1966 and all that: Round 18 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn

It is Round 18 of the 1966 home and away season, and Peter Clark takes us back to what was an enthralling round of pre-finals football.

Almanac Life: The Mighty Hawks, late July 2020, a ranty ramble

Trucker Slim is doing it hard with his Hawks languishing at the bottom end of the ladder. So it’s to music for some solace, the words of Bob Dylan and others for strength and guidance.

Round 8 – Sydney v Hawthorn: One of those Saturdays

Jan Courtin is restless. It’s the nature of her universe at the moment – and The Universe generally. She listens to music. And she watches her Swans. Both are uplifting.

The Muse: Finals Week 2 (2016) – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

The Muse (Hayden Kelly) has been sending his observations to his email mates for years. We hope to return to a few of these emails.

He has seen enough of Melbourne and football to appreciate how it rolls. This is his report, written at the time, of the Doggies brilliant victory over Hawthorn who were trying to win four flags in a row. [It was a superb night – JTH]

1966 and all that: Round 7 – Hawthorn v St Kilda

It is Round 7, and the Saints travel to meet Hawthorn at Glenferrie Oval, which was never a happy hunting ground for opposition clubs. Peter Clark’s 1966 series continues.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Fremantle v Hawthorn: An emotional rollercoaster

Les Everett rode an emotional rollercoaster as the Dockers took on the Hawks at Subiaco Oval on Mother’s Day. He felt the power of two.

Almanac Book Review: 1989 – The Great Grand Final

Roger Lowrey reviews Tony Wilson’s new book 1989: The Great Grand Final. It’s a tough job for a Geelong fan Like Rog, but he shows a fair deal of good grace.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: A memorable match

Although Geelong lost, for John Harms it was a match to remember, his first at York Park in Launceston, Round 4 2007, Hawthorn v Geelong. This is John’s report from The Footy Almanac 2007.

AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Luke Hodge

Luke Hodge has played his last AFL game. Take a look at Kate Birrell’s portrait of the champion, and read Tim Boyle’s piece which features as one of the introductory essays of The Footy Almanac 2013.

Almanac (Footy) History: 1963 Grand Final – Geelong v Hawthorn, final quarter

Peter Flynn has found the YouTube of the final quarter of the 1963 Grand Final. The link is here. This is an excellent way of paying tribute to Polly Farmer at the time of his passing, Aug 14, 2019. [Includes some observations from JTH. Add yours – Ed]

Round 18 – Geelong v Hawthorn: It’s High Time for a Change

Anna Pavlou had an uncomfortable day at the footy as her Cats were disappointing. She thinks it might be time for a change; time to do the very thing that started the run of early season success.

Round 13 – Essendon v Hawthorn: I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

On a rainy night, Caspar McLeod heads to Marvel to catch up with a Hawthorn-supporting classmate. He’s a lot more lively about things than she becomes.

Round 11 — Brisbane v Hawthorn: Umpires, Choirs and Winter Wear Buyers

Life’s little annoyances seem to be everywhere for Igor02, but watching the resurgent Lions provides a welcomed respite. Sort of.

Hawks 2018 season: Exit, pursued by a bear

While his Hawks were bundled out of the finals in straight sets, Rick Kane knows that 2018 was never going to be their year. Like a big, hard to split stump, it pays to chip around the edges. Look out for Hawthorn in 2019.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: My generation’s 1987

As Chris Weaver saw his Demons home, thoughts of the past, and those not attending, came readily to mind.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Out of the Swamps of Sadness

Jack Gunston’s poster was a true Sliding Doors moment for Jonathan Rivett, one that led him out of the Swamps of Sadness.

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: It’s only the Beginning

It might only be the beginning of the finals series but Joe De Petro has plenty to be optimistic about early for his premiership-defending Tigers.

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Playing it by the book (Alex’s book)

Alex Rance’s allegorical book comes to a happy ending. For John Green, so did Thursday night’s game. But will the 2018 season?

Finals Week 1 – Richmond v Hawthorn: Some pre-match thoughts

Declan Dempsey-Young makes his debut at the Almanac with this preview of the Richmond-Hawthorn qualifying-final. [Good to have you with us Declan – JTH]