1981 Revisited – Round 9: ‘Guilty’

Stainless continues his journey through Season 1981 with Round 9, best remembered for the ‘Doug Cox affair’ between St Kilda and Richmond.

Brains versus Brawn: What Wins in Sport – an example from the Australian Open

What wins in the end, Power or Skill, Brains or Brawn? It’s the age-old question. JuneeJunction adds a perspective from the freezing tundra of Arctic Canada.

AFL Season 2019: A reflection of the year Richmond laid the ghost of the Hafey Years

Dr Cruel73 reflects on the Tigers’ great premiership victory, and wonders if the current team is a better one than the Hafey premiership teams.

Footy on the Radio!

Peter Clark talks up the radio broadcasters of the footy, past and present. What a cavalcade of callers, all masters of the microphone! Join in the discussion with your nominations for preferred presenters.

“These shall not be forgotten years” – Richmond 1981-2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless continues his occasional series about Richmond’s “forgotten years”, this time a more memorable one, Kevin Bartlett’s 400th game.

A Weekend in Sport

There was a lot to appreciate about the weekend’s multiple sports offerings. Ian Hauser provides his take on some of the amazing contests and looks for lessons from it all.

They shall not be forgotten years. Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait

The Tigers’ 1st term blitz on the weekend got Stainless thinking about a previous such occasion. Does anyone remember the Doug Cox controversy?

Almanac Art – The Art of Football: a visualisation

A look at a selection of the brilliant works featured in the ongoing exhibition “The Art of Football.”

The return of the goal-kicking midfielder

Could Dusty or Danger emulate the greatest player of the last century, Leigh Matthews, as goal-kicking midfielders beyond compare? Harvs97 puts forward a case, with analysis of similarly prolific players past and present.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: Sod It 

In the bowels of the ‘G, people mill about, wearing confused expressions. What is a man or woman to do when his or her day at the cricket is ruined by the glory of Melbourne summer rain? Jack ponders this question as the rain begins to play a part in determining the outcome of the fourth Test.

Almanac Teams: A Cavalcade of Kevins

Phil Dimitriadis continues his rich vein of teamic form with a team of Kevins.

1980 State of Origin Carnival – What KB Did Next

In 1980, too much footy was barely enough. Swish gives us this brief account of that year’s NFL State of Origin Championship, held in October.

September Specialists

Phil Dimitriadis has selected his team of finals champions. Over to you for your thoughts.

Round 9 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Penalty Units – For the Floreat Pica Society by Doug Wilson

Collingwood are back on the winners list after defeating Hawthorn at the MCG.

How a day at the footy won my girls over to the yellow and black.

Was it the rain on his face or tears of pride and joy? Son of a Vich relates a wonderful day at the footy with his two daughters and their conversion to the Tigers.

Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Bachar’s 150th

Bachar Houli’s 150th game was a big occasion for Muslims in Australia. With Pauline Hanson calling for a Muslim ban and the London attacks, Jack Banister is glad that there were some positives in the media on a day saturated with negativity.

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

50 Years On – The Final Round 1966

Saints scramble home in the last game of the season to cement their place the 1966 finals.

The Crumbers

Inspired by Eddie Betts starring in his 250th game last weekend, Damian Balassone reflects on footy’s great crumbers.

Almanac Footy History: In search of the best roving pairs

Who are the mightiest mosquitoes ever to have buzzed around the football packs? Some suggestions from Messrs Sexton and Coventry. Thoughts?