Round 9 – West Coast v Geelong: Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Baulderstone thinks the world has become a sad and dangerous place and footy a wasteful folly. Until his Eagles win a close one over the Cats in the game of the season.

Round 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: The Marking Magnificents

Peter Baulderstone welcomes dry weather footy in Perth where his Eagles’ pressure and marking cannibalised a feeble Collingwood.

Three Weeks Out – Geelong

Zac Holt has seen Geelong’s season enter a stage of frustration as the post-bye curse continues to plague the ladder-leaders. He has identified what worked before the malaise and which players are most responsible for the downturn – and could potentially spur a second wind.

FEARLESS 2019 – Round 19: The overdue return of the squirrel grip…

FEARLESS calls out pointless jargon, such as the use of ‘metres gained’ statistics and the over-hyped obsession with ‘players as athletes’. How would a ball-getter like ‘Diesel’ Williams fare in the modern draft?

Round 15 – Geelong v Adelaide: All roads (and trains) lead the Cats faithful and others to Billy’s pub

It’s hard to tell what Roger Lowrey enjoyed most – the dedication of the lads from the West, the Cats’ win over Adelaide or the meal at Billy’s. Sounds like a pretty good trifecta!

Round 8 – North Melbourne vs Geelong: Why Tim Kelly has our Cat hearts

Anna Pavlou has a soft spot for Geelong’s Tim Kelly as her report shows.

Round 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Cats show their class

Footy is important – but the shocking drought in South Australia is more important, observes our elder statesman Citrus Bob Utber. Things are grim. A Crows win may have added some temporary cheer. Alas, the Cats were too good on the night with Rhys Stanley continuing his good form, and Danger and Tim Kelly in even better form.

Round 2 – Geelong v Melbourne: Lights On Lights Out

Dips O’Donnell endures the damp conditions at Kardinia Park and likes what he sees as the Cats extinguish the Demons’ fire in their Round 2 match.

Sal’s Round 2 Preview – 666 the Devil’s number?

Sal provides us with his insights to this weekend’s Round 2 of the AFL plus his take on all the big races at Rosehill.

What’s in the WAFL 2018 by Les Everett

Les Everett looks at some of the possible AFL Draft picks from this year’s WAFL.

Finals Week 1- Elimination Final: Melbourne v Geelong

The class of Geelong and their ability knowing how to win big games should give them the advantage over Melbourne suggests Declan Dempsey-Young. Whatever the result, he believes this match will almost certainly be a close-fought affair.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Trifecta, sadly.

Peter Fitzpatrick has written three pieces for the Almanac and Balcony Banter – all three about Geelong-Richmond clashes. Here’s the third. [Stop writing Peter! JTH]

WAFL Round 18: Thunder mirror Dockers in strange WA footy week

Fremantle Dockers had a topsy turvy sort of week with the bad Derby loss to West Coast but managed to re-sign Fyfe for a few years. Round 18 of the WAFL also took place as finals draw closer.

WAFL Round 17: Bennell and Bulldog comebacks highlight WAFL

Les Everett is back from an Ireland and Scotland getaway to give us the latest developments in the WAFL.

WAFL Round 11: Kelly’s day out in the derby

Round 11 wrapped up in the WAFL and Les Everett has it covered. Ladder leaders Subiaco had a scare while South Fremantle thrashed East Fremantle.

Issues for Royals and a reminder for Tigers by Les Everett

Les reviews Round 5 in the WAFL, and wonders at the relevance of the East Perth FC.