Almanac Footy: The Lions, The Cats, The Gabba and The Divine

Brisbane v Geelong in a Preliminary Final at the Gabba is massive for John Harms. He explains why.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Brisbane v St Kilda

We enter Round 2 of the 2007 season with a rare foray into prime-time for the once mighty Lions. Tony Roberts liked what he saw as the post-threepeat generation tore apart a hapless Saints outfit who themselves were favoured to finish high on the ladder.

What is better for captaincy: confidence or arrogance? Or a bit of both?

Whiling his time away in the Arctic, Richard Marlow read Eddie Jones’ autobiography and contemplated the qualities of the various Australian cricket captains of the past 60 years. See if you agree with his appraisals.

Almanac Teams: Rangas

Dan has come up a team of redheads, but can they play footy? Have your say!

Almanac Book Review – The Norm Smith Medallists: The Players Who Delivered On Football’s Grandest Stage

If only a team could be made up of Norm Smith Medallists what a team it would be! Chris Michaels reviews a new book of such players.

Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

A six year old’s Saturday in August

Fatherhood and the joy of a footy loving, (and cricket loving) six year old son as expressed by Edward Olsen.

Almanac Teams: The Greatest Number 3s

Phil Dimitriadis returns to proper footy teams. What do you think of his team of 3s?

September Specialists

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

Archie Goes the Early Crow and Calls the AFL Finals Series in April – Surely He Can’t Get So Badly Wrong As He Did in Season `16!

Archie has bitten the proverbial bullet and with the risk of being shot down by his fellow Almanackers, has predicted his AFL 2017 Premiership and Brownlow medal winners after only two rounds. [NB The link is now working properly – sorry for the break in transmission. Ed]

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.

Almanac Footy History: In search of the best roving pairs

Who are the mightiest mosquitoes ever to have buzzed around the football packs? Some suggestions from Messrs Sexton and Coventry. Thoughts?

Choices, choices.

Stainless compares Adam Treloar’s decision to join Collingwood with that of Nathan Buckley’s.

Round 11 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Port’s finals chances tilt

At intervals during the Port v Geelong game, Chris Michaels wondered whether his Dad may throw the TV out the back door. Nice venting (special mentions to Bruce and Vossy).

Brisbane Lions: No one is safe

The bloodshed at Brisbane isn’t over.

AFL Round 21 – Brisbane v GWS Giants: Talent tracking

For one who played the game in such an uncompromising, straightforward manner as Vossy, Geoff Woolcock has always found it intriguing to witness first hand the wild variety of opinions about his coaching prowess in his home city.

AFL Round 20 – Review: Meanwhile, there’s footy being played

It is worth noting some feelgood achievements that drift into the background, whilst the journos and footy public ponder the other issue. Did anybody realise the Tigers will play finals footy this year?

AFL Round 12 – Fremantle v Brisbane: A Black day for Brisbane

This game was all about Simon Black, so the decision to sub him off left Lions fan Andrew Weiss ropable. Maybe it’s time to hand Voss the red vest and sub him out of the coaches box, he writes.

AFL Round 6 – The View from Shepparton: Look a bit deeper, Vossy

Voss said: “ Our first quarters are letting us down tremendously” Err, well yes that is true but I think that we need a somewhat deeper analysis than that.

Wife, Miss Universe and Everything

Igor completes his best self-analysis to determine why he can be found watching Brisbane pre-season training at 8am. His answer will resonate with everyone.