The Airport Economist, Tim Harcourt, is thinking like a punting analyst. Here he presents the field of Asian trade markets and their form. [Playful - Ed]
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Another morsel from The Footy Almanac 2014
Debbie Lee’s piece on our sister site Stereo Stories is an exploration of the personal link between the Stones classic and her journeys to visit an ailing relative.
Tony McLeod is studying in Colorado. He is following the Broncos and the University of Colorado.
Lou on swing bowling. Has Boof been reading? Boof has gone to town on missing straight ones today.
John Green takes us on a walking tour down memory lane in Tigerland, and lets us know that he and a mate have developed a downloadable map to guide your journey to Tiger shrines like Jack Dyer’s old school and St Ignatius’ premiership bells on Richmond Hill.
As the Australians lick their wounds and prepare for the Second test against Pakistan, who look hungry, Lou reckons you can’t change 20 years of false learning in two days.
For those old enough to know better. A link to Russell Jackson’s brilliant ‘Wasted Afternoons’ blog with all the coloured uniforms in domestic one-day cricket. Read it and go and clean out your wardrobe (including the one in the garage).
We thought Lou might go hard. Here he starts with some views on the art of batting, the art of bowling, and on the organisation of the summer fixture. Just a few to kick him off.
Introducing Lou who has recently discovered the Almanac and, having thought about it for a while, has decided to become a contributor.
Darren ‘Smokie’ Dawson debuts on the Almanac’s sister site ‘Stereo Stories’ with a tale of lost love to the backdrop of Paul Kelly’s “Before too Long”.
Tim Harcourt on Gough Whitlam and his foreign policy. [Nice intersection of the personal and the academic from Tim -Ed]
Saint Yoshihiro Imagawa debuts with his story on how he became an Australian footy fan. “In 2011, I saw an AFL match at the pub by a chance; however I thought it was extraordinary (much different to other sports – I apologise if it offends you).” No apology necessary Yoshi. Welcome aboard.
Congratulations to Vin Maskell (Stereo Stories editor) and all those involved in the Stereo Stories Big Day out. From all reports (including this one) it was a huge success. Check out the card.
Only from Tinsel Tony Wilson. A tale of the competitive juices which flow on Grand Final day. [More Tinsel madness - which somehow makes sense, and has a heart-warming denouement - JTH]
Peter Goldsworthy’s fine poem about an end-of-career sportsman. [oustanding - Ed]
Philadelphia Eagles’ fan Scott Langford and New York Giants’ fan Cody Royle have a (very civilized, I must point out) debate about the big upcoming rivalry game between their two teams.
Miles Wilks takes issue with soccer appropriating the marketing slogan of “the World Game”.
This piece by Jason Kevin Groves from 2011 is one of the most eloquent descriptions of the journey into and out of serious depression. (Hope you are doing well Jason. Give us an update on your footy or personal adventures – Ed.)