Almanac Footy: Bailey Smith: Dedicated and driven young gun

Here’s an early piece about Bailey Smith from Luke Reynolds, first published in November 2018…

Luke Reynolds recently had the privilege to speak to Bailey Smith, captain of the Sandringham Dragons TAC Cup team, 2018 Under 18 All-Australian and touted as a possible top ten draft pick.

Almanac Cricket- West Indies v Australia T20 Series Review: Crunched in the Caribbean

Missing some star players, it was a miserable T20 series against the West Indies for the Aussies as Luke Reynolds reports in his review of the series.

Almanac Local (Junior) Footy: Debuting for South Colac (Part 2)

Continuing the family tradition, proud dad Luke Reynolds reports on the debut of his second son, Josh, for South Colac Under 14s.

Almanac Local (Junior) Footy: Debuting for South Colac

Gavin Reynolds made his debut for South Colac on the weekend, a footy club which has a very special place in the heart of the Reynolds family thanks to Gavin’s great grandfather, Kelvin. Gavin’s proud dad, Luke, reports. [What life’s all about – JTH]

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.