The state of the game

Rule changes are supposed to improve the game but all too often they seem to take it backwards. Here’s a suggestion to bring life back into matches that look set to fizzle out. Other sports use it – why not footy?

Almanac Yarn: Davo pulled it to the left.

This may or may not be true. But, in his debut piece for the Almanac, Curtis de Mar tells the tale of Davo, footballer and lateral thinker who was always late for games.