Cracking weekend of footy and sport coming up

Almanackers, we’re in for some cracking games of footy, and all things sport this weekend!

GWS on same track as early Power?

Jake Rachwalski looks at the performances of the expansion teams in their efforts to win, or hopefully win an AFL Premiership. Whilst premierships are never a guarantee, Jake believes it’s a safe bet to say the Giants may follow Port Adelaide and take home a flag sometime over the next three seasons.

Round 12 – Carlton v GWS: Delirium at Docklands.

Warren Tapner celebrates the Blues great win in verse!

Round 6 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Prelim Re-visited

With the night markets in safe hands, Les Currie paid a visit to his Uncle Dave in Canberra and saw his Doggies take on GWS in a thriller.

Round 6 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Got One Back

Aidan Hammond describes how he experienced the GWS-Dogs clash.

Round 5 – Sydney v GWS: Did I just hear John Longmire yelp?

Hot off the heels of a thrilling Paw Patrol show, Dan Hansen introduced a Frenchman to the wonderful world of AFL, some interesting Aussie rules and a star player named Lance ‘Buddy’ Francois.

Round 5 – Port Adelaide v Carlton: Well Used

Young Almanacker Aidan gives a thoughtful analysis of Port’s win over the Blues.

The 2017 Matt Millen Cup – Round Three

In his weekly wrap, Earl reminds us that Hawthorn is dead last, amongst other happenings. Dead last!

Round 3 – North Melbourne v GWS: The Josh Kelly Cup

Cashed up but will it equate to wins? Marnie ponders how the Roos could spend their money, and the future direction they may take.

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]

In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: The Halted March of the Orange Army

Preston Towers reminds us that the GWS Giants are not an AFL entity but a club and a team with passionate supporters who were all marching together with pride. [Excellent perspective – Ed]

Finals Week 3: Preliminary Finals – A Neutral Perspective

Taking the position of neutral observer, Peter Fuller provides an insightful analysis of the weekend’s Preliminary Finals.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v Greater Western Sydney: The hot house flowers

Bloodstainedangel writes about the difficulty in accepting the Swans miserable weekend as good for football in Sydney, especially when emotional bruising is involved.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: What’s the definition of a bad loser and do I fit the mould?

Jan Courtin emerges from three days of post-GWS mourning to reveal herself. Is she a bad loser?

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: The Best Weekend Yet

Steve Duffy experienced the ultimate Giant Footy weekend, beating the Swans in the Qualifying Final and in the NEAFL Grand Final, doesn’t get much better.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: Very, very scary, even in bright sunlight

Ian Latham visualised the Giants as bad guys wearing gaberdine coats from a Films Policier classic while the Swans were the prey, a glimpse of the very near future and it looked pretty scary.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: Preview

Craig Dodson resurrects his old woolly Swans jumper and reflects on the journey as they prepare for the qualifying final.

Finals Week 1 – Finals Preview: It’s Finally Here!

Sal Ciardulli has looked at the form for the first week of Finals and for value you couldn’t do better with his tips.

Almanac Art: Premiership Dreams

As a teaser for those teams in the business end of the season, Stainless introduces nephew and artist Ben Kirkby with a range of potential premiership posters.