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Earl O’Neill has written about family cars and learning to drive in them.
What did you learn to drive in? Check his story out HERE

 

Round 18

Adelaide 10.15.75 d by Essendon 15.6.96
Richmond 15.11.101 d Port Adelaide 9.9.63
Carlton 15.9.99 d Gold Coast 11.9.75
GWS 19.8.122 d Collingwood 11.9.75
Brisbane v North Melbourne
Fremantle v Sydney
Geelong v Hawthorn
Melbourne v WCE
St Kilda v Western Bulldogs

 

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Round 18 – Wheeling and Dealing for Coaches

Sal makes an interesting point about “training wheels” for coaches, and he also casts his eye over the Round 18 matches for this weekend.

Adam Goodes: Our Graceful Swan

Joe Moore articulates his feelings for Adam Goodes in a most heartfelt, intelligent and profound manner. [Wonderful read Joe: Ed]

Round 17 – Fearless 2019: I  know it’s footy season but jeez the Kiwis were dudded!

Fearless 2019 has his say on Brad Scott as a coach, and also reviews the Round 17 matches from last weekend.

Almanac Life – Growing up with cars

Earl O’Neill looks back over three generations of family life through the perspective of the cars they owned and drove. It’s a testament to both change and its increasing pace over the last century.

Adam Goodes: His Legacy

This article was published in July 2015 at the time covered in Ian Darling’s documentary ‘The Final Quarter’:
Braham Dabscheck argues that Adam Goodes has forced Australia to confront the “ugly” side of itself.

Round 18 – Crikey!: Another cracking round of footy!

Who will win? Another cracking weekend of footy in Round 18 with so much at stake, for so many teams!

SANFL 1976 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt: Around The Ground

The biggest ever footy crowd in South Australian history assembled at, in and on Football Park for the 1976 Grand Final. Swish’s Footy Budget from that year helps remember one of the great days in SANFL history, with a nod to ageing Hollywood performers, tyre replacement guarantees, cask wine and egg rings.

Henry and the Jets: That freak hailstorm

Introducing Henry Ballard, our recently arrived Deakin University writer, whose column ‘Henry and the Jets’ will appear each week for the remainder of the footy season. Great material – readers will be reminded of the weekend’s event – and beautifully put together.

Alan Richardson’s Shocking Resignation

Yoshi was blind-sided by the resignation of St Kilda’s Alan Richardson and feels sorry for the fallen coach. From far-away Japan, he offers his thoughts on the best way for the club to move on. (You can almost feel Yoshi’s angst – Ed.)

Balcony Banter Round 17 – Richmond v GWS: Winter Days

Almanac regular Joe De Petro saw his Tigers take on the Giants at the MCG on a dreary winter’s afternoon.

Almanac Cricket: Pick your Ashes Squad

Back in February, Almanac editor Ian Hauser put out a challenge to cricket fans to pick their Ashes squad. With just a fortnight to go until the First Test gets underway, here’s your last chance to enter this Almanac competition. Read on for more details.

AFL Round 17: Cats comeback revitalises fans

Geelong and Hawthorn clash this weekend in Round 18. Let’s go back a decade to Round 17, 2009 in that era when the gap between these two great clubs was wafer thin and the winning margins even less. Giddy times indeed for John Harms!

Almanac Lunch (with Matt Zurbo’s book launch): Ken Fraser, Lazar, Chicken and Me

Matt Zurbo’s new book, ‘Heart and Soul’, will be launched tomorrow at a lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Here’s a tasty morsel, written by Matt himself, of what’s in store. Do yourself a favour…

2019 Cricket World Cup Final – That’s a Draw, Mate!

Michael Viljoen certainly has his thinking cap on this week. Following on from his ‘epic journey of biblical proportions’ earlier in the week, he’s now trying to undo the Gordian knot of how to fairly decide the outcome of a tied ICC World Cup Final. He gives us several options to consider.

‘A Hard-Man……On And Off The Field’ – KB Hill

KB Hill knows his local characters! This week he recounts the colourful life of Ray Burns, policeman, hotelier and football hard man. And no-one does it like KB!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: First on-field female referee after 111 years!

History will be made in the NRL tonight – for the first time in it’s 111 year history, there will be a female on-field referee! Congratulations, Belinda Sharpe! Ian Hauser also casts his eye over Round 18 and nominates his winners.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Frittelli flys to Portrush, Open time again (finally) for NI

If it’s happening in the world of golf, Hamish Neal is on to it! Today he reviews the week just gone and previews this year’s final major, The Open, which starts tonight.

Almanac Flashback: Off Season Odyssey – Part 37: Blighty!

With Matt Zurbo lunching at the North Fitzroy Arms this Friday, let’s revisit his 2012 road trip, where he caught up with none other than Malcolm Blight.

Almanac Time Capsule – AFL Round 14 2009: Observing the Saints fan

Saturday night wasn’t one to remember, so let’s revisit a happier day for Saints fans. Round 14, 2009, when two undefeated teams met in one of the best games in years. John Harms was in the crowd observing more than just the footy.

Balcony Banter Round 16 – Essendon v Sydney: Dour Dons do enough

Almanacker and MCC member Rod Oaten saw his Bombers claw past the Swans in a dour struggle.