Almanac Footy History: The John Pitura trade

Dan Hoban recently caught up with John Pitura and asked him about the South Melbourne trade. In profiling the talented utility, Dan has written this account of the saga.

1990 Grand Final – Smashed, humiliated and humbled

Sometimes the effort is get into a match is just not worth it! Col Ritchie remembers the 1990 Grand Final, one he’d rather forget.

FEARLESS 2019 Round 4 – The times have changed…the Festival of footy Part One

Fearless looks at the game then (the 1990 Grand Final) and now (after four rounds in 2019) and concludes that it’s all about evolution. Have the likes of Alastair Clarkson and Brad Scott worked it out ahead of the rest?

Almanac Teams: Terry from the Footy Almanac

Terry’s the name. Not Ted. Nor is it Terrence – that’s better left for actors. Ted is a footy name with a fine tradition, and Glen! is the man to do it justice. Read his team of Teds, then offer your own suggestions.

Almanac Teams: Greatest Number 5s

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

The Wrap’s Team of Brothers

The Wrap’s come up with this Team of Brothers.

Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Boy, am I proud to be an Essendon supporter!

Col had a great day cheering his Bombers on to a fantastic win at the MCG in their “Comeback Story”.

So often the important stuff disappears too quickly

John Harms looks at the past few weeks of media coverage of footy and concludes that often the most important stories disappear too quickly. In this reflection on MND he considers the longer term impact of Neale Daniher and the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Southern NSW Stars

The Barassi line starts at the Murrumbidgee River, not the Murray explains Rod Gillett. A very impressive crop of current AFL players hail from the Southern part of New South Wales.

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: Bulldogs maul lame Dons

Stephen Alomes watches the very likeable Doggies destroy Essendon, who may need to do more than just lick their wounds.

Round 2 – Essendon v Hawthorn: A Few Good Men

Home, family and footy: Trev Blainey makes sense of Essendon’s remarkable victory. [Marketers, read this and you might learn why footy has such appeal – JTH]

AFL Round 8: The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Can someone warn Terry Daniher that Earl O’Neill is looking for him. He has a score to settle from the 1920s when Terry’s granddad gave Earl’s a broken nose in an interstate carnival.