Almanac Footy: Nic Nat Retires

John Gordon pays tribute to West Coast Eagle Nic Naitanui who has announced his retirement after a long run of injuries over the past few years.

Round 13 – West Coast v Richmond: Ifs, Buts and Flags

Peter Baulderstone relished his Eagles thrilling win over the gallant Tigers. He thinks both teams are serious premiership contenders again IF they can get their best players on the field in September.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Mothers’ Day

John Gordon hasn’t been to the MCG much in recent years (as has been the case for most of us), but his latest visit was on Mothers’ Day, a special occasion to celebrate the many mothers who have given everything for their children; not least of which was the late Ateca Naitanui; Nic’s mum. [Great read: Ed.]

Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v West Coast: Relief from Congested OVercoached Inane Drivel

Peter Baulderstone reports on a thrilling contest between his willing Eagles and the effervescent Bulldogs. He is grateful AFL tactics are evolving from rugby at its worst to soccer at its best.

Round 9 – West Coast v Geelong: Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Baulderstone thinks the world has become a sad and dangerous place and footy a wasteful folly. Until his Eagles win a close one over the Cats in the game of the season.

Round 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: The Marking Magnificents

Peter Baulderstone welcomes dry weather footy in Perth where his Eagles’ pressure and marking cannibalised a feeble Collingwood.

Round 17 – West Coast v Collingwood: One of those wins you’ll always remember

Under the pump, far from home and facing a foe who had their number, Sean Mortell’s Pies had him managing his expectations on Friday night – after a famous victory, his entire weekend had an extra glow!

Celebrating a feast of Saint Davids

As a thankyou gesture, Gigs names a Saints team of Davids in honour of Almanacker David Downer.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie

For Cam’s True Believers, their Mighty Magpies are there; in the Finals once again, and for him, it seems a while ago since they were last there.

Round 10: Sal’s thoughts and tips for this week’s footy.

Not much on footy side to consider this week reports Sal especially as most Carlton fans could not face looking at the press.  That being the case Sal’s straight into the prognosis for the forthcoming round.

Round 9 – West Coast v Richmond: Superheroes League

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wolverine got together in Perth on Sunday to overpower the reigning premiers. Peter Baulderstone reports on the feats of this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Raving Rulebook 18

Malcolm Ashwood has never been so stunned and flabbergasted as he presents a fired up edition of Raving Rulebook.

State of the game, state of mind (time moves a little slower here)

When sport is just another entertainment option, it’s no surprise when it’s criticised as being less compelling than, say, Game of Thrones.

Round 6: Competition is close with some unpredictable results so far. Sal’s predictions for this weekend. 

Sal laments his team is in the doldrums but for the most part the competition it is pretty close with some unpredictable results.  Some concern though about the lack of scoring and how easy it is to be defensive.  Let’s see what this week brings as Sal presents his predictions.

Round 1 – West Coast v Sydney: What A Ripper!

What a game it was; and definitely a much better start to the year than last year for the Swans reports Daniel Saunders. He is eager for the Swans to bring it on and take it up to Port Adelaide next week! What a ripper this footy season is turning out to be writes Daniel. He is hopeful it makes up for the disappointing summer this year!

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Boots of Spanish Leather

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle celebrate the Eagles nail biting win from a little hacienda on the Spanish north coast.

The 2016 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Cup – Round Twenty Two

Now is a fine time to sit back with Earl O’Neill and ponder your lot. To get you started, here is some physiology, a mugging, a brush with death, Eddie Betts and Dr Martin Luther King Jr [“Breathtaking” – Peter_B].

The 2016 Edward Turner Cup – Round 21: Bingles galore

Like Earl O’Neill, a few clubs have a stack over the Round 21 weekend. Insightful and amusing stuff from our colourful Sydney columnist.

Round 21 – GWS v West Coast: Play On

steve duffy is not happy. After taking a couple of days to cool off, he is still angry. Penalty. Crime. Not good enough.

Round 12 – West Coast v Adelaide: Crows, Can You Feel It?

Like The Fonz, Rulebook finds it hard to admit he’s wrong. He’s overjoyed his pre-season predication of a finals free year for Adelaide is proving to be wr-wr-wr-wrong!