AFL Round 18: St. Kilda v Fremantle – A Miracle at the Dome

I’m sure Almanackers everywhere immediately thought of Yvette when they saw that the Saints had pulled off the upset of the year. Here is her report

Old Woollen Footy Jumpers: Darren Jarman

Would Darren Jarman fit into this old Roosters jumper?

AFL Round 18 – Carlton v North Melbourne: Laughter and Losses

Jonathan Sloan enjoys the 21st century comforts of a roofed stadium and, as a neutral, enjoys the banter over an unlikely game of footy.

AFL Round 18 – Carlton v North Melbourne: The Roos Blues and no thanks to youse

The Roos Blues and No Thanks to Youse! To be honest, I haven’t watched too much of the Big League over the last ten years. I play and breathe bush footy, not AFL. The marketing boys have done well to brand us all with their label. I take in enough games, or bits of games, [Read more]

England v India: Terrible from the Poms

The Poms are on the slide. Brendan McArdle reports on their terrible first day’s performance at against India at Lord’s.

AFL Round 17 Reports

All the reports for Round 17.

Canberra: The Epicentre of Elite Sport

Ann Cahill Lambert tells us about the latest innovations and collaboration in sports science. The University of Canberra’s new Sports Commons facility gives the ACT Brumbies (Super 14’s finalists this weekend) and the Canberra Capitals a leading edge.

AFL Round 18 Part 1 Preview – ’tis the time of the season.

Sal Ciardulli honours the retiring champs and ponders his Blues recruiting and trading follies. Likely winners, odds and value tips for the first half of Round 18 are contemplated.

Invitation: MCC Conversazione (July 23) on cricket books and rare sports book

 MCC Library presents as part of Rare Book Week (Free Event)   Gideon Haigh, Russell Jackson and John Harms In Conversazione (Talking about the importance of cricket books and the ones which got them started) Wednesday 23 July, midday-130pm MCC Library, Third Floor, MCC, at the MCG Also a display of rare books from the [Read more]

I’m gonna win in Sin City

Matt Watson is on a roll and he’s comin’ to Sin City (Etihad) to roll the dice for Fingers Freddy Scott and his Kangaroos. Hope he doesn’t do a Reverse Russ (or bump into Litza).

Crio’s Racing: The Winter of our Discontent

Crio laments the lack of spectators, punters and atmosphere on racetracks today. Still there are winners on Sky for the multitude in pubs, clubs, TABs and in their lounge rooms with the on-line corporate bookies.

Frogger, Bush Biscuits and Staring at Parked Motorbikes

Great memoir as Mickey Randall thinks back to his youth in Kapunda.

What do they know of football, who only football know? Questions asked of retiring footballers (“So, coaching or the media?”)

Three decorated players have retired in the last 24 hours. We assume coaching or the media careers await. But what if they want to do something else?

Footy Almanac Art

Grab a glass of cheap champagne – it’s the grand opening of Footy Almanac Art!

“I’d be backin’ da Derm’t Weld horse, m’self”

JTH’s association with the great Vintage Crop began in a pub in Dingle in 1993.

Lunch: Sydney Almanac pub grub get-together this Sunday (all welcome)

Sydney Almanac lunch on Sunday.

A Tribute to Nick Maxwell

To meet him, he comes across as ‘just one of the boys’; Luke Reynolds pays tribute to one of his Magpie heroes.

The Footy Almanac Podcast – Episode 12

Comrades, Podcast 12 is out. Matty Q and The People’s Elbow are joined by Wandering Norton (who has been wandering around the antipodes) and first-gamer Titus O’Reilly (voice of the working class) to defend the right of us battlers to launch a tirade or two.

Diary of a “Recruit” reject

Jackson Clark gives us an insight into trying out for the Fox8 program The Recruit. For a fleeting moment he felt like a celebrity. Then the drills began.

Barry Clarke: dairy career prolongs football passion

Rick Bayne tells the story of Barry Clarke, who in his 50’s is still kicking goals, both on the field and off it with his dairy company.