“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

Sydney Swans Season Preview: An Old Dog’s New Tricks

Joe is upbeat as he previews the prospects of the Sydney Swans for the coming AFL season.

Yoshi on requesting trades because of homesickness

Yoshi presents some thoughts for discussion about players from interstate clubs wanting to be traded back to their home states.

The Wrap Report: Finals’ Edition 2

The Wrap has returned for analysis of the preliminary finals including Adelaide’s massive win, Richmond’s surge to a Grand Final for the first time in 35 years, Cotchin’s bump and Dusty’s Brownlow night.

Finals Week 2 – Six (Talking) Points

Six more stabs at tabloid sensationalism from Swish. Zero shades of grey. Stevie J, Buddy, C Scott, P Dangerfield, Crow supporters, GWS crowds, Kochie and Ken all get a run.

The mind of Steve Johnson: a giant Cat

Stevie J has announced his retirement. Anna Pavlou considers his magic, and says thanks.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Can I say the ‘F’ word yet?

Jack Banister may have froze on Sunday but he was pumped by Richmond beating GWS and claiming a top four spot. A Toby Nankervis moment of beauty and goal has everyone on their feet.

Round 17 – GWS v Sydney: I could gloat – but I refuse!

The stats don’t interest Jan, the speculation doesn’t interest her. All she wants is for the Swans to continue playing good hard-fought contested footy, as they have in recent weeks, then all the hype can take care of itself. Jan is a happy lady at the moment! Maybe into September? Who knows!

Round 8 – GWS v Collingwood: Road trip

Gill had a road trip to Spotless Stadium for a tour of the stadium and then watched his team grab the win in the final seconds.

Round 5 – Sydney v GWS: Whatever it Takes

With birthday tickets in hand, Daniel was expecting a lot from his young team but like candles that won’t light, his Swans didn’t fire.

The 2016 Luke Beveridge Cup

Earl O’Neill has been playing ‘Wild Thing.’ Check out where that takes a thoughtful sportsfan. “Footscray Football Club is a corporate entity too. It’s the Twenty First Century, folks, no-one gets to be successful otherwise.”

7 burning questions (and 7 charred answers) as we approach the second week of finals.

Adam Ritchie with 7 burning questions, all beautifully answered, from the first week of the finals.

Round 23 – North Melbourne v GWS: Resigned To Their Fate

It is farewell from Smokie to four departing North veterans.

Round 12 – Greater Western Sydney v Sydney: A time to celebrate

steve duffy is celebrating game number 100 for Greater Western Sydney Football Club, with a story of many fine moments for club people – both on and off the playing field. [Especially well done to Paula and Steven Strother, Sam Reid and Paul Waterhouse – Ed].

Round 1 – Tour Diary: Auckland Geelong Supporters Club

The boys come across The Ditch for the annual footy weekend and take in a lot of footy culminating in the Easter Monday spectacular at the MCG.

Stevie J: Observing the response

John Harms has noticed there’s a pattern in how people have responded to Geelong’s sacking of Stevie J. Here are his observations.

Round 23 – Geelong v Adelaide: Show Time at the ‘K

Paul Spinks headed to where the banners fly, high from dawn to dark as three champions in an era of Geelong greatness said farewell on Saturday. The carnival is over.

Round 23 – Geelong v Adelaide: The game goes on

Cats supporter Susie went to watch her favourite player Mathew Stokes and two Geelong greats Stevie J and James Kelly play for Geelong for the last time down at Kardinia Park.

Today’s Footy Almanac e-newsletter: I want my Johnno

JTH wants his Johnno.

Five minutes of Stevie J: the argument for a footy instinct

John Harms takes us back to five minutes of genius from Stevie J v the Bulldogs in 2012. Remember the moment? Is there a footy instinct?