Almanac Music: The Smokers, 2000

You won’t get a chance to see a gig from The Smokers, but Earl O’Neill takes us back to the first, last and only time the band got together.

Cynique, moi?

Earl pierces the AFL’s corporate veil to discuss the machinations behind AFLW.

Clothes maketh the man

With standards slipping dangerously, at last, gentlemen, Earl O’Neill shares his tips for looking sharp. Because “looking sharp is important.” [Magnificent – Ed].

The 2018 ‘Do As You’re Told’ Cup

Earl O’Neill expresses his thoughts on the AFLW situation and the Superbowl in typical earl style.

Almanac Sport: The 2017 Kids’ Party Cup

Earl waxes lyrical about the delights of summer weekends; everything from backyard fun, cricket on the radio, Primal Scream, the coming footy season, and even Germaine Greer.

A Team Of Bruisers

Earl O’Neill has put together a team of the toughest and hardest players in VFL/AFL history. This is a team not to mess with.

The 2017 Donald ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Earl O’Neill describes his Grand Final with a marvellous piece of stream of consciousness which absolutely nails it.

Brownlow Live!

Earl O’Neill found numerous ways to keep himself entertained during a long Brownlow Medal count. Hilarious observations and critiques of the big event that Dusty was always going to win.

The 2017 Christopher Hitchens Cup

Earl O’Neill on Club Culture, Coleslaw and Confetti.

The 2017 Bob Skilton Cup

Earl O’Neill watched all four week one AFL Finals. Well, mostly. Should there be a mercy rule? (Happy birthday to Perky Girl from all at the Almanac)

The 2017 Hazem El Masri Cup

Where were your grandparents born? Warsaw? Wagga Wagga? Windhoek? Earl O’Neill gets thinking over some not-so-fast food…

The 2017 Nick Riewoldt Cup

Earl recounts his greatest Nicks in tribute to the retiring champion

The 2017 George Gay Cup

Fremantle falling one point short of a desired scoreline takes Earl to the Battle of Midway and back

The 2017 John Profumo Cup

Earl O’Neill has his say on the scandals going on at the AFL. He believed the name and shame approach doesn’t help anyone.

The 2017 Infinitesimalist Cup – Round Sixteen

Earl O’Neill casts his eye over which teams can actually have an impact come finals time in the AFL. Sydney are surging, the Cats are in there as always and the Doggies look to miss out altogether.

The 2017 Black Dog Cup

This is at once a challenging and reassuring discussion of people and their struggles from Earl O’Neill who is as open and as honest as ever – and whose motivation is as pure as it comes.

The 2017 Screamadelica Cup

Earl O’Neill gives a counterpoint from his last post with an uplifting rock and roll track.

The 2017 Yersinia Pestis Cup – Round Thirteen

Earl O’Neill serves up another quirky piece for your entertainment. This topsy-turvy season has every team’s supporters on edge and the top eight window is wide open for teams to claim a spot.

The 2017 Bert Bell Cup – Round Twelve

Earl O’Neill marvels at such an even first half of the 2017 season. Can his Monaros dominate the second half of the season??

The 2017 Alan Turing Cup – Round Twelve

Earl O’Neill encountered a DeLorean and went back to 2005 for this Round 12 preview. This is trip back in time worth taking.