Ramondobb’s report on Friday night’s Pies v Saints clash, including a nice touch to mark indigenous round.
Wild horses wouldn’t drag David Wilson to Docklands, unless they were accompanied by golden syrup dumplings and the rest of the circus troupe. Still he settled in with Bruce, Dennis and the two Buds to watch proceedings.
Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 19-Ronaldo Finds Redemption. Kahn Finds A Place To Hide (2002)
The 02 World Cup final in Japan featured South American powerhouse Brazil against European titans West Germany. Dennis Gedling tells the story of a dramatic contest.
List (with links) of the Round 10 match reports.
Mick Jeffrey made his annual pilgrimage from North Queensland to see his Bulldogs in action at Carrara. He enjoyed the first half.
Matt Watson reviews the players code of silence when testifying before the Tribunal. When is a lie a convenient memory lapse?
The Williamstown Literary Festival is on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June. Several Almanackers will be panelists. Gideon Haigh will be there. Don’t miss it.
Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 20-Alcidis Chiggia. The Man Who Made Brazil Cry (1950)
The Uruguayans refused to bow to the Brazilians (imagined) superiority, and reaped the reward in a classic World Cup Final.
Sal Ciardulli looks ahead to the weekend, with some footy tips, racing tips, and hopes for the Friars.
Like thieves in the night, the AFL took our game to the slaughterhouse, condemning us to Thursday nights, Monday nights and Sundays at twilight. But Damian “Dips” O’Donnell can still remember perfection.
The Wandering Eye of Jake Norton is back, joining The People’s Elbow, Matt Q and Stone Cold Steve Baker on the couch for the Adam Bentick edition of The Footy Almanac Podcast.
There is plenty of “gabbin” from the Wrapster in this week’s pre-wrap, and he leaves no-one in doubt as to his thoughts on the improbability of fixing an AFL match.
“For minutes Loz Daley and crew had been pacing the coaches’ box drawn into the contest with a deeply satisfying un-professionalism. This was raw emotion. And tension will change us all.” writes JTH on another classic Origin.
T-Bone has a plan to restore the romance of the shot on the siren. Does your side have a “torp specialist”?
There are plenty of obstacles for a club in a region where Aussie Rules is a poor relation. But, as Liam Quin reports, there is no shortage of camaraderie at the Lismore Swans footy club.
Swish Schwerdt still has the maroon and gold woollen jumper from the day when he snapped 11 big ones from the forward pocket on Elizabeth Oval (over 3 games – it was a school carnival).
Some tips from Crio for the last Saturday in Autumn at the Sandown and Eagle Farm meetings.
With his 6 year old son watching Harry Potter on the big TV, Dave Brown retreats to the bedroom to watch the Power continue their great form at a packed Adelaide Oval. While Harry could well be a Power fan, Chad Wingard is a wizard in his own right.
Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 21-All Hail The Holy Grail and Jimmy Mackay Who Did Not Fail (1973)
On the 13th of November in 1973 Australia, for the first time, qualified for the World Cup. Dennis Gedling tells the tale of the Socceroos qualifying games that led to a maiden World Cup appearance in 1974. An often overlooked story of one of the greatest moments in Australian sport.