Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac

Yvette SK goalkickers

St Kilda goal-kickers: a masterpiece by Yvette Wroby

The annual Almanac cricket dinner, is on Thursday, July 16 at 6.30pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. It features one of the statesmen of Australian cricket, Colin McDonald. Now 86, Colin played 47 Tests for Australia during the 1950 and early 1960s. He remains active and is a lively and fascinating conversationalist. Come and hear Colin’s story, enjoy a two course meal and stay to watch some of Day 1 of the Lord’s Test. RSVP via rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au (Strictly limited numbers)

Round 14

Sydney 14.10.94 defeated Port Adelaide 12.12.84
Collingwood 12.19.91 lost to Hawthorn 15.11.101
Richmond 10.18.78 defeated GWS 10.9.69
Gold Coast 19.11.125 defeated North Melbourne 10.10.70


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The Ashes 2015 – Cardiff Test: call for writers

First Test of the 2015 Ashes series between England and Australia is set to begin tomorrow night (Wednesday) and we’d love to publish your thoughts on the Test. Let’s get this game well covered. Please nominate a day.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Inspiration Not Found

Neutral supporter Mick Jeffery is in disbelief as he watched the Roos lose to the Suns, in what he described as a pathetic performance.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test: N’yuck! N’yuck! N’yuck!

JTH is slapping himself about the face on this one. Here he argues that Watto must play, and that the boy from Ipswich is, by nature, a bowler.

Crio’s Q? – selection solution

Crio reckons he’s got the answer for the unseemly squabbles within Tennis Australia.

Round 14 – Essendon v St. Kilda: What Were You Thinking James?

Bombers supporter Sam is in disbelief in what he saw on Sunday afternoon as the Bombers got dismantled by the Saints. Especially with James Hird keeping Cale Hooker in the forward line for as long as he did.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Remembering Walshy

Another one that got away… The Pies threw everything at Hawthorn, writes Nicholas D’Urbano, but were wasteful in front of goal. But the shocking loss of Phil Walsh puts things in perspective.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Unreasonable demands

Matt Watson taps into every fans’ visceral hatred of losing. And this one’s made all the more hurtful through the realisation that it’s time for Arden St to go back to re-building mode.

Almanac Tennis – Wimbledon 2015: Can someone explain that Round 4 match to me?

Nick Krygios: dicuss.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Bitter pills

Everyone at North Melbourne needs to swallow some bitter pills of free advice. And it all starts with acknowledging that North just are not that good. Darren “Smokie” Dawson lays out the facts.

Round 14 – Essendon v St. Kilda: Saints achieve perfection against defused Bombers

Saints supporter Braham Dabscheck praises the Saints for a perfect game, while remembering Phil Walsh and the tributes that the players and coaches have given to him after every game this Round.

Phil Walsh: for the good of the game

Dave Brown takes time to reflect on the tragic death of Phil Walsh. As he shows, it is a time for all families to reflect and re-consider.

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: Trembling hands and wry optimism

If ‘trembling hands and wry optimism is the lot of today’s Richmond fan’, then Saturday’s win by the Tigers over the Giants certainly lived up to Rees Quilford’s expectations.

Round 14 – Adelaide v Geelong: Match Report

A match report from Adelaide correspondent Rob Bath.

Round 14: Richmond v GWS: Medieval Slog

Tigers supporter Paddy Grindlay sees his Tigers win against the Giants in a game that he described was a medieval slog.

Round 14 – Bulldogs v Carlton: Reflections on Phil Walsh, my father and my sons

While watching the Dogs v Blues game with his Dad at Etihad Stadium, Elvin Ho contemplates the lot of his own family.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Patient Hawks pip wayward Pies

Author Crash Thompson took his American friend (an AFL fan) to see his first live game of AFL and he was impressed with what he saw, as the Hawks beat the Pies in a close encounter at the G.

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Brilliant Effervescent Against the Ordinary Roos

Peter Schumacher travelled to Broadbeach to escape the cold this winter so this is definitely not the view from Shepparton. He attended the Suns v Roos match, where he watched an impressive Suns outfit, bolstered by the return of G. Ablett smash the feeble Roos.

Tigers and Pies- Best 22

Glen puts a team together of players who have played for the Tigers and the Pies in memory of Phil Walsh, who played for both clubs along with the Brisbane Bears in his football career.

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: Secret Intelligence

John Green has form as an ear-to-the-ground mole. So it pays for footballers to be cautious around him.

A Tribute To Ryan Harris

An appreciative Luke Reynolds casts his eye over the career of Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who was forced by injury to retire from all forms of the game.