The 2018 No Zones Cup – Finals, Week One

As is usual, Earl O’Neill makes a helluva lot of sense in this wrap of Finals, Week 1.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty Three, still

Earl O’Neill assesses the seasons of some who are done, and looks at the finals before us, as only Earl can.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty Three

While illness and disease ravaged all around him, Earl had numerous insightful flashes to consider – finals scheduling, Franklin as All-Australian captain – but in the end he decided to present some thoughts about the teams that have played their last game for 2018.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty One

Almanacker Earl has had one of those weeks! Here’s his story.

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Twenty

Earl covers the waterfront this week. From AFL rule changes, to the possible non-expansion of AFLW, to the difference between KISS and the New York Dolls..

The 2018 No Zones Cup – Round Nineteen

A bit of Numerology this week from Earl O’Neill as he wraps up Round 19.

Sydney Almanackers’ Football Lunch (Aug 11)

Sydney Almanackers, time for a get together. Aug 11 lunch and then footy at Henson Park.

2018, Bondi to Blacktown, tickets for the zone please

Piloting his Triumph Sprint from the SCG to the city’s West, Earl O’Neill ponders a Swans team in decline as the Giants, being coached from the bench, add some spark to their season.

Five live stylists

Blues blood runs in Earl O’Neill’s veins. (No typo there.) He shares memories of five of his best experiences and, oh, what a lucky man he’s been!

The 2018 Transition Coach Cup

The state of the game, transition coaches, fatwas, and everything else associated with footy are in Earl’s sights!

The 2018 Chilly Winds Of Winter Cup

As folks are starting to bang on about the ‘run to the finals’, the crew at Stop Privatisation Of Footy Productions figured it was their last chance for a Mid Term Report. And here it is.

The Ringo Kid

Greetings Tipsters Found a pamphlet I wrote, season review ’97. Geez, I’ve been doing this for awhile. Interviewed Troy Luff in the Swans rooms, Feb that year. He was a regular bloke, on talking to oppo players during the game, “Sometimes you might say there’s a good looking girl in the crowd but mostly it’s [Read more]

Sydney Almanackers’ get-together

Calling all Sydneysiders. Earl reckons it’s time for an Almanacker gathering at the local footy.

The 2018 Eddie Betts Cup

[JTH here] I love Earl’s stuff. Ahead of his time. I find myself in agreement with references to:
Dean Rioli
The Lions of 2001-2003
Gilbert McAdam
Wayne Schwass
Other stuff including a great line about Eddie Betts
And if there’s a get together at Henson Park please let me know.

The 2018 Paul Morse Cup

Earl O’Neill is back in the day. Think about it – was life ever free or easy? Here’s one take on it.

State of the game – The 2018 Redtails Cup

Earl O’Neill’s tongue-in-cheek suggestion to reduce pressure and congestion – inspired in part by the Redtails’ performance in Alice Springs

The 2018 Perky Girl Cup

The Voice f Perky Girl has some observations of recent footer – and Mother’s Day.

The 2018 Cannonball Adderley Cup – Round Seven

After Round 7, Earl O’Neill re-visits his pre-season forecasts. Which teams would you now list as: No chance, Outside chance, Fair chance, Good chance, and Very Good chance?

The 2018 Cup Of Hubris

Earl O’Neill looks at the state of the 18-team AFL comp and wonders how the battling teams will fight their way off the bottom.

Almanac Footy – A Tipster’s Retrospective from the Smokers’ Lounge

Earl O’Neill plays free and loose with this Round 4 retrospective, coping with everything from the unorthodox orthodoxy of Whoosha to the absurdities of the latest high rotation ad from AAMI.