Vale’ Peter Temple: Last Drinks at The Prince of Prussia

Peter Baulderstone honours the too early passing of Peter Temple, a great author who captured the everyman at his best and worst. The Jack Irish books showed his loved of footy, pubs and the punt. A Knacker at heart. Tributes and memories please – of the man and his books.

AFL 2018: What Are We Waiting For?

Daniel Saunders has been a little disappointed with the summer. He can’t wait for the AFL season to start.

AFL Preseason – Geelong v Essendon: AFL meets Colac

It was a celebration of footy in Colac as the Dons snuck home against Geelong.

Kyle Coetzer’s 5000

With Scotland currently undefeated in the ODI World Cup Qualifiers, Neil Drysdale pays tribute to Scottish skipper Kyle Coetzer, the first Scot in the history of the game to make 5000 runs for his country.

Roy Masters and a coach’s attire

Roy Masters in 1980 – with his boys at Wests. [Classic – thanks to Tim Berry]

AFLW Round 6: Brisbane Lions v Collingwood: Nanna Napping

Yvette Wroby is having a nanna nap Saturday afternoon, and she dreams that the Pies are tearing ahead against potential Grand Finalists Brisbane Lions. Dreams, upsets and nightmares are all the rage in AFLW 2018.

AFLW Round 6 – Adelaide v Fremantle: The Dream is Still Alive

A screening of Friday night’s AFLW clash between Adelaide and Fremantle was a celebration of women, family and community at Ron Barton’s local footy club, but the biggest celebration was the fact that his Crows are still in contention for a place in this year’s Grand Final.

AFLW Round 6 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Putting it into Perspective

Anna Pavlou’s plan to sit down and enjoy the Brisbane v Collingwood AFLW match didn’t go quite to plan when a trip to the hospital was required, but missing the footy was the least of her worries. She needed to focus on looking after Mum who had a nasty fall. [Wishing your mum a speedy recovery Anna – KS]

AFL Preseason – Melbourne v St Kilda: Saints must improve on ball efficiency

Yoshi catches up on the preseason action to see how his Saints will fare for 2018. While some of the kids showed promise, he was disappointed with the ball use by his boys and hopes they improve for the season proper.

Almanac Music: Brisbane or Bust

Brian the Ruminator with a couple of points of interest. One, he reminds us that Ed Kuepper has now had a park named after him. And two, that early Almanac writer Andrew Stafford has been adding to an online memoir daily. [I am a subscriber to A Stafford’s instalment and I agree Brian, it’s more fine stuff from a fine writer, who is happy to share his experiences and understandings very openly – highly recommended. JTH] –

Danga’s got the gout: welcoming new sponsor Kate Burke and Think Agri

Kate Burke loves all the good stuff. She is also a highly-credentialed and respected farming consultant.

Almanac Cricket – Davey Warner and the Deluded Toxic Masculinity of the Australian Cricketer: A Performance in Six Acts

David Wilson says: Such a shame – this #Warner fiasco. When cricket should be the focus. But we shouldn’t walk past this standard of behaviour.

AFLW Round 5 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Intensity the key to success

It was a semi final of sorts at Casey Fields as Melbourne looks to go one or two better in 2018

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Carlton: The Game Changers need to change their game

Are Carlton moving with the times? Not if the last couple of weeks are anything to go by

AFLW Round 5 – Melbourne v Brisbane: The Cranbourne Identity

Jamie Simmons with all of the important questions such as how do you best replicate Cranbourne in your lounge room and exactly how will we tell which way the wi d is blowing when Nat Exon loses the mullet?

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Drought-breakers and a week of Mexican fun

Hamish Neal recaps the latest results from the world of golf

A Self-Introduction – Artist, Athlete, Canadian: Kendra Heil

From the canvas of footballer/artist Kendra Heil comes a story of personal growth out of adversity

The War & Peace of sport

Jarrod Landells read an all-time tale of Cold War tensions, aliens and fashion model world champions…in Chess. What’s your favourite online piece of sport writing?

41000 Watch a ‘Strenuous’ Match of Girls’ Football (1929)

The recent Fremantle v Collingwood AFLW game broke the record for attendance at a female Australian sporting event. But what of the little known game that previously held the record? Damien Morgan investigates.

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Carlton: “Almost, but not quite”

Lucy Watkin had to wait to watch the replay of her Blues taking on the Crows after a weekend celebrating the Mardi Gras in Sydney. But unfortunately for Carlton, it was not quite the joyous celebration in Norwood.