Some thoughts on the week past

Port Adelaide supporter and Alice Springs journalist Nick Kossatch with a reflection on Phil Walsh and the other events of the week.

Where in the world is P. Flynn?

I think he’s inside the Arctic Circle now, after annoying the bejesus out of everyone at the Irish Derby at The Curragh.

Round 13 – Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows: AFL footy is like school footy

Some Junior Almanac brightness on a genuinely dark day. Aidan Hammond’s match report of both Adelaide’s stirring win over the Lions at the ‘Gabba as well as East Adelaide’s thrilling come-from-behind win over St Joseph’s in school footy.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Update: Round 14

Peter Hille soldiers on with the latest Rotary Pick One Update.

Round 14 Preview – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

World class footy analysis for the serious Pies fan. [All games are important but I suspect Dr Hooke is thinking this one in even more important – Ed]

The Game they Play in Prison

Ever wondered how footy is played inside prison? The Inside Man gives us his second report with an insightful story about the unique way that footy is played inside the hard-scrabble prisons of North West WA. (Comments welcomed as they mean a lot to the blokes inside – Ed.)

Four generations of one family at the footy together

This is a classic window into footy life and culture. Four generations of Craig Nott’s family were at the footy a couple of weeks ago. [Brilliant – Ed]

Almanac Cricket: Tony Dell Standing Tall

Tony Dell is an Almanac supporter living in Brisbane. He played two Tests for Australia. His charity was the matchday charity for last year’s PM XI match in Canberra. It’s important work. Tony features in an article on PTSD – or as he prefers, simply PTS – in the Queensland RSL News sharing his experiences on coping with PTS after his return from Vietnam. A timely and important read in regards to Mens’ health

The centre of AFL in 2015

Mike on the centre of the AFL in 2015 and the result will suprise

Dean Cox’s Dry July – Part One: Why I’m Having a Crack at Dry July

The Cancer Council’s Dry July challenge raises funds for essential cancer research. Having hung up the boots at the end of last season – and partial to the odd (responsible) tipple now that he’s retired – former West Coast Eagles star Dean Cox has committed to giving up the grog this July to help fight cancer.

The Almanac (Manning Clark) Cricket Dinner – Thursday July 16 at the RMH

The Lord’s test is one of the special sporting occasions. If you are stuck in Melbourne, but want to mark the event in style then come along to the annual Almanac cricket dinner, on Thursday, July 16 at 6.30pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. The night will feature a chat with one of the grand elder statesmen of Australian cricket, Colin McDonald.

Round 13 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Some big questions answered

Oh so-very-close to causing an upset, but Cam Hooke is nothing if not upbeat after the Pies’ trip across the Nullarbor. Some big questions were answered by Collingwood last night.

The First Drop Punt? Recent research from a kick historian

Jim Johnson is fascinated by kicking styles in Australian football. Here is some of his research.

Round 12 – Geelong v Melbourne: Good Luck With That…

Rusty Berther is a man who has dished out curses on his beloved Demons – now, after years of suffering and a breakthrough win, he’s ready to offload one onto Geelong.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Update

The latest Fitzroy Rotary info from Peter Hille, who truly suffers for his good omens.

VAFA – Fitzroy v St Kevin’s: Scrubbers scare Skobbers but Coach cares for the young cobbers

King George III chronicles a classic game at Brunswick Street Oval in which the Roys nearly caused the upset of the season

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – “Oh yes, Ferocity”

After the week off to re-charge, Cam Hooke is already toey ahead of Thursday night’s blockbuster against the Dockers in Subi.

Almanac AFL Discussion: will there be less free-to-air sport in the future?

With no AFL game on Sunday, this begs the question will there be less free-to-air sport in the future? The Australian Financial Review discusses this very topic.

Junior Girls Footy: Abby Lennon at Wests (Toowong) in Brisbane

Girls footy is ticking along in Brisbane thanks to players like Molly Lennon.

Almanac Cricket – Fractious Divisions: Selecting the First Ashes Test XI

The 2015 Ashes series kicks off in Cardiff in just under three weeks time. Following a rout of the Windies in the Caribbean, the make up of our Ashes side presents selectors with some healthy dilemmas. Our good friend Cricket Froth selects his test XI.