As the Australians lick their wounds and prepare for the Second test against Pakistan, who look hungry, Lou reckons you can’t change 20 years of false learning in two days.
Calllum O’Connor continues the season of the Lower Plenty 3rd XI with a bit of niggle helping the team get home for a win on the weekend.
Part 2 of the People’s Elbow’s Trade Period Review… where cult-figure-status hair beats a dubious highlight reel every day of the week.
Brilliant young talent is on display in Darwin as Jackson Clark reviews the Round 4 clashes in the NTFL.
Matt Watson consults a leading sports psychologist to explore the mental side of Hawthorn’s domination and Sydney’s capitulation in the 2014 AFL Grand Final.
E.Regnans fifth day meditation on fortune, chance, patience, technique and all the other vagaries of Test Cricket in the desert.
For those old enough to know better. A link to Russell Jackson’s brilliant ‘Wasted Afternoons’ blog with all the coloured uniforms in domestic one-day cricket. Read it and go and clean out your wardrobe (including the one in the garage).
The story of “Wheels” and the impact he had on a local footy club. [Funny - Ed]
We thought Lou might go hard. Here he starts with some views on the art of batting, the art of bowling, and on the organisation of the summer fixture. Just a few to kick him off.
Vaughan Menlove celebrates the life and contribution of Johnny Warren to the development of the World Game in Australia, on the 10th anniversary of Johnny’s passing.
Introducing Lou who has recently discovered the Almanac and, having thought about it for a while, has decided to become a contributor.
A moving piece from Dips O’Donnell about triumph and struggle and his daughter Kate.
Yoshi Imagawa takes issue with his Saints’ trade decisions and wonders about the influence of Chris Pelchen on the club’s recent direction.
Darren ‘Smokie’ Dawson debuts on the Almanac’s sister site ‘Stereo Stories’ with a tale of lost love to the backdrop of Paul Kelly’s “Before too Long”.
Crio points out the pitfalls of the double album. Then he discusses the Friday-Saturday double meeting at The Valley. Lots of races: but how many of them are any good? The Manikato and the Cox Plate certainly are.
It’s a cracking afternoon. Down tools and come along. Bring your friends. Book now.
Mickey Randall reminisces about the times, names and places of growing up with cricket as a constant summer companion.
Sal take his customary look at this week’s racing. Seems he has been around the mark, and his arguments makes sense again.
The People’s Elbow’s Guide to Carlton’s Trade Period: Part One — The Outs (aka Mick “The Blue Butcher” Malthouse)
In Part I of his review of Carlton’s off-season, the People’s Elbow looks at those who have emptied their lockers at Princes Park.
Tim Harcourt on Gough Whitlam and his foreign policy. [Nice intersection of the personal and the academic from Tim -Ed]