Almanac Footy: Two Merretts and a Rohan of Cobden

Cobden Primary School punched above its weight with three future AFL footballers attending the school during the time Col Ritchie was teaching there.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Saints mugged by Cats and (maybe) reality

Hamish Townsend saw a one-sided contest with Geelong in sparkling touch against the Saints at the Gabba (on a Monday night in Brisbane). He wonders why the pre-game St Kilda hype was so strong.

Finals Week 1 – Preview

Sean Mortell previews Finals Week 1 making his predictions who he believes the winners will be.

Three Weeks Out – Geelong

Zac Holt has seen Geelong’s season enter a stage of frustration as the post-bye curse continues to plague the ladder-leaders. He has identified what worked before the malaise and which players are most responsible for the downturn – and could potentially spur a second wind.

Round 14 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Stab kicks with Citrus Bob Utber

Citrus Bob Utber “stab kicks” from Adelaide as he reports on the Round 14 match between Port Adelaide and Geelong. [Congrats great-grandpa! – Ed]

Bye Round: Our future is looking extremely bright!

Jan Courtin continues her lifelong affair with the Swans as her recent report to the Sydney Swans site indicates.

Round 12 – Richmond v Geelong: Constantly Moving On

The air of apprehension gradually gave way to the sweet smell of satisfaction — and a good feeling about the future — for Anna Pavlou as she watched her Cats on Friday night.

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 – Sydney v Essendon: Who ya gonna call?

Tom Bally is relieved the Swans were able to hang on and win in the Round match against the Bombers at the SCG on Friday night.

Round 4 – Previewish (again): A bit of Four Play

Tipsters, Sal’s preview of everything footy and horseracing for your consideration this weekend.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: Cats get under Collingwood’s guard

Hamish Townsend has been a passionate Geelong fan of his life. He assesses the Cats performance against Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night. [Love the Warhol reference, among others – Ed]

Almanac Football – JLT 2019: Geelong v Essendon

Pussy cats have a lot to purr about as Geelong proved too slick and polished for Col’s Bombers in their Round 2 JLT match at Kardinia Park on Thursday night.

Round 23 – Sydney v Hawthorn: A loss, but our 20th finals series in 23 years awaits!

One thing Jan Courtin knows for sure, despite this loss, and with a couple of their stars back, they’ll be fighting in true Bloods spirit to do whatever is needed, at home or away, to carry the Swans onto victory.

A Message to All Swans Supporters Out There: Stay Positive

Daniel Saunders urges fellow Swans to keep the faith in a message filled with strategy, intensity, and unbridled passion.

Round 15 – Richmond v Sydney: Red-blooded humanity amidst the gloom.

For Stainless, Docklands Stadium despite its many re-brandings,has always been a cold, soulless venue as he recalls a disproportionate number of serious, freakish injuries on its hard, patchy surface sustained by Richmond players. But, Stainless was more than happy by the team’s performance against the Swans.

The Red and the White – Swans mid year review

Keiran figured the Swans chances of doing well in 2018 had dipped after some early season injuries to key players. And, you can’t put off your travel plans to the USA on the basis of your team maybe making the Grand Final … or can you Keiran asks as he reviews the half way mark for the Swans?

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: The Unpredictability of footy and life!

Jan is rapt! Who could have planned for a 20-year old rookie, in just his third game, to have carried out such a remarkable performance. Ronke is his name – Ronks his nickname. Seven goals, ten tackles in any game is a best on ground performance, but to do it in his first game at the G, against a team such as Hawthorn, is a feat he will never forget. The coach/coaches won’t forget, the opposition won’t forget, and the fans won’t forget.

The Red and the White – A Week Is A Long Time.

A week is a long time in footy; you are only as good as your last game, are two over used, though true sayings according to Keiren as he ponders recent performances by the Swans.

Round 7 – Sydney v North Melbourne: Opposition songs should never be heard at the SCG

The winning opposition’s team song lingers like a bad smell for Jan, infiltrating her bones, and getting the hippocampus all excited once more. Not a beneficial thought, one to get rid of claims Jan as she ponders the Swans defeat.

Round 5 – Sydney v Adelaide: Beware!

Keiran Croker had good reason to be wary before the game as the Crows bounced back with intent against his Swans!