St. Kilda’s most successful team between 1897 and 1964

Many great players represented the Saints between 1897 and 1964. Here Mark Tenny looks through teams and players of those years to find the best team of the period. [Many sliding doors – Ed].

Almanac Teams – Exceptional Elevens

He’s back! After a tsunami of Almanac Teams concepts, Phil Dimitriadis has continued on his numbers theme – this time going up to eleven.

Almanac Football: AFLX – Something old, nothing new?

Some of the rules of the new AFLX competition are not as ground-breaking as they may first appear, as Robert Allen muses.

Almanac Book Extract – Cazaly: Reappraising the Legend

Cazaly: The Legend is the first biography to examine the life and times of champion footballer Roy Cazaly. In this extract from his new book, Robert Allen recalls what Cazaly’s contemporaries said of his prowess, reveals the process of selecting the inaugural Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees in 1996 and discusses the challenges of identifying and ranking great players from across different eras.

Almanac Footy History: Cazaly (a new biography)

Robert Allen’s book – thoroughly researched – is being launched on Aug 16. Here’s a little about it.

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.

George Ronald Cole – Footballer Senator

Never heard of George Cole? Well, he was a school teaching, grassroots footballer of outstanding ability well known throughout Tasmania who later become a Federal Politician. His remarkable story is told here.

In the tree tops with the ruckmen

Carolyn Spooner finds a perfect relationship between the very best of football’s big men and, thanks to a trusty copy of Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens, many particularly characterised Australian trees.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Geelong: Roy Blicavs and Skeeter Stanley wind back the clock

John Harms went to the footy on Friday night out of habit, wondering if the marriage was over. He left feeling a new sparkle in the relationship. Roy Blicavs and Skeeter Stanley and their link with a glorious past, and a manic first half, turned it all around.