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.

Round 22- Richmond v Essendon: If, if, if!

Col hopes the law of averages fall into place for Essendon in their game against Richmond at the MCG on Friday night.

Round 20 – How are the fingernails? Incredible results!

Nailbiters, first four games of Round 20 down to the wire!

Dean Towers and Matt Zurbo reprised on a typical Otway wintry day

The wonderful story Matt Zurbo wrote about Dean Towers and his time at the Otway Districts FC is reprised for your enjoyment.

Michael Long: Essendon great, now a statue!

Today Essendon unveil Michael Long’s statue at The Hangar, Col provides a memory.

Time to ruffle some feathers!

Time for the Bombers to ruffle some Magpie feathers says Col.

Homeward Bound

After the heat and dust of the Red Centre, Col is having a few days R&R in wet and windy Nuriootpa in the Barossa as he contemplates the run home for the Bombers.

A week’s a long time in footy, for Bomber supporters especially!

For the Bombers, a week has been a long time in footy ponders Col from Coober Pedy.

Round 9 – Essendon v Geelong: A rock and a hard place

Col’s off to Uluru, but he’s sticking his neck out before he goes. Bombers to win!

Bombers, Blues and the wood!

Certain teams have the “wood” over the Bombers and the Blues are no exception. Col is hoping this won’t be the case this week when his Bombers take on nemesis Carlton.