The Almanac’s WAFL correspondent Les Everett reports on a round that saw Peel narrowly miss on a first win for the season, and Swan Districts continue to defy pre-season predictions.
Confessions of a Smart Arse – My Brilliant (Game Show) Career: Episode 4 – (Not So) Hot Seat – Buy Me A Pony
Swish Schwerdt’s self-indulgent tour of the game show universe limps to its inevitable conclusion. Not sure why he bothered really.
Jeff Dowsing doesn’t like Mondays. According to the sparse crowd at Docklands, who does?
The World Cup squad is out and Australia has been blessed with the slogan “Hopping Our Way to History,” thus vindicating Mark Schwarzer’s decision to retire.
Whilst the Socceroos may struggle, this will undoubtedly be the biggest sporting event of the year. We are calling for you to give us suggestions on how we should cover it.
Melbourne barrister David Forbes answers some key questions about the AFL.
It wasn’t the greatest game in the world (in fact there were moment when it was the worst), writes Braham Dabscheck, but there were some signs for Sainters.
Matt Watson recalls his encounter with the then Collingwood coach, as a 9-year-old opposition supporter at Arden Street. Along with all of us, Matt is seriously sad, but explains how his respect for Tommy transcends narrow club partisanship.
Fearless reviews the Mother’s Day round.
Steve Fahey laments the performances of his Spurs since the loss of wunderkid Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. There are some great Bale goals on show in the links.
Earl O’Neill’s Round 8 saw two football worlds collide in a pall of orange flames and grey smoke in fast forward. The lightly toasted paps went down a treat. Plus Earl’s warm tribute to Tommy.
Dennis Gedling recalls Australia’s bumbling attempt to qualify for the ’70 World Cup, complete with curses from witchdoctors in (then) Rhodesia.
Stainless takes the denouement of the EPL season to discuss the League, the season, Liverpool and Steve Gerrard. [Terrific – Ed]
JTH tries to anticipate the way the AFL understand the world by contemplating their decision to develop Monday Night Football. (Our capital F)
Peter Baulderstone finds himself enjoying the game more than he expected. Josh Kennedy gives him hope, and Blake awakens the inner 9yo in all of us.
The life and legacy of Tom Hafey have inspired Stephen Whiteside to this poetic tribute.
A key link to the “good old days” of footy has passed with the death today of Tom Hafey. Crio recommends retiring a couple of items in memoriam. Do you have any to add..?
Mr Wrap reckons that the Bloods and the Adelaide Longshoremen sent a message on the weekend. There is a spring in the Wrap step this week as the bye avoided further long suffering among TLSPRF.
Dennis Gedling tells how the “Gijon Non-Aggression Pact” between West Germany and Austria conspired to prevent Algeria progressing to the second round of Spain ’82.
Explain what you think will happen tonight. Or (preferably) give us the scenario which will extract the best from The People’s Elbow.
It’s a good question to pose! Was the famous trade worth it? Have Carlton missed out?