The Muse: Finals Week 2 (2016) – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

The Muse (Hayden Kelly) has been sending his observations to his email mates for years. We hope to return to a few of these emails.

He has seen enough of Melbourne and football to appreciate how it rolls. This is his report, written at the time, of the Doggies brilliant victory over Hawthorn who were trying to win four flags in a row. [It was a superb night – JTH]

Almanac Poetry: A greeting from Bruce Dawe

This piece was written by John Harms just after he had received a beaut greeting card from Bruce Dawe around Christmas time 2016. Bruce Dawe’s poetry, loved by many, was special to John Harms.

AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Liam Picken retires

Liam Picken, a favourite of many Almanackers and footy fans, has retired.

Finals Week 1 (2016) – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Dogs’ day away

Remember when Liam Picken played a manic forward role in the Thursday night final in Perth! John Harms on the remarkable September upset from the Western Bulldogs over the Eagles that night. [One of Liam Picken’s finest – Ed.]

All your Round 4 Footy tips, racing tips, and some thoughts about the Tribunal

All the footy and racing tips you need, and more from Sal to help you select your winners this weekend.

2016 Grand Final – A West Side Story

Anne Gilbee relives her truly unique and surreal experience of the Bulldogs winning the 2016 Premiership. For her it was the most amazing dream come true.

The Doggies Almanac 2016: Cover Boy!

Liam Picken bobs up in all the right places.

Presenting…The Doggies Almanac 2016

It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac. Read about this special extra edition of the Almanac and order your copy here.

Round 18 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast: Thoughts on some fun in the sun

Mick Jeffrey has taken a novel approach to this piece, using a game of word association to add some flair to a game that lacked in that department.

Round 3 – Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Rebound Footy

Fremantle secured their first win of the season at the expense of the reigning premiers the Western Bulldogs.

Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: Flag unfurled

The flag is unfurled and Les Currie sees a game which he describes as “a pleasure to watch”.

Almanac Party: The Doggies Almanac launch and end of year drinks (Dec 14)

Wednesday Dec 14 at the North Fitzroy Arms. Come and celebrate with the Almanac crew (and Perc). The tradition of launch parties continues.

The contents page from The Doggies Almanac

This is the contents page taken directly from The Doggies Almanac – which is out now. [John Harms is adding info about pieces in the comments – Ed]

Why The Footy Almanac 2016 (traditional version) is being published this coming March and The Doggies Almanac is out now

News about The Footy Almanac 2016 and The Doggies Almanac. You can’t have two of your own titles competing for major honours in the one calendar year.

Grand Final – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Dubai Dogs

Dubai Almanacer Caspar McLead describes his Grand Final experience.

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Great Blokes and Role Models of Bevo and Murph

Yoshi gives his unique view of the Bulldogs win and how Bevo and Murphy have inspired him to bigger and better things. Hopefully his beloved Saints can follow the example

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: The lonely walk out of the MCG

A Swans fan living in Melbourne’s west: Craig Dodson’s grand final experience.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast Suns: The Man We Call ‘Pots’

Clay pots firing and the finished product looking good for the Western Bulldogs.