Almanac Footy: The Lions, The Cats, The Gabba and The Divine

The Gabba! Before it became yet another monolith to Mammon, it was a ground of immense character. In his 2020 preview of the Brisbane v Geelong Preliminary Final, John Harms explains the mystique of former days.

Almanac Cricket (Memories): Happy birthday, Peter Siddle!

On his 37th birthday, The Footy Almanac recalls Peter Siddle’s memorable birthday hat-trick in their First Test at the Gabba in 2010.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Essendon: A wet and dismal night in Brisbane for the Dons

Rod Oaten was shocked to turn on his TV and see a waterlogged Gabba awaiting his Dons. It didn’t get much better, as he was left dispirited by Essendon’s performance against the firing Lions.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Disappointed but not shattered

Copying a text sent to friends and family post-match, Marcus Holt sums up how all Cats fans are feeling after a brave loss to Richmond in last night’s Grand Final.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dreamtime for Queensland Tiger fans at the Gabba

Enjoy the first of many Queensland-based Tigers supporters re-telling an infamous night. Finally getting to attend a Grand Final up north gave opportunities for photos and normal celebrations that the prevailing Richmond Football Club deserved.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Macca

Tiger K.N. Dole has been hearing lots of talk of fairy tales. Here’s one he hasn’t heard yet.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: The Catters smash the Lions and go through to the Grand Final

Brisbane-based Cats fans, the Townsends, head to the Gabba for the preliminary final against the local side. Dad, Hamish Townsend, tells the tale of the night, and of the impressive Geelong win.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Prelude to a Jig

Jamie Simmons gets to the Preliminary Final at the Gabba where he is left contemplating football expressions, football experience and football expectations.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: Space and time

John Harms looks back at the Geelong-Collingwood match.

Round 18 – St. Kilda v GWS: Saints take a Giant step into the finals

It was a nervy night, but Braham joined the St. Kilda supporters elated by the Saints’ return to finals action after a crushing win over the Giants.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: A disappointing return to Friday night footy (Floreat Pica Society)

Peter Butler has the FPS report for this week, where his mood turned from excitement to despair when Brisbane got on top of the Pies.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Everything’s coming up Milhouse, just

Shane Reid is hopeful about Brisbane’s chances – what’s not to love about a home Grand Final and a tight win over the Pies? But constant behinds and scrubby quarters still linger in the back of his mind.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Brisbane v Geelong: From hanging rock to minor premiers

It took a trip to Hanging Rock and a few tears at the departure of Kevin Sheedy and James Hird, but John Harms eventually got to watch his Cats clinch the minor premiership for the 2007 season.

Round 12 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Years of black and white, all with a pen in hand

After a wedding and a wonderful honeymoon, Danielle Hakim is back writing about her beloved Pies. Her first piece tries to find the positives buried amidst a disappointing loss to Melbourne.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 10: The AFL’s Rodeo Road Trip equivalent is well underway

Fearless is back to dissect the Round 10 action and provide his entertaining view on the festival of footy.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – Brisbane v Sydney: Brown saves a season

Andrew Stafford was watching his Lions’ 2007 finals hopes slip away against the gritty Swans. But a renaissance in the final stages meant the season boiled down to a single kick.

Round 11 – Brisbane v Western Bulldogs: The Fitzroy Bulldogs and a 1.21 gigawatt win

A time of film education and reminiscing led Shane Reid to the Lions v Bulldogs clash on Saturday night. When Brisbane shone to rise up to second place, Shane began to wonder what the time ahead held for his young side.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: The steel stud affair

It was a tight game between Collingwood and Sydney. Richard Davis was impressed by his young Swans effort, but was critical towards the choice of footwear from his team.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Brown turns the tables

The Kangaroos had defied all odds in 2007 to sit second on the table heading into Round 18. But, as Andrew Stafford reports, it was Jonathan Brown who ended the Roos run with a fine performance.

Round 6 – Richmond v Sydney: Disinterest

It was only a fortnight ago, but Paddy Grindlay’s tale of watching Richmond play Sydney at a Victorian pub hurts those left in lockdown. From young teenage life stories to a flowing tab, Paddy’s story has it all on a difficult day for a Tigers fan.