Almanac Teams: Rise and shine, twenty-nine (1980- )

You want rovers, you’ve come to the right place…Rodney Boyd’s Number 29 side is bursting with little blokes who dominated the on-ball position, but the skipper played in almost every other spot on the ground.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Outlasting the Dockers up north

Fremantle were in trouble halfway through the 2007 season after another loss, this time to the Bulldogs. Christopher Riordan covered the high-scoring game up in Darwin.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty Three

While illness and disease ravaged all around him, Earl had numerous insightful flashes to consider – finals scheduling, Franklin as All-Australian captain – but in the end he decided to present some thoughts about the teams that have played their last game for 2018.

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

A Team of Champions without a Premiership

Phil Dimitriadis has come up with another clever composite team, this time it’s his team of premiership-less players. Who can you add to this?

Round 3 – Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: On winning. And losing

Kerrie Soraghan has felt her first AFL worse in many months and the premiership win for her Doggies has only made the pain of losing even harder.

In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

Round 23: Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Pavlich, He’s Beautiful!

Josh Coales and his cherished Matthew Pavlich memories. #ThanksPav

Almanac Book Cover 2016: The Case for Walla

The latest nomination for the 2016 Almanac book cover sees Andrew Else put forward the case for new Bomber star Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti.

Almanac Book Cover 2016: The case for Pav

Les Everett presents an alternative for Almanac Book Cover 2016, Fremantle’s Matthew Pavlich.

Player 4391 – Matthew Pavlich

Poppy Penny has grown up with Freo, and that means she’s grown up with Pav. Now in her early 20s, Poppy describes that time from when she first saw Pav at footy training to his final game. This is a lovely tribute to, and celebration of, a champion.

Round 2 – Fremantle v Gold Coast: A hazy future ahead

Sean Mortel explains how the fortunes of the Gold Coast Suns and Fremantle have intermingled and swapped in an unexpected fashion.

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

Round 22 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Dr McClelland Goes Knocking On Heaven’s Door

Young Josh Coales was at Subi as the Dockers claimed their first piece of AFL silverware; the Dr W McClelland trophy as minor premiers. Now, for the NEXT piece of silverware! Also includes the ‘Hot Coales Award’ for the best on ground. Well played Josh.

Round 22: Fremantle v Melbourne: McClelland Clinched Despite D-Grade Performance

Is Mick Jeffrey a hard marker or are Freo looking a bit shaky on the eve of the finals? Despite knocking off the Dees to the tune of 50 points, Mick has his concerns.

Rise of the Prototype

With the debut of born and bred American, Jason Holmes, for St Kilda on Saturday night David Zita ponders the rise of the prototype footballer

Round 9 – Adelaide v Fremantle: Colin Sylvia’s mother says

Is this a ‘somebody did somebody wrong song’ report from Mickey Randall? The ‘somebodies’ were Freo and Adelaide respectively. Love the use of ‘gossamer’ in this one.

The View From Shepparton Round 1

Peter Schumacher checks in with the round one view of all things AFL from Shepparton and a healthy dose of scepticism for his Mighty Lions

Round 1 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: Dear ABC Radio

Matt Zurbo watches footy closely, and with a footy thinkers’ eye. When listening to post-game summaries on radio, he expects good insight from the experts, not just stats. Here he analyses the Freo-Port match, and he analyses the analysts as well. [This is a interesting discussion point – Ed]

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.