Round 9 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Life takes precedence over footy

Alex Darling perfectly surmises this week’s sincere responses to issues previously undiscussed: “the AFL community has grown up.”

Finals week 3 – The Wrap: “A Heapin’ helpin’ of that [West Australian] hospitality…”

A comprehensive look at the weekend’s preliminary finals from The Wrap, as only The Wrap can produce.

Finals week 2 – The Wrap: Rhyce and Adam; we salute you.

The weekend’s footy is all done and dusted, so what better way to catch up on what you might have missed by catching up with The Wrap.

Round 23 – Hawthorn v Carlton: Round twenty-forgettable

Alan Stewart reflects on a pretty clinical display from the Hawks as Hawthorn and Carlton honour the tragic loss of Brett Ratten’s son.

Round 19 – Fearless: Multicultural Round… just don’t mention the cricket

Fearless looks back on an intriguing multicultural round. The Doggies are playing a beautiful brand of football, but only 20,000 fans show up at the Docklands. Are the Cats back? Where is the Crows season at? And what do (or should) Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black have to do with the Q Clash?

Round 16 – Fearless: Let’s face it: ANZ Stadium is nothing but a bad joke (and kudos to Brent Harvey).

Fearless by name, Fearless by nature, our man gives Homebush a nice old whack and pays tribute to Brent Harvey on a well-deserved milestone

Round 16 – Sydney Swans v Hawthorn: For Tim

On any other weekend, a Swans loss would have him feeling pretty ordinary. But the recent passing of a close friend and Hawthorn devotee places this loss in a whole new context for Joe Moore.

Some thoughts on the week past

Port Adelaide supporter and Alice Springs journalist Nick Kossatch with a reflection on Phil Walsh and the other events of the week.

Round 13 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Jibber JABber from the world of Naive Idiots

Armin Richter revels in the Hawks 38-point defeat of the Bombers and saves a special whack for the objectors to Sam Mitchell’s sledging of Michael Hibberd.

Round 13 – Fearless 2015: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Pies and Tigers earn it this week.

As we turn our attention back to a full suite of games for round 14, Fearless sets you up with his ‘what-you-need-to-know’ from round 13

Reliving fond memories from the 2014 AFL Grand Final

Hawks supporter Willow Wilson shares with us some fond memories of last years Grand Final between the Hawks and the Swans.

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?

Round 7 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Icing on the cake

Some great junior almanac work from Hawthorn fan, Molly Lennon – literally putting the icing on the cake as the Hawks destroy Melbourne.

Round 6 – GWS v Hawthorn: Standing Up

Finally a return to Spotless Stadium for the GWS and another entry from Hawthorn in the worst alternate-strips Hall of Fame.

The Fearless Round 3 Wrap: Crash Boom Bam – Who said footy had gone soft?

No ifs, buts or maybes; Like the 8:17am train that runs express from Caulfield to Richmond station, Fearless takes no passengers.

Archie Calls the Grand Final Before the First Bounce of the Season – When His Gazza’s Stalking Around the Gee- Arch See’s Red, He Sees Red, He’s Sees Red

Inspired by Luke Reynolds’ ode to Shane Watson, Archie draws heavily on Eric Bogle’s ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ for this hymn to Gary Ablett [and throws in a clever use of Split Enz’s ‘I See Red’ in his title for this post. – Ed]

AFL Round 14 – Hawthorn v Brisbane Lions: Some undies have all the luck

Despite the winter Launceston day, Adam Muyt chose to forego his extra thermals and plumped for his lucky Royboy undies instead. Well, they were lucky earlier this century.

AFL Round 8 – Hawthorn v GWS Giants: Thoughts turn to Buddy’s contract

After a tough start to the season, the Hawks enter an easy patch of games and Luke Ridgwell’s thoughts turn to the end of the year, Buddy bags and certain re-signings.

The goal is to get it right

Gola umpires now must get it right all the time. There are no excuses, because goal umpires are the only umpires backed up by a review system, writes Matt Watson.

AFL Round 4 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Hawks do it again in Tassie

Making her Almanac debut, young Molly Lennon provides a very accurate description of Hawthorn’s big win.