Beau Waters denouement

Beau Waters retired yesterday after 120 games over 12 seasons. Peter Baulderstone pays tribute to his favourite current day footballer. A good footballer but an off-field champ.

Almanac Weekend Reading : February 20-22

Another weekend, and another series of readings for your consideration from The Footy Almanac.

Almanac Art : Sunday Morning

Kate Birrell contemplates the world (pre-game) on a Sunday morning

A-League Week 18 Preview – The Falling Over Edition

As the race to the title begins to get serious, Hamish Neal takes a look at this weekend’s action in the A-League.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: What Are You Looking Forward To This Season?

The excitement builds for Cam Hooke and his dedicated band of Woodspeople. With less than a week before the Pies NAB Challenge debut against Hawthorn, Cam Asks the faithful what they’re looking forward to this season?

Crio’s Racing: Lightning and Hobartville Stakes days

It’s almost Autumn Carnival time and Crio says the fields are good but still a bit thin. Top horses on display in the big WFA races at Flemington and Rosehill. Guidance required.

Season 2015 – Wanna Volunteer with the Almanac?

The Almanac wants you. Read on…

Northern Territory Football League Team Of The Year

Jackson Clark picks his Northern Territory team of the year. Some familiar and not so familiar names in this impressive line-up.

Everything Old is New Again: Sydney Swans Season Preview 2015

Not even the bloody sparrows will dampen Joe Moore’s hopes for Sydney in 2015. Some impressive additions to the Swans list and record pet memberships have hopes high for the Bloods.

Swans TV Unlimited

A Swans pre-season featuring Swans TV, Hip Hop, One Day and Marty Mattner. Mathilde de Hauteclocque at her pre-season best.

Sadness on Animal Cruelty

The 4Corners investigative report into the live baiting of racing greyhounds and the graphic images recorded on hidden cameras has shocked sports fans and animal lovers alike. Yoshi shares an impassioned plea to end this cruel and barbaric practice and to punish those found guilty.

Gone to the dogs

Crio reviews the greyhound industry in the aftermath of Four Corners expose’ of the use of live animals to ‘blood’ racing dogs.

The Boy Who Dodged Bullets and Bombs So He Could Come to Canberra to Have a Bat and Bowl – and Captain His Country at the Cricket World Cup

As Bangladesh and Afghanistan square off in Canberra for their ICC World Cup Group A pool match today, Archie Butterfly profiles the Afghani skipper, Mohammed Nabi.

Almanac Wine: Songs of Sparkling Shiraz

“Sparkling shiraz is the viticultural Skyhooks. Unheard of in Europe. Never caught on in America. Yet enduringly significant and loved in Australia,” writes Mickey Randall in this cracking piece about the magnificent drop. [have had a few myself – JTH]

Tremendous review of The Last Pulse

This book just keeps getting excellent reviews – and this one is entertaining as well.

In Defeat We’ll Always Try

Inspired by Harry

2000 – (still not quite) All Australian SSA Team – Who Are The Mystery Boys?

Continuing his look at the travails of Aussie rules’ elite juniors of the past, Swish presents the 2000 SSA All-Australian line-up. Three obvious standouts in this line-up, but few who went on to make their mark at the elite level. Where are they now?

Sapporo Snow Festival – Part 3: Tsudome and Susukino

Yoshi continues his look at Sapporo’s Snow Festival. His latest dispatch takes in Tsudome and Susukino.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 17): Patience v Patience, Discipline v Discipline.

It’s time. One last bridge to cross to make the finals. Can our heroes get the job done against Riverside?

The Things We Do For Love – It’s Business Time – the All Black First Five

Fresh from straightening up non-Queenslanders in yesterday’s dispatch, Archie Butterfly returns with some cultural insights into New Zealand. Chilly bins, jandals and a quick trip to the dairy – all from the comfort of your own little Lower Hutt batch, eh!