“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

Bob Murphy’s fine speech on becoming an AFL Life Member

Check out this speech made by Bob Murphy at the function to recognise 2016 AFL Life Members last year. [A beauty – 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.

Paul Chapman and the Sari Club

David Fordyce remembers the story of Geelong’s end of season trip to Bali in 2002 when, fortunately for Geelong, Paul Chapman felt uncomfortable about going to the Sari Club that night.

Almanac People: Paul Chapman’s goalkicking career (and a look at Lincoln McCarthy)

David Fordyce has presented an interesting comparison for Paul Chapman’s goal kicking career and hoping Lincoln McCarthy follows a similar trajectory.

Geelong has-beens

Glen D suggests a team based on departed Geelong players

From Yoshi to former St Kilda players

Yoshi shares his saintly advice for Brendon Goddard and Essendon

Yoshi’s Soap Box

I stay loyal to the mighty Saints – Yoshi gives us the Kyoto version of The Run Home.

Paul Chapman art (by Martin Tighe)

Celebrate Chappy’s great career with a Martin Tighe print.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of insults as the season and era end with a whimper – is Chris Scott a better politician or coach?

The era is dead! Long live the era! What of this Geelong we see before us?

Round 22 – Fearless: Welcome back Daniel Menzel after 1480 days in rehab!

After an eternity holding up the WAFL ladder, Fearless wonders how the people at Peel Thunder would be feeling about Ross Lyon raiding their playing ranks on the eve of their first finals campaign.

Essendon 2015 List Review – Part 3: Forwards

Nick Weidmann’s player by player review of the Bomber list looks at the 2015 forwards. Do you agree with his assessments?

Round 22 – Essendon v Richmond: Paul’s Farewell

Hospital-bound Terry Chapman watches brother Paul go around for the last time. It looks as though the combined family games tally will end at 280.

NAB Challenge 2015 – Essendon v St Kilda: The Fine Art of Prestidigitation

Steve Baker sees a Bombers’ sleight of hand at work in an otherwise forgettable evening of football for ‘Essendon Centrals’

Cam Hookes’ Collingwood Life; Season 2015 Preview

With the Asian Cup and Australian Open out of the way, Cameron Hooke – our resident ACT Magpie and wrangler of other like-minded Canberrans, is now firmly focused on his Woodsmen and their prospects in season 2015. “Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more…”

On spotting Paul Chapman in the sash

John Harms was jolted from his daze by the NAB Challenge last night.

Father Time

Paul Chapman was and always will be great. Three premierships, one Norm Smith, one Carji Greeves, two all-Australian teams, countless crunch-time goals and a booty of hard-man qualities. Not bad for a 31st draft pick. Indeed, to watch Chappy rise this year above premature forecasts of his demise is a credit to the man, his [Read more]