Stuck On You: A love affair with footy cards

We’ve all grown up with a love of footy and collecting footy cards, and Ed Carmine is no exception as he explains.

The 2019 ‘Spud’ Frawley Cup – Semi Finals

Earl O’Neill, from his incomparable perspective, presents his thoughts surrounding Week 2 of the finals.

Richmond – 18 Months in Review: A Fruitful Journey

Dr Cruel relives the past 18 months as a Tiger supporter. He looks forward to 2019.

Almanac Football: 1993 Revisited

Stainless takes a fascinating trip down memory lane as he recalls the 1993 AFL season. [With a nod to the Brettig-Collins-Gill podcast – Ed]

Vale “Name A Game”

Adam laments today marks the end of an era for the footy nostalgists and he is not happy. Sports Delivered have officially decided to put an end to their “Name A Game” service, one that has provided home and away, finals and State of Origin matches on VHS and later DVD format since the early 1990’s.

Facts about St Kilda and Melbourne

After a visit to the Sports Museum at the MCG Yoshi presents some historical facts and figures of matches played between St Kilda and Melbourne.

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

A Team of Champions without a Premiership

Phil Dimitriadis has come up with another clever composite team, this time it’s his team of premiership-less players. Who can you add to this?

The 2017 Whitney Mercilus Cup

Getting a band back together, the songs are flowing; some commentary about sport, mainly footy in all its forms, are some of the things on Earl’s mind as he takes refuge from the heat.

Australia v Pakistan – Day 5: The SCG, its car park, a Giant, and a blond.

Jan Courtin and Marshall break from their walking tradition and drive to the SCG. Their retirement fund takes a hit with the parking ransom. But they’re in for a Happy Jan experience. [Vintage Courtin! Ed]

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

Round 2 – St. Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Dogs Reign On St. Nick’s Parade

The Saints hosted the Dogs for Nick Riewoldt his 300th game. Where does he stand when compared to other St Kilda greats?

The Retirements Appeals Tribunal (RAT’s applicants required)

da McDonnell on the perils of the sporting comeback. The Retirements Appeals Tribunal is after new members. Applications taken here.

Pearce off Jack

An animal reference has once again graced our sporting pages, Aussiegus provides perspective.

Dustin Fletcher: So Long, Farewell and Thanks for all the Fish.

There’s a lot of years for all of us since 1993. Steve Baker contemplates the career of Fletch and looks at what he has done in the years that have transpired. [Fine memoir – JTH]

Perfect: Tony Lockett

The purist kicking action.

Goalkicking- How hard is it?

It’s one of the essential skills of the game so why is accuracy in front of goal seemingly so poor? Tony Robb vents some frustration after watching some very ordinary performances at the sticks in round six.

Top 15 VFL/AFL Full-Forwards of the Last 40 years: 1975-2014

Controversial, fearless, well-informed and exhaustive. Philip Mendes and Lucas Lewit-Mendes list their greatest full-forwards of the ‘modern’ VFL/AFL era.

The Finals: Perfect Prelims – A Walk Down Memory Lane

The 2014 Preliminary Finals are drawing ever-closer. And to get us all in the mood, Steve Baker recalls some of the classic Prelims: Stynes going over the mark in ’87, Fraser Brown’s tackle in ’99, Plugger’s after the siren gem in ’96 and the death of the ‘Kennett Curse’.

Stroppy Jack

Stroppy Jack.   Hark, they call, Stroppy Jack!    His  body language is no good.    He’s surly.    He’s arrogant.    He has a cocky way.   Damn straight.      Why can’t he be like Lenny Hayes?    Why can’t he be like Dunstall?    Why can’t he be like Nick?    Why [Read more]