Tom Martin tells the tale of how Uni Blacks used poetry to help snag ex Crows player Nick Gill. Could a few sonnets have saved the Swans a few mill on Buddy?
Perhaps the greatest intellectual challenge of the footy season: both entering, and understanding how it is calculated. (It’s actually pretty simple – Ed) Pick your Top 8 in order and win the cash prize.
Build your family’s fortune.
Represent your footy club.
Enjoy a better standard of banality in your footy-tipping banter.
Our intrepid writers report on Round 3 of the 2013 season. From the stadia to the suburbs, they chronicle a selection of matches which included the Friday night re-match of the 2012 Grand Final.
John Harms in conversation with Bruno Lettieri as part of The Twilight School at Salesian College. (March 11)
Round 2 reports from our merry band.
Re-live the opening games of the 2013 NRL season with these yarns from our rugby league writers.
Ian Bland brings tears to grown men’s eyes with this epic poem about the Grand Final at Sulphur Creek.
Where is the biggest cricket match this week? You get the Alan Davies fool’s buzzer if you said Capetown. Its Terang where Almanac stalwart Luke Reynolds lines up for his 300th go round with Pomborneit CC.
John Kingsmill, writer, designer, graphic artist and a tower of strength (often behind the scenes) to the whole Almanac thingo had some (major) running repairs on his heart last week. I am happy to say that this typical JK email has been penned to convey the message that things are on the improve.
All welcome to the launch of the champion off-spinner’s new book, Ashes to Ashes, the story of the Australian summer . March 11 at the Yarras. These are always terrific nights. Cate McGregor (of recent Australian Story fame) to do the honours.
Martin Flanagan says this is a book more Australians should read.
What happened? [Interesting snap from Peter Argent]
Rob Bath remembers his table tennis partner Peter White: a brilliant, intuitive fix-anything mechanic, generous barbecue host, prodigious beer drinker, school bus driver and owner of useful tractors and other heavy machinery
Almanacker and Demon stalwart David Bridie is playing with Frank Yamma at the Brunswick Music Festival on 14 March. Do yourself a favour.
Rod Ryan has managed to spend a lot of time in an affair with his great love: football.
Stephen Alomes exhibition ‘Peptides’ continues this week, after an excellent exploration led by Dr Chris McAuliffe.
Chris Harms, whose bowling action was highlighted in a recent piece by John Harms, replies to his cousin.