0-5 is enough for Cam Hooke and the Collingwood faithful. With arch-rivals Melbourne and Collingwood set to cash on a Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, the True Believers are confident of getting the points.
A fitting tribute to the great South African all-rounder Clive Rice (from ESPNCricinfo).
Some of the most memorable sporting contests in history have been provided by NFL Super Bowl contests. Pigskin fan Logan R. Grayson recalls famous underdog wins in the NFL’s ‘big dance.’
Lunch this week is shaping up as a beauty. Come and join John Harms this Friday at the Royal Melbourne Hotel as he chats to Swans premiership player Luke Ablett about his life in footy, as well as his life as a writer, international volunteer and project officer promoting gender equality in sport.
Sports historian – and Cats fan – Bruce Kennedy was all too familiar with the Hoops’ record in Canberra, and approached the clash against the Giants with a degree of caution. Class and experience, however, won the day.
The Roys found it mighty tough away to St Bedes but the warmth of the North Fitzroy Arms helped get things back on track. King George III was there.
Five losses in a row is Cam Hooke’s tipping point. It’s time for change and there’s selection pressure coming from the VFL players. The axe? Swing it.
Ken Haley was in that number in 1966 and he wants to be there when next the Saints go marching in. Here is his story of a cold and wet afternoon when two re-developing sides went at it. [Nice to have you on our page Ken – JTH]
Poppy Penny recounts last weekend’s Dockers’ win which righted the good ship Freo.
The Adelaide Chapter of the Australian Society for Sports History invites local Almanackers to their next function on August 5. [These are excellent occasions for those who like sports history and the written and spoken word – JTH]
Peter Hille updates us with the latest Fitzroy Pick One info.
After a well-earned mid-winter break in significantly warmer climes than the nation’s capital, Cam Hooke is back with the Magpie faithful’s guide to their Round 17 clash against the Western Bulldogs.
A few beers, a bite to eat, and time to celebrate The Footy Almanac 2014. Come along to the Royal Exhibition in Surry Hills this Sunday July 26. (Spread the word)
Almanac supporter Shane Joyce is organizing a fundraiser for Parkdale Secondary College on Friday July 24. Starting at $250 a head you get the chance to play on a course ranked in the top 10 in Australia, a three course meal, drinks, a polo shirt and an evening’s entertainment with Simon Marshall, Scott Lucas and Ben Dixon.
Tom Richardson’s piece, published in ‘In Daily’ on Thursday, and brought to us by Mick Pullen.
Righto Pick One entrants, getting to the pointy end of competition 2. Here is the state of play this week.
Drawing together all information (including some chest-beating propaganda from a Weagle counterpart), Cam Hooke previews the crucial Collingwood v West Coast clash.
James Coventry is an ABC sports commentator based in Adelaide. Robert Walls’ time at Fitzroy is the subject of this extract from his book Time and Space, which is a history of strategy, tactics and coaching innovation in Australian football.
Williamstown CYMS are having a past players luncheon this coming Saturday at Fearon Reserve. The occasion will celebrate the 2014 and 1970 premiership teams and co-incides with a must-win game for the CY’s against the team they rolled to win last year’s Premier C division flag, Therry Penola.