Almanac Footy History: Remembering the early days of Geoff Southby and Keith Greig

David Clerehan was at primary school when Geoff Southby and Keith Greig made their debuts. He remembers those early days, as he reminds us that both celebrate birthdays this week.

Almanac Teams: The Roaring Twenties (1980- )

Rodney Boyd runs us through his team of the best Number 20s since 1980 – this one has plenty of versatile tall timber.

Almanac Footy: The Best Fullback of All Time

Matt Zurbo presents his thoughts on the best fullbacks of all time; those he has seen, and those from a historical perspective.

Almanac Footy Teams: A team of Jeffs/Geoffs

Hallelujah! Some decent Jeffs/Geoffs have donned an AFL/VFL guernsey over the years. Anyone “jeffed” and left out of the team? Phil Dimitriadis has come up with a cracker!

Almanac Footy History: Keogh and Lenaghan – two Bendigo FNL champions

Trevor Keogh and Frank Lenaghan were two champion players of their eras, both having important connections to Sandhurst and were inducted into the BFL Hall of Fame in 1996. Richard Jones tells their stories.

Almanac Teams: Citrus Bob’s All-Time Top 20 Players

Not wanting to miss out on the act, Citrus Bob Utber has come up with his top 20 players of all time. He should know what he is talking about.

Bendigo and Shepparton: Queen Elizabeth Oval or Deakin Reserve?

Peter Sweeney has always loved Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval. But watching Kyabram v Rochester at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve had him wondering – which is the best footy ground? [Leave your Australia-wide nominations].

Even Carlton Greats

This is the most important piece Old Dog has ever written for the Footy Almanac. Everybody should read it.

Like a moth to a front porch light

By Jim Fidler What is it about those MCG lights from a distance? Despite having seen the lights of the MCG many times they are like a front porch light in summer and we are all the willing insects. Irresistible. The walk up to the ground has always created such a great sense of anticipation [Read more]