Wednesday @ the Almanac

Phil Dimitriadis takes a look at the crackdown on fans barracking. Read his piece HERE.

 Don’t forget Bryan Quirk for lunch this Friday. Details HERE


AFL Round 13

Adelaide 15.11.101 d Richmond 9.14.68
Essendon 14.12.96 d Hawthorn 11.11.77
Fremantle 15.10.100 d Port Adelaide 12.7.79
Gold Coast 11.10.76 d by St Kilda 11.14.80
Carlton 15.10.100 d by Western Bulldogs 15.13.103
North Melbourne 10.8.68 d by GWS 14.7.91

Byes:  Brisbane, Collingwood, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, West Coast.


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Round 13 Essendon v Hawthorn: At The Footy With Glenda: A Diary of a Dedicated fan

Another side of the debate on crowd behaviour. Trevor Blainey was looking forward to another night at the footy with cousin Glenda. It didn’t go entirely to plan, despite the Bombers’ win.

Balcony Banter Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: On the slide

Graphic artist Alan Rose was inspired by the Big Freeze and Melbourne’s current predicament when he came up with a Max Gawn caricature whilst travelling to the Queen’s Birthday game.

“The day ‘Chopsy’ joined the greats……..”: by K B Hill

Another great read from K B Hill, this time about Brendan McAuliffe, winner of The Warrnambool cycling race in 1995.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Sri Lanka: Not pretty, but it does the trick

Australia continued their World Cup campaign with another imperfect win against Sri Lanka, as Sean Mortell details the problems the Aussies need to fix if they are to go deep into the tournament

Almanac Footy History – Supporters’ Tribute to a Bloods Legend

Swans tragic, Jan Courtin relives a special day with Peter Bedford, as supporters pay tribute to a Swans great.

Almanac Footy History – Henry Young: Champion Geelong footballer 1890-1910

Henry Young, Geelong Champion, 1890-1910, in words and picture as produced by artist, DJ Williams, represents an absorbing and informative account of Young’s footballing life.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v GWS: Brendan, Beanies, and Blundstone.

Smokie surprises his son by making a lightning visit to Hobart, where together they watch North submit to the Giants at Blundstone Arena.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 14 Preview

For the True believers, Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life previews the Pies Round 14 match against the Bulldogs.

Hey Charger!

Earl O’Neill reports about the development of his favourite Australian car, the Valiant E49 Charger, as his story explains. What is your favourite car?

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Pakistan: Battling hard, doing enough

The mecurial Pakistanis have been hard to pick and Australia caught them on a middling day writes Sean Mortell.

An identity for us all

Phil Dimitriadis has a satirical look at identity at AFL matches and how it may affect where like minded supporters may sit. The Hipster Terrace, or perhaps The Tattooed and Toothless Terrace, where will you sit?

1974 SANFL Grand Final – Glenelg v Sturt: Whelan In The Years

Swish Schwerdt continues his series reviewing great SANFL games, Footy Budget and all, this time it’s the 1974 Grand Final between Glenelg and Sturt.

Round 13 – Gold Coast v St. Kilda: After being shanghaied in Shanghai, Saints go to town against Suns in Sunny Townsville; well, it wasn’t quite like that!

Much to Braham Dabscheck’s chagrin, the Saints remain consistently inconsistent, except for their inability to score from a set shot. Still somehow that was enough on Saturday.

Round 13 – Essendon v Hawthorn: I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

On a rainy night, Caspar McLeod heads to Marvel to catch up with a Hawthorn-supporting classmate. He’s a lot more lively about things than she becomes.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v India: Simply out-classed

Australia faced their first set back in the 2019 Cricket World Cup against India last Sunday night. Sean Mortell wonders whether it was a necessary reality check.

Bye Round: Our future is looking extremely bright!

Jan Courtin continues her lifelong affair with the Swans as her recent report to the Sydney Swans site indicates.

WAFL – Round 9: Big Shark statement

What’s happening in the WAFL? Les Everett reviews all the Round 9 games and results to bring us up to date.

Round 12 – Sydney v West Coast: The shadow of Goodes on a sunny day

Ian Latham, together with old friends and new at the footy, celebrate a great win by their Swans over the Eagles in their Round 12 match at the SCG.

VAFA – Williamstown CYMS: A Great Reaches 200

In his long association with Williamstown CYMS FC, Smokie has seen many good footballers represent the club. Ben Gray, who plays his 200th match tomorrow, is one of the greatest.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Bryan Quirk: Friday 21st June @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Another ripper lunch coming up! Bryan Quirk, former Carlton star, will be the guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, Friday 21st June @ 1:05pm, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, North Fitzroy.