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Almanac Rugby League – Preston Campbell’s Indigenous Team of this Century

To mark the NRL’s Indigenous Round 12, former Dally M Player of the Year Preston Campbell was asked to nominate his Indigenous Team of this Century.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Johnson v Johnstone

The Doggies and the Dees drew the short straw and fronted up for the unwanted Mother’s Day time slot. Christopher Riordan went along to see the Johnson v Johnstone clash from the comfort of the Medallion Club.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Johnson’s Memphis title, Shot Clock stories

Hamish Neal brings us up to date with the world of golf in the lead-up to the US Open.

Almanac Rugby League: Covid and Season 2020

John Campbell discovered footy podcasts as he whiled away the season. He offers a few thoughts about their qualities.

Almanac Rugby League: On how to improve the greatest game of all

John Campbell has followed rugby league for a long time. Some of the modern aspects of the game, dressed up as ‘progress’, give him the Edgar Britts. He explains his concerns.

Almanac Rugby League: Masochism runs deep in the veins of all footy fans

John Campbell, a South Sydney man to the core, recalls the day he witnessed their worst ever loss to the NZ Warriors. He has the ‘Big League’ magazine to go with it.

Almanac Rugby League: It’s all there in black and white

Looking back over his collection of ‘Big League’ programmes, John Campbell finds one dated September 30th 1986 (Vol 67, No. 31) – Grand Final day. Another recounts South Sydney’s worst defeat ever – Round 16, 2006. He loves them all!

Almanac Rugby League: Getting to the heart of the matter with the Reggies

According to John Campbell, ‘if you really want to see the type of bloke that lives and breathes country rugby league, the character that epitomises the game’s ethos, just get to the ground early and check it out as the Reserve Graders, the ‘Reggies’, go round.’ Here’s why.

Almanac Cricket: A Feast of Cricket in India

Cricket, India and artist John Campbell make for a compelling palette to draw in the sports-lover, the eye and the taste buds. It’s all here in one enchanting story.

Almanac Rugby League – Fans or brands, principle or product?

For some, they’re the ongoing diseases of top tier sport – the curses of commercialism and corporatisation. John Campbell explains it.

Almanac Rugby League – An old rivalry resumes: Roosters v Rabbitohs

Roosters v Rabbitohs – the rivalry goes back a century and more. They’re back again tonight and we’ve got them captured by John Campbell’s artwork!

Almanac Soccer: You’ll never walk alone, even in Japan!

John Campbell just can’t get his head around ‘the world game’ even though he has been to some of the great home grounds of England and Japan. He explains why.

Almanac Rugby League – The 1965 Grand Final: St George Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs

John Campbell remembers the day his Dad took him and his little brother Lonno to the 1965 Sydney rugby league Grand Final. Caught up in the massive crowd, John and Lonno didn’t see much that day but their experiences, real and imagined, left a huge impression.

Almanac Cricket: England v West Indies – First Test Review

Luke Reynolds is pleased Test cricket is back and reviews the 1st Test between England and the West Indies at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. The rain delay provoked some powerful and confronting TV discussion about Black Lives Matter from Michael Holding striking a chord with Luke.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 7: Fans short-changed by same old, same old

Before previewing the NRL’s Round 7, Ian Hauser asks just where do fans fit into the overall organism that is modern, top tier sport.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: What did we learn?

Rugby league editor Ian Hauser evaluates what the wash-up from Round 6 might mean to the way the remainder of the season unfolds.

Almanac Rugby League: Excerpts from a rugby league lover’s diary – The Early Years

Imagine an Adrian Mole-type character thinking back over the childhood competitiveness of two brothers supporting rival teams. Actually, Paul Connolly has already done it for you!

The Almanackers: C is for Clark

John Harms looks at a few of the Almanackers whose surnames begin with the letter C and profiles regular contributor from the Top End, Jackson Clark.

Mount Isa Footy – Mining For Aussie Rules Talent

It is quite likely that the last thing on the mind of John Campbell Miles – as he hopefully kicked rocks along the bed of the Leichhardt River back in 1923 looking for gold or other treasures – was that 90 years later, Australian Rules footballers would be kicking goals of their own near that [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – The Rugby League Almanac 2013 online: Round 1

Re-live the opening games of the 2013 NRL season with these yarns from our rugby league writers.