Almanac Teams: Number 1 sometimes in name only (1980-)

For a second week Rodney Boyd looks at players who wore Number 1, but this side is sourced from the more obscure members of the club.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Dirty Didak and mercurial Mitchell

Two resurging Victorian teams met in the last game of Round 13, 2007. Matt O’Connor reports on a nailbiting finish full of young and international talent.

Round 14 Preview – Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Sal turns his mind to the pros and cons of some of the AFL’s mooted rule changes before delivering his tips for the week.

Almanac Teams: Greatest Number 5s

Phil Dimitriadis brings up his fifth numeric side, another ripper. He welcomes any further suggestions.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Boots of Spanish Leather

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle celebrate the Eagles nail biting win from a little hacienda on the Spanish north coast.

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].

Round 20 – St Kilda v West Coast: I need a hero

West Coast Eagles stumbled against St Kilda and are now in a log jam for a finals spot. Dave looks to a hero in number 17 to help lift the Eagles to September.

Fearless 2017 Round 19 – The one and only Vinny Catoggio Multicultural Round

Another round resulted in some cracking close games and upsets. Fearless has all of the Round 19 covered.

Round 4 – West Coast v Sydney: Crystal Ball

The Swans young talent has Daniel staring into the crystal ball wondering if they can lift their team out of the furnace and revive their season.

Hawkology III: In the night garden, with Kolchak the night stalker whistling in the wind.

A Hawthorn romp through the 2016 finals and the post-season player exodus which finishes with the hope of 2017 and the return of Roughie. [An entertaining romp which includes rare Hawks acknowledgement of an opposing side. – Ed]

Hawkology II: Escapology – sailing close to the wind while it’s raining Tacos.

Paul Campbell gives his lively and colourful account, round by round, of Hawthorn’s home and away 2016 season. [Entertaining – even for a Geelong fan. JTH]

What the Sam Mitchell trade means

Yoshi weighs in on Hawthorn’s decision to trade Sam Mitchell.

Still a happy team at Hawthorn?

Jeff Dowsing looks at Hawthorn’s recent trade decisions and considers the implications for club. What immeasurables does it impact?

Sal’s Week in Sport: Caulfield Cup Day and the noise from the AFL

Sal looks at trade week, the A League, and the Spring Carnival. He found us the quaddie last week and he thinks it’s another favourites day at Caulfield.

Almanac People: Shaun Burgoyne wants greater protection for Sam Mitchell

The recent statement from Hawthorn’s S. Burgoyne imploring better protection for S. Mitchell reminds DaveP of a scene in Catch 22.

Finals Week 1 – Hawks Cop Karma whack from Cats and other Final Results!

Gary Caulfield enjoyed watching Hawthorn cop their whack and sees a few other Final moments go unnoticed.

This one goes out to the mighty Mitch

Trucker Slim pays tribute to Sam Mitchell as he prepares for his 300th game. Is Sam Mitchell as good as Trucker would have us believe?

Round 17 – Sydney v Hawthorn: The Rivalry Resumes

Joe Moore hosts his Hawthorn mate Halesy and they witness a bout between two great rivals.

Season Highlights 2015 – Hawthorn: Round 16, Sydney Swans v Hawthorn: For Tim

Re-packaging a great piece from Joe Moore in the wake of the round 16 clash between the Swans and Hawks: Although his Bloods lost the match, he was happy for one particular Hawthorn fan. Perhaps Joe’s allegiances rest with Hawthorn on Saturday as they take on West Coast?

Preliminary Finals – Fremantle v Hawthorn: Predictable

On first impressions, the ‘Predictable’ tag might stink of arrogance, but for Sasha Lennon, it speaks to the discipline, commitment and versatility under all kinds of challenges that defines this Hawks outfit and goes some way to explaining – talent notwithstanding – why they’ll be in their fourth consecutive Grand Final on Saturday.