Almanac Flashback – 2009 AFL Round 15: Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

We delve into the vaults and take a trip down memory lane to revisit this decade-old, amusing take on what could almost have been the story from last weekend. Jaci sounds like a younger version of Lou Cesa from this week’s KB Hill story.

Almanac Teams: A team of great No. 2s

This is becoming quite a tradition at the Almanac. Phil Dimitriadis, spiritual leader of the Teamsters’ Union, has picked another side: a team of those who wore jumper No. 2.

An angel in our corner

Bob Murphy was the sort of player who walked the walk as well as talking the talk. Neil Anderson has penned a thank you to the man they call Bob.

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].

A fan’s love letter to Bob Murphy

Spencer Gigacz has grown up watching Robert Murphy. He wrote this piece the day after Bob’s season ending injury.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: What the Western Bulldogs Mean To Me

Heading into this weeks Preliminary Final, Bulldog fan Marty Gleason reminisces on his team’s finals campaigns of the past few decades.

Almanac Short Story: Dudley Street Doggies – Bob Murphy, Up The Guts

Clem and Bess haven’t been themselves since their captain did a big knee in Round 3. They’re perking up.

2015: The Dogs and Our Unfinished Journey. In Bevo we trust.

Hoping that there’s still more footy to come after Saturday night’s Elimination Final against the Crows, Simon McInerney looks back on the Bulldogs’ 2015 season to date. It’s fair to say that Simon doesn’t write the material for the Coodabeen Champions’ Dan from Droop Street.

Round 23 – Brisbane Lions v Western Bulldogs: Family and Footscray

The parallels between the Gigacz family and the travails of the Western Bulldogs over the course of a year. Ups and downs and hope on the horizon…

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: The simplicity after the complexity

Tigers supporter, Chris Daley, watched the Tigers have a scrappy win against the Giants with his family on Saturday. Then found out a few days later that some players were born in the moment and have never left.

Round 9 – Richmond v Essendon: Dreamtime at the G

Bombers supporter Rod discusses a couple of issues with his Bombers as they go down to the Tigers at Dreamtime at the G.

Round 5 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: The road less passable

Mathilde is back. That’s all that needs to be said.

AFL Round 6 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Munch on, munch on, what a lovely luncheon!

There’s something more than a little surreal about this piece: Bulldogs v Adelaide in a Boomerang Bar. [Never thought I see a reference to the Ramones and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the same piece – Ed].

Murphy the star player but even better bloke

Jackson Clark pays a tribute to Robbie Murphy’s 250th game. Murphy’s class, humility and insights make him loved and respected by everyone in footy.

AFL Round 9 – St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Good for the soul

There is something brilliant about winning a match a) against the odds and b) when your team is ordinary and you don’t expect it, writes Simon McInerney. Losses grind away at the soul but a win like that on Saturday can restore your belief in your club and remind you why you fell in love with footy in the first place.