Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

Almanac Flashback – AFL Grand Final 2009: A surreal premiership

Ten years ago Geelong took out the 2009 AFL Premiership, and to all concerned it was quite surreal reported Don Walters! Check out another Footy Almanac Flashback and find out why.

Almanac (Thinking) Footy: The Greatest Footballer of All Time

Matt Zurbo and Elena and Cielo are in Venezuela. Matt is thinking about life and footy. This piece considers the concept of ‘the greatest’ and finishes wih a cracking photo.

Memories of Cyril, a delightful footballer

For Tom, the joy of watching Cyril was the strongest and most lasting memory he has from 2008. He was that flag. He seemed to gel instinctively with the hallowed turf of the MCG, a stage that would form the canvas for most of his footballing artistry.

Geelong’s Night of Nights: Patrick Dangerfield Wins 2017 ‘Carji’ Greeves Medal

Patrick Dangerfield took ‘Carji’ home last night. Anna Pavlou was on the spot.

September Specialists

Phil Dimitriadis has selected his team of finals champions. Over to you for your thoughts.

Round 1 (2012) – Fremantle v Geelong: The greatest of all pests

Head back to Round 1 at Subiaco in 2012. JTH and P. Flynn were in the crowd. It was a memorable opening match.

In the skyline with the full backs

Continuing Carolyn Spooner’s excellent review of key position players, no team was complete without a solid full back.

How the Bulldogs went from a club of individuals to a team of Champions.

Dr Cruel puts his spin on how the Bulldogs became a Premiership club.

Five players that made AFL the game it is today

Alex Darling does an excellent profile on 5 players who excelled at, and influenced the modern game.

Scarlett calls Maxwell “overrated”

Matthew Scarlett (in his upcoming autobiography) calls Nick Maxwell “overrated” and says he is not respected by the Geelong team. I’ll open this up to discussion.

AFL Round 12- Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Past players and new arrivals

As Luke Reynolds waits for the arrival of a new Collingwood supporter (today), he watches his Pies on the couch and is much happier with this 34-point win over Footscray than last week’s 83-point win over Melbourne. (All the best today, Luke, from all at the Knackery.)

AFL Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Fremantle: Is that it?

Last Sunday morning a pall of melancholy settled over the Harms household. Nothing could assuage it: not the morning sun through the north window, not the sound of little feet running from the front bedroom, not the smell of raisin toast. Not even the reassuring voice of Barrie Cassidy. “Rainbow,” said young Evie, pointing at [Read more]

The (next) Great Man

Some friends of mine have spoken somewhat disparagingly of my inability to write anything for this website other than Geelong related prose. For those friends: stop reading now. For this I will try to be short and sharp, and deliver it with the minimum of fuss. Much like the man it aims to pay tribute [Read more]

Going Scarlett with Rage

I can’t take it anymore. This has been bubbling inside me for a number of years. The tipping point almost came a few weeks back, and the breaking point has now been reached. I’ve heard one too many comments regarding one full back, and way too many of another. In differing ways On the first day [Read more]

The Geelong Way

Scarlo’s gone for three. No surprises there! My niece, a friend and I all had a clear view of his brain fade induced left hook to the jaw of a Fremantle player and shook our collective heads. What was he thinking? Instantly my mind projected to the scene of “The G” next Monday week. Geelong [Read more]

Cats play in the winter sun

The phone rings on Saturday morning. J. Dunne is in good spirits, enjoying the Barwon Heads sunshine, on a perfect winter’s day. He’s thinking footy (which usually means he’s considering backing the opponent) and wondering what my footy-plan is. I am slogging away at the desk, resisting the temptation to be reading the form guide. [Read more]