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!
Patrick Skene tells the story of Chinese footy in the goldfields. [Excellent topic – Ed]
N is for Nadel, radical, Almanacker and Pie man. Among others.
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]
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.
You want creative: try this match report from E. Regnans.
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.
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]
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.
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
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.
A little challenge for the Almanackers – Identify this woollen footy jumper and who its owner might be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should we be worried True Believers? Cam Hooke searches for some reassurance following the Pies lacklustre display against the Bulldogs on Saturday evening.
If you like your cricket and you like your live theatre, then April 12th is your perfect storm of cricket-themed theatre. Read more…
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.
Dennis Gedling with the Good bad an ugly for Round 22 of the A-League. We’re off to Bhutan!