SANFL 1977 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Glenelg: Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Traditions

Joe De Petro relives the 1972 VFL Grand Final and the rivalry established between Richmond and Carlton, while watching the Round 1 match between the Tigers and the Blues at the MCG.

Almanac Teams: A team of coaches

Phil Dimitriadis is at it again – this time with a mighty team of masterminds and motivators. Don’t THINK about checking out this team, DO check it out!

When a player outscores a team

Prompted by Dustin Martin’s and Ben Brown’s outscoring of their opposing teams, Glen remembers some VFL games in which other players outscored teams. He is looking for other examples – perhaps from other leagues.

Almanac Teams: A team of great No. 2s

This is becoming quite a tradition at the Almanac. Phil Dimitriadis, spiritual leader of the Teamsters’ Union, has picked another side: a team of those who wore jumper No. 2.

In the tree tops with the ruckmen

Carolyn Spooner finds a perfect relationship between the very best of football’s big men and, thanks to a trusty copy of Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens, many particularly characterised Australian trees.

Big men who have played 300 games

Sam Newman often says how very few big men have played 300 games, at last count David Fordyce has identified 27 and rising. Can you name any more?

SANFL Season 1977 – Round 1: A New Hope

Swish relives the year his Dogs broke, 1977, via the SANFL Round 1 Budget.

Era, era on the wall; 1960-1966

The VFL in the 1960’s saw football still as a tough yet sometimes brutal sport, as players were happy to play the game for the joy of it. This period also saw the introduction of television, football replays and shows such as Football Inquest, World of Sport and League Teams. It was also the period that saw Ron Barassi leave the Dees for the Blues and the sacking of Norm Smith.

I’m with Stupid: A Modern History of the Carlton Board

John Butler, passionate Blue, argues the case for good governance. This is a calmly explained, clearly thought-out piece of analysis that all Carlton fans should read. [And then you might consider getting behind the Elbow Ticket for Carlton presidency – Ed]

Rout of the Blues

Collingwood’s 50 Most Sensational Games Round 4 1969 Collingwood   5.3.33     9.8.62   21.13.139   23.15.153 Carlton            6.5.41   10.7.67       10.9.69     13.11.89 VENUE: Princes Park DATE: Saturday 26 April CROWD: 39,120 UMPIRE: Sleeth