Almanac Music: ‘Time and Tide’ by Rocky and the Two-bob Milllionaires

John Harms first met Rocky of Rocky and the Two-Bob Millionaires playing cricket. Here is one of his songs, ‘Time and Tide’.

The MJ Clarke “Competitive Side of the Game” Memorial Book Club: a leg-up

Two people in the front bar brainstorm; how to help retiree MJ Clarke? [All ideas welcome – Ed].

Geelong players kicking on at other clubs

Glen provides the next leg of his Geelong quaddie, players who kicked on at other clubs, anyone missing?

The House that Horse Built: Renovation and Rejuvenation

Joe Moore compares the Swans of recent times to fine architecture and ponders on the renovations that will keep them prominent.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life 2016: a look ahead

Cam Hooke welcomes the new season with typical optimism. What are your thoughts on his team assessment and game plan?

Who’s versing? Hawthorn

Alex Darling continues a poetic look at the AFL sides with some Hawks observations

They Call It Lord’s

The history of Sunbury Cricket Club on the Yorke Peninsula is one of character and characters as told by Peter Argent

Non “boom” recruits for Kardinia Park

Glen selects a team of Geelong recruits that didn’t cut the mustard

Almanac Weekend: sports results you may have missed or didn’t look hard enough

Keep up with the weekend sports results and news.

The Queen is Dead. Long Live the Queen.

The angst of a youthful loss is not lost on Dips

Almanac Athletics: The Ringwood Gift – A quarter mile worth remembering.

David G reports on the Ringwood Gift run over 400m and not the usual 120m distance.

The Footy Almanac Manning Clark Cricket Lecture delivered by Dan Brettig.

Dan Brettig delivered the Manning Clark Cricket Lecture at the Clyde Hotel last night. Here is the speech (which was followed by a lively q and a on cricket in Australia over the past decade.)

The Footy Almanac Melbourne Launch Writers Pic

Remember the Melbourne launch of the 2015 Footy Almanac. Here’s the happy band of writers.

Almanac Rugby League: A look at Andrew Johns’ impressive career

Tony Samboras give readers a reminder of the brilliant rugby league career of Andrew Johns

The Real Douglas Jardine

In 2013 Neil Drysdale met with Reverend Fianach Lawry, daughter of Douglas Jardine, and got a very different perspective on the controversial English captain of the Bodyline era.

Summer Stereo Story – Beach house records part 3

The beach-house record collection, like the beach-house itself, is virtually a museum. The records are of a vintage that matches the family photos, the well-worn furniture (including Dad’s brown Jason Recliner), the faded curtains, the rusty bikes, the board games.

Who’s versing? GWS

Alex Darling continues a poetic look at the AFL sides with some Giant observations

Pearce off Jack

An animal reference has once again graced our sporting pages, Aussiegus provides perspective.

A-League 1,000: The Suspension Edition

All the ins and outs of the off-season has given Hamish Neal a few words to write about in his preview of the 2015/16 A-League season – 1000ish, to be imprecise.

Almanac Review 1988: Football 200 – Celebration of the Footy Nation

He might have missed the Australia Day deadline, but Swish has all the details of the ten team Bicentennial Carnival, held in Adelaide. Chock full of 80s superstars, bush legends and obscure Ammos.