Round 21 – Preview: Not quite rights!

Sal Ciardulli offers his usual comprehensive preview of Round 21 and tackles the most important question in football. Will the new broadcast rights deal get BT out of our living rooms?

Sports books: Ken Piesse’s Favourite Footy Yarns

Prolific sportswriter Ken Piesse is back with his latest collection of anecdotes, gaffes and pranks from the world of Australian rules.

Wanting Back to the Old Fashioned Way – Please help me!

Our man in Japan has been a bit quiet of late, but Yoshi returns with some interesting insights into how frustrating it can be for people running hotel accommodation and relying on internet bookings. A cry for help!

Question Seventeen

Baseball fan Rob Chanter has never seen a crowd have as much fun as he did in Japan. Isn’t that what sport is all about?

Round 20 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Oh, Cyril!

Paul Campbell waxes lyrical about Cyril and revels in continuing his Hawks recent domination over the Cats.

Almanac Cricket – Rolled for 60: What’s the Problem?

In the aftermath of being all out for 60, Cricket Froth unloads on cricket’s domestic schedule after an Ashes series where only 12 days of a possible 20 have been utilised.

Essendon 2015 List Review – Part 1: Defenders

With James Hird’s departure from Essendon now official, Nick Weidmann analyses the 2015 Essendon backline. Who should stay? Who should go? What does Essendon’s defensive stocks offer their in-coming coach? Bomber fans; do you agree?

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: A tale of two TV screens

It was the tale of two TV screens on Sunday afternoon for Demons fan Joseph Ryan, as he watched his Dees take on the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium and the Netball World Cup final between the Diamonds and New Zealand. There was only one contest that was tough, entertaining and meaningful, and it sure as heck wasn’t the footy…

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Forever Casting out the Demons

Life-long fan Neil Anderson was at the MCG to his Bulldogs win the 1954 premiership. It has been a barren stretch since then. But maybe it is time for him to abandon his pessimism.

Round 20 – Brisbane v Carlton: Words Fail

Sometimes not saying anything can say so much more than a 1,000 word rant might, as Blues fan Peter Fuller demonstrates. [Clubhouse leader for post of the month, for mine. – Ed]

Haiku Bob – Round 20 – mothballs

Has there been a more frustrating season for Magpie fans than 2015? Haiku Bob contemplates another ‘honourable loss’ that effectively ends the Pies’ hopes of a place in September

Almanac Racing – pay attention!

Don’t wait until the horse has bolted. If you are keen to play this Spring, you’d better start paying attention and making some decisions. Randwick leads the charge this Saturday, with The Valley in support.

Round 20 – Port Adelaide v GWS: We’ll write our names as the sun goes down

Cathryn McDonald loves the match day experience at the Adelaide Oval. And when you team puts on a performance like Port did to overcome a determined GWS, there’s a lot to like.

The Senseless Sanction: Swans’ Trading Ban

Joe Moore makes some pointed observations about the Sydney trading ban.

Book Review: Joffa: Isn’t That Life?

Phil Dimitriadis reflects on the trauma, passion and generosity of Jeff ‘Joffa’ Corfe.

Round 20 – Fearless 2015: Michael Jamison fresh airs Mitch Robinson… A bit sooky lala

Lots of fallout from round 20. From the Friday night lights of the SCG to another classic Derby out west, this is how Fearless saw round 20.

Essendon’s Coaching Selection Process: A Chance to Buck Modern Trends

WIth Essendon now in need of a new coach, Fooz Pietersen suggests they look for someone with experience in that role.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, The Oval: Call for Writers

The Fifth Test of the 2015 Ashes series between England and Australia is set to begin Thursday night. Coming to the end. We’d love to publish your thoughts. Let’s get this game well covered. Please nominate a day (or a session!).

Comfort in the Familiar

Andrew Starkie escapes to the Bellarine Peninsula for a weekend of head clearing and country sport. (Marvellous observations – Ed.)

Round 19 – Adelaide v Richmond: THUD

Chris Daley rushed home from work to catch his Tigers at Adelaide Oval. He was back to earth in a hurry.