Almanac Footy History: The Goalpost Final

Last Sunday, broadcaster Matthew Nicholson told the story of the 1967 Tasmanian state premiership between Wynyard and North Hobart on ABC Grandstand. It’s one of the most famous footy games in Australian history – and in this fiftieth anniversary year the tale deserves to be told and re-told. The version by Shane Johnson, published here, of it is a cracker. It comes from Footy Town which Malarkey Publications put out a few years ago.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview, Rd10: Midsomer

Williamstown CYMS travel to Marcellin for a must-win game. But Smokie has his mind on crime.

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Scotch: Deo Gratias, Bambino Nino

It was a political feast at the Reds Foundation luncheon, writes King George!III as Dan Andrew gave his best, before the Reds faced Old Scotch who were stirred into action at half-time.

Almanac Cricket: Where it Went Wrong for the Aussies

Junior Almanacker Daniel Saunders delivers has take on the recent disappointment for Australia at the ICC Champions Trophy in England. Who is needed for the upcoming India tour?

Almanac Racing – A stab at the quaddie

There are some big races at Flemington this Saturday and Tom Riordan has his tips ready.

AFLM: Round 13 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Their team didn’t do very well Friday night

Yvette Wroby enjoyed a Saints win, a weekend away and the Williamstown Literary Festival. Three wins. Let’s hope the Saints get another win next weekend as well.

Round 14 Preview – One for the Master

The great man Gary Ablett celebrates his 300th AFL game this weekend, Geelong returns to Kardinia Park and Richmond v Carlton has a lot of importance behind it. Sal covers all this and more in his Round 14 preview.

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

Fearless 2017 Round 13 – Do we really need any more Thursday night footy?

Fearless gives us his take on Round 13 which saw a couple of shocking games, another Richmondy performance and Melbourne demolish the reigning premiers.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – Origin II 2017

Queensland produced a spectacular comeback against New South Wales to level the Origin series at one game apiece. Hamish Neal has his take on the captivating game.

A Cats Eyed View of Subi

Cat’s supporter Denis reminisces about the Subiaco Oval as he says goodbye to it as an AFL venue.

Footy Blogging and Archiving

Andy Fuller provides a thoughtful and insightful discussion about footy blogging and archiving.

Round 13 – Richmond v Sydney: The Half-time Break Requires Alcohol

Joe De Petro donned the custard catcher to watch Richmond v Sydney from the Balcony.

Reclink Community Cup Melbourne – This Sunday

The Reclink Community Cup kicks off in Melbourne this Sunday. Get along for an awesome day of footy and music.

Haiku Bob – Round 12 – rise and rise

Haiku Bob perfectly captures the moment the Magpies surrounded their lead as the Demons celebrated a Queen’s Birthday victory.

The Round 13 Mega Post

Junior Adelaide Correspondent Aidan Hammond delivers his first mega post. He covers the Port Adelaide and Brisbane game, his Brownlow Medal votes and the premiership race. He also reports on his own game of junior footy. [Great stuff Aidan – JTH]

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Koepka calm in the Hills, new PGA anti-doping regime

Catch up with the latest golf news from around the world with Hamish Neal. Brooks Koepka become the seventh straight first-time major winner, Brooke Henderson won her fourth LPGA title and Nicholas Fung won his first pro event with victory on the Asian Tour in the Thai holiday spot of Koh Samui.

WAFL Round 13: Another Subi Statement and a Sharks win at last

“The trip from Fremantle to Joondalup is one of the most daunting in the WAFL – I get lost every time I go there” Les Everett on Round 13 (and some cracking photos too).

Fabulous Phil Carman – an extract about punches

In this extract from Fabulous Phil, Matt Watson relates the reasons why Max Richardson ‘ … just turned around and biffed him.’

We’ll always have Paris: The 2017 Western Bulldogs

These are tough times for Western Bulldogs supporters, with the team sitting at 6-6 after thirteen rounds. Neil Anderson gives us a deep insight into the mind of a lifelong Footscray/Western Bulldogs fan.