Almanac Teams: Citrus Bob’s All-Time Top 20 Players

Not wanting to miss out on the act, Citrus Bob Utber has come up with his top 20 players of all time. He should know what he is talking about.

Almanac Cricket – Blowers Out, Citrus Sweet

Citrus Bob is getting excited ahead of The Ashes this summer. He looks at the possible team line-ups for the first test at the Gabba.

The Art of Football Mark II

Citrus Bob Utber has curated the biggest AFL art exhibition ever. The Art of Football Mark II launches on Wednesday 13th of September. A few Almanackers will have their works featured in the exhibition.

Ten Things I Learnt From Observing Sport Last Week

Citrus Bob Utber had a big week – he became a great grandfather! But it didn’t stop him from keeping a keen eye on the world of sport.

Top 21 indigenous sporting people of all time

In this NAIDOC week, Citrus Bob Utber has named his top 21 indigenous sports stars of all time. What do you think?

The Art of Football Exhibition – MarnGrook

Citrus Bob is curating his second Art of Football exhibition and this one will focus on Marngrook. Citrus is currently seeking artists who may be interested in exhibiting their work.

Otten Not Forgotten

Andy Otten has had an interrupted career. Citrus Bob Utber has kept an eye on him in recent times.

Nostradamus Speaks

‘Citrus Bob’ Utber gives us his bold predictions for AFL season 2017. Let’s see how his thoughts hold-up at the end of year.

Round 1 – Fremantle v Geelong: Not So Quiet On The Western Front

Citrus Bob Utber provides a harrowing account of the battle fought at the Western Front (Subiaco) between Geelong and Fremantle.

Travel Almanac: Saturday in VB

More observations from Villers-Bretenneux by Citrus Bob.

Almanac Travel – L’homme dangereux

Citrus Bob has made a pilgrimage to Villers-Bretonneux, France, from where he writes of his grandfather, war, and of getting back into the classroom [Marvellous – Ed].

Almanac Cricket: What next for Australia?

Citrus Bob Utber loves a selection discussion and, after reporting on the entire Test summer, he picks his squad to tour India.

Australia v Pakistan – SCG Test, Day 1: Marvellous

Citrus Bob delights in some top-shelf Australian batting from the Big Ship, the Future Australian Captain and especially a “faultless, explosive, dynamic” DA Warner. Marvellous.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 5: Confessions of a Test Cricket Predictor

Citrus Bob Utber is a man of predictions. He’s happy to be proven wrong on this occasion in what turns into an absorbing Test match.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 4: Prospects thwarted

Citrus Bob arrives at the MCG on Day 4 with hopes for the game and without a jacket. He leaves still without a jacket.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 3: Bowlers take a hammering

Citrus Bob at the MCG sees Azhar Ali, DA Warner and UT Khawaja make life very difficult for the bowlers. With two days to play, the speed of Australia’s scoring has brought them back into calculations.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 2: Drizzle, Shmizzle.

Citrus Bob Utber, like many at the MCG, is being driven nuts by the rain – but that hasn’t stopped him catching up with friends old and new, and picking an Australian team of players who have animal and bird names.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 1: When Smith invited Lyon

Citrus Bob returns to the MCG for Boxing day 2016: a humid day of interesting moves, an abiding sense of time marching on and time to reflect.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 5: Enchanting Test cricket

After the first two sessions back on Thursday, no-one thought this Test match would reach the fifth day. But the fight in the Pakistanis meant it did. With the Australians getting jumpier and jumpier as the Pakistani batsmen crossed off the runs the Test turned into a near-classic.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 4: Tropical storms, Pakistani fight and No-Doze.

Citrus Bob Utber experiences the tropical delights of the Brisbane climate and a mighty fine fight from the Pakistani middle order, as they edge their way towards an unlikely victory. It’s just a pity the only locals still awake were those on No-Doze.