Round 18 – St. Kilda v GWS: Saints take a Giant step into the finals

It was a nervy night, but Braham joined the St. Kilda supporters elated by the Saints’ return to finals action after a crushing win over the Giants.

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: 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: 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]

Round 4 – GWS v Collingwood: Empathy for the Magpie

After witnessing Jeremy Howe’s horror knee injury on Friday night, Alex Darling felt a heavy layer of empathy. His time spent unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic meant he slid a little bit closer to understanding the gruelling months that lay ahead of Howe.

Round 4 – GWS v Collingwood: Two big losses in one night (Floreat Pica Society)

Andrew Fithall has the FPS report for this week, as he laments Jeremy Howe’s horrible injury and a stop-start effort from his Pies.

Even Heroes Make Mistakes

Nicole Kelly is a huge Pies fan. And her young bloke Jack is just as fanatical. She faced a tricky situation when, last year, she had to explain Jaidyn Stephenson’s absence to him. Jack came up with a generous assessment. [Welcome Nicole – JTH]

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?

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 3 review and Round 4 preview

Cam Hooke loved Collingwood’s effort in their round three win over the Saints. Looking ahead to a date on Friday night footy with the Giants, he is bullish about the Pies’ prospects.

Almanac Lunches: Canberra, Lenny Hayes, Britt Tully, QTRBCK, the National Press Club and Manuka Oval

The Footy Almanac Canberra Lunch, hosted by QTRBCK, will be held at the National Press Club on 3 April (before the GWS v Western Bulldogs game). All welcome.

Monaros 2020 – a vision triumphant

Earl goes back through NFL records and videos to find a way for his Monaros to triumph in 2020. It’s a bit left field, but it just might work!

AFLW Round 1 – GWS v Gold Coast: I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain

The footy returned to Blacktown and it brought the rain with it. In spades. Giants diehard Michael Shillito wouldn’t have missed it for quids.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Damage

Old Dog’s Grand Final thoughts have been a must-read on the Almanac site for years. And this one on Richmond’s thrashing of GWS is no different. He describes and analyses and thinks about what it all means from a shed in south-east Tassie. [Thanks Old Dog – JTH]

Preliminary Final – Collingwood v GWS: Arrogance doesn’t blight an absorbing contest

The pre-match cockiness of his fellow Magpie supporters gave Sean Mortell a bad feeling. The game reinforced it, despite the frantic conclusion.

Grand Final 2019: Another small miracle?

Tiger man Dan Hoban rates the Tigers’ chances on Saturday.

Finals Week 2 – Brisbane v GWS: Extraordinary footy I had never seen

Our Japanese correspondent and friend Yoshi experienced an up and down weekend following the AFL Asia Championships, as the Brisbane v GWS final gave him entertainment as well as some cause for concern about the contest’s unnecessary violence.

Round 20 – GWS v Sydney: Heartbreak, but pride aplenty.

The Swans put up a magnificent fight against the more-fancied GWS and were pretty unlucky to go down, but Jan Courtin was filled with pride by their performance. [Mark or free kick, take your pick – Ed]

Round 13 – North Melbourne v GWS: Brendan, Beanies, and Blundstone.

Smokie surprises his son by making a lightning visit to Hobart, where together they watch North submit to the Giants at Blundstone Arena.

Round 12 – Sal’s Preview: The Wounded Edition

Sal is chirpy this morning as he previews Round 12. With the eyes of the footy world on his Carlton this week, he’s happy to offer his insights. And, as he points out, we’ll learn a bit about the Giants this weekend.