkins, and a Coke, are just a small part of a day at the footy as Anna’s report shows.

Round 8 – North Melbourne vs Geelong: Why Tim Kelly has our Cat hearts

Anna Pavlou has a soft spot for Geelong’s Tim Kelly as her report shows.

Balcony Banter Round 5 – Hawthorn v Geelong: An Easter Monday for the Cats believers

Anna Pavlou was moved to verse by events on Easter Monday. You can read her MCC Balcony Banter piece here.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: What a cracker of a game!

In a cracking game, Geelong win a hard fought battle against the Pies in their Round 1 match at MCG on Friday night.

Almanac Teams: Rangas

Dan has come up a team of redheads, but can they play footy? Have your say!

The Brownlow?

Who’ll win the Brownlow? I don’t know, but The Rhymer emphatically, gives it a go!

“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

Fearless 2018- Round 20: We’ve got the close one…no we’ve got it…nah..over here

Fearless reports on a monumental Gaffe followed by some excessive commentary as he reviews the Round 20 matches.

Fearless 2018: Round 18- The wheat from the chaff is slowly getting sorted…

Fearless presents his thoughts about the Round 18 results.

Daniel Giansiracusa: Devoted Dog

In today’s fickle world of AFL, it’s refreshing to know that Daniel Giansiracusa is a Bulldog through and through and is invested in the game of Australian Rules and the only club he has ever called home.

Free Agents, Commentators, and Kids

This week on the AFL website, commentator Damien Barrett promoted the potential benefits of free agents openly admitting they are planning to leave clubs the best part of 12 months before they actually do so. Edward ponders the potential outcomes such moves may present.

Round 8: Sal’s thoughts and selections for this round of footy

Sal expects a number of unpredictable games to select winners from this round, and with the predicted weather conditions that have not been seen this year will make selections even more difficult. 

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.

Round 2 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Bliss at the G

Are Peter Cahill’s Hawks back in town? He reckons they are. As the siren sounded, and jumping out of his seat, his roar of approval was truly orgasmic!