Almanac Inventiveness: Gotta keep possession

What can be done with a footy? Where are the limits? Adam Muyt on a chance encounter at the bottleshop – with a sassy footy creative; pushing boundaries.

AFLW Round 7 – Carlton v Brisbane: Wake-up Call

After a weekend of coaching U-13 girl’s footy, Sasha Lennon took a break on a rainy Sunday afternoon to listen to the pros.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 1 is upon us

Round 1 sees Collingwood take on the reigning premiers Western Bulldogs. Cam Hooke previews the big clash and wraps up the action in the AFLW and netball.

Almanac League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 3 2017

Hamish Neal with his Round 3 NRL review. He considers the upsets, the return of Billy Slater and the peculiar use of interchange, noting too that Tigers coach Jason Taylor has been given the boot.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Footy Fairness

Classy piece from Seadog about heading to Manuka in Canberra with his daughter Audrey.

Australia v India: Dharamsala dreaming

Pat White has rolled the dice and won. He booked a trip to India to see the Fourth Test with only a glimmer of hope that the series would still be alive. But the valiant combative Australians have surpassed all expectations and he will see what has become one of the most significant Test Matches in recent years. He arrived in India on the weekend. [We’re itching to follow your reports Pat – Ed]

Ready Roberts

Fletcher Roberts is only 23 years old but already has a premiership under his belt with the Western Bulldogs. He stood up in the key finals matches in 2016 and he looks to step up again in 2017.

Should the Cats have had a review last year?

2016 proved to be another great year for Geelong but a disappointing preliminary final loss to Sydney put them and their coach Chris Scott on the pressure cooker. Phil Spinks asks whether a season review was needed like the one in 2006.

The Auskick Files – Week 1

A new AFL season means another year of Auskick. Craig Dodson begins the Auskick journey with his son Jack.

Talking about Life as I Know it and sports writing at Boroondara Library March 21

Looking forward to tomorrow night in Hawthorn. Thanks to Boroondarra Library for the invitation. Always good to talk about M.J. Payne. And about writing generally.

Footy Almanac Supercoach league

Get involved in the Footy Almanac Supercoach League.

AFLW Round 7 – Carlton v Brisbane: Today did not go to plan

Robyn had an incredibly sad and odd day at the footy as her Lions drew with Carlton.

AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Fremantle: Destructive Demons keep finals hopes alive

Melbourne did exactly what they needed to do to keep their Grand Final chances alive with a massive win over Fremantle. While they fell short of the final stage, Cat Jones is impressed with the Demons’ inaugural season.

Almanac WAFL: Early signs good for Tigers and Bulldogs

Les Everett gives us the wrap-up of the opening round in the WAFL.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Much better than the first round

Alan Stewart had most of the ground covered as he watched Adelaide claim their spot in the AFL Women’s Grand Final.

Almanac Music: Chuck Berry at Festival Hall 1975

The sweat, smoke, and cold misery of thousands of defeated fist-fighters never seems to leave the suspended air of Melbourne’s Festival Hall. Even though the venue’s famous boxing ring has been disassembled for tonight’s show, the hall’s echo-enhancing walls still reverberate with the tolling clang of the bell. It’s a big, bloodied, booming cavern.

I’m here as a wide-eyed 13 year old anticipating the presence of true rock’n’roll royalty.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs: Breaking sushi with my daughter

Joey D tries his best to indoctrinate his daughter to the AFL Women’s competition.

Travel Almanac: Saturday in VB

More observations from Villers-Bretenneux by Citrus Bob.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: Bully the Bully

The Indian cricket fandom have taken to social media to attack Steve Smith over images that appeared to show him mocking Kohli. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case but that hasn’t stopped social media going into a storm with the #bullythebully hashtag.


The Philby is anticipating the start of the footy season.