Round 16 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Shaun Burgoyne’s 400th

It was a huge night for Shaun Burgoyne and his legion of fans – whether Port or Hawks people. Nick Kossatch reports.

Almanac Teams: Super Eights (1980- )

To start off your working week, Rodney Boyd is back again with another of his best sides from the past 40-odd years. This week is Number 8; it includes a couple of thylacines and one current player who plays as smooth as his nickname suggests.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 2 – Port Adelaide v North Melbourne: How many Burgoynes can a team have?

From The Footy Almanac 2007 publication comes the Round 2 report by Sam Pang and Brendan Murray of the match between Port Adelaide. The Burgoyne brothers star for the Power.

Rough leaves with a legacy as grand as any

Jarryd Roughead’s forthcoming retirement has led Tom Harrington to pen his thoughts about the career of the champion footballer.

Round 20 – Sal’s Preview: Pardon the diversion

Sal Ciardulli adds his respected insights to picking winners for the Round 20 AFL matches this weekend.

Round 15 – Hawthorn v West Coast: a true winter’s afternoon of footy

It may have been a day when the warmth of the lounge room beckoned but Tom Harrington went to a wet and soggy MCG to see his Hawks take on the defending premiers. An intriguing match of fluctuating fortunes went down to the wire making Tom’s effort to get there well worthwhile.

Round 14 – Sydney v Hawthorn: One of the pleasures of life, beating Hawthorn!

Boy, is Jan Courtin over the moon! Her beloved Swans have had a great win over the Hawks, and Jan loves to beat the Hawks. Read her report of Sydney’s win over Hawthorn in their Round 14 match at the SCG.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

Finals Week 1 – Qualifying Final: Richmond v Hawthorn: Dustin Martin, revisited

Dusty and the Tigers roar, plucking the Hawk’s feathers in an ominous premiership defining performance.

Round 22- St Kilda v Hawthorn: Missed by THAT much

Yvette Wroby thought the door was shut on any good Saints performances in 2018. This game had her believing again. C’mon 2019.

Round 19 Preview – Please do not adjust your settings

Sal presents his weekly thoughts and predictions for the coming weekend of footy.

Round 6: Competition is close with some unpredictable results so far. Sal’s predictions for this weekend. 

Sal laments his team is in the doldrums but for the most part the competition it is pretty close with some unpredictable results.  Some concern though about the lack of scoring and how easy it is to be defensive.  Let’s see what this week brings as Sal presents his predictions.

September Specialists

Phil Dimitriadis has selected his team of finals champions. Over to you for your thoughts.

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 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: The heart won’t follow where the head must go

Walking away from a club is easy to rationalise. It’s much harder to actually do

Round 14 – Adelaide v Hawthorn: Revenge Ripped from the Menu

Ben Footner faced a bus trip home full of supporters looking for reasons for an Adelaide loss. But as Ben points out, this game was all about Hawthorn putting on an impressive performance.

What do you do in Melbourne when Richmond has a bye?

Richmond had the bye this weekend so Joe De Petro attended two games of football: the friendly between the world’s top two countries Brazil and Argentina, and a footy clash between fallen champions (Hawthorn) and a team on the rise (Gold Coast).

Round 10 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Refuge, time, space, kinship, dialogue.

Mathilde de Hauteclocque with a thought-provoking meditation on unbinaries, and imaginings that are on the edge of imagining yet are somehow expressed in footy.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: Hawks, Lions, and York Park: So much to like but something not quite right

Hawthorn and Brisbane played out a rather dour game for neutrals but Rees Quilford still found some positives to take away from it.

After another strange opinion piece, the people of South Australia ask what is wrong with Mark Robinson?

Everyone wonders what’s wrong with South Australians – according to Mark Robinson. Self-appointed South Australian representative, Dave Brown, wonders back.