Marsh Community Series – Richmond v Collingwood: Passing through Wangaratta

Like Ned Kelly and Stevie J before him, John Green passed through Wangaratta. His trip led to a relaxing day watching Richmond and Collingwood prepare for the season ahead.

Round 21 (2015) – St Kilda v Geelong: The Performer

Dips O’Donnell has nominated this P. Flynn piece on Stevie J as an Almanac Classic. (send your noms in to [email protected])

So you want to understand Johnno? P.J. Flynn revels in the magic and madness of old mate Stevie J.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: Different

Young Aidan Hammond needs some help with the names of grounds before he gives his match report, which describes the Giants’ easy win against the Eagles.

The mind of Steve Johnson: a giant Cat

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

Almanac Tribunal Comment: Showing the Instruments

Anson Cameron wrote a piece about the MRP and frying like pork cracklin in 2012. Only the names have been changed to suit this moment in 2017.

Round 9 – GWS v Richmond: If you’re thinking Sliding Doors, then…

Kath Presdee laments the score reviews that went against Richmond and helped GWS get over the line.

Haiku Bob – Round 8 – nothing between

Autumn beauty wasn’t enough for Haiku Bob or Collingwood as Stevie J broke Pies fans hearts.

Round 8: GWS v Collingwood – Of Schadenfreude at Spotless

While celebrating his team’s win, Ian Latham refuses to enjoy the misery of Collingwood fans.

Round 8 – GWS v Collingwood: Buckle Up

It was a cracker! Topped off by a Stevie J match winner.

Dare I Hope For An Ablett Return?

TR Drayton is one passionate Geelong supporter and she is pondering the prospect of Gary Ablett Jnr returning to the Cattery.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: D. Menzel, J. Cowan and the faith of a footy club

J. Dunne is impressed with Geelong’s willingness to stick by Daniel Menzel and Josh Cowan.

Competitive? A handy side of Geelong discards.

And where would this team of former Geelong players finish on the ladder?

Round 9 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Top Billing?

John Harms considers the unlikelihood, just a couple of years ago, of GWS and the Dogs playing a feature match (which many of us were looking forward to). Here he considers why the Giants can be likable and the (mis)place of Stevie J in the footy cosmos. [Get over it – Ed]

“I have a dream…” – of the players parade at the AFL Grand Final

Stephen Alomes had a Grand Final week dream. Imagine if Goodesy was in the retiring players motorcade…

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.

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?

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: A night of insults as the season and era end with a whimper – is Chris Scott a better politician or coach?

The era is dead! Long live the era! What of this Geelong we see before us?

Round 21 St Kilda v Geelong: On good terms with ourselves … not quite…

Most people would be familiar with Dropsy (dropping stuff) and Lostsy (“my glasses: I can’t find my glasses!”) but after Saturday night’s St Kilda v Geelong Cats draw at the Docklands, Stephen Alomes adds Confusey to the mix.