Almanac Oracle Competition 2019 – Presenting Oracle Dave Brown

The Almanac Oracle Competition 2019 has been contested and won. Edward P Olsen explains how it all came down to the finest of margins – and names the winner.

Balcony Banter Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: On the slide

Graphic artist Alan Rose was inspired by the Big Freeze and Melbourne’s current predicament when he came up with a Max Gawn caricature whilst travelling to the Queen’s Birthday game.

Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: One on one, Gawn v Grundy

Matt Zurbo turned on the TV on Queen’s Birthday to watch the battle within a battle. He gave the points to Max Gawn despite Brodie Grundy’s Collingwood winning the encounter.

Round 3 – Melbourne v Essendon: Friday night home

Matt Zurbo has a TV! [Hard to believe – Ed] He watches Essendon and Melbourne – these are his observations. [All the best today too Old Dog as you start your own umpteenth season – Ed]

Feeding Christian to the lions

Stephen Alomes returns with a theologically-charged suggestion to the AFL’s Michael Christian on how to handle the latest incarnation of the ‘Go the Knuckle’ approach. Several Round 1 incidents may well demonstrate his point.

The Almanac Oracle Challenge, 2019

Want to be the Almanac Oracle for 2019? Edward P Olsen has come up with a cracker of a concept. Correctly predict the questions presented by him, and you may be the lucky recipient of the AO come season end.

Almanac Footy Teams – Max !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How about a team of Maxes 99? Smart move 96! Here is Glen’s team.

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Finals Week 2- Fearless 2018: Playing for keeps. They are all….

Fearless reviews week 2 of the AFL Finals.

The Brownlow?

Who’ll win the Brownlow? I don’t know, but The Rhymer emphatically, gives it a go!

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

Finals Week 1- Elimination Final: Melbourne v Geelong

The class of Geelong and their ability knowing how to win big games should give them the advantage over Melbourne suggests Declan Dempsey-Young. Whatever the result, he believes this match will almost certainly be a close-fought affair.

Fearless 2018: Round 23- The Gold Coast riddle- all that glitters is not necessarily gold but it ain’t that bad either

Fearless adds his thoughts about the future of the Suns, and also presents his review of the last round of the home and away season.

Round 23- Sal’s preview: And now the end is near….

The curtain is about to fall on the last round of the Home and Away season as Sal presents his thoughts for the upcoming games.

Round 22 – West Coast v Melbourne: Gawn, Gawn, Gawn

Peter Baulderstone loved the finals like pressure of Sunday’s game against Melbourne, if not the result. Max Gawn turned on a rucking master class to drag his Demons into the finals for the first time in a dozen years.

Round 18 – Geelong v Melbourne: Wow! What a Finish!

‘I seemed to be the only one in the area with a radio, listening to the K-Rock call, and everyone around me kept asking, “How long left?” “90 seconds!”’ Marcus Holt recalls the thrilling game at Kardinia Park on Saturday night.

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

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.

Alex Docherty’s 2018 Mid-Year All Australian Team

As we hit the bye rounds, it’s time to think about All Australian contenders. Who would you have in your team?

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.