My wonderful, wonderful uncle, Stan Schulz, died last week and is being buried today at Ropeley in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland. He was a great man – a truly great man. He and Aunty June survived the catastrophic Grantham flood in January 2011. I wrote this story about him.
John Harms describes the weight of a weekend when he is challenged to be honest about what goes on in the human heart. [Yes, it’s complex JTH – Ed]
The day we beat The Beaver and a sympahetic Maso was paid with a signed IOU.
Today, October 19, 2015 is the 40th anniversary of John Harms’s hole-in-one. We re-visit the story of the course where it happened, and of the event. [Forty years! Really – JTH]
John Harms stumbled across the old Hawthorn song (which will be of interest to Scrays fans as well).
John Harms elaborates on his suggestion (on ABCTV’s Offsiders) to include Paul Kelly and Mick Thomas in the Grand Final pre-match – every year. [Who else would you include? Ed]
The story of The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch held at the Royal Melbourne Hotel in Bourke St last Friday. Cast your Brownlow votes.
John Harms takes us back to five minutes of genius from Stevie J v the Bulldogs in 2012. Remember the moment? Is there a footy instinct?
Chappy! He’s so reliable. [A piece first published for Chappy’s 200th – Ed]
P.J. Flynn, I’ll see your Stevie J and raise you 200-gamer Joel Selwood. How do we understand the skipper’s place in the remarkable cultural transformation at Geelong? [More Cats stuff! About time.]
Michael Duffy’s piece from Loon Pond has a crack at those who see a little too much in footy (I think?) [Thanks to Ian Syson for finding it – JTH]
Steve Fahey’s piece on Craig Davis reminded me of the time Craig contacted me (in 2011) about David Bridie’s masterful song The Deserters, the film clip for which is also outstanding. Here’s that little article. [Do yourself a favour – JTH]
Ross Wells continues to stake his claim for a spot in the Ultimate Wool Team for Riverina.
Brian Muir was a wool classer, analyst and later a manager at Dalgety’s. He played at St Kilda, coached the Under 19s and has been a club stalwart for over half a century. He spoke to JTH yesterday. [A worthy nom for the Vic side – Ed]
JTH is slapping himself about the face on this one. Here he argues that Watto must play, and that the boy from Ipswich is, by nature, a bowler.
The $1-nothing winner and the long shot sit side by side in Grand Slam tennis.
And the long-shot potential quarter finalist can also offer some value.
John Harms explains. [He reckons he’s found the value – your thoughts? Ed]
Fitzroy played away on Saturday.
Here’s the WA team based on nominations that have come in this season, and earlier. Please argue for changes (as the South Australians have been doing). And add any further nominations. There’s quite a few nominations of footballers who MAY have an association with wool. If you can shed any light on these please do by adding a comment.
Pretty good side I’d have to say!