Almanac Flashback – 70s Footy: Prospect Hill to Windy Hill

Col Ritchie fondly reflects upon the trial and tribulations of following the Bombers with his good mates during the 70s.

Almanac Life: On the rebound

Mixed footy marriages are fraught with danger. Ged McMahon tells us about love won, love lost and love rebounded, but not without all the stages of grief transversed in between.

Round 15 – West Coast v Hawthorn: The home of football and the burden of history

No Eagles fan should ever take a win at the MCG for granted. John Gordon recounts the long struggle for Western Australian teams at the ‘G. And he is delighted to report on his first live taste of success against the Hawks at the ground.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: A trio of triumphs

John Green packed in three games of football watching on Saturday. Three wins for his teams made it a special day.

Almanac Poetry: Down At Windy Hill

Tim Kemm’s view of the Essendon saga in verse.

Footy IQ: How well do you know Melbourne’s footy ovals?

Mike Hugo has put the challenge out to see if you can identify Melbourne’s Football Ovals.

Round 9 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Yes Bloods – what a win! And a trip down memory lane.

Jan Courtin returned to Melbourne to watch her Swans against Richmond and Hawthorn, a journey that included a win and a loss and a trip down memory lane.

Round 17 – West Coast Eagles v Sydney Swans: Hand-me-up

Don Meadows with a grand tale of how a Rabbitohs fan steeped in the traditions of the Redfern mob came to love ‘Rules’ and the Sydney Swans, while others in the family embraced the West Coast Eagles.

The history of Essendon and North Melbourne

North Melbourne man Ironmike20, has felt the slings and arrows. Check out his memories of a classic rivalry (“I like beating Essendon a lot.”)

Windy Hill Lament

Ged McMahon’s story vividly captures the Windy Hill of his youth. He hopes the modern players don’t forget the club’s proud history as they move to Tullamarine.