Almanac Teams: Diamond dozens (1980- )

When it comes to Rodney Boyd’s best of Number 12 side since 1980, it’s hard to go past the two ‘Big Rs’ in the forward 50…or maybe they’d be happier further up the ground?

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Outlasting the Dockers up north

Fremantle were in trouble halfway through the 2007 season after another loss, this time to the Bulldogs. Christopher Riordan covered the high-scoring game up in Darwin.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 11 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: Aker’s return fizzes out

Andrew Stafford doesn’t hold back when criticising Brisbane’s lacklustre performance in their 2007 meeting with ex-Lion Jason Akermanis.

Almanac Flashback – 2009 AFL Round 15: Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

We delve into the vaults and take a trip down memory lane to revisit this decade-old, amusing take on what could almost have been the story from last weekend. Jaci sounds like a younger version of Lou Cesa from this week’s KB Hill story.

Ode to Simon Prestigiacomo

Damian Balassone measures his metre perfectly with this ode to one of the Black and Whites’ too often unheralded, underrated and unassuming servants, ‘Presti’.

Almanac Footy Teams – AFLX: The Cyclones

Joe De Petro has come up with a cyclonic footy team. Whether it’s severe enough to put the wind up other teams the answer is blowing in the wind!

Almanac Teams: Rangas

Dan has come up a team of redheads, but can they play footy? Have your say!

Almanac Book Review – The Norm Smith Medallists: The Players Who Delivered On Football’s Grandest Stage

If only a team could be made up of Norm Smith Medallists what a team it would be! Chris Michaels reviews a new book of such players.

A six year old’s Saturday in August

Fatherhood and the joy of a footy loving, (and cricket loving) six year old son as expressed by Edward Olsen.

Almanac Funny Teams – A Team of Top-Notch 12s

Phil Dimitriadis thinks the number 12 is one of the most symbolic numbers in human history. What do you think of his team of No. 12’s?

Almanac Teams – Most Disliked

Controversy corner here from Phil Dimitriadis; in a deviation from his recent numerical-based sides here is a team of disliked (to some) players.

Almanac Teams: Citrus Bob’s All-Time Top 20 Players

Not wanting to miss out on the act, Citrus Bob Utber has come up with his top 20 players of all time. He should know what he is talking about.

How the Bulldogs went from a club of individuals to a team of Champions.

Dr Cruel puts his spin on how the Bulldogs became a Premiership club.

Almanac People: Meeting Mohamed

Mohamed Omar El-Qadi is a passionate Western Bulldogs fan who never misses a match. So what? Well, he lives in Cairo, has never met another Doggies’ fan and dreams of one day making it to Australia to see his heroes in the flesh. [Excellent story – ed]

Goodes, AFLPA, Fans, Media – where to from here?

Geordie McMillan takes aim at some of his Hawks’ actions regarding the “Goodes Issue”.

My (absent) left foot

Matt Watson discusses how players in this day and age have lost the art of having a left foot.

Aker joins Bribie Island Bulldogs

Jason Akermanis will join the Bribie Bulldogs this Saturday, May 25, when they take on the undefeated Maroochydore Roos at “the Kennel”.

Grass roots and blond tips…footy’s range of play from Akerfeldie to Dermie

Stephen Alomes draws from his new book, Australian Football: The People’s Game 1958-2058, to examine Jason Akermanis and Dermott Brereton’s place in the game – now and then.

crio’s Q?….tools

John Steffensen (who??) managed one A-Qualifier this week. To a country questioning increased taxes and hardships, his faux American rapcrap about “mistreatment” was world-class. He is a tosser. Defending champ, “The Man”, valiantly tried to fight back. But, unlike in the ring, he may have found a serious contender. Nevertheless, with $US at stake, Mundine [Read more]