David ‘Malt’ Wildy: Sobers, Richards, Wildy

League footballer, state cricketer, record breaking commentator, newspaper columnist, fireman – there’s not much David Wildy hasn’t done according to Rulebook.

Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

Echoes of Dreamland: on footy and footy writing and 2018

As a teenager, David Wilson (as one of 1200) sang the hymn “Forty Years On” each year at school. Its “echoes of dreamland” live in 2018.
On footy, history, place, story, responsibility. Follow-up!

Round 2 – Adelaide v Richmond: Welcome Home Bryce Gibbs

Michael Sexton remembers Bryce Gibbs as a 17-year-old from Glenelg with a drop punt that made you purr, and a Zen calmness that defied his age, and has watched him with pride in becoming the champion footballer he is today.

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

In the fast lane with the centre half forwards

Following the post on her preferred full-forwards, Carolyn Spooner provides a list of the standout centre half forwards. Can you add to it?

Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Bryce. Amen.

For Carlton fans, Bryce Gibbs has been an unrequited talent, Father Rooster sees his potential departure as manna from heaven.

South Australia v Victoria State of Origin 1984 – Tuesday Night Lights

Written on “Back to the Future Day”, Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt heads back to the past. The night South Australian football was changed irreversibly. 1984 specifically, when South Australia took on the Big V in a State-of-Origin match, played at Football Park. Just before the lure of the VFL/AFL proved too much for many of the SANFL’s best. The Football Budget? Don’t ask.

Dustin Fletcher: So Long, Farewell and Thanks for all the Fish.

There’s a lot of years for all of us since 1993. Steve Baker contemplates the career of Fletch and looks at what he has done in the years that have transpired. [Fine memoir – JTH]

I’m with Stupid: A Modern History of the Carlton Board

John Butler, passionate Blue, argues the case for good governance. This is a calmly explained, clearly thought-out piece of analysis that all Carlton fans should read. [And then you might consider getting behind the Elbow Ticket for Carlton presidency – Ed]

A Blue day in the outback

By Callum O’Connor Deny sleep long enough and it will ignore you when you need it. I’m aboard a bus that has been faithfully lurching and wheezing its way up from Melbourne for 30 hours since 7 am on Wednesday morning with the thirty of us who are on the 2012 Eltham College /school Central [Read more]