Almanac (NSW) Footy: The Carey-Bunton Medal and the NSW Team of the Season

The Carey-Bunton medal voting has been finalised and the NSW team of the Season 2020 has been selected. Rocket Rod Gillett has sent us the details.

Round 23 – Sal’s Preview: Told to Get Stuffed

Sal Ciardulli presents his Round 23 preview and selections, some Friar Time, and with spring in the air, a quick look at the racing at Royal Randwick and Moonee Valley.

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]

Round 19 – Essendon v Sydney: No Magic Wand

Joe Moore weaves a tale of footy, friendship and other wizardly things, even though his Swans have a tough night in Melbourne.

2018, Bondi to Blacktown, tickets for the zone please

Piloting his Triumph Sprint from the SCG to the city’s West, Earl O’Neill ponders a Swans team in decline as the Giants, being coached from the bench, add some spark to their season.

“Be Home Before Dark……” by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long football history of the Gayfer clan, and the fortunes of the Rutherglen footy club. Two stories which reflect the ebbs and flows of a country footy fortunes.

Sydney Swans Season Preview: An Old Dog’s New Tricks

Joe is upbeat as he previews the prospects of the Sydney Swans for the coming AFL season.

Cycles, Troughs and Peaks

Peter Crossing expertly summarises the AFL season to date. [So who finishes in the top 8?]

Wall and the Art of Swans Maintenance

The Swans have hit the wall. ‘You just have to find a way,’ Longmire lamented post-Round 6. Mathilde agrees with him and explains how she found a way when confronted with problems repairing a wall in her house, suggesting her problems are no different to those experienced by the Swans, and like her, the Swans must also find a way if they are to repair the damage of their horrible start to the season.

Round 6 – Carlton v Sydney: A Train Without a Brake Van

A dispirited Daniel Saunders provides his thoughts on the Swans’ performance.

A failing tipster’s Round 3 Report

After many upsets in previous rounds, Les suggests you may have more luck selecting winners this round by taking a deep breath, putting on a blindfold and throwing a dart at the board with the games pinned to it and hope for the best.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: When passion and hope meet reason and analysis

Terrific preview of Saturday night’s Sydney v Adelaide match from one of our most passionate Bloods, Keiran Croker marries passion and reason.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: Final pulse

Last night Almanac HQ took possession of this script for Tom Bally’s TV miniseries “Final Pulse.” It’s a ripping hospital drama, featuring a cast you might recognise.

Round 17 Sal’s Preview – A lot of white noise, but we do have Buddy and Cyril!

Round 17 footy tips and Sal has the hot mail on which teams will bring home the points

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v North Melboourne: An empty forward line, space in cupboards

Matt Watson had played the Semi-Final over dozens of times before the match. It unfolds here.

Round 16 – Sydney v Hawthorn: ‘Sooner of later one of us must know.’

With a little help from Bob Dylan, Tom Bally vents his frustration at Sydney’s effort against the Hawks on Saturday night. With the Eagles looming, questions are being asked of the Swans.

Hometowns and Upside Down Frowns

Josh Pinn celebrates 25 years since deciding to follow the North Melbourne Kangaroos. Can one’s choice of team be rationalised? Josh makes a good fist of it; there’s been a lot to enjoy. Bring on 2015.

AFL Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Delivering the Goodes

A nervous Tom Bally forecast a close game with The Enemy on a ground increasingly unsuited to Sydney’s style of play. He now predicts a coaching career isn’t on the cards for him anytime soon.

AFL Round 9 – Collingwood v Sydney: Starting the mower

Sydney’s performance on Friday night seemed all too familiar to Don Meadows. Until then, the Swans’ season had been like the first mow of the new growing season. Lots of cough and splutter, the motor occasionally catching. On Friday, the Swans finally roared into life and mowed down the Magpies.

Missing out on a flag

Sasha Lennon wants to profile former players who have missed out on playing in a premiership side and he needs your help.