The Game they Play in Prison

Ever wondered how footy is played inside prison? The Inside Man gives us his second report with an insightful story about the unique way that footy is played inside the hard-scrabble prisons of North West WA. (Comments welcomed as they mean a lot to the blokes inside – Ed.)

Round 13 Preview – What is the Point?

  Greetings all,   Wow, two in a row and the Blues are chirpy! Almost as much as the Demons – which has made this household a veritable birds nests for the last couple of weeks!   However all is not well for the AFL despite the glee in this house.  A fair bit was [Read more]

Four generations of one family at the footy together

This is a classic window into footy life and culture. Four generations of Craig Nott’s family were at the footy a couple of weeks ago. [Brilliant – Ed]

Sabina Park Test – West Indies v Australia: Don’t worry about a thing

Who would say no to Test cricket in Jamaica? Not Joseph Ryan. A wonderful “I was there” account from Sabina Park.

Wimbledon: Volatility and security in early-round, late-night tennis punting

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]

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: Changing Tides, Changing Tiges

Away from the AFL bubble that is Melbourne, Sarah Black realises her couch position doesn’t influence what happens to her beloved Tigers as she enjoys some Southern New South Wales sand and surf. As well as a Tigers win.

VAFA – Ajax v Fitzroy: We’re playing away

Fitzroy played away on Saturday.

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond: Ten whole years

Mathilde de Hautecloque thanks a giraffe for her experience of the famous Swans Grand Final victory in 2005, as she comes to terms with what happened during last Friday night’s anniversary celebration game. [Beaut piece – Ed]

Almanac Cricket: Tony Dell Standing Tall

Tony Dell is an Almanac supporter living in Brisbane. He played two Tests for Australia. His charity was the matchday charity for last year’s PM XI match in Canberra. It’s important work. Tony features in an article on PTSD – or as he prefers, simply PTS – in the Queensland RSL News sharing his experiences on coping with PTS after his return from Vietnam. A timely and important read in regards to Mens’ health

Round 13 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Jibber JABber from the world of Naive Idiots

Armin Richter revels in the Hawks 38-point defeat of the Bombers and saves a special whack for the objectors to Sam Mitchell’s sledging of Michael Hibberd.

The centre of AFL in 2015

Mike on the centre of the AFL in 2015 and the result will suprise

The spectre of the polo club

The Brisbane Polo Club yesterday went the way of A.B. Paterson’s Geebung counterparts, falling off their ponies to become spectres of the past, when the club officially wound up after having sold its home of a quarter of a century, the notable Naldham House. While the poetic polo club of ‘Banjo’ Paterson fame and their opponents [Read more]

Round 13 – Fearless 2015: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Pies and Tigers earn it this week.

As we turn our attention back to a full suite of games for round 14, Fearless sets you up with his ‘what-you-need-to-know’ from round 13

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Thirteen

Now with added finals ready reckoner, Earl O’Neill is looking towards September.

Northern FL: Northcote Park fall to Lower Plenty as the race to the finals begins

Stephen Marson writes how Northcote Park lose a crucial match against the Bears as the race to the finals begins.

The West Coast Hobgoblins

Phil Smythe and the gang head to downtown Roppongi in Tokyo for their West Coast Eagles footy fix.

Almanac Soccer – Those Magnificent Matildas

No Y chromosome? No money? No respect from sections of the chattering class? No worries! Dennis Gedling’s stellar tribute to the Matilda’s and their feats at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Dean Cox’s Dry July – Part One: Why I’m Having a Crack at Dry July

The Cancer Council’s Dry July challenge raises funds for essential cancer research. Having hung up the boots at the end of last season – and partial to the odd (responsible) tipple now that he’s retired – former West Coast Eagles star Dean Cox has committed to giving up the grog this July to help fight cancer.

The Almanac (Manning Clark) Cricket Dinner – Thursday July 16 at the RMH

The Lord’s test is one of the special sporting occasions. If you are stuck in Melbourne, but want to mark the event in style then come along to the annual Almanac cricket dinner, on Thursday, July 16 at 6.30pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. The night will feature a chat with one of the grand elder statesmen of Australian cricket, Colin McDonald.

Round 13 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Arm Wrestling with Siblings

A great piece from Yvette Wroby on the many wonderful people she’s met on her football supporting journey. Now, if only the universe could provide a flag…