Almanac Opinion: Team success – victory and adversity

Are the Doggies the AFL equivalent of Seabiscuit? Lachlan Tighe draws parallels and applies the theory to Lawn Bowls.

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Belief

Belief is a strong word, especially when applied to Gigs and fellow Bulldog supporters, it is the belief that their time will come and now they can’t believe it!

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Bullydogs reign supreme

Grand Final 2016 is over and Rulebook reviews the game with a few contentious thoughts and you know who gets a mention.

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: We gave it our best shot

A reflective Keiran Croker, on his traditional post-Grand Final trip to the Rising Sun Hotel, finds gratitude in the emptiness of Grand Final defeat.

Grand Final 2016: The Jumper – A photo essay

Edward was on hand at Whitten Oval and captured the diverse range of jumpers, a time lapse of Bulldog history.

Will there be peace in the footy wars?

With the NRL and AFL’s respective finales approaching, eminent Australian economist and former Adelaide Uni Blacks footballer Tim “Plug” Harcourt writes on “football multiculturalism” and the various football codes of Australia. What’s the state of play?

Grand Final 2016: Is he the Messiah, or just a naughty little boy?

With the Big Dance fast approaching, aussiegus lauds the efforts of the unfashionable Luke Beveridge and his suburban-esque coaching of the Western Bulldogs.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: The Halted March of the Orange Army

Preston Towers reminds us that the GWS Giants are not an AFL entity but a club and a team with passionate supporters who were all marching together with pride. [Excellent perspective – Ed]

Grand Final 2016: History is bunkum (sort of…)

bod has done the research and presents an analysis of the AFL finals system from 2000 to 2015.

Finals Week 3: Preliminary Finals – A Neutral Perspective

Taking the position of neutral observer, Peter Fuller provides an insightful analysis of the weekend’s Preliminary Finals.

Almanac Rugby League – Finals Week 3, 2016: A week of underdogs in both codes

Nick Kossatch on the incredible simultaneous stories of AFL Dogs and NRL Sharks.

The Final Wrap Report

The Wrap has assessed all of the protagonists from within the confines of the Wrapcave, presenting what you know to be true in The Final Wrap Report.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Hallelujah

Hallelujah! The Bont, The Package, and all the Doggies are heading for that “major lift” after their great win over the Hawks according to Neil Anderson.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: The Premiership Quarter

Trucker Slim witnessed a wave of Bulldog belief, powered by their members, fans and the footy loving public flush the previously impervious Hawks back to reality.

Finals Preview – Week 2: The Making of a Monster

Sal Ciardulli looks at the form in this weekend’s Semi Finals, can the Dogs topple the Hawks and are the Swans able to hold off the Crows!

My First Day

Callum O’Connor always wanted to work as a footy writer. And more recently, as a women’s footy writer. Since last Saturday, he does. [Congratulations Callum – Ed].

Almanac Books: Champions All – A History of AFL/VFL Football in the Player’s Own Words Part 2

Part 2: Champions All – A History of AFL/VFL Football in the Player’s Own Words by Matt Zurbo. In this extract players talk about the clubs in the 2010s from Hawthorn to Western Bulldogs.

Almanac Art: Premiership Dreams

As a teaser for those teams in the business end of the season, Stainless introduces nephew and artist Ben Kirkby with a range of potential premiership posters.

Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Cold Nights, Hot Dogs

A Doggies win over the pies warms the soul on a chilly Friday night. Or was it the chilli dog?

Round 18 – Western Bulldogs v St Kilda: Finals, anyone?

Without Jake Stringer, the Dogs have no chance, young Andy Tuano predicted. Happily for his Saints, he was spot on.