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‘Up There Cazaly’ is one of the paintings featured at The Art of Footy exhibition opening today at The Art Vault in Mildura. Curator: Bob Utber


Almanac AFL Season 2016 Reviews

Round 23 Match Reports

Adelaide 10.11.77 West Coast 14.16.100
Geelong 24.11.155 d. Melbourne 6.8.44
Essendon 15.13.103 d. Carlton 10.19.79
Sydney 25.14.164 d. Richmond 7.9.51
Gold Coast 7.11.53 Port Adelaide 13.11.89
North Melbourne 9.9.63 GWS 14.16.100
St Kilda 25.11.161 d. Brisbane 15.13.103
Hawthorn 17.10.112 d. Collingwood 17.9.111
Fremantle 10.9.69 d. Western Bulldogs 6.13.49

Round 22 Match Reports



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The Twilight School: Father’s Day Breakfast (at Salesian College, Sunbury)

All welcome at the Father’s Day Breakfast at Salesian College. I’m looking forward to catching up with Bruno and the crew.

Almanac Season Review: Richmond (The Striped Marvels) report

Mr Wrap dissects his Tigers travails in Season 2016. Who else is joining Choco on the Punt Road chopping block? The Wrap is not sparing the big names.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 25 and Challenge Cup Final 2016

As the NRL season reaches its climax, Hamish Neal reviews the penultimate round of home and away matches.

Round 23 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Number 9, 11, 12, 21 and 25

In the final round of the season, Yoshi rejoices in a superlative St Kilda performance. Headlined by the irrepressible Nick Riewoldt.

Round 23 – Fremantle v Western Bulldogs: Code Purple

It’s all happening for Neil Anderson! Bulldogs, Code Purple, junk food, gallstones and the hospital emergency ward are just another night of footy for Neil.

Almanac Season Review: Port Adelaide Football Club

Leaving no stone unturned, Chris Michaels examines what went wrong at Port in 2016.

Round 23 – Essendon v Carlton: A flat end to a fresh start

How to rate the year? John Butler is happy that current management and coaching practices at Carlton differ from the old. And he’s got some advice for cocky Bomber fans.

Father’s Day Book Ideas

Get your Father’s Day books here.
Life as I know it.
Play On.
My Lifelong love affair with the Swans

Almanac Season Review: Essendon and the rude awakening (plus Round 23 report)

Trevor Blainey has ridden this 19-loss season with the Bombers and suggests they are looking good: “No other AFL team will add as many quality players to it’s list next year as Essendon.”

Round 22 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide: The Slip Up

Aidan Hammond (10 years old), could feel the intensity of a showdown clash, even though he was at home – one or two kilometres away.

Fearless 2016 Round 23 – And then there were eight

In case you missed it – Fearless summarises what really happened in Round 23.

All Australian Squad announced – who makes the final cut?

The 2016 AFL All Australian squad of 40 has been announced, who makes the final 22 and who missed out?

Round 23 – North Melbourne v GWS: Pressure

Kath Presdee has seen the GWS Football Club use rented rooms and demountables in Blacktown. Now, for the first time, they are off to the finals.

Round 23 – North Melbourne v GWS: Resigned To Their Fate

It is farewell from Smokie to four departing North veterans.

Round 23 – Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: Schulzy Army

Cathryn McDonald says farewell to Jay Schulz at faraway Metricon. “Schulzy will be remembered as the most-loved Port Adelaide player of his generation. He was a cult hero of a basket-case club. We believed in him when we had very little else to believe in…”

Round 23 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: Not quite a Black Swan

John Ramsdale files the final 2016 match report for the Floreat Pica Society, on a near-Black Swan event. [Includes a 14-point list of things to look forward to in the off season – Ed].

Round 23 – St Kilda v Brisbane: Nick Riewoldt puts on a master class

In their last game, Braham Dabscheck sees the Saints win game number 12. And “Nick had one of those games where even his team mates were in awe.”

Round 23 – Essendon v Carlton: We beat the old enemy

Is Essendon closer to success than Carlton? In a difficult season, Rod Oaten found “what a joy it was to watch those lads in the Essendon jumpers prove too skilful, too fast and too committed as a team for The Blues…”

Round 23 – Sydney v Richmond: Keeping a lid on things

Swans supporters were nervous going into the match against Richmond, the Tigers held an advantage and as Tom Bally writes, there was no need for concern.

Almanac (English) Soccer: The Day I Made it to Ipswich

John Green has sent us another terrific travel-soccer piece as he continues to follow Preston North End, the Lilywhites, around England. On this weekend he was in Ipswich, so he can now claim he’s been to Ipswich in Queensland and Ipswich in Suffolk. [Entertaining insight into football and place in England – JTH]