The latest in Litza’s series of in-depth looks at the Carlton list: the ones who didn’t make his top five. Who is the good bad guy, who is moonlighting from ‘The Castle’, and who is the other new Diesel?
The Pre-Season Elbow: A Look at Carlton’s List for 2014 (Part IV): Handcuffing Levi Casboult to Zach Tuohy
Ned Wilson has joined the Almanac team as general manager. He has perfect credentials, as this short profile explains.
Look away now if you are a Bulldogs supporter. Kerrie Soraghan revisits the 97 and 09 preliminary finals at length. To be fair, this is an attempt at exorcism more than self flagellation.
Where is the biggest cricket match this week? You get the Alan Davies fool’s buzzer if you said Capetown. Its Terang where Almanac stalwart Luke Reynolds lines up for his 300th go round with Pomborneit CC.
Tim Ladhams thinks the Melbourne Rebels rugby union franchise have chosen substance over style this season, and will be all the better for it.
Jackson Clark looks at semi-final weekend in the Top End.
John Kingsmill, writer, designer, graphic artist and a tower of strength (often behind the scenes) to the whole Almanac thingo had some (major) running repairs on his heart last week. I am happy to say that this typical JK email has been penned to convey the message that things are on the improve.
Caitlin Nobes reviews the NAB Challenge to date and likes what she sees. The expected do what’s expected. The hopeful achieve what they hoped for. And “its only practice” for the yet to be too disappointed.
Following on from Steve Baker’s provocative piece, E. Regnans takes it one step further to ask which is your team? And why? (Happy to read short comments, but this might also inspire some autobiographical explanations and justifications – Ed)
S. Baker is not forking out for a Bomber membership. So who would he consider writing the cheque for? Here is his form guide. Interested in what you would do with your hard-earned.
John Harms was jolted from his daze by the NAB Challenge last night.
Alex Wadelton is a star. (And he barracks for Geelong). Here he takes a timely shot of a timely shot.
All welcome to the launch of the champion off-spinner’s new book, Ashes to Ashes, the story of the Australian summer . March 11 at the Yarras. These are always terrific nights. Cate McGregor (of recent Australian Story fame) to do the honours.
Crio’s promoting frugality this weekend, but fear not, he’s still full of suggestions for the Guineas.
Sean Curtain reckons the AFL have really dropped the ball with the opening fixture – mistiming, missed opportunities and an all-round mess. Here’s his analysis of what is, and what should have been.
Litza takes an even deeper look at Carlton’s squad and laments there is no Michael Voss to solve the Blues list management problems anymore.
Richard Jones looks at the 1920s in the Bendigo footy league.
The ASSH group (Sports History crew) seminars are always interesting, and this one is on one of the key questions in Australian sports history.
John Harms has produced the story of the formation of the VFLPA forty years ago.