Hawthorn and women’s footy – Back to the future…again

With the announcement of Hawthorn’s women’s side, Anne Cahill Lambert finally has a side she can really get behind in the AFLW. Her thoughts have turned to the great coaches of the brown and gold and their dedication despite ‘day jobs’ vying for their time…and of course what lies ahead.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: The view from Bangkok (Floreat Pica Society)

Paul McKay corresponds from Thailand for this week’s FPS Report after the Pies were outclassed by the Hawks.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Shaun Burgoyne’s 400th

It was a huge night for Shaun Burgoyne and his legion of fans – whether Port or Hawks people. Nick Kossatch reports.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Mothers’ Day

John Gordon hasn’t been to the MCG much in recent years (as has been the case for most of us), but his latest visit was on Mothers’ Day, a special occasion to celebrate the many mothers who have given everything for their children; not least of which was the late Ateca Naitanui; Nic’s mum. [Great read: Ed.]

Almanac Footy: One quarter at a time

The ups and downs of Round 1’s Essendon v Hawthorn clash have driven Rick Kane to riff on popular verse.

Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn: The most Essendon loss ever…but what a game!

Caspar McLeod admits to feeling weird at returning to footy in person. Round 1’s Essendon v Hawthorn game didn’t provide the result he was hoping for, but it was one of the more exciting games between the two rivals in recent years and importantly the night was filled with the soothing sights and sounds of footy.

Almanac Book Review: Crimmo by Dan Eddy

Grant Fraser has written a heartfelt recollection of the little blond rover who remains always in the hearts of Hawthorn, prompted by Dan Eddy’s recent book ‘Crimmo’.

Grand Final – Dreams of 1967, Flashbacks of 1992

After what many have deemed a ‘historic’ 2020 season due to the circumstances around it, Adam Fox leans into Grand Final history to add context to his own experience of the Tigers’ victory over his favoured Cats.

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.