Round 3 – West Coast v Fremantle: the west is whose?

Steve Johnston turns his blowtorch onto West Coast’s marketing efforts, after his Fremantle do the business on field. “This is a great time to be a Dockers supporter…”

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Home Away from Home

The Sydney Swans feel like family to Joe Moore and his clan, who celebrate every year with an excursion — this time 15 strong — to see their beloved Red and White. Saturday’s game against the Giants proved a fitting choice.

Round 3 – Adelaide v Melbourne: A Danger-filled weekend at Bernie’s

Bernie Vince has crossed over from Adelaide darling to demon (and Demon), and his callous treatment of Patrick Dangerfield and other former mates got Dave Brown’s attention. Let’s just say his new role is playing to mixed reviews.

VAFA Premier B Round 2 – St Kevin’s Old Boys v Fitzroy: Rebel reconnaissance

E.regnans follows Fitzroy on their first away game of 2015. What happens if Fitzroy Football Club is included in a Star Wars screenplay? [Now with moving picture footage, Dan Sultan and Sandy Stone].

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: A night full of stories

Giants supporter Kath Presdee discusses the interesting stories that came out of the Giants competitive loss to the Swans.

Wool and footy in Burra: more noms for the SA team

John Harms has been to a wool sundowner at Burra in South Australia, where he met the local wool fraternity (nice hands). He gathered some new nominations for the South Australian team.

Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: Downed by the Evil Empire

Peter Fuller steps into the confessional as Essendon are too good for the Blues at the G.

Sydney Derby: Swans win, Giants went rather well

While it appears manufactured to those outside of NSW, you better believe the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ is fast becoming a genuine Eastern suburbs v ‘The Rest’ rivalry in the finest of Sydney traditions. Not quite fibros and silvertails, but there’s definitely some heat in this thing.

From The Economist’s Intelligent Life: Richie Benaud’s Sounds of Silence

Tim de Lisle – former editor at Wisden – penned a touching tribute to Richie Benaud in The Economist’s ‘Intelligent Life’.

AFL Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: An Evening with Big Nick

John Butler was there as the powerbrokers at Carlton try to reconnect with the faithful…

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda #AFLPiesSaints – hardly a ripple in any ‘verse

Jeff Dowsing on Collingwood’s big win against St KIlda

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Expect the Expected, and if all else fails, make chicken soup.

Never underestimate the healing powers of chicken soup.

Almanac Art: Out came the Sherrin

Susan Sutton is a finalist in the Gallipoli Prize. Here is her entry, with the artist’s notes.

Round 3 – Geelong v Gold Coast: Bruised and Battered Cats hold off determined Suns

Author Nick Weidmann explains how the battered and bruised Cats hold off a fast finishing Suns in a enthralling contest on a wet afternoon down at the Cattery.

Round 3 – Sydney v Greater West Sydney: Bring your own food

The SCG: not the place to be if you’re hungry and fancy a bite during the game, but a brilliant place to be to watch the Swans claim bragging rights over the new kids on the block from Sydney’s west.

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda – Pies get it done against depleted Saints

Cheesman Taylor gets the honours this week for the Floreat Pica Society; in which the Pies hit their stride, key players find form and the younger brigade outclass their opponents.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide: In the name of the father, the son, and the holy goallllllll!

Names like Ebert, Williams, Bradley, Wanganeen and Tredrea are held in high regard at Alberton. Cutty Sark praises a name as important to the fabric of Port as any of their on-field champions; Fr Tony Noble.

Round 3 – Brisbane v Richmond: Playtime in the Lion Park

John Green is a big fan of the Tigers’ work under lights at the ‘Gabba as they take on the Lions

Round 3 – West Coast v Fremantle: Boys against Men

Peter Baulderstone is contractually obligated to report on Eagles home games. He has asked Almanac management to treble his pay.

Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Saints swamped by Pies in 50 Year Anniversary of First Game at Moorabbin

Friday evening marked an auspicious anniversary for Saints fans. Braham Dabscheck saw his young Saints go down at the hands of very efficient Magpie unit.