Round 16 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn: Here we go ’round the mulberry bush sandwiched between two explosive quarters

Have the Saints regained their mojo? Braham Dabscheck thinks they may have, though there were signs against Hawthorn that a few more creases need ironing out before finals.

Round 8 – Sydney v Hawthorn: From pandemic purgatory to the Estonian Marvel

It’s been a slow burn year for Keiran Croker’s cheer cheering of the red and the white, but a win over those great avian rivals the Hawks provided some fuel for the fire.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Give Clarko the Whistle.

When exiting the car park afterwards is the highlight of the night, there might have been a problem with the game. Dan Hansen would have preferred Clarko to have actually been umpiring, rather than dictating the Hawks’ strategy.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: If Atu doesn’t get you, Quaynor must

A wary Sean Mortell had reasons to doubt the Pies could go toe-to-toe with Hawthorn; injuries, venue, opposition form all seemed against Collingwood. Enter three exciting young players, exit Sean’s worries.

Round 2 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The ancients rise

That rarest of things at present, a match report from inside the game! ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber was on the spot to see the Cats do a number on the Hawks.

Almanac Book Review – 1989: The Great Grand Final

Paul Spinks brings us his review of a book that has already captivated a few Almanackers, Tony Wilson’s tome covering the 1989 VFL Grand Final.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: The worst match ever?

This game between Clarkson’s Hawks and Lyons’ Saints was described by many as the worst match ever. But Kevan Carroll thinks if you want to be entertained, go to the theatre.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: A Lions perspective

Sam Evans makes his Almanac debut, albeit under trying and unprecedented circumstances. Sam’s Lions couldn’t muster their usual heroics against the Hawks, but there was still plenty to take out of the match.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: 12 Monkeys?

Sasha Lennon was able to put aside the end of the world as we know it to watch the Hawks get over a slightly off-pace Lions.
Where we go from here is up in the air…

Marsh Series Week 1 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Heartland – the Saints fire at Moorabbin but Yoshi is still seeking a Japanese city to call home

Moorabbin Oval is certainly the heartland for Yoshi’s mighty Saints, but he’s struggling to find a similar niche for himself in his homeland.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society)

Frank Taylor has penned this week’s report for FPS, an unfortunate loss against a foe he has plenty of respect for.

Round 15 – West Coast v Hawthorn: The home of football and the burden of history

No Eagles fan should ever take a win at the MCG for granted. John Gordon recounts the long struggle for Western Australian teams at the ‘G. And he is delighted to report on his first live taste of success against the Hawks at the ground.

Round 13 – Essendon v Hawthorn: At The Footy With Glenda: A Diary of a Dedicated fan

Another side of the debate on crowd behaviour. Trevor Blainey was looking forward to another night at the footy with cousin Glenda. It didn’t go entirely to plan, despite the Bombers’ win.

Balcony Banter – Round 22 1996: Two into one don’t go…

The recent Melbourne v Hawthorn clash took MCC member Chris Vogt back to the famous ‘Merger Match’ of 1996.

Balcony Banter Round 7 – Melbourne v Hawthorn: Keep your eye on the Red, Blue and Pink

Demon fan Joseph Ryan was just glad he could attend the Pink Lady Game with his mum.

Round 7 – Melbourne v Hawthorn: Pink Lady Day

Citrus Bob saw a thriller between Melbourne and Hawthorn on what is always a big day for every footy fan touched by the scourge of breast cancer.

Balcony Banter Round 5 – Hawthorn v Geelong: An Easter Monday for the Cats believers

Anna Pavlou was moved to verse by events on Easter Monday. You can read her MCC Balcony Banter piece here.

Round 4 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Winning a congested and contested game

Watching the game from work presented its challenges, but the replay was instructive, as Yoshi saw his Saints win a game they might previously have lost.

Round 4 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn: Saints’ One Percenters add up to a Perfect Score

The 2018 year from hell has become a distant memory for Braham Dabscheck, as his Saints got over a strong challenger in the Hawks to salute for a third time in four games.

Balcony Banter Round 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Thank God I’m a Country Boy

A journey to the ‘G has its own compensations for Grant Fraser, whatever the result of the game.