The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – West Coast v Essendon: A final memory

It was a watershed day out west in 2007 when Nathan Hollier watched the Eagles finish their home and away campaign. The story wasn’t on them, as the great Kevin Sheedy and James Hird both farewelled adoring fans.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Essendon: Aggression beats Hird’s final Football Park hurrah

Port Adelaide rectified their form in season 2007 with a nervy win over Essendon. John Kingsmill watched the game from the stands, and objected to the way the Power faithful treated James Hird.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Essendon v West Coast: Hird wills the Bombers over the line

Off the back of James Hird, Essendon launched a Friday night attack on the reigning Premiers. Watching on from a pub, John Harms describes the thrilling finish.

Round 21 – Essendon v Footscray: Toast or not, that was a disaster!

What a shocker for the Bombers and Caspar McLeod! He reports after painfully sitting through Essendon’s flogging by the Bulldogs in their Round 21 match.

The 2019 Josephine Baker Cup

Two Rounds into the season and already Earl has sage advice for fans about their club’s prospects for the year. Alert: you may need to have a fortified snifter close to hand!

Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

Almanac Cricket and Footy: So, your team are cheats – Advice from a Bombers Fan

Bomber fan, Andrew offers some friendly advice to consider if your team has been caught cheating.

Almanac Teams: Greatest Number 5s

Phil Dimitriadis brings up his fifth numeric side, another ripper. He welcomes any further suggestions.

Round 18 Preview – Keeping it all in the family

Footy is getting tense as teams battle out for a finals spot. It doesn’t get any better than tonight’s blockbuster (possible Grand Final preview) clash between Adelaide and Geelong.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Essendon: Standing by

Yoshi needs answers from his Saints and worries they may still have a premiership hangover from 1966!

Journalists have the right to resist compulsion to intrude

Ironmike provides plenty of food for thought about the dilemma facing journalists when preparing an item for publication, particularly the ethical considerations and the implications that may result from that story.

In the fast lane with the centre half forwards

Following the post on her preferred full-forwards, Carolyn Spooner provides a list of the standout centre half forwards. Can you add to it?

Round 19 – Adelaide v Essendon: Dons’ Party or Don’s Party?

Mickey struggles with a lack of narrative and settles on a collection of metaphors as the Crows wallop the Dons. And wrong, Mickey, the couple were from Wembley.

Round 18 – Essendon v Brisbane: Lions Treat Bombers as Mealworms as the Bride Twirls to Victory

Andrew Else relates the trials and tribulations of spouses supporting opposing teams.

Junior Almanac Round 16 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: In the thick of the trip

Aidan Hammond continues his big Round 16 with a Billy Brownless sighting in Geelong and a plausible theory about why Carlton have the club song on their changeroom wall.

The Essendon in all of us

Alex Darling with his take on the Essendon supplements saga. If you were told to jump, would you ask ‘how high’?

Sliding doors and Groundhog Day and Standing at the Crossroads

Rick Kane has no time for James Hird’s metaphors and suggests a few of his own.

Book Review: The Straight Dope by Chip Le Grand

John Butler provides an thought provoking review of Chip Le Grand’s book, a must read.

James Hird, Essendon and the CAS judgment

Daddsy is ahead of 99% of the rest of us, having actually read the CAS judgment and considered an opinion. A useful summary of the findings before you next read / listen to James Hird

I Don’t Love You Anymore

At once poetic and succinct, an Essendon supporter, Aussiegus, conflates the emotional and the rational in a poignant expression of his position on James Hird.