Almanac Teams: On Cloud Nine (1980- )

You’d be hard pressed to find another team batting this deep with quality midfielders! Rodney Boyd’s team of the best to wear Number 9 since 1980 is arguably his best yet.

Round 7 – GWS v Brisbane: One week at a time in lady liberty’s new heartland

Is the AFL like the Black Night from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ asks Lions fan Shane Reid (in an amusing take on the certainty of the AFL competition continuing)? And then describes the fine win of Brisbane over rivals GWS. [Entertaining match report and comment – Ed]

FEARLESS 2019 – Round 19: The overdue return of the squirrel grip…

FEARLESS calls out pointless jargon, such as the use of ‘metres gained’ statistics and the over-hyped obsession with ‘players as athletes’. How would a ball-getter like ‘Diesel’ Williams fare in the modern draft?

Round 16 – GWS v Brisbane Lions: Worth the Drive

It was a long drive from Canberra to Sydney for William Westerman to watch his Brisbane team take on GWS In their Round 16 clash but it was well worth the effort as his report explains.

Round 12 – Carlton v Brisbane: When all else fails, in Crippa we trust

John Butler can’t tell you if this Carlton win means anything in the bigger scheme, but he was glad he was there to watch one of the great individual performances. Ladies and gentlemen, Patrick Cripps!

Round 6 – Gold Coast v Brisbane: Peering into the Glare

Phil Hill heads to Metricon for the first time ever – but forgot to take his shorts and thongs. He was impressed by his Lions.

Round 3 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: The View from the Royal Derby

Phil Hill now bases himself at The Royal Derby pub to watch the Brisbane Lions play. With like minded supporters, he was impressed by what he saw against the Power.

Fearless 2018- Round 21: Injuries, suspensions, playing thru pain…now is the ultimate time to manage the numbers..

Injuries are hurting all clubs at the moment states Fearless as he poses some interesting questions about the depth and ability of club playing lists to mask those injuries. Fearless also presents his insights from the last round of AFL matches.

Round 21 – Fremantle v Carlton: Three quarters out of four not enough for Blues

A new stadium, but a familiar result. The Blues saw three solid quarters of effort disappear in a Fremantle third term blitz. John Butler reports.

Round 18 – Essendon v Fremantle: Macaque Attack

There are some parallels to be found between the Bombers dispensing with the Dockers and a recent visit to the Kuala Lumpur Eco-Park, no monkeying about.

AFL Round 13 – Carlton v Fremantle: Marvel(lous) Massacre at Etihad

Peter Fuller looks for scraps of Carlton consolation on a very dirty day for the Blues.

2020 Deadline: Ross Lyon’s Contract Extension

Strap yourself in: Ross Lyon is at Freo until 2020 and as a Bombers supporter, Sam hopes its a good ride for the Dockers in 2016

2015 AFL Season Preview – Fremantle

Will the premier-ship finally dock in Fremantle in 2015? Or will the ageing Dockers begin to slide their way down the ladder? Zach Standish crystal-balls Fremantle’s chances of winning the 2015 flag.