AFL Trade Radio Satire – Episode 2 – The Production Meeting

Andrew Else continues his imaginary series, taking us behind the scenes to listen in to the day’s production meeting at ‘Trade Radio’, the source of all the top stories from the AFL trade period.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Dons nose dive

Caspar McLeod feels like the classic match against Hawthorn mirrors Essendon’s season. Brave in some parts, inconsistent for the most part. Massive fight back, but, ultimately, they fall short of the prize.

Almanac Teams – Most Disliked

Controversy corner here from Phil Dimitriadis; in a deviation from his recent numerical-based sides here is a team of disliked (to some) players.

Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn: New Beginnings

After four years of turmoil and uncertainty, Tim and Essendon fans finally had something to really cheer about. Here’s how it started. [After last night’s win you’ll be even happier Tim – Ed]

Era, era on the wall; 2000-2010

Ahh the noughties. The game as we knew changed significantly as footy got as roof over its’ head and the era where totally professional football created some unwanted distractions for those easily led astray. Dynasties were created while other clubs went far and wide looking for salvation. Clubs or Regimes? Corporates or Fans? Jeff Dowsing gives us his review of footy in a new millennium in what has been a fantastic series.

An arrow for Caro

Jeff Dowsing takes a moment to point Caro back towards the bigger issues in the AFL…

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Ten

The Almanac’s very own Access All Areas: in the Round 10 edition of The ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup, Earl O’Neill casts his eye over the role of the modern ruckman, the plight of the Bombers and what the drinking ban at the Schoolies could evolve into. [And discusses the Fremantle v Richmond game without a single reference to Nat goddamn Fyfe – Ed].

Why it pays to be optimistic!

Another chapter in the rivalry between The Bombers and the Hawks was written on Sunday afternoon. Max Wiggins shares how his day panned out while trying to get some last minute homework sorted and keeping an ear on events at the ‘G.

Bombers Lift to the Hallelujah Chorus

How much warm inner glow can a person stand. The kids, a whole mob of them from across four families, have just returned from hunting Easter eggs. It’s a pagan pleasure that manages to retain an element of celebration. They’re all buzzing with an excitement that belies three holiday late nights that have left them [Read more]