Hugh Mitchell – Essendon great: Train reflections

Seeing former Essendon champ Hugh Mitchell on the train brought back some childhood memories for Col.

Alternative Essendon FC theme song – Do yourself a favour!: Have a look and a listen!

Check out the rap African alternative version of the Bombers theme song. For your enjoyment!

Round 15 – Essendon v GWS: McKernan you star!

Col reached for the sky as his Bombers soared to a sensational victory over GWS in their Round 15 match at Marvel.

Round 5 – Tipsters, who will you pick this round?

Round 5 again highlights the unpredictable nature of the AFL season. To pick 9 winners may just as easily come down to the flip of a coin!

Round 2 – Essendon v St Kilda: Bombers bomb out

Col can’t …”get no,…no satisfaction” as his Bombers bomb out, and the Stones stop rolling.

Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Tigers tamed as Pies swoop!

Magpies swoop and stifle the Tigers’ roar in an impressive display of footy in their Round 2 match at the MCG.

Round 1 – GWS v Essendon: What a shocker for the Dons!

Bombers glide and shot out of the sky in a humiliating loss in their Round 1 clash against GWS, disappoints Col greatly.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: What a cracker of a game!

In a cracking game, Geelong win a hard fought battle against the Pies in their Round 1 match at MCG on Friday night.

Three coins in a fountain, three Cols in a room!

Col, Col, and Col were all in the same room together! This gathering of Cols is a extremely rare event as Col explains.

Almanac Lunch – 2019 Footy Almanac Launch

Footy season 2019 was launched for The Footy Almanac today at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel with former WCE premiership player, Sam Butler as the guest speaker.

Almanac Football – JLT 2019: Geelong v Essendon

Pussy cats have a lot to purr about as Geelong proved too slick and polished for Col’s Bombers in their Round 2 JLT match at Kardinia Park on Thursday night.

My blue tranny and “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, Those days of soda and pretzels and beer”

Here’s a story from a few years ago. Col reflects upon the impact of a small blue tranny during a period of change in his formative years in the 60s.

Almanac Ocean Swimming – Pier to Pub 2019: Murray won’t be home tonight

A tragic day at Pier to Pub 2019.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 2:  Pujara and Pant produce punishing performances

Pujara, Pant and Jadeja produce punishing performances on day 2 to put India in the box seat of the Fourth Test in Sydney.

The Eagles Almanac Launch – photos

Some photos taken at the launch of The Eagles Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night.

Fishing for a non-fisherman

WARNING: This story filled with beautiful images of sunsets, good red and fishing off the coast of WA will likely exacerbate any Monday morning back-to-work gloom you are feeling. Col reprises a story from a few years ago.

Almanac Ocean Swimming: What an effort!

Swim around Great Britain! You must be mad! Read about Ross Edgley’s epic swimming feat of physical and mental endurance he completed this week.

Almanac Cricket: First game

Col reflects on some more fond cricket memories from his childhood.

Almanac Cricket: John Arlott and Fred Trueman

Col relives some fond cricket memories of ABC Radio, John Arlott, Fred Trueman, and his dad.

Almanac Cricket Dinner: Joe Darling biography with Bernard Whimpress and Graeme Ryan

Col had a wonderful night gaining fabulous insights into the extraordinary life of Joe Darling: cricketer, farmer, politician and family man.