FAL Round 2 – Results, ladder and this week’s draw

The results from FAL Round 2 are in, and the ladder after 2 Rounds is completed, and the fixture for the Round 3 clashes have been drawn up. How will your team perform this week?

Bruce Dawe: A Poet remembered

Vin Maskell is a huge fan of Bruce Dawe, and shares his previously published stories of the poet as a tribute to celebrate the life that has just passed.

Poetry: ‘Life Cycle’, by Bruce Dawe

Life Cycle by Bruce Dawe captures the significance of footy in Victoria and beyond. Life and footy are so entwined in all those places (and cultures) where footy is meaningful to the people. [This was published to celebrate the birth of Henry Joseph Santamaria – Ed]

FAL Round 2: Draw and CPSs (final scores)

Round 2 of the FAL has been completed. Check the scores here. Ladder to come.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond

Paul Daffey went along to see Richmond take on Carlton, hoping to see some of the passion of their 60s and 70s clashes. What he got was ‘hoppo-bumpo’, a poor cousin to the ‘belting the billy goats’ of that earlier era. Still, there were some highlights.

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright

Our series of rugby league stories continues with Ian Hauser’s account of Grand Final Day 2015 in the NSW CRL’s Group 9 competition. Playing in three of the day’s five matches, the Gundagai Tigers were out to claw their way to premiership glory after years and years of missed opportunities.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Adelaide v Essendon

John Origlasso took in the Bombers’ away game at the Social Club in Windy Hill. A bit of a big kid, he signed in as Geoff Blethyn! And, just as Geoff used to do, John saw his Bombers fly up.

‘Old Pie treads down Memory Lane……’ by KB Hill

Trevor Steer’s football and cricket resume makes for some reading! A Collingwood Life Member, he could have been a dual premiership winner except for two agonising twists of fate. KB Hill recounts Trevor’s career in both Melbourne and the bush.

Almanac Sporting Juggernauts: The Basketball Phenomenon Not Bad Thanks turns 40 and that’s no April Fools’ Day Joke

Forty years trying to reach Sport’s Everest, and they’re still trying. Graeme Willingham celebrates a significant anniversary for Not Bad Thanks.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Sydney v West Coast Eagles

From The Footy Almanac 2007, it was another close game between keen rivals Sydney and West Coast in their Grand Final rematch as reported by Cameron Noakes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – Brisbane v Hawthorn

Another report from The Footy Almanac 2007, Round 1, Brisbane v Hawthorn. Not quite the match Andrew Stafford was expecting!

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood

Opening into the wind for the 2007 season, Chris Riordan reported on North v Collingwood.

Women’s T20 World Cup – inspiring the next generation

Clio Fayers must be the youngest Balcony Banter writer we’ve ever featured! Read her story about attending the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final. [Great piece – JTH]

FAL Round 1: Scores and Ladder

Remarkably there were two draws in the opening round of the FAL season

FAL Round 1: Saturday afternoon footy (final)

Final scores for the four FAL matches this afternoon.

Round 14, 2009 – St Kilda v Geelong: What a game (revisited)

Channel 7 recently screened St Kilda v Geelong, from Round 14, 2009. What a game! Read all the Almanac articles about that game here. [Leave a comment about what you saw last night in that replay – Ed]

Balcony Banter – The next great comeback story

Check out the latest instalment of Balcony Banter with a story by Emma La Mari about the frustrations of a footy follower in these new unprecedented times.

FAL Round 1: Cathedral Crows v Centennial Swans (Final)

Cathedral Crows and Centennial Swans have played an entertaining game in Adelaide.

Almanac (Family and Footy) History: At the end of the day, everyone just wants to come home.

Every week when Fitzroy plays the season proper – home and away, in the heat of battle or on the training track – a man mountain clad in club gear can be seen cheering them on. That man’s name is David Leydon and his family, like no other, represents the face of Fitzroy old and new. Beautifully written by Gabby Murphy, this is their story.

FAL Round 1: Broady Grommets v Alberton Magpies (final)

Join us for live coverage of the match between the Grommets and the Magpies from 5pm today (March 27). Final.