Round 13 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Zooming

Like everyone at the moment, Andrew Fithall caught up with some old uni mates via Zoom to watch his Pies play North. And like all good uni mates, his only have nicknames.

1981 Revisited – Round 21: ‘De do do do, De da da da’

Stainless recounts Round 21 of the 1981 season which set the scene for a final round to determine every ladder position for the looming finals series.

1981 Revisited – Round 20: ‘Once in a Lifetime’, The Neale Daniher Edition

As a moment in history, this was the pinnacle of Neale Daniher’s career as a footballer; the marvel of Fight MND was a young, talented defender ahead of his time. Sam Steele continues his look back on 1981, with particular focus on the Dons’ clash with the old enemy, Carlton.

’Heners’ – schoolboy champ to country football icon……by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long career of Jon Henry, the boy from Kamarah who played in the AFL but made his greatest contribution in Wangaratta.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Essendon v Melbourne: No fairytale for Neale

Rob Clarkson sat down in his place atop the Phoenix to watch Neale Daniher’s last game as Melbourne coach in 2007. A winding story about Melbourne pub life and the fate of footy ensued.

Almanac Teams: A Team of Injury Plagued Stars

Phil Dimitriadis returns with another team, this one a little more heartbreaking than most. Read on for his list of talented players cut down by injury & feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!

WAFL – Bombers who have flown West

Inspired by the Bombers visit to Perth Stadium for their game against the Eagles Les Everett has come up with a fabulous team of Essendon players who have played footy in Western Australia. Can you add any more?

Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: A big freeze and some cold play

Seam Mortell reports on Collingwood’s return to form over a struggling Melbourne, even as the Big Freeze action threatened to overshadow the football.

Neale Daniher – Big Freeze 5: “If you had one wish”

Coping with adversity; the courage and humility, the inspiration that is Neale Daniher.

Familiar faces among Assumption College Kilmore cricket greats…. KB Hill

KB Hill has a night out at Assumption’s 125th Gala Dinner, including the inducting of several famous Kilmore College’s high-achieving alumni to their Hall of Excellence, and the unveiling of their ‘Cricketers of the Century’. Some well-known names there!

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]

Round 12: Melbourne v Collingwood – ‘Come on…!’

It may surprise some but there just might be more important things in life than footy. Joseph Ryan gives another perspective after a frustrating visit to the ‘G’.

Watching the Game, Live and Free

Monday’s FreezeMND game has Kate Birrell reflecting on the what we can take for granted, and how sports spectating fits into a healthy life balance.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Beating the Dees in The Big Freeze (Floreat Pica Society)

This week’s Floreat Pica Society report comes from Luke Reynolds, who enjoyed the Queen’s Birthday clash far more in 2018 than he did in 2017.

Facts about St Kilda and Melbourne

After a visit to the Sports Museum at the MCG Yoshi presents some historical facts and figures of matches played between St Kilda and Melbourne.

Almanac Teams – Super 6s: Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant

The number 6 has special significance to Phil Dimitriadis, thanks to his beloved brother Tim.

The Wrap’s Team of Brothers

The Wrap’s come up with this Team of Brothers.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: A Few Words

Junior Almanacker Aidan presents some thoughts about the Melbourne and Collingwood game last weekend.

So often the important stuff disappears too quickly

John Harms looks at the past few weeks of media coverage of footy and concludes that often the most important stories disappear too quickly. In this reflection on MND he considers the longer term impact of Neale Daniher and the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Southern NSW Stars

The Barassi line starts at the Murrumbidgee River, not the Murray explains Rod Gillett. A very impressive crop of current AFL players hail from the Southern part of New South Wales.