Almanac Life: Black Lives Matter

Rod Oaten has great respect and admiration for Indigenous footballers over many years. He was unable to go into Melbourne’s CBD yesterday to support the Black Lives Matter rally, so he made a quiet statement of his own.

The Old Footy Record: What do you know about this match?

This must have been some match! These images of an old footy record have prompted many questions about this game. If you can provide further information about the match to The Footy Almanac it will be greatly appreciated.

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

Wangaratta Gift – Bombers history

Essendon players have featured in past Wangaratta Gifts, David Griffin shares the history.

Has Essendon’s recent tradition of having a number of Indigenous players on the list been forgotten?

Rod Oaten has another concern about Essendon. He hopes to see some Indigenous recruits come to the club, especially now that Kevin Sheedy is having an influence again.

AFL Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Sydney strong, Goodes good.

The upsetting week in footy prompts Rod Oaten to remember one of the VFL’s earliest Aboriginal players as he watches the Swans do battle with his Dons in rainy Tinsel Town.

A Tribute to Norm McDonald

Max Watson, aged 11, wrote this profile as a project at Merri Creek Primary School.

Dempsey shows shades of Norm McDonald in Bombers win

Dreamtime at the “G” has always been one of my favourite games of the year, so I was in a state of turmoil to realise that a few weeks ago the good wife and I had promised to have an overnighter with the grand kids on that particular night.  Pretending it didn’t matter that much [Read more]