Almanac Soccer – Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory: Rivals

Peter Sweeney was at the Adelaide Oval to see Adelaide United take on arch-rivals Melbourne Victory. All looked good until…

SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt

Peter Sweeney was over the moon with the Sturt upset win over the favourites Port Adelaide in the SANFL Grand Final.

Michael Tuck in short sleeves?

Peter Sweeney looks at the 1987 Grand Final where Michael Tuck wore a short sleeve jumper for a half of footy. A fascinating tale.

SANFL Second Semi-final – Woodville-West Torrens Eagles v Port Adelaide Magpies

Port Adelaide Magpies got a win over the Eagles in the SANFL semi-finals and have advanced to the Grand Final.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: 20 minutes

West Coast and Port Adelaide delivered an enthralling final that the weekend needed. Edge of your seat stuff in the last quarter.

SANFL – Finals double-header: Winx, Winx, say no more

Winx, winx, say no more, but the Adelaide Oval nearly has it all, as Peter Sweeney found out.

Footy final, by ferry

Being ferried (for free) to a footy final was a first for Peter Sweeney.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Mumma Mac and her Hawks

Peter Sweeney remembers a wonderful character, Mumma Mac, who barracked for Hawthorn long before they were any good.

Super Netball – West Coast Fever v Collingwood Magpies

It was a good weekend for Collingwood with wins in the AFL and Super Netball. Peter Sweeney caught the netball action in Perth.

Almanac Cricket – Saudi Arabia v Kuwait: Bowling change at the water buffalo end

A trip to northern Thailand to visit his school teacher daughter, resulted in a sporting coup for Peter Sweeney.

Almanac T-shirts and bush footy: Where the f..k is Tooleybuc

Tooleybuc is a long, long way from their native Northern Territory, but Peter Sweeney runs into two fellows who have taken to the town like fish to water.

Round 2 – Port Adelaide v Fremantle: The Oakbank-Adelaide Oval quinella

Delightful piece in the finest Almanac tradition from Peter Sweeney who writes about his Sunday in the Adelaide Hills and at the Adelaide Oval.

Almanac Racing: Well done Chelz

Chelsea MacFarlane had a big win at the Balranald Cup and celebrated in style.

Almanac Cricket: Julien Wiener takes on Japan coaching role

Peter Sweeney chats to former opening Australia batsman Julien Wiener about the 2017 ICC World Cricket League qualifiers, Japan and facing Jeff Thomson.

Almanac Racing: Emus, cats and three-legged corgis and their place in training great mares

Road travellers to and from Perth will now learn of the unusual animal friendships which helped a horse become a superstar. Peter Sweeney reports. [Classic bush training yarn of a world class mare – JTH]