Keiran Croker reviews Jan Courtin’s recently published book, My Lifelong Love Affair with the Swans.
Sal provides value in his tips for Round 23, The Goodbye Round, time to say goodbye to 2016 for Carlton and a few others.
Instead of his weekly match report, and in the wake of Dane Swan’s sad and slightly premature retirement, Haiku Bob has waded through his haiku match reports over the years and come across a highlights reel of his own. Thanks for the memories, Swanny.
Gordon Agars spend a wet week indoors, exploring the latest home entertainment options, before venturing out for the last minor round of the AUFC 1986 season.
Saints scramble home in the last game of the season to cement their place the 1966 finals.
Last week’s anticipation was misplaced. The Valley was dreary. Some of the racing was good but it was a long way from spring. Thus I’m wary to hype Saturday’s first Group One in Melbourne this season, knowing that there are many better days ahead. Yet it’s only 5 weeks until the Epsom and the Guineas [Read more]
Keiran Croker travelled to Hobart to watch Sydney against North at Blundstone Arena and reflects on the journeys of other Swans.
What does Rio and Luck have in common, both part of Hamish Neal’s Golfing round up.
Peter Hille with his Rotary Tip One update: Last week we lost 2 on the Demons. One round to go then a bye!
Aidan Hammond (age 10) paints a perfect picture of home life during the footy season, this time watching Crows v Dockers. [Great stuff Aidan – Ed]
Yvette Wroby enjoyed watching the Saints defeat Richmond, a great day out almost ruined by Football and saved by a Red White and Black Pokemon.
Round 22 receives the typical Fearless review, no holding back or pulling punches, sorry Rory.
Kath Presdee watched Giant Jonathon Patton play his best game of footy, seemingly back from his injury woes in the form befitting a number one pick.
Paul Macadam’s Cronulla Sharks were hot, now it seems they’ve gone cold, losing this time to Souths.
Rulebook is not holding back when it comes to the Rory Sloane charge and penalty, innocent of all charges.
Rob Bath has dusted off a short story that was already dated when first published in the 1980s, being set some 20 years earlier. Anybody remember the extreme sport known as Pigeon Toe?
Andrew Starkie avoided watching North Melbourne play Sydney by resorting to thoroughly cleaning his house. (More productive than the ‘Roos forwards – Ed.)
Inspired by Eddie Betts starring in his 250th game last weekend, Damian Balassone reflects on footy’s great crumbers.
Those that know Jan Courtin know of her passion for the Swans. Jan has published a book about her life and this passion, based around her Footy Almanac postings and with some great photos.
Almanac Olympics: Polishing Tarnished Ideals (an extract from the Griffith Review 53 – Our Sporting Life)
In this essay, extracted from The Griffith Review 53 – Our Sporting Life, John Harms remembers two wonderful months immersed in the theory and practice of Olympism at the little-known International Olympic Academy, at Ancient Olympia, in Greece.