1966 and all that: Round 3 – North Melbourne v St Kilda

It’s Round 3, 1966 and Peter Clark takes us to Arden Street for the match between North and the Saints. And fills us in on the other scores and what’s going on in the world. [Includes a link to The Age coverage of the round as well – Ed]

1966 and all that: Round 2 – St Kilda v Carlton

Peter Clark continues his review of St Kilda’s 1966 season. In Round 2 this week, the Blues visit the Saints’ new fortress at Moorabbin. And Gough takes a hit.

1966 and all that: Round 1 – Melbourne v St Kilda

Harold Holt was in Vietnam visiting the troops as Melbourne and St Kilda stepped onto the MCG in front of a big Round 1 ANZAC Day crowd. Peter Clark continues his account of the 1966 VFL season.

1966 and all that: Prologue

Peter Clark begins a series on the season that was 1966. Here he sets puts the footy season into its historical and social contexts.

Almanac Cricket: Memories of Australia v Pakistan Tests

A few years ago, Peter Clark provided this commentary on Australia v Pakistan Test encounters. With this summer’s First Test not too far away, let’s revisit Peter’s piece and enjoy his emotions ranging across humour, dismay, doubt, surprise and disgust. What will the 2019 series deliver?

Footy on the Radio!

Peter Clark talks up the radio broadcasters of the footy, past and present. What a cavalcade of callers, all masters of the microphone! Join in the discussion with your nominations for preferred presenters.

Almanac Local Footy – MCUE v GGGM: Grassroots footy at its best!

Ah, country sport at the local Reserve on a Saturday afternoon! Peter Clark brings us an important clash between two of the Riverina Football Netball League’s amalgamated clubs, MCUE and GGBM. See if you can get your mouth around these two names!

Australia’s batsmen can and must bowl

Peter Clark has an ingenious solution for Australia’s bowlers in the upcoming Tests in India. What are your thoughts?

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 2: Australia drops its bundle

Peter Clark watches the Aussies blow a great start in Perth as the Proteas take command on day two.

Round 4 – Essendon v Geelong: The Country Game Preview

Round 4 is the Country Round. Peter Clark looks at the connection between the game and the bush with a spotlight on those Geelong and Essendon players who have come from the country (some of whom are in the Wool Teams). Peter asks you to remember great matches between these two clubs and for the names of players who wore both jumpers.

Round 2 – GWS v Geelong: Giants step up

Peter Clark watched a more desperate Giants apply greater sustained pressure and moved the ball far more fluently than the Cats .

John Foord Oval, Corowa

Inspired by Glen!’s reflection on the life of his mother, Peter Clark evocatively takes us to game day at Corowa

Doug Walters: Century on debut 50 years ago

Was it really fifty years ago? Peter Clark on Dougie Walters’ maiden Test century. Where were you on that day?

Round 17 – A tale of two AFL venues: ES and SO

Peter Clark juxtaposes the conditions at two venues for AFL in Round 17. All match conditions are not created equal. (Wonder how Port, Essendon, GWS and Geelong players feel about it?)