AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Fremantle: Destructive Demons keep finals hopes alive

Melbourne did exactly what they needed to do to keep their Grand Final chances alive with a massive win over Fremantle. While they fell short of the final stage, Cat Jones is impressed with the Demons’ inaugural season.

Almanac WAFL: Early signs good for Tigers and Bulldogs

Les Everett gives us the wrap-up of the opening round in the WAFL.

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Much better than the first round

Alan Stewart had most of the ground covered as he watched Adelaide claim their spot in the AFL Women’s Grand Final.

Almanac Music: Chuck Berry at Festival Hall 1975

The sweat, smoke, and cold misery of thousands of defeated fist-fighters never seems to leave the suspended air of Melbourne’s Festival Hall. Even though the venue’s famous boxing ring has been disassembled for tonight’s show, the hall’s echo-enhancing walls still reverberate with the tolling clang of the bell. It’s a big, bloodied, booming cavern.

I’m here as a wide-eyed 13 year old anticipating the presence of true rock’n’roll royalty.

AFLW Round 7 – GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs: Breaking sushi with my daughter

Joey D tries his best to indoctrinate his daughter to the AFL Women’s competition.

Travel Almanac: Saturday in VB

More observations from Villers-Bretenneux by Citrus Bob.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test: Bully the Bully

The Indian cricket fandom have taken to social media to attack Steve Smith over images that appeared to show him mocking Kohli. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case but that hasn’t stopped social media going into a storm with the #bullythebully hashtag.

Autumn

The Philby is anticipating the start of the footy season.

AFLW Round 7 – Melbourne v Fremantle: Turning Up The Heat

Ebony McKenna was over the moon with Melbourne’s massive win over Fremantle. Now she dreads the thought of supporting Collingwood to beat Adelaide so her Dees can make the Grand Final.

Almanac Travel – L’homme dangereux

Citrus Bob has made a pilgrimage to Villers-Bretonneux, France, from where he writes of his grandfather, war, and of getting back into the classroom [Marvellous – Ed].

December 5, 2006 in Adelaide – An Ashes Memory

Mickey Randall remembers the 2006 Ashes test in Adelaide when a certain draw turns into a brilliant victory for the home team. Great stuff.

AFL 2017 – The Long Range View

Sal looks in to the crystal ball to give us his predictions and thoughts on the 2017 AFL season. How does your club’s future look. There is even a glimpe of todays Group 1s at Rosehill.

Junior Sports: Where Can They Play?

In a world of high density housing developments where the focus is on profit, just where are our junior sportspeople supposed to train and play?

The Common Denominator

A quatrain by Damian Balassone, an ode to Wayne Johnston.

AFLW Round 6 – Adelaide v Melbourne: Home away from home

Ben Footner watches the Crows at their second home from the comfort of his own. Ramco’s clearly the place to be

India v Australia – Ranchi Test, Day 1: Maxwell! Glenn Maxwell!

A fascinating first day’s cricket at Ranchi reviewed by Paddy Grindlay as the skipper and an unusually compact ‘Big Show’ save the innings

Book launch: The Mighty West, March 29 in Footscray

Kerrie Soraghan will be launching her new book ‘The Mighty West’ later this month. It is sure be a ripper of a read and a fun launch. Our own John Harms will be there to help launch the book.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Brothers Edition

It’s part two of Round 23 of the A-League this weekend. Can Adelaide United replicate its ACL performance against Brisbane?

Number Five

Paul Spinks takes us back to 1985 where he watched a Geelong pre-season inter-club game in Anglesea. His South African friend Samantha didn’t know much about the game, but she couldn’t help but be impressed by a certain number 5.

AFLW Round 6 – Collingwood v GWS: Not a good morning for the Giants

Joseph Ryan found it tough to watch the Collingwood v GWS game with the starting time, weather, ground and nearby fans all working against him. The result didn’t help matters either.