Almanac Footy History: The John Pitura trade

Dan Hoban recently caught up with John Pitura and asked him about the South Melbourne trade. In profiling the talented utility, Dan has written this account of the saga.

Almanac Footy: The case for a Canberra AFL side

Dan Hoban reckons it makes sense to now have a twentieth AFL team. He argues the case for the nation’s capital and the Canberra Fat Cats.

Almanac (Cricket) Sadness: Vale Rod Marsh

In this heartfelt tribute, Dan Hoban remembers Rod Marsh who was such a part of Australian life for so long.

Almanac (Backyard) Cricket: When I was G.S. Chappell and brother Joe was Geoff Dymock (updated with pics)

Dan Hoban grew up in Wallan and learnt to love cricket during the time of Greg Chappell. We’ve added some original photos to his piece.

Almanac (Backyard) Cricket: When I was G.S. Chappell and brother Joe was Geoff Dymock

Those of a certain age will be reminded of their `80s childhoods by this Dan Hoban memoir. [Or should we say “young Danny Hoban” – Ed]

Almanac Book Review: Ashley Mallett’s ‘The Magic of Spin’ by Dan Hoban

Dan Hoban’s take on Ashley Mallett’s release from a couple of years ago on the great spinners who suited up for the Aussie men’s test team (and some who didn’t but perhaps should have).

Almanac Footy: Four generations of Spargos

Dan Hoban has a tidbit on Charlie Spargo, the Melbourne small forward about to play in his first Grand Final, and his family’s (and Albury’s) rich sporting history.

Round 16 – Gold Coast v Richmond: Ninth again?

Dan Hoban was very confident going in to the Tiges game against the Suns but what he observed has made him think his Tiges are in danger of finishing ninth again.

Almanac Cricket: Five players who deserved a Baggy Green

Dan Hoban once won an Ashes selection competition on the Almanac so he knows his stuff! He nominates five players who could/should have worn the Baggy Green.

Almanac (Footy) Book: A copy of Peter Lalor’s ‘Ron Barassi’

Dan Hoban stumbled upon Peter Lalor’s book on Ron Barassi. From there, Dan’s affection for the VFL/ AFL legend only grew.

Almanac Cricket: Why it’s too soon to unleash Cameron Green

Dan Hoban names his 17 man squad for the First Test in Adelaide. He also weighs in on the potential selection of Cameron Green.

Almanac (Country) Cricket: Wazza and Slats

Riverina correspondent Dan Hoban profiles living legend of Wagga cricket, Wazza Jones, who has coached his fair share of famous players.

Almanac (Cricket) Book Review: The Art of Centuries

Dan Hoban reviews The Art of Centuries by former English county cricketer Steve James.

Almanac Book Review – ‘Border’s Battlers’ by Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton’s ‘Border’s Battlers’ gives an incisive insight into ‘the other tied Test’ in 1986 between Australia and India. Dan Hoban provided this review.

Grand Final 2019: Another small miracle?

Tiger man Dan Hoban rates the Tigers’ chances on Saturday.

Almanac Cricket – Why Moises Henriques may be an Ashes smokey

Moises Henriques for the 2019 Ashes Squad? Dan thinks he’s a chance, what do you think?

Almanac (Country) Cricket – Pink Stumps Day at Walbundrie

Glenn McGrath opened the bowling for the Walbundrie CC after the club won a competition for his services. They defeated Henty CC in closely contested match, and they also raised $27,000 for the McGrath Foundation.

Almanac Teams: Rangas

Dan has come up a team of redheads, but can they play footy? Have your say!