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Thoughts on the decline of Aussie tennis (and why grinners are winners)

Paul Spinks ponders the reasoning behind Australia’s decline in world tennis since the mid 1970s. This is a longer version of Paul’s article published in The Age recently.

To drive or to walk? That is the question.

Shannon Cole explores getting kids into more exercise by encouraging them to walk to school rather than being driven by their parents.

Almanac Walking – Therapy for the Soul: Some links

Walking is a therapeutic and relaxing pastime that can bring substantial benefits to both mind and body. Check out some interesting reads that look at the philosophical aspect of walking.

Almanac Memories – Bringing me back

Family memories remind Andrew Starkie that he is grateful for his upbringing making him the person he is today.

17 January 1969 – the day I met W.A. (Bert) Oldfield

Roger Lowrey takes up our ‘On This Day’ theme to remember the day he met Bert Oldfield in 1969.

Almanac Horseracing – Vote for Super Seth in the All-Star Mile

Super Seth, co-owned by ‘Smokie’ Dawson, won the Caulfield Guineas during the Spring Carnival. Now you can help secure him a place in The All-Star Mile in March by adding your vote for its inclusion in the final field.

I quite like walking…

Walking can be great therapy for both the body and the mind. Kate Birrell has been out and about, talking to a neighbour and experiencing the bush track at Mt Warning while she thinks about it all.

Almanac History – On This Day: What happened on January 16?

After a bit of encouragement, Ian Hauser continues his ‘What Happened on…?’ series. January 16th throws up the usual mix of images and memories.

‘Robbie Reminisces………’ by KB Hill

Rob Worthington has given a great deal to Victorian country cricket over the decades. KB Hill profiles another local legend.

NFL Divisional Monday Review: A crazy comeback, two foes lock horns to the end again

Sean Mortell recounts the action of an engrossing day of NFL playoffs.

State of Origin Canadian style: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

A fight at the ice hockey set Richard Marlow to pondering the eternal issues around violence in sport.

Almanac History – What happened on January 9? (Part Two)

Roger Lowrey reflects on events that happened in his life on January 9, over a three year period from 1971 – 1973.

Why LeBron’s changed his tune on resting

Mark Miller discusses the concept of “load management” and its utilisation by NBA greats as a form to prolonging their basketball careers.

Almanac Golf (and Weather): Dry

John Harms returned to Oakey again this holiday season. He played nine holes at his beloved Oakey Golf Club. There was no sign of rain.

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 7: Narrandera Cricket Club

Craig Dodson continues his quest of raising money for Gotcha4Life by playing 10 matches with different cricket clubs across Australia. He played with the Narrandera Cricket Club in match 7, here is his report.

Almanac Nostalgia – The Copper

An image of an old copper provokes childhood memories for Col.

The Greatest Sports Photo of 2019

This is a superb photo. The mighty Greens. Photo by Jasmine Hirst. [With some words from JTH – Ed]

Aspiring Young Writers’ Group: Test of Character

In Ben Kirkby’s second column about his writers’ group, he relates their discussion about character.

#AuthorsForFireys auction – a full set of Footy Almanacs 2007-2019

We are offering a full set of The Footy Almanac (2007-2019) for auction with all proceeds going to the firefighters. Please get involved.

NFL Playoffs Divisional Sunday: Two supremely solid performances, another incredible upset for the Titans.

Sean Mortell keeps up his rollicking ride through the NFL Playoffs – with only six sides left and upsets seemingly in vogue, it’s all happening!