Stay strong Melburnians!

Two years ago Yoshi kicked his first goal in a game of footy! Today he fondly reflects back to that time. Yoshi wishes all fellow Almanackers well in these difficult times caused by Covid-19.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Hawks upset the Big Birds in Tassie

With the majority of West Coast’s 2007 midfield brigade out, Howard Kimber tells the tale of how a young Hawthorn side surprised the reigning Premiers in windy Tasmania.

Luke Hodge

Luke Hodge has played his last AFL game. Take a look at Kate Birrell’s portrait of the champion, and read Tim Boyle’s piece which features as one of the introductory essays of The Footy Almanac 2013.

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.

Harry Simington: Roaring Lion to kick goals and Rising Sun to be drafted

During an Osaka Dingoes training session, Yoshi met and interviewed Harry Simington, then Gold Coast Suns Academy player, who dreams of being recruited by an AFL club.

Round 19 Preview – Please do not adjust your settings

Sal presents his weekly thoughts and predictions for the coming weekend of footy.

Round 18: Sal’s thoughts and choices from monsoonal Hanoi.

From monsoonal Hanoi, Sal presents his thoughts and choices for this round of footy.

Daniel Giansiracusa: Devoted Dog

In today’s fickle world of AFL, it’s refreshing to know that Daniel Giansiracusa is a Bulldog through and through and is invested in the game of Australian Rules and the only club he has ever called home.

Fearless: 2018 Round13- The Bye Rounds #3…how many umpires do you need?

Fearless has something to say about umpires and rule changes, as well as reviewing Round 14 games.

Round 9 – Brisbane v Hawthorn: Undercard upset

Best laid plans and all that… Jarrod Landells tuned in to watch the Lions of old while the Tigers of old were shown up in Perth and was delighted by the youth at Woolloongabba

Round 9: Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Commonsense is not that common when considering the recent plague of umpire touching says Sal as he ponders the consequences of these acts. Sal also provides food for thought with his considerations about the forthcoming round of footy.

Almanac Teams: A team of Quirky Names

Joe De Petro comes up with a quirky team where each player lives up to his name, literally!

Rounds 1 and 2 – Fearless: I’m back!

Fearless is back! Read his wrap up of Rounds 1 and 2 right here!

Retired or playing on – where is the loyalty?

Rumours are circulating that Luke Hodge may be coming out of retirement to play for the Gold Coast Suns next season. Yoshi looks at what role loyalty may play in this decision.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The sins of their father

Patrick Dangerfield turned back time on Saturday afternoon. John Harms felt he was a kid again.

Fearless 2017 Round 23 – Who Wants to Play Finals?

Final Round Fearless, going down to the proverbial wire.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Clear and Present Danger. Cats in their Heaven…eventually

Steve Alomes takes in the Danger game against Hawthorn, survives the cold, and gets the choccy.

Previously on AFL: a quick summary of what’s happening just at the minute

2017 has been quite a close, controversial and fun season of AFL so far. Thankfully, Sean Curtain delivers dry humour to let us what is happening now in footy.

Round 17 Preview – 15 minutes of infamy!

Sal Ciardulli tries his hand at the impossible of getting nine winners this round. Good luck to everyone with their tipping this weekend.

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: A lack of mongrel

Rulebook is fired up after Adelaide’s lack of grunt and leadership in a disappointing loss to Hawthorn. He also has his say about staging for frees, the shot clock and the incredible close finishes this round.