Almanac Music: Top Albums of 2020

Luke Reynolds runs through his favourite albums of 2020. What were your favourites?

Almanac Book Review: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

Almanac regular Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood has just released a book of his interviews with sportspeople. Fellow ‘Knacker Luke Reynolds reviews it.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Rahane’s Timeless Ton

Luke Reynolds had the distinct fortune of attending the MCG for Day 2 with his two boys as Ajinkya Rahane put on a clinic.

Almanac (Cricket) Obituary: Dean Jones – my cricket hero.

Luke Reynolds opens his scrapbook and pays tribute to his childhood cricketing hero, Dean Jones. [This is an expression of genuine affection and sadness. Thanks Luke. – JTH]

Almanac Footy: Scott Pendlebury – Record Breaker

A Collingwood legend in waiting, Scott Pendlebury is now the outright and captaincy games record holder for the Pies. Luke Reynolds pays another tribute to the magnificent man from Gippsland.

Everyday Obituaries: Onya Pal – a tribute to Kelvin Reynolds

Luke Reynolds pays tribute to his grandfather Kelvin on what would have been his 90th birthday.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A Magpie Moment

It’s hard to get into the theatre of footy when every game is seen from the couch, but Luke Reynolds has found some joy in some old Pies names starring on centre stage of a big win over the Cats.

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.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Daicos Delights in Dour Draw

The couch will have to do instead of MCG seats for Luke Reynolds as he yells himself hoarse supporting his Magpies in their drawn game against the Tigers.

Almanac Book Review- ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’

Luke Reynolds’ deep affection for cricket is well known; here he steps off the oval to review fellow Almanacker and cricketer Craig Dodson’s recent work ‘A view of Australia from fine leg’.

Almanac Exclusive: 20th AFL team bids revealed

Always first with breaking news, The Footy Almanac exclusively reveals the bidding teams for the AFL’s 20th licence.

Almanac Life: Education In Isolation

Parent of young kids, Luke Reynolds has come up with a cracker curriculum in these times of home schooling! [A deadset Almanac classic – Ed]

The Rejuvenation of the South Purrumbete Recreation Reserve

On the brink of being sold less than a decade ago, the South Purrumbete Recreation Reserve is slowly being brought back to life. Luke Reynolds reports on an enthusiastic local who is leading the charge to restore the last remaining community asset in the tiny farming community.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit v Williamstown, Easter 1946

Luke Reynolds presents a fascinating account of a cricket match played in 1946 between Pomberneit CC and Williamstown CC.

Almanac Music: Top Albums of 2019

Luke Reynolds has named his favourite albums for the year. Is your favourite there?

The last South Purrumbete FC team

It’s a sad time whenever a footy club folds. Luke Reynolds recalls his memories of the final days of the South Purrumbete Football Club in 1999.

Round 20 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: Sticking With Number 5

‘Your first hero is your best hero”. Luke Reynolds and family celebrated the 100th game of the much injured Jamie Elliot in style.

Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle (Floreat Pica Society Report): Purple Gloom

It was a dark day for Luke Reynolds and Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. This week Luke reports for the Floreat Pica Society.

Almanac Book Review: Ruling The World, The Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

Ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Luke Reynolds reviews “Ruling the World, The Story of the 1992 World Cup” by Jonathan Northall, from a time when one-day cricket really did rule the world.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Joy in the Ponsford Stand

Joy in the Ponsford Stand after a gripping game of high-pressure footy. Luke Reynolds and clan were there.