More excellent footy pics from Peter Argent who watched the Southern Saints play RSMU Hawks in the NEFL in the mid-north of South Australia. [nice little cricket story too - JTH]
Four more wins and Collingwood will be in the Grand Final. True believer Cam Hooke takes a good look at Friday night’s Pies v Hawks.
The funeral of Jan (John) Gigacz, father of former footyalmanac.com.au editor, and great supporter and friend of the Almanac, Gigs, will be held on Friday morning. Details are included in this post.
Sasha Lennon celebrates The Gap Dragons’ footy club and the success of the annual round robin intra-club kids competition. He also thanks the Footy Almanac for getting behind the event.
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The Unknown Sports Lover responds to the Cronulla deal and does not sugar-coat the situation. Your thoughts? On the concept of the deal? On the terms of the deal? On what should ave happened?
Magpie fan Cam Hookes understates his case in previewing the GWS – Collingwood game. Injuries? The Pies have had a few. Poor games lately? The Pies have had a few. A win for the Pies? Comprehensively, with a bit of a push.
Wayde Petersen shares memories and pix of his father and the Plenty Rovers (now Mernda) footy club. Saturday is Mernda’s last game at the old Schotter Street ground before moving to new facilities next season. Wayde would like plenty of people to come down for the farewell.
Patrick Smith says Freo’s form has switched from being like the old Rottnest Ferry, chopping through the waves to a sleek hydrofoil, skimming across the water.
Gerry The Torp Both with a poignant postscript to his earlier piece on his old woollen Adelaide Uni Blacks jumper.
Cam Hooke chose watching the Bledisloe Cup over his Magpies on Saturday night (wise choice). He offers his usual calm, dispassionate analysis of where Collingwood are at.
Australia’s premier sport related art exhibition is now on in Melbourne. Check out the details.
Footy Almanac Bloods’ lunch with Peter Bedford. All welcome. [Check the Peter Bedford footy card]
Wally Stubbings, a great character of Australian life, passed away last month at the age of 101. Labour and rugby league historian Greg Mallory tells Wally’s story.
The AFL International Cup is in full swing, with matches on Saturday, semi finals on Tuesday and the final as curtain raiser to the Hawks – Cats blockbuster. All the links, fixtures and Stephen Alomes’ witty review of the Canada v USA Liberty clash are here.
Rod Oaten takes his place in the pantheon of Yallourn seconds sides.
And the big men fly in Dubai, Dalian and Delhi: the international dimensions of Aussie Rules Football
Economist (and footy fan) Tim Harcourt outlines the reasons behind Aussie Rules going global.