They Need To Go

Anne Cahill Lambert comes off the long run and whacks The Footy Show right between the eyes. Booomm!

Are We There Yet? Yes. We. Are!

Anne Cahill Lambert has a new spring in her step after Hawthorn’s new CEO was announced.

AFLW v AFL(M)

Anne Cahill Lambert compares and contrasts the women’s and men’s AFL leagues, and offers some advice going forwards.

Oh dear, Dermie

“Dear Dermie, I am a Hawthorn supporter and was one of your greatest fans. Until last week…” Anne Cahill Lambert with an open letter of disappointment to Dermott Brereton.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: You’re The Voice

Anne Cahill Lambert draws her AFLW coverage (following the Crows and their coach all over the country) to a triumphant conclusion

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: The Number Is Seven

Battling the heat, Anne Cahill Lambert kept her support levels high as Adelaide won convincingly against the Magpies to earn a Grand Final berth this weekend.

AFLW Round 6 – Adelaide v Melbourne: Oysters, Thunder and Heartburn

Anne Cahill Lambert reflects on a near-miss for the Crows, mistimed oysters and the prowess of Daisy Pearce on a sweltering night in Darwin.

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Brisbane: A Few Things Happened On The Way To The Ground

Anne Cahill Lambert caps off a sad week by visiting her niece (who is still the coach of Adelaide).

AFLW Round 4 – Fremantle v Adelaide: First Quarter Blackout

Anne Cahill Lambert reflects on a game of ‘three quarters’ between the Dockers and Crows, as well as the effects of the infamous Fremantle Doctor.

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide v Carlton: Heaven of a weekend

Anne Cahill Lambert caught the action in this scrappy game on a mobile phone in Rutherglen.

Another First for Women in AFL

This piece was originally published in 2013. Anne Cahill Lambert tells us about the achievements of her niece and other women in winning coaching positions in senior men’s clubs in the major State Leagues (VFL, WAFL and NEAFL). Apparently one of the problems with women footballers is that they talk a lot. They are welcome at Almanac lunches at any time.

AFLW Round 1 – Adelaide v GWS: Adelaide’s first AFLW win: What history!

Anne Cahill Lambert takes us through last weekend’s historic win for Adelaide.

Here’s what should have happened

Who’d have thunk that in 2016, Mel McLaughlin would have been treated the way she was by Chris Gayle says Anne Cahill Lambert. One off? No, it wasn’t.

Almanac Cricket: A bit of diversity and respect, please

Swinging the ball between seething and high dudgeon, Anne Cahill Lambert makes strong cases for more women’s voices in the commentary box, the boardroom and for more international cricket at Manuka Oval

Round 20 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Blockbuster – What Happened There?

Anne Cahill Lambert enjoys a weekend with a Baptism, a Hawks win and some great footy from the Melbourne v Bulldogs curtain-raiser at the Docklands.

Almanac Unicycling: On the National Championships, Davis Cup, NEAFL and Phil Walsh

Unicycle hockey? Anne Cahill-Lambert heads to Darwin to watch this unique sport, and also catches a game of footy in which her niece is involved as an assistant coach. And, in this general sports chat, ACL comments on the grief of the Phil Walsh tragedy.

Cricket, Skin Cancer and Women

Anne Cahill Lambert makes a telling case for cricket commentary to include the better half of the Australian population. (Surely no woman could improve on Slats and Heals? – Ed.)

Using Everything You’ve Got to Win a Premiership

Anne Cahill Lambert explains the Tigers rise from the doldrums. They have a woman as President and more women in leadership roles than any other AFL club.

Canberra: The Epicentre of Elite Sport

Ann Cahill Lambert tells us about the latest innovations and collaboration in sports science. The University of Canberra’s new Sports Commons facility gives the ACT Brumbies (Super 14’s finalists this weekend) and the Canberra Capitals a leading edge.

The Hawks looking for oxygen

I recently obtained a new oxygen machine which includes a backpack and two batteries that last for about five hours each*. This machine has brought a new independence to my life, so I decided I would be brave and attempt an evening at the footy to see my team play the Cats.  It was Round [Read more]