Almanac Footy History: 50 Years On – Hawthorn’s Nadir, May 1970

It’s a question that has bugged Warwick Nolan for 50 years! What on earth happened to Hawthorn in that 12 months between May 1970 and May 1971?

Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters Club

Stainless pens a story about a loved sister, the sole supporter of the Baan Baa Richmond Supporters Club.

Almanac Footy History – Extract from More of the Kangaroo: 1985 – The Sharks and Tigers play one of the great QAFL Grand Finals

From Murray Bird and Greg Parker’s forthcoming book, “More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” is an extract about one of the great QAFL Grand Finals.

Late 70s Tassie State Teams – Changing Times

Tasmania was not immune to the changing social mores of the late 70s, as these team photos depict. Who went on to the big time, who stayed home but could have been anything?

Kicking The Stigma Project: Tasmania

Stepping out onto the field, Jackson Clark encountered a few players who openly talked about their mental health issues. It is a promising show for the future generations where this stigma is removed once and for all.

Almanac Music: Nankervis, Frampton, Hudson.

Got nine minutes to spare? Take a look and have a listen to this Stereo Stories performance featuring Brian Nankervis and The Stereo Stories Band – with a little help from Frampton, and a brief nod to Peter Hudson.

It’s a story about travel, romance, music and, fleetingly, footy.

Round 14 – Hawthorn v Gold Coast: Three-peat (Lunching with Huddo)

Continuing the annual Tasmanian pilgrimage, Sasha and Molly Lennon met with Peter Hudson and the Suns wouldn’t set in a closer than expected game for Hawthorn.

Era, era on the wall; 1967-1976

The late 60s and early 70s are the Golden Years of footy for many VFL fans. In Jeff Dowsing’s latest look at Grand Final eras, the years 1967 to 1976 would see a revolution in how the game was played after Barassi’s Blues and their use handball engineered possibly the greatest comeback in VFL Grand Final history. Carlton, Richmond, Hawthorn and North fans; this is your era.

Round 15 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Seventh heaven (and the return of Peter Hudson)

A big win to the Hawks, and a chance meeting with a genuine legend of the game in Peter Hudson; Molly and Sasha Lennon make their annual trek to Launceston to watch Hawthorn deal with fellow 2015 premiership contender, Fremantle.

Goalkicking- How hard is it?

It’s one of the essential skills of the game so why is accuracy in front of goal seemingly so poor? Tony Robb vents some frustration after watching some very ordinary performances at the sticks in round six.

Crio’s Q?… The Resurrection Shuffle

For his question this week, Crio taps into the Easter message of Resurrection. We all love a good back-from-the dead narrative in sports, but what about when comebacks don’t work?