Matthew Klugman and Gary Osmond, authors of Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo, have an article today on The Conversation which should interest Almanackers.
A place to leave your thoughts as the Adelaide Test comes to life and meanders along, just like that great river the Torrens
In good news for cricket fans, Gideon Haigh has a new book out. You are invited to the launch of ‘Uncertain Corridors’ TONIGHT. (Nov 30)
It’s 25 years since Brutas Mudcake discovered cricket. Curtly Ambrose. Cricket cards. Mervmania. It does not rank as one of the most memorable seasons in cricket history on the surface but to a seven year old, it was magical. But could we possibly beat the Windies?
More glamour pinups from Peter Argent of his current love children – Redback all rounder Kane Richardson and batting prodigy Travis Head.
The Footy Almanac 2013 is out now.
The Forewords and Grand Final essays always generate comment. Here’s a list of the writers and their topics.
Thursday is the big night for Melbourne Almanackers. Gather at the All Nations Hotel in Richmond to collect your books, and buy a dozen for Christmas presents to delight family and friends with your spontaneous and unedited wit and wisdom. Meet the crew and buy a box to guarantee your slot in next year’s edition.
The 2013 Footy Almanac has been launched in Brisbane and a very good night was had. If you missed it, here’s the snapshots to put you in the picture.
You’ve seen the photo, now read the book. Almanackers are invited to the launch of ‘Black and Proud – The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’, next Friday, 29 November 2013.
Invers writes for the Almanac, with a desperate plea for advice from the Almanac’s cricket experts over each day of the Ashes Test series. The Australian selectors have suggested a line-up, but all contributions are welcome. Let us know which day you want to kick Watto, or decry the modern game and how 20/20 has ruined everything. Original suggestions will also be published.
PNG have recorded a confidence-building win in their campaign to reach the 2015 World Cup. Adam Cassidy reports from the UAE on an exciting possibility.
Join the Tiger faithful at East Coburg Cricket Club to hear Trent Cotchin and Mick Molloy rally the troops. Full booking details in the attached post.
Young Fraser Sutherland shares a poem that beautifully captures the temperament of the bowler.
Brutus Mudcake likes to think outside the square. He reckons the Sheffield Shield broadcasts are better on the Internet than with a limited non-commercial ABC coverage.
The NHL Ice Hockey tradition of letting every premiership player have the Stanley Cup for a day lets it travel to the roots of the sport in the small clubs and communities where those players grew up. It is a qualitatively different adventure that lets heart and roots supplant dollars and achievement for a few days.
Gideon Haigh is the thinking man’s John Harms. John Harms is the drinking man’s Gideon Haigh. Why not join them both for the launch of Gideon’s new cricket book (I know I’ll need a new bookshelf too). Details attached. Gideon will also preview a new (or clean) shirt for the occasion.
Ever wondered what happens when you cross Litza’s pop culture myopia, with Flynny’s mathematical acumen, and then marry them with Rulebook’s analytical obsession? Neither had I until I read this dissection of a Bugs Bunny baseball cartoon.
Interpol have asked the Footy Almanac for assistance with identifying this man. Recent sightings have been reported at Flemington, Warrnambool, Kardinia Park, Galle (Sri Lanka), Augusta Georgia (USA) , Madison Square Gardens (USA) and the Windsor Castle Hotel in London (UK).
Ron Wells now lives far away from the penetrine and orange slices of yesteryear and wonders why he still cares about grey Melbourne winters and football. On Grand Final day, he contemplates the dreams of players, the lamentations of fans, and the fairytale of one neglected player who lived his dream.
Historian Steve Alomes urges sports fans to see the big picture and not dismiss International Rules football, after the disappointment of the recent indigenous team tour to Ireland.