Women Writing Footy – A Wheeler Centre Symposium Invitation

The Wheeler Centre hosts a discussion on women and footy writing with panel of first-round [literary] draft picks including Catherine Harris, Nicole Hayes, Miriam Sved and Triple R’s Alicia Sometimes from The Breakfasters. Get along and get involved!

Chinese Goldfields football (first published in the Guardian)

Patrick Skene tells the story of Chinese footy in the goldfields. [Excellent topic – Ed]

The Almanackers: N is for Nadel

N is for Nadel, radical, Almanacker and Pie man. Among others.

It’s the Black Caps’ division of labour I really enjoy

Brilliant teamwork has fostered the self-belief that has taken New Zealand to the cricket World Cup final for the first time, says Peter Cresswell. [Good to publish a Kiwi view – JTH]

Opening lines of Loose Men Everywhere

People always say I have a deep prejudice against Hawthorn – even a deep hatred. That always makes me laugh. I have the deepest respect for the mighty Hawks, so much so that they are the very first club to be mentioned in Loose Men Everywhere (soon to be re-published). You can order your copy through our crowdfunding campaign.

ICC World Cup 2015 Semi Final – New Zealand v South Africa: Sport as Art as Tool

You want creative: try this match report from E. Regnans.

2015 ICC World Cup – New Zealand v South Africa Audio

Missed the action from Eden Park in last night’s thrilling ICC World Cup semi final? Fear not! Keiran Deck’s summation of one of the most exciting semi finals will have you up to speed in no time.

An age-old debate: is dance a sport?

Bridget Schwerdt finds the parallels between sport (footy) and dance (ballet) in her entertaining debut piece and is rather persuasive in responding to an old question. [Bridget is our Grade 10 work experience student this week – JTH]

Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015: Damian Callinan and The Lost WW1 Diary

The Melbourne Comedy Festival gets underway this week and Almanacker Damian Callinan brings his acclaimed show; ‘The Lost WW1 Diary’ to the Melbourne Town Hall.

ICC World Cup, Semi Final-New Zealand v South Africa

Tuesday night’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park will be remembered as one of the all-time greats. The home side under enormous pressure to deliver, the South Africans desperate to progress beyond the semi final stage. A great report from Luke Reynolds

Footy Station

Almanackers – Footy’s on the Radio and 2SER is looking for volunteers to host a Sunday morning footy talk show with a distinct Sydney/NSW flavour.

Tom Bally has further details within.

Old Woollen Footy Jumper: Can you identify this mystery jumper and its owner?

A little challenge for the Almanackers – Identify this woollen footy jumper and who its owner might be.

Almanac Music: Songs to Brush By

Nothing like classic rock-and-roll anthems to turn even the most mundane chore into a festive jam session. Dips O’Donnell shares some of his favorites.

Help! Boxing Doco on Peter Jackson

David Latham plans a documentary on 19th-century boxer Peter Jackson, who won the Australian heavyweight title in 1886, and seeks experts who might appear on camera.

You Just Can’t Beat a Wool Footy Jumper

The wool footy jumper is about to make a comeback, reports Craig Dodson, who can’t wait to add a new one to his Sydney Swans/Brad Seymour model from the 1980s.

Little Local Larrikins Part Four: New-Found Form in a Tight Finish

Sean Mortell overcomes both numbing cold and talented opponents with some of his best play of the season to keep Eltham in the tennis match against Eaglemont.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A Winning Attitude is Habit-Forming

Should we be worried True Believers? Cam Hooke searches for some reassurance following the Pies lacklustre display against the Bulldogs on Saturday evening.

Don Bradman Lives Next Door – A Cricket Musical

If you like your cricket and you like your live theatre, then April 12th is your perfect storm of cricket-themed theatre. Read more…

Who Will Stand Up To FIFA?

The repercussions of FIFA’s decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup continue to impact soccer’s governing body. Vaughan Menlove hopes that the compensation packages handed out to the powerful European leagues don’t come at the expense of grass-roots football.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 22 of the A-League

Dennis Gedling with the Good bad an ugly for Round 22 of the A-League. We’re off to Bhutan!