Almanac Footy (Proposal) – Where to build the Tassie AFL ground: the Canberra solution

Doug Long has solved the problem regarding the possible location of an AFL ground in Tasmania by looking to historical precedent. How did we miss it?

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: A cracker in idyllic Launceston

Mark Hawthorne was keen to take in the suburban-like feel of Aurora Stadium in 2007. He got more than he bargained for, viewing a thriller between the finals-bound Hawks and Power.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Hawthorn v North Melbourne: A glorious time to be a Shinboner

In a 2007 Launceston fixture between the second and third placed sides, Glen Bartlett came away from the clash proud of his undervalued Kangaroos and their ability to fight against the heavyweights of the AFL.

Almanac Poetry: For Bad Behaviour

A short piece from Kevin Densley on an event crystalised into memory, both capital and corporal in nature.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: A memorable match

Although Geelong lost, for John Harms it was a match to remember, his first at York Park in Launceston, Round 4 2007, Hawthorn v Geelong. This is John’s report from The Footy Almanac 2007.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v GWS: Fireworks and Crazy Rollercoaster Rides

Mark O’Sullivan plays Fixture Lotto when choosing family getaways and this one takes him to Launceston where he sees the draw and heads off to see the Tassie Symphony Orchestra.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v GWS: We can be Giants, just for one day

John Green and Mrs Green are on holidays in Tassie, and take in the Hawks-Giants game in Launceston. They become Giants of the day, for good reason. As for the rest of the day…

Round 6 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: Hospitality Match

At the start of Golden Week in Kyoto, Yoshi reflects on hospitality as his Saints sample the best hospitality Launceston has to offer

AFLM Round 6 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: Traveling Well, thanks.

Yvette Wroby juggles babysitting with her commitment to watch her Saints play. She had wins on every front, as did all those Traveling Saints (both players and supporters).

Round 6 – Hawthorn v St. Kilda: Saints Give The Hawks A Lesson At The University Of Tasmania (Stadium)

The Saints’ class of 2017 was far too smart for this year’s dunces.

Round 6 Preview – The footy is singing but we don’t

Sal’s back with a preview of Round 6 of the AFL. Should AFL recruiters start testing singing ability?

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Shenanigans in Launceston – this will go down in history

Dianne Waddingham with the inside word on the Fremantle banner controversy. Hard to believe the media would beat something up…

Round 4 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: A win in my eyes

Though the Saints fell a few points short on Saturday, their fast, aggressive style not only challenged the Hawks to the end but put a big smile on devoted supporter Yvette Wroby.

Round 4 – Hawthorn v St Kilda: Great Efforts and Nearly Win

Yoshi endured the coverage of the Saints loss to Hawthorn while dealing with work and technical difficulties from Japan.

Round 22 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: The annual trip (Junior Almanac)

Kane McInerney, 11 years old, flew to Launceston for the footy. He’s made keen observations of Hawthorn, of Brisbane and of the travelling life.

Round 15 – Richmond v Carlton and Hawthorn v Fremantle: Totaalvoetbal.

Richmond supporter Chris Daley saw two games of football live, Tigers v Blues at the G and the Hawks v Dockers at Aurora Stadium in a weekend of Total Football or as he calls it Totaalvoetbal.

Round 15 – Fearless 2015: For the Crows, a brave return to the field of dreams.

A big week in footy – as always – with the highlight for many the recognition shown to the gallant Adelaide players as they left Domain Stadium after the loss to the Eagles. Fearless also reckons it’s about time for more blockbuster footy in Tasmania.

Land of the Long (Red) White (and Black) Cloud.

Tom Greenaway labels St Kilda as “Bizarro-Hawthorn”. The George Costanza of the AFL. With the 1971 Grand Final between Hawthorn and St Kilda as the sliding doors moment, Tom urges St Kilda to put the time into making the New Zealand experiment work.

Round 3 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: As Good As It Gets

Armin Richter urges all Hawks fans to savour the current line-up. He reckons it is almost as good as it gets!

AFL Round 19 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Under the Lash in Van Diemen’s Land

In this match report of Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs, Neil Anderson looks at the state of football in Tasmania and the history behind the poorer clubs in the AFL.