Almanac Cricket: Pastures Of Plenty

To Glen’s understanding there have been 26 Australian Test cricketers who were not born in Australia. He has come up with his best 11? What do you think?

Almanac Cricket: An Australian side from L

Glen! is on the (cricket) ball early today starting a run of themed cricket teams. He begins with a team of Ls to mark the debut of Marnus Labuschagne. One selection might send you scurrying to your Wisden.

Peter Norman Week 2018

As we come up to Peter Norman week (Oct 9 -Oct 16), Glen! revisits the story of the man that stood tall with Tommy Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

Almanac Cricket – Basil D’Oliveira: 50 years ago

Glen! takes us back 50 years in cricket history to the lead up to England’s 1968 tour of South Africa and what it meant for South African born Basil D’Oliveira whose cricket career was severely impacted under apartheid.

Blues in Echuca

From blues music to bare knuckle boxing (and a little mention of footy), Glen! takes us through some history of Echuca and surrounds.

July 4 1968 – Global protests and suburban footy

Glen looks back fifty years to a time of political upheaval and couches some footy against it for good measure

Almanac Racing: Riverina Racing

Glen capped off his holidays with a trip to the Corowa races.

Almanac Teams (and Music): Let There Be Rock!

The Almanac novelty teams rock on, as Glen! selects a team of rock ‘n’ rollers.

Almanac Funny Teams: A team of players from our wide brown land and all its features

Glen has come up with a team of players from our wide brown land, players whose names can reflect the land, with all its wonderous features.

Almanac Teams: The Zoo team

Our Almanac Teams are taking off! Glen has decided to try his hand at an ensemble – what do you think of his zoo?

Almanac Teams: Murray Kangaroos

Glen! has been inspired by both the fertile lands along the mighty Murray and resident Almanac Teams doyen, Phil Dimitriadis, to put together a team of Kangaroos hailing from either side of the river.

Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game. 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political, and footy wise, as Glen so articulately demonstrates.

ANZAC Day 1980

While modern ANZAC Day football may mean a clash between the Dons and the Pies, Glen recalls his first ANZAC Day at the footy in 1980 watching his Cats win in a thriller over the Hawks and expresses what the day means to his family.

When a player outscores a team

Prompted by Dustin Martin’s and Ben Brown’s outscoring of their opposing teams, Glen remembers some VFL games in which other players outscored teams. He is looking for other examples – perhaps from other leagues.

Almanac Funny Teams: A colourful team

Glen! has chosen a team of players whose names are colours or include colours. Has he missed any?

Corowa Cup 2018

Glen reports on fun and successful investments in both time and money at the 2018 Corowa Cup.

St Patrick’s Race Day Yea 2018

Glen! made his way to the St Patrick’s meeting at Yea and, as always, had a terrific day out.

A day (or two) at the races

Glen and friends went to Corowa to see his horse run, but racing is a mug’s game. So it was off to Merton for the picnics a few days later.

Almanac Racing: On the Pace @ Yea

Glen and Maryanne head to the Yea Picnics and follow leading hoop Courtney Pace. With the storm brewing they needed to get out, and to get out. But, as always, a great day was had by all.

They’re running @ Corowa

Corowa Racing Club held its pre-Cup meeting on Monday. Glen was there in the Members.