Almanac Teams: The Greatest Number 3s

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

In the tree tops with the ruckmen

Carolyn Spooner finds a perfect relationship between the very best of football’s big men and, thanks to a trusty copy of Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens, many particularly characterised Australian trees.

Women’s AFL: She Begins

On Wednesday, the AFL officially granted eight clubs licenses to the inaugural 2017 Women’s AFL competition. One journey ends and another begins today.

NAB Challenge | Richmond v Port Adelaide: Consequences

Rulebook has a different view from Yoshi on the NAB Challenge kerfuffle the other night. And for once something at Richmond is not Troy Chaplin’s fault

Claims of AFL conspiracy should concern us all

Lynden Albiston is concerned for all footy fans, after Richard Colless revealed some comments made to him by Mike Fitzpatrick about the recruitment of Lance Franklin to Sydney at the end of 2013.

AFL revisionists’ flagging logic

Jeff Dowsing takes aim at the dubious claims of revisionist footy historians who are seeking to grant premiership* flags for the decades before the game took on an organised structure.

Fitzy and the kid

What the hell was Mike Fitzpatrick thinking? He was a mountain. Tough, no thug, just honest tough. A damn good sort of strong to be. Carl Dietrich would make the headlines, Don Scott punch out his own teammates at training. Neil Balme was crazier than any of them. He’d do more damage than the lot [Read more]