Almanac Exclusive: 20th AFL team bids revealed

Always first with breaking news, The Footy Almanac exclusively reveals the bidding teams for the AFL’s 20th licence.

Round 21 – Essendon v Adelaide: Is Matt Crouch the New Garry McIntosh?

Malcolm Ashwood, revelling in another strong performance by the Crows, sees similarities between Matt Crouch and the great Garry McIntosh, while also expressing strong views on retiring players and the MRP (plus you asked for it, The Chaplin is back!!).

Round 20 – Adelaide v Brisbane: Percentage is the go

Rulebook poses (and answers) lots of questions in the Crows’ second guaranteed win in a row at Adelaide Oval

Round 19 – Adelaide v Essendon: We all know the result before the game

Rulebook wraps up the Crows’ big win over the Bombers, starting with a raffle book, of course

Round 17 – Adelaide v Collingwood: Crows eight straight, Cocko

A big night for the Crows on Scott Thompson’s 300th game. Rulebook ponders whether Brodie Grundy might be wearing the fruit tingles if not for a minor Tippett issue.

Round 12 – West Coast v Adelaide: Crows, Can You Feel It?

Like The Fonz, Rulebook finds it hard to admit he’s wrong. He’s overjoyed his pre-season predication of a finals free year for Adelaide is proving to be wr-wr-wr-wrong!

Kmac – great player, even better bloke

Kieran McGuinness fractured three vertebrae playing for the Northern Blues last weekend. Rulebook Ashwood pens a note about the man who provided him with his favourite footy memory of all time

Round 3 – Richmond v Adelaide: Jake the Snake

Classic Rulebook. Includes praising of the Crows, bagging of Richmond and the obligatory Troy Chaplin sledge.

Reflections On Another Wasted Year

Dr Cruel is maintaining the faith. Sarah Black’s tried but can’t hate the Tigers (not even a little), while Paddy Grindlay just sees another wasted year…

Round 19 – Adelaide v Richmond: Tiger Taming

The Blacks, raffle tickets, a Crows win and a crack at Troy Chaplin – the essential ingredients for a ‘Rulebook’ write-up as the Crows tame the Tigers by 100 points off the scoreboard and 36 points on it

Round 17 – Richmond v Fremantle: The hardest defeat to take

A tough loss for the Tiger army to take. Paddy Grindlay watches the battle-hardened Dockers capitalise on opportunity when it presented itself in the dying seconds of Saturday’s clash.

One-Eyed Footy Fans: Bushy, the Lunatic Tiger

The One-Eyed footy follower. We all know someone who believes – no matter all evidence to the contrary – that THIS is his or her teams’ year. Rulebook gets the ball rolling with this warm about his Tiger-loving mate ‘Bushy’.

AFL Elimination Final – Port Adelaide v Richmond: After 3,942 days

Dan Hansen thanks Troy Chaplin for finally contributing to a Port Adelaide win. He thinks the prison bars guernsey gives ordinary men superhuman powers.

AFL Round 21 – Port Adelaide v Gold Goast: Not quite there

Port, Geelong and Richmond needed to win on the weekend to ensure Port would play finals for the first time since 2007. Dan Hansen was confident Richmond would win – welcome to Tigerland, Dan.