Almanac Teams: Sensational Seventeens (1980-)

Rodney Boyd is working his way up into the high teens, but there are still plenty of brilliant players to choose from for his best of sides since 1980.

A Weekend in Sport

There was a lot to appreciate about the weekend’s multiple sports offerings. Ian Hauser provides his take on some of the amazing contests and looks for lessons from it all.

Round 2 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Leadership at the core of Port’s impressive SCG victory

It’s a team game, but sometimes special players both enhance and surpass collective efforts. Port Adelaide had not one but two of them at the SCG, putting a smile on Chris Michaels’ face.

Michael Tuck in short sleeves?

Peter Sweeney looks at the 1987 Grand Final where Michael Tuck wore a short sleeve jumper for a half of footy. A fascinating tale.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Mumma Mac and her Hawks

Peter Sweeney remembers a wonderful character, Mumma Mac, who barracked for Hawthorn long before they were any good.

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.

Era, era on the wall; 1987-1999

Jeff Dowsing continues his series on the eras of VFL/AFL footy with a look a 1987-99.

What has happened to the long sleeve jumper?

While shopping recently I tried to track down a long sleeve jumper but alas it appears they have dissapeared much in the same vein as black footy boots and 1/2 time oranges. It seems that all you can buy now are the sleeveless variety (at least via most retail outlets and the swans website). I [Read more]