The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Essendon v Geelong: A rich night of Geelong domination

John Harms watched his Cats from Perth. His Geelong ladder-leaders were rich in skill as they waltzed over Essendon in a 2007 Friday night match-up. [This is the ‘Chaaaaapppyyy!’ game- Ed]

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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Geelong v Sydney: Bucketing down toys and goals

Mark Branagan had to negotiate a kid’s birthday party to watch the 2007 clash between the Cats and Swans. But when he did manage to watch slivers of the contest, he was both frustrated and nervous.

‘Lucky Blues’ – A Family Divided by Geelong and Carlton

It’s the first Cats v Blues game for the Pavlous without their beloved Papou. Emotions are heart-felt and tensions are running high in this divided (by footy) house.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Geelong v Brisbane: A blustery day at the Cattery

Tony Roberts followed his Lions down from Queensland to play Geelong in 2007. Despite holding fond memories of his team’s previous successes, the Cats brought him crashing down to reality on a miserable Sunday.

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.

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.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – St Kilda v Geelong: Jimmy Bartel’s taken to show and tell

In front of a bursting Telstra Dome on a Sunday night in 2007, John Harms witnessed the Cats break free of a Riewoldt-led St Kilda to stamp their September intentions on the competition.

Almanac (Footy) History: Memories of Corio Oval, Geelong

Kevin Densley provides a background to Corio Oval in Geelong which provided a setting for footy and harness racing for decades. Its current day use will not thrill you.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: The Power fall to the classy Cats

John Kingsmill braved the wintery conditions to collect his bets. Seeing Port Adelaide replaced in the top four by Geelong, he left blown away by the aggressive passages of play exhibited by the Cats.

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 5 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Strife in the Cattery

‘The bookies had Geelong warm favourites to beat the Kangaroos. Interrogation of sections of the terrace, however, may have uncovered a tendency (at once self-loathing and self-protection) for hardened Cats fans to back their opponent.’ John Harms couldn’t help but feel that his Cats were already in strife so early in the season.

Zoom Event today (April 11) to discuss the 1989 Grand Final – Wilson, Yeates, Harms.

John Harms, Tony Wilson and Mark Yeates will talk all things 1989 Grand Final in a Zoom session hosted by the Geelong Regional Libraries Saturday April 11 at 2.30pm. All welcome to join in. You can sign up in this post. [Zoom is very easy]

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.

Grand Final 2011 – Geelong v Collingwood: In search of Jenny Hawkins’ pasta

Fox Footy showed the 2011 Geelong-Collingwood Grand Final yesterday. John Harms thought it deserved a match report.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong

‘A delicious prospect’ – that’s how John Harms saw the 2007 opening round clash between the Western Bulldogs and his beloved Cats. Forever hopeful at the start, he left the ground with a sour taste in his mouth.

A Mea Culpa for Chris

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

Almanac Flashback: He’s Talking – by Pamela Sherpa (our Snowy Mountains Correspondent)

What was John Harms doing in Canberra this time 11 years ago? We reprise a story by Pamela Sherpa from March 2009 that explains all. He will be in Canberra again, on April 3, for the Footy Almanac Canberra Lunch. [Deatils in the post – Ed]

‘The Horseman……..’ by KB Hill

Peter McIntyre played in the Adelaide Crows’ very first match back in 1991. Footy and life have taken him in various directions ever since. KB Hill tells the tale of Peter’s perambulations.

‘The Grand Old Football Warrior……’ by KB Hill

James Edward Flynn was a triple premiership winning player for Carlton just over one hundred years ago. KB Hill tells Flynn’s story – as only KB can.