Homeward Bound

After the heat and dust of the Red Centre, Col is having a few days R&R in wet and windy Nuriootpa in the Barossa as he contemplates the run home for the Bombers.

A week’s a long time in footy, for Bomber supporters especially!

For the Bombers, a week has been a long time in footy ponders Col from Coober Pedy.

Round 9 – Essendon v Geelong: A rock and a hard place

Col’s off to Uluru, but he’s sticking his neck out before he goes. Bombers to win!

Bombers, Blues and the wood!

Certain teams have the “wood” over the Bombers and the Blues are no exception. Col is hoping this won’t be the case this week when his Bombers take on nemesis Carlton.

A hard rain’s gonna fall!

Bomber bombs, Bombers overshoot runway, it can all get a little too much for Col but he will still be there cheering for his team against the Hawks.

Critical round of footy this weekend. 

Round 6 will be a do or die round of footy as teams desperate for a win will be fighting this weekend to keep their finals aspirations alive.

Round 5: Nine games over five days

Footy over five days! Col picks his winners.

Round 4 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Power supply cut off by Bombers!

Bombers flick the switch and turn off the Power!

Round 4 Preview – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Do the Bombers have the Power to switch on?

Can the Bombers switch on against the Power on Sunday? Col certainly hopes so!

Grandkids and Bombers

What a delight taking the grandkids to the footy!

Ball tampering at a time of renewal and forgiveness

At this special time of renewal and forgiveness, with regards to the ball tampering issue, we can only hope that time will prove to be the healer it is.

AFL Preseason – Geelong v Essendon: JLT Community Series hits Colac

Bombers fly high in historic match at the Colac Central Reserve on Sunday.

Almanac Swimming: Lorne Pier to Pub 2018

Col reports completing the annual Lorne Pier to Pub ocean swim.

What a ball!

Late Saturday afternoon, Mitchell Starc bowled a brilliant, brutal, and game changing ball.

Memories Almanac

Col has suggested the idea that an almanac of memories, of growing up and rites of passage of almanackers to be considered for publication. What do you think?

A family full of Merrett

An inspiring read about Zach and Jackson Merrett’s family especially their mother’s battle with MS.

Round 1 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Boy, am I proud to be an Essendon supporter!

Col had a great day cheering his Bombers on to a fantastic win at the MCG in their “Comeback Story”.

The Footy Almanac: AFL 2017 Season Launch and Lunch

Season 2017 for The Footy Almanac was launched today with lunch at The North Fitzroy Arms.

The Ripview Swim Classic in Point Lonsdale is over for another year

Anyone for ocean swimming? Col takes us through some of the trials and tribulations of the sport.

Almanac Cricket (Book Review) – Benaud, an appreciation: A marvellous book, that.

Col Ritchie reviews Brian Matthews appreciation of Richie Benaud and gives it the thumbs up.