Almanac Teams: Sweet Sixteen (1980- )

There are wings aplenty in Rodney Boyd’s best of Number 16 side since 1980…the team also includes the author’s first ever favourite player.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – Sydney v Brisbane: A day of milestones

Round 3 2007, Sydney v Brisbane was a big day for milestones and a fighting victory for the Swans reported Tony Roberts in The Footy Almanac 2007.

A Phoenix from the Ashes: A Review of The Merge

William Westerman previews “The Merge”, a film detailing the the story and history behind the merger of the Fitzroy FC and the Brisbane Bears in 1996.

Almanac Footy Teams – Political Football

Who’d you vote for? Andrew Gaylard has come with a footy team of leaders who have been either Prime Minister or President of their country.

Almanac Teams: Brown’s Browns

A team of Browns drawn from the AFL and state leagues, preceding it. Dave trawls back a bit before living memory and across state borders to come up with his team.

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]

In the fast lane with the centre half forwards

Following the post on her preferred full-forwards, Carolyn Spooner provides a list of the standout centre half forwards. Can you add to it?

Round 18 – Essendon v Brisbane: Lions Treat Bombers as Mealworms as the Bride Twirls to Victory

Andrew Else relates the trials and tribulations of spouses supporting opposing teams.

Justin Clarke and Concussion in the AFL

With Justin Clarke’s recent retirement from the game, Noel presents insight into the concussion issue in football.

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round One

Earl O’Neill comes in off the long run (if you’ll pardon the pun) after the weekend’s matches. All sizzle, no sausage: “[Footy’s] getting like if ‘Fast & Furious Seven’ was filmed with Govt buses and no-one broke any traffic rules.”

Was footy really tougher “back in the day”?

It’s an age-old question: was footy tougher ‘back in the day’, or are we just looking at different kind of toughness?

AFL Round 15 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: This one’s for you Browny

Andrew Weiss pays his respect to Johnno Brown (including a surprise Malarkey selection)

The Last of Jonathan Brown

Callum O’Connor pays tribute to the “Lion King”: the great Jonathan Brown.

On Jonathan Brown

A timely look again at Adam Muyt’s essay on Jonathan Brown, from The Footy Almanac, 2010.

When is it time to hang the boots up and retire?

Andrew Weiss loves his Lions and Jonathan Brown in particular. But when is enough enough? In the wake of Darren Glass’ retirement, Andrew wonders if it is time to finally put club second, and family and future first.

Lance Franklin: a freak. Not a champion.

If he can’t stand up and deliver in front of goal, a forward can never be a champion. Even if he is 6’6″, ridiculously talented and a joy to watch.

AFL Round 10 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Dr Seuss and the big storm

There was a game on Friday night but David Wilson (aka e.regnans) had bigger fish to fry: A thought-provoking week; a brilliant community book launch; a crackerjack storm. Dr Seuss was right.

NAB Cup Final: Browny

John Harms thinks Jonathan Brown and his Lions will be motivated by the big man’s last chance at silverware.