Cheer, Cheer Jan Courtin

Jan Courtin’s memorial was held in South Melbourne last Tuesday. Keiran Croker spoke on behalf of The Footy Almanac’

Vale Jan Courtin, great friend of The Footy Almanac community

It is with deep sadness that we bring you the shocking news that Jan Courtin died following an accident last week. This is John Harms’s tribute.

Round 17 – North Melbourne v Sydney: Talk about a win!

‘Talk about a game of footy! Talk about a win! Talk about those young first year Bloods! Talk about those young second year Bloods! Talk about those young third year bloods! Talk about, well, simply, the MIGHTY BLOODS!’
Jan Courtin certainly had a lot to cheer the red and the white about on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

Round 10 – Brisbane v Sydney: A gutsy win – Go Bloods!

A trip to a former hometown for Jan Courtin had her travel-happy Swans leave with four points in the bank

Dear Editor: Can we have some footy talk, please?

Jan Courtin wants a little more footy talk on the site and to get it started she’s sent in the Sporting Globe front page from 1933. Classic. Read the stats! ‘Passes to comrade’

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Bound for Glory

Angry Anderson, poker matches as grand final preparation, and the intensity of the Swans. Joe Moore helps get the Swans back on track.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Don’t Hold Back

Passionate Swans supporter Joe Moore shares his joy as his Swans win playing the way they had made famous.

This is for The Bloods: Ten Years On

Stephen Quartermaine’s cry of “Leo Barry, you star!” remains one of the most enduring memories of the 2005 AFL Grand Final between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles. A decade later, Joe Moore looks back on Brett Kirk and his Blood Brothers.

Blood-blisters to the Blacks, a Richmond Oval reverie

‘On the field of play you know whose side you are on’. The Bloods are in the blood. So are the Blacks. Tom Martin describes living, playing, being footy – with thanks to his parents.

Born Working. Billy Williams.

    Let’s get this straight, Billy Williams is a champion. You think so the minute you meet him. Triple South Melbourne best and fairest, Bloods Team of the Century member, Australian Rules Hall of Fame. The only surviving Swan from the Bloodbath Grand Final. A ripper jag of titles, but there’s something more to [Read more]