Wantok Almanac: John Frum, Yasur, Toka and Tanna

After a tour of East New Britain in PNG, Wantok Almanac heads a long way south to the amazing island of Tanna in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, but there’s plenty to stimulate the senses away from the silver screen.

Wantok Almanac: Jesse Utul, Bilas, Gideon Kakabin and East New Britain

We’re delighted to share with you the first “Wantok Almanac” piece, a series from David Bridie and Jarrod Landells on Melanesian stories of history, culture, music and sport. Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Province provides the focus today, starting with a flag and its fascinating creation over four decades ago.

Round 2 – Gold Coast v West Coast: Immense

Less a match report than a decision to record the witnessing of something special, Jarrod Landells felt the need to pay due deference to the number 18 in red and gold.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: Behind the pub’s velvet rope

What do you do when the footy’s back on but the pub is fully booked? Jarrod Landells and Shirl (“QUEENSLANDER!!”) come up trumps.

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: Do androids dream of electric crowd noises?

Is this the brave new world of footy in 2020? From a pinch of the ridiculous to the barest amount of sublime, Jarrod Landells found the Tigers’ draw with Collingwood difficult to sink his teeth into for the most part.

Poetry: Cam and Xav

With more than a little inspiration from Damian Balassone, Jarrod Landells has penned this ode to a couple of “controversial” young guns.

Nina, knees and next steps

Jarrod Landells’ thoughts on the plights of a young star Cat and the AFLW due to the scourge of ACL injury.

Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: Footy and other things

Richmond took on Essendon on Friday night and while Jarrod Landells was happy with the win, it was what happened moments before the game that pleased him most.

Round 20 – Melbourne v Gold Coast: The recession we had to have

It wasn’t the easiest game to watch, but for Jarrod Landells, the result was secondary to the bigger picture.

Round 20 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Experience is the best teacher

All of Lions’ fans’ figurative arms should be around Cam Rayner according to Jarrod Landells, as Brisbane fell agonisingly short of North Melbourne.

Round 19 – Richmond v Collingwood: Form an orderly queue for Snags

It was billed as a heavyweight title fight between two hulking behemoths of the Melbourne sporting culture. For Jarrod Landells and thousands of other Tiger faithful, witnessing the smallest forward on the field brought the biggest joy.

Round 18 – Sydney v Gold Coast: Dawn over a former fortress

The Gold Coast sprung the most audacious of heists in Sydney, snatching four points from the Swans that most had already banked for the Bloods. Jarrod Landells recounts a famous victory.

Almanac Soccer – World Cup Final 2018: Les bleus à deux coupes de monde

Another World Cup has been run and done, Jarrod Landells shares his thoughts on the final and the winners

Round 9 – Brisbane v Hawthorn: Undercard upset

Best laid plans and all that… Jarrod Landells tuned in to watch the Lions of old while the Tigers of old were shown up in Perth and was delighted by the youth at Woolloongabba

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (Part 3): The ghost of footy future

This is the final chapter of Jarrod Landells’ tale of the three clubs that shaped his relationship with the AFL

Jess Dal Pos goes to India

From Blacktown to Mumbai, Jess Dal Pos’ deep passion for footy has her kicking goals.

Round 3 – Gold Coast v Fremantle: Suns set in the west

It was the Fremantle Dockers running over the Suns of the West in Round 3 – Jarrod Landells shares his observations

The War & Peace of sport

Jarrod Landells read an all-time tale of Cold War tensions, aliens and fashion model world champions…in Chess. What’s your favourite online piece of sport writing?

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (Part 2): The ghost of footy present

Jarrod Landells, who is also a contributor to The Tigers’ Almanac, tells of his connection to the Richmond Football Club.

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (Part 1): The ghost of footy past

Jarrod Landells has emerged as a supporter of a number of teams as he explains in this thoroughly engaging piece of memory and contemplation which draws on a little Dickens too.