Almanac Memoir: Caught in the race with Kennedy’s Commandos

Brilliant memoir from Richard Griffiths (and brilliant photo too) as he tells the story of a memorable day at Glenferrie Oval in the middle of a classic 60s and 70s childhood. (First published in 2016)

The Unsung – Round 8: Isaac Cumming and Trent Rivers

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ eighth weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Isaac Cumming and Trent River.

The Unsung – Round 7: Jake Buckley and Harry Edwards

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring players yet to win general acclaim. This week, Giant Jake Buckley and Eagle Harry Edwards.

Balcony Banter Bonanza: No matching the MCG!

The sheer pleasure of being back at the footy at the MCG has dominated recent posts on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’. Teenage GWS fan Nicholas Quinlan and Demons historian Lynda Carroll add their thoughts after their recent experiences.

Round 5 – Sydney v Greater Western Sydney: Sport. Sport. Sport.

Jan Courtin is back the SCG for the first time since June 2019 to see her beloved Swans in action on their home ground. While Sydney didn’t get the win, another of her favourites, the Queensland Bulls, triumphed in the Sheffield Shield final.

Round 1 – GWS v St. Kilda: Saints prevail over Giants in a tight game in tough conditions.

Braham Dabscheck goes over the tight final moments of one of St Kilda’s greatest wins over the Giants in Western Sydney during torential rain.

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v West Coast Eagles: Cora the great

The sun shone on Blacktown, the remarkable Cora Staunton was on fire, and GWS won. Ian Latham reflects on an enjoyable day, and just how much has changed in a short time.

Round 12 – Sydney v GWS: The Battle of the Bridge, Perth Edition

Caspar McLeod is very happy with Sydney’s ‘Battle of the Bridge’ win over GWS in their Round 12 clash in Perth.

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Disney or the footy?

Rod Oaten has a take on the latest Bombers game…or at least he would if he didn’t get distracted by a doco on SBS

Round 10 – Essendon v GWS: Stuck in the back pocket

Andrew Else, Bombers man, is in Lockdown with his family in Melbourne. His report of the Essendon game against the (confident and good-looking) Giants boys is a comment on COVID life, politicians, journalists, press conferences, social media, parenting and even football. [Timely – Ed]

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane Lions: A Bespoke Football Experience

William Westerman was one of the lucky few who got to travel up to Giants’ Stadium and watch his Lions take on GWS. With more space and room to cheer, William watched his Lions give an improved performance.

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane: Lockdown

Derrinalphil was an obsessive Roys supporter and morphed into a Brisbane Lions supporter. He’s impressed witht heir form.

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane: One week at a time in lady liberty’s new heartland

Is the AFL like the Black Night from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ asks Lions fan Shane Reid (in an amusing take on the certainty of the AFL competition continuing)? And then describes the fine win of Brisbane over rivals GWS. [Entertaining match report and comment – Ed]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 4 review and Round 5 preview

Not the result Cam Hooke expected or wanted from the Pies, he again digs into what went right, what went wrong and what to expect from Round 5 against Essendon.

Round 4 – GWS v Collingwood: Heartbroken again

It was an unsettling time for Sean Mortell as the Pies hit the road and came up short against an under pressure Giants side – Jeremy Howe added injury to insult on a dark evening.

Round 2 – GWS v North Melbourne: Off-Broadway

Smokie’s bit-part players and character actors adorned in blue and white stripes put in a performance worthy of a Tony as they accounted for the Giants – will North Melbourne provide some new household names come the end of the season?

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Declan Taaffe Wyles: 2019 AFL Grand Final

Declan Taaffe Wyles puts in a late bid to be in the Tigers’Almanac 2019 with his report on the 2019 AFL Grand Final. {Perhaps you can find a spot in the 2020 Almanac Declan – Ed]

Balcony Banter – 2019 AFL Grand Final: Richmond v GWS Giants

After the prolonged Tiger premiership drought, Dave Campbell and his brother Tim have enjoyed the recent flood of Richmond premierships. Dave tells about ‘a day of brotherhood on and off the field’.

Balcony Banter Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Pax Romana

A long way from home (or the MCG) on Grand Final day, Tiger man Joe De Petro found a way to tap into the Tiger roar.

Tiger Turbulence: From strained nerves to heavenly bliss

Ben Kirkby gives us his take on Richmond’s incredible end to the season when nerves gave way to joy (featuring some of Ben’s artwork too).