Monday @ the Almanac



The New South Wales Blues completed a clean sweep of the weekend’s State of Origin matches.
To read Ian Hauser’s review of Game 2 click here.



Melbourne 16.21.117 d Brisbane 7.11.53
Western Bulldogs 19.11.125 d Hawthorn 12.11.83
West Coast 16.11.107 d Essendon 14.13.97
Carlton 12.9.81 d Fremantle 7.8.50
Geelong 13.11.89 d Richmond 13.8.86
Sydney 12.11.83 d St Kilda 4.8.32
North Melbourne 8.10.58 d by Adelaide 17.13.115
Collingwood 11.22.88 d GWS 12.5.77
Port Adelaide 13.15.93 d Gold Coast 13.13.91



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Almanac Rugby League – 2022 State of Origin, Game 2 Review: Freddy’s gamble pays off big-time!

The 2022 State of Origin series is off to a decider at Suncorp Stadium after the NSW Blues belted the Queensland Maroons 44-12 in last night’s Game 2. Ian Hauser reviews the match.

Almanac (International) Rugby League: A day of passion!

Rugby league is alive and well if Saturday’s international matches featuring the Pacific nations is anything to go by. It was a day of unbridled passion.

Almanac Rugby League – Under 19s State of Origin: A double for the Blues

The NSW Blues took the honours in both the women’s and men’s Under 19s matches on Thursday night. Ian Hauser reviews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 Women’s Ampol State of Origin: There’s a theme here!

The NSW women’s Blues emerged deserved winners after yet another closely fought State of Origin match in Canberra. Ian Hauser tells the tale.

Footy Almanac Odd Friday Lunch: Emma Carney, July 15.

You are invited to lunch with Emma Carney on July 15. All welcome.

Almanac Footy Life: The Disenchantment of Jimmy Krakouer

Jim Krakouer was a gifted and sensational footballer, and at times a controversial one. With a life regularly afflicted by poor decision making and their resulting consequences, Ian Wilson examines many aspects of Krakauer’s footy career and life.

Almanac (Local) Footy: I’ve been to Bali too

Jordan De Goey’s recent travails had Smokie reminiscing about a trip to Bali thirty years ago. Thankfully, smart phones and social media were years away!

Almanac Literary: Proximity

Very short story? Prose poem? This Friday’s piece from KD involves his maternal grandmother’s unusual connection to Africa.

Almanac Golf: The 98 putts of Foxy’s debut

John Harms has been playing golf with Foxy, a former hockey player turned golfer. Last Saturday they fell just short of a memorable century.

Round 15 – Sal’s Preview: Let Bye gones be Bye gones!

Sal takes on the bye – who and what purpose does it serve? Then there’s the serious business of finding this weekend’s winners.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 Representative Round: It’s all happening!

Regular NRL fixtures take a break this weekend to be replaced by possibly the biggest weekend of representative matches in memory. Ian Hauser previews a packed four days of interstate and international clashes.

Almanac Rugby League: Women’s and Men’s State of Origin previews

The feature matches of rugby league’s Representative Round are the State of Origin men’s and women’s clashes. Sports historian and State of Origin expert Liam Hauser previews both matches.

Almanac Road Trip: Plenty of horses and umpires at Swan Hill but no trains

Track maintenance on the Swan Hill line meant part three of Roger Lowrey’s free train trip challenge was taken by road. Roger reports on the Swan Hill Race Carnival, his punting mates, and other attractions undertaken on his trip.

Balcony Banter: Queen’s Birthday Quest

Lynda Carroll provided a Demons perspective of the Queen’s Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne for ‘Balcony Banter’, the blog for MCC Members.

‘Hawks and Tigers produce a classic…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the recent nail-biter between the Wangaratta Rovers and the Albury Tigers in the OMNFL. (Classic KB tension! – ED.)

A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues – Episode 10

We are now at Episode 10 of Peter Clark’s informative series ‘A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues’. This week Peter features the Murtoa v Jeparit match and the exploits of Peter ‘Dickie’ Morrison.

Round 15 – AFL 2022 Footy Fixture

Round 15 is upon us so check out where, when, and who your team will be playing this week.

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If only the joy of life and sport was knocked out of innocent young players. The Muse tells us about his young neighbour James.

Almanac Tennis: Wimbledon 1973

As Wimbledon 2022 approaches, Glen! takes tennis fans back to the past as he reviews Wimbledon 1973,

Round 14 – St Kilda v Essendon: Saints bomb out

Col had a fab night at the footy with his daughter, her partner, and his two grandsons, as the Bombers produced their best effort for the season to defeat the Saints in their Round 14 clash.