Almanac Teams: 24/7 (1980- )

A handy side is Rodney Boyd’s best of Number 24, plenty of leadership options and a forward line that might leave you with a crick in the neck!

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Adelaide v West Coast: Attack against precision

Neil Craig’s 2007 Adelaide side had only just started to play a more attacking game. But John Kingsmill watched Dean Cox and the Eagles put on a smart and clinical display at AAMI Stadium.

Round 19 – Gold Coast Suns v Essendon: A massive test of character.

It was a nervous time for Caspar McLeod as the Bombers struggled against bottom side Gold Coast Suns in their Round 19 match. But goals in the dying moments got Essendon home, once again, as Caspar reports.

Homeward Bound

After the heat and dust of the Red Centre, Col is having a few days R&R in wet and windy Nuriootpa in the Barossa as he contemplates the run home for the Bombers.

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.

Round 9: Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Commonsense is not that common when considering the recent plague of umpire touching says Sal as he ponders the consequences of these acts. Sal also provides food for thought with his considerations about the forthcoming round of footy.

Round 8 – Fearless: Happy Mother’s Day for the largely unsung members of the AFL community

Fearless wraps Round 8 with musings on Joel Wilkinson, Mark Neeld and what is going on in the Essendon coaches’ box.

FEARLESS 2018 RD 5: Statement Round – statements abound over 6-day round

Fearless sums up Round 5.

Thoughts and tips for the Anzac Round of footy and racing

The plight of the Blues has Sal’s mind wandering broadly across the sporting landscape this Anzac round of footy and racing.

Almanac Footy – A Tipster’s Retrospective from the Smokers’ Lounge

Earl O’Neill plays free and loose with this Round 4 retrospective, coping with everything from the unorthodox orthodoxy of Whoosha to the absurdities of the latest high rotation ad from AAMI.

Round 4 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Power supply cut off by Bombers!

Bombers flick the switch and turn off the Power!

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

Round 17 – St. Kilda v Essendon: No Escargot, Baguettes Or Croissants For Saints On Bastille Day

Le Revolution is kaput! The myth of Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite promulgated by the propaganda machine of the footy moguls has been exposed once again by Braham Dabscheck for the lie it is, always has been and always will be. The Terror was unleashed on the Saints on Bastille Day by Robespierre with  his pseudonym from the west ‘Woosha’, Danton who incorrectly spells his name as Daniher, which is apparently heredity and the Oxymoron St. Just; as if justice has ever been part of footy! Is there no better demonstration of this than the 2009 and 2010 Grand Finals? Braham rests his case in this entertaining account.

Cycles, Troughs and Peaks

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

Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: Wading through troubled waters

John Butler looks at the troubles that have haunted both teams since 2000 and where they may be heading in the future. For now, Carlton have the bragging rights for 2017.

Round 6 – Carlton v Essendon: Ugly is the new Beautiful

John Butler suggests ugly is the new beautiful after analysing the Carlton Essendon game.

Round 2 – Essendon v Melbourne: You Only Get One Melbourne

From a rainy, windswept North Port Oval in June to a sun-drenched MCG on a Saturday afternoon less than a year later. The journey of Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Kyle Langford and Nick Kommer as the Bombers adjust to life without Hurley, Watson, Heppell and co.

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.

AFL Round 5 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: No Direction Home

Eagles fan Peter Baulderstone adopted the Mike Brearley theory of leadership heading into the Port game. John Worsfold appeared to as well. It didn’t work. Is Gai Waterhouse the answer?

AFL Round 4 – West Coast v Carlton: Lost at Sea

SS Eagles is going under quicksmart says Peter Baulderstone.