Round 19 – Geelong (v Hawthorn) player ratings

P. Flynn rates the performance of the Geelong players in last Friday’s memorable game against The Old Foe.

Almanac Teams: Round 1 debuts since 1980 (Part 3 – 2001 to 2010)

Rodney Boyd presents Part 3 of his series about VFL/AFL Round 1 debutants, today looking at the years 2001 to 2010.

Almanac Footy: The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming

Dennis Gedling relives his early days as a Cats supporter, and his recent joy watching Geelong at the ‘G’ win the 2022 premiership.

Almanac Poetry: The Greatest

Paul Spinks puts his poetic licence on the line with a rhyming tribute to the Cats’ 2022 triumph

The Peerless Joel Selwood

In a tribute to the retiring Joel Selwood, Ian Wilson summarises his accolades, attributes and contributions to the game both on and off the field; and why he is so admired by many, including non-Geelong supporters.


Only a few things would make Dips shed a tear. He can probably count them on one hand, but a moment at the Grand Final touched him.

Almanac Opinion: The Demonising of Dermie

Paul Spinks has long taken issue with Dermott Brereton’s criticism of Cats skipper Joel Selwood.

Almanac Footy: Contrasting careers

Roy Hay contrasts the footy careers of two Indigenous footballers from different eras, and celebrates the career of Joel Selwood who played his 350th match against the Bulldogs.

Almanac Teams: Fourteen karat gold (1980- )

It might not be the first number you think of for out and out champions, but Rodney Boyd’s side of the best in Number 14 since 1980 is surprisingly stacked with top shelf talent.

Almanac Footy Comment: Reconnecting without contact

When the pandemic walls started to close in and the AFL hit the decks in the attempt to salvage the season, Dips thought the whole experiment might be a fool’s errand. With time, he now confesses that the physically-distant competition has allowed him the peace and space to reconnect with his team [Marvellous – Ed.]

Little Joel – Biggest Heart

Anna Pavlou pens a wonderful tribute to one of Geelong’s favourite sons, Joel Selwood.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Strife in the Cattery

‘The bookies had Geelong warm favourites to beat the Kangaroos. Interrogation of sections of the terrace, however, may have uncovered a tendency (at once self-loathing and self-protection) for hardened Cats fans to back their opponent.’ John Harms couldn’t help but feel that his Cats were already in strife so early in the season.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Geelong: They Say Nobody Watches the Same Game of Football

Old Dog reviews the Richmond-Geelong game that he saw, with his trademark description, analysis and respect for the players. [Kelly’s a bit stiff missing a vote – JTH]


Senior high school student Paddy Grindlay expresses his thoughts about Adam Goodes, the footballer and the person.

AFL Round 17: Cats comeback revitalises fans

Geelong and Hawthorn clash this weekend in Round 18. Let’s go back a decade to Round 17, 2009 in that era when the gap between these two great clubs was wafer thin and the winning margins even less. Giddy times indeed for John Harms!

Almanac Football – JLT 2019: Geelong v Essendon

Pussy cats have a lot to purr about as Geelong proved too slick and polished for Col’s Bombers in their Round 2 JLT match at Kardinia Park on Thursday night.

Round 21 – Preview: I see Red, I see Red, I see Red

Sal adds his thoughts about the issue of punching opponents and the rules associated with the act in our game, and he also previews the upcoming round of football.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: The Benchmark v The Tom Toms

The Benchmark v The Tom Toms!

Round 20 – Sal’s Preview: Time for a Knees Up

It is getting close to finals, the Tigers look to lock-in  a Grand Final berth, and there is much to play out to find their challenger. Sal looks at how this week’s fixtures will pan out.

Round 15 – Fremantle v Brisbane: Going West and Seeing the Light

After a win over Freo, Brin assesses the future of the Lions and weighs in on the loss of Harris Andrews.