FEARLESS 2019 – Round 19: The overdue return of the squirrel grip…

FEARLESS calls out pointless jargon, such as the use of ‘metres gained’ statistics and the over-hyped obsession with ‘players as athletes’. How would a ball-getter like ‘Diesel’ Williams fare in the modern draft?

The Almanac Oracle Challenge, 2019

Want to be the Almanac Oracle for 2019? Edward P Olsen has come up with a cracker of a concept. Correctly predict the questions presented by him, and you may be the lucky recipient of the AO come season end.

Round 23 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Port’s season ends with a whimper. How the weight of success can sometimes harm not help a club.

Port Adelaide’s fall from grace in season 2018 reached a new low last night in Adelaide as Essendon, a side who also won’t be competing for flag glory this year, gave Port a lesson in hard work and team football according to Chris Michaels.

Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

Fearless is back! Read his wrap up of Rounds 1 and 2 right here!

Almanac Book Review: “Here it is” by Paul Roos

Here it is, Yoshi reviews the thoughts of Paul Roos from the premiership coach’s recent book.

To the Port Adelaide list management team

Dave Boon couldn’t be happier with the AFL Trade Week for his Port Adelaide. The inclusions of Steven Motlop, Jack Watts and Tom Rockcliff will bolster the Power significantly according to Dave.

Hoodoo Gurus – Now The Stage Is Set For Melbourne

Is Josh Pinn crazy to believe in ideals? Has the Melbourne Demons convinced him of their scene?
Finals for the Demons, for so long 1000 miles away, look like returning at the right time for the AFL’s oldest club.

Round 15 – Melbourne v Sydney: The flames from hell, and those Demons!

A road trip, some classical music, Catholic guilt, mutilated cars, dead birds, live music at the RSL, and a Bugg for the confessional box are all part of Jan’s trip from Sydney to the MCG for the footy!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: ‘There are days when you could give it up’

A heartbreaking loss to Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday has seen the Pies slip to 11th on the ladder. Each game from here on in has so much significance for a team determined to play finals footy in 2017.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: On the Eve of Anzac

John Green is thinking about day two of the Anzac campaign and is shaken back to the moment by the bounce of the footy which starts a fierce contest. With Melbourne players injured, and the Tiges rallying, his boys secure a hard-fought win.

Round 16 Review: As we enter the home straight, it’s neck and neck x8 or 9 or 10…by Fearless

Fearless reviews the folly and antics of Round 16 and snakes and ladders of the top 8.

Round 4 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Early settlers

David Wilson ducks off to the Collingwood v Melbourne match. Seated amongst the Collingwood throng, he finds a team in more trouble than McCubbin’s Pioneer.

Footy Almanac rejection – a writing career in crisis

da mcdonnell senses a stitch-up in the removal of his work from the Almanac website.

Modern Sport is a Fantasy

Dam identifies the true meaning of sport as he wades into the murky waters of fantasy footy. His locks may surprise – would recommend getting a hold of his league code

Mentoring Jack Watts

da mcdonell is going to re-educate Jack Watts. “Some spitting, swearing, socks down and refusal to join the leadership group would indicate progress,” observes his new mentor. [Not sure who is ore erratic – dam or Jack Watts – Ed]

“dam AFL sports crisis management” – an introduction

Sports management guru da mcdonell can fix anything. Here he explains some of the project players he has on his books.

The Pre Wrap – The Finals Week I

Mr Wrap previews the first week of the finals and compares two former number 1 draft picks.

The Final Quarter in the Happy Place

Peter Miers recalls happy times in the family home and the evening May, 2014 when the family gathered for a farewell party and Dees traveled to Adelaide to record a famous upset.

Round 12 – Geelong v Melbourne: Good Luck With That…

Rusty Berther is a man who has dished out curses on his beloved Demons – now, after years of suffering and a breakthrough win, he’s ready to offload one onto Geelong.

Round 7 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Contenders v Pretenders

Steve Baker, neutral observer, nearly chokes on his incredulity on the way to the MCG. What’s going on when a coach praises a player for dropping himself? What’s going on when the final margin is 105 points?