Almanac Footy Comment: Reconnecting without contact

When the pandemic walls started to close in and the AFL hit the decks in the attempt to salvage the season, Dips thought the whole experiment might be a fool’s errand. With time, he now confesses that the physically-distant competition has allowed him the peace and space to reconnect with his team [Marvellous – Ed.]

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.

Round 10 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Cats fend off wilting North up North

Hamish Townsend has been soaking up the sunshine that is wall-to-wall footy in Queensland; rays of light from the two Lachlans and North’s woes might need more sunlight as the Cats got the job done.

Round 9 – West Coast v Geelong: Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Baulderstone thinks the world has become a sad and dangerous place and footy a wasteful folly. Until his Eagles win a close one over the Cats in the game of the season.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A Magpie Moment

It’s hard to get into the theatre of footy when every game is seen from the couch, but Luke Reynolds has found some joy in some old Pies names starring on centre stage of a big win over the Cats.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A boxing bout with the mentality of chess at Collingwood’s second home

Sean Mortell shares his thoughts on the Pies’ win at their “home away from home” in the west, with a liberal serving of one of the world’s oldest games the colour the report [Reminiscent of ‘Chessboxing’ – Ed.]

Round 6 – Geelong v Brisbane: I much prefer footy on a Sunday

There were a few signs that this might have been a good night for Sam Evans and his Lions, but there was no Miracle on Grass 3 as the Cats steamrolled their opponents in Sydney…and work still beckoned the next day.

Geelong: Let’s have some realistic perspective

Following the chorus of complaints after a win last week, Marcus Holt reckons Geelong fans could do with a dose of perspective. He also mounts a strenuous defense of the maligned Chris Scott.

Round 3 – Geelong v Carlton: We’re taking it one citadel at a time

A turning point? Or just lucky? Or both? Whatever your call, John Butler is happy to celebrate Carlton’s first win down at Geelong in a very long time.

Round 3 – Sometimes there are no words

There were no words for the disappointment of Saturday afternoon’s Collingwood v St Kilda match for Yvette Wroby… But why not share your own words or images if you were on the losing end of the “weird” games of this week’s round?

Round 2 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The ancients rise

That rarest of things at present, a match report from inside the game! ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber was on the spot to see the Cats do a number on the Hawks.

Round 2 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Jeff Kennett seems to establish second curse

Yoshi reports from Japan of Geelong’s excellent Round 2 win over Hawthorn at GMHBA Stadium. He gave his votes to an ex-Saint!

Almanac Book Review – 1989: The Great Grand Final

Paul Spinks brings us his review of a book that has already captivated a few Almanackers, Tony Wilson’s tome covering the 1989 VFL Grand Final.

AFL: Curving the Curve

Dips takes time out after some hard yakka to reminisce – on oil heaters and premiership droughts broken, bulbs dormant and thorns more active. [Perhaps JTH has done the same Youtube searches? Ed.]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – Geelong v Fremantle: A licence to carry

It was the sort of Kardinia Park day where the ducks are looking for shelter, but John Harms braved the conditions to watch the Cats and Dockers go at it.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Carlton v Geelong: On the board.

A couple of notable debutants for the Cats, on a night that reinforced for John Harms how much people crave meaning in footy.

A Mea Culpa for Chris

Based on Chris Scott’s actions in the past week, Paul Spinks is moved to offer a mea culpa.

Round 14, 2009 – St Kilda v Geelong: What a game (revisited)

Channel 7 recently screened St Kilda v Geelong, from Round 14, 2009. What a game! Read all the Almanac articles about that game here. [Leave a comment about what you saw last night in that replay – Ed]

AFLW Round 3 – Geelong v Adelaide: Heartbroken Cats denied a last chance to snatch points.

Courtney Santospirito has a few musings on the quality Round 3 clash that went down to the wire between the Cats and Crows at Kardinia.

Balcony Banter Preliminary Final – Richmond v Geelong: A perfect night at the ‘G

Though it wasn’t Geelong’s night, Alan Rose was still moved to pay artistic tribute to Mark Blicavs