Gabba Day Three@The Footy Almanac


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Forthcoming Events (for your diary – details in the Calendar of Events)

Catch up: The launch of The Footy Almanac on Melbourne radio station 1116SEN

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Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Two: The Old and the New – A Mixed Media Day of Cricket Updates

Sean Curtain charts both the progress of both live cricket media coverage and day two’s play at the Gabba.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Two : Labu Who?

Bob Utber’s wrap of the second day’s action at the Gabba. Another great day of test cricket, with the honours evenly shared.

Crio’s Racing: The family needs to sort out its differences

Crio is not happy with the internal squabbling of a racing fraternity which cannot afford to be divided.

Gabba Test, Australia v India, Day One : Sports Scientists: Have They Too Much Control?

David Chettle bemoans the influence of the sports scientist in the professional era. And the lack of XXXX at the Gabba.

The Legend of The Pink Shirt

Who would have guessed that a simple pink shirt could possess such motivational powers for an indoor cricket team?

Brisbane Test, Australia v India – Day One: Initiation of heat!

It was the subtle beginning of a new era: Jill Scanlon reports on a day of attrition at the Gabba.

Old (woollen) footy jumpers: Rare footy photo of international literary star

We have uncovered a photo of Haiku Bob as a Haiku-ling in Brisbane junior footy.

Summer Reading – Recommend Your ‘Best Reads’ of 2014

About to set off on your summer break and looking for reading to get your teeth into?

Lou (is back): Bowlers coming off? Don’t they like taking wickets?

Lou can’t believe what happened at the Gabba today.

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day One: From the sauna, 57 Mt Pleasant Street

Slippery Stan and BJ pull no punches in their wrap-up of day one at the Gabba from 57 Mt Pleasant St. “Well apart from the toss, the over rate and the leaking of runs in the last hour, [Smith] did beautifully…”

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day One: The Gabba – Clem Jones’ Home

Like most Australian cricket fans, Bob Utber is at a loss to explain how three fast bowlers sustain [possible] match-ending injuries on the same day.

The Last Pulse – by Anson Cameron, launched by John Harms

The Last Pulse is a seriously good novel. Don’t be distracted by the fact it is so enjoyable to read. It is, at the same time, a work of considerable literary merit. It’s Noah meets the Odyssey meets Ned Kelly meets Jesus Christ meets Bob Katter meets A.D. Hope. It was my pleasure to say a few words at the recent launch.

Analysis on St Kilda Records: Victoria versus Interstate

Sapporo’s St Kilda tragic Yoshi Imagawa has been hard at work, studying the Saints’ recent form, both in Victoria and Interstate. Can a St Kilda flag by 2020 be a reasonable expectation based on Yoshi’s analysis?

Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar : December 12th, ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’

‘Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar’ is superb reading and loaded with laughs. He’s been kind enough to share his recollections of ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’ with the Almanac.

Gabba Test, Day One ; The Almanac Live Comments ‘Blog’

The second Test between Australia and India is underway at the ‘Gabba. Join our live comments discussion!

Gabba Test: writers’ schedule (get involved)

The second Test starts on Wednesday. It’s true. Almanac writers are called upon to follow up stellar Adelaide Test efforts with a pre-Christmas surge to Brisbane. Get involved. Nominate a day. Carn Test cricket.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Five: All In All – Musings About This Last Week of Cricket and Life

Yvette has been captured by cricket: the game, the sad passing of Philip Hughes, and this particular Test match. She has been observing what’s happening while reading John Harms’s Confessions of a Thirteenth Man.

Kanga Kings : North Melbourne’s Best 22 (1997-2014)

Phillip Mendes submits his best North Melbourne side from the years of Kanga glory; 1997 – 2014. Who’s in, who’s out? Blakey? Longmire? Schwass? Did C or B Sholl get a guernsey?

Cover art auction closes today

The auction for Susan Sutton’s brilliant painting (the original on which this year’s Almanac cover is based) closes today.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 10 of the A-League

Everything from The Big Blue to Toto to Tolkein and appalling football strips. More lively reporting of the A League from D. Gedling.