Almanac Memoir: Mickey Randall’s birthday

Birthdays are a time for reminiscing, and for Micky Randall many a loved memory has been recalled.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Bill Hunter and Your Mum’s Betamax

The umpires barely merit a mention as Mickey takes us on a footy trip to the Melbourne of Bill Hunter and Percy Jones

Round 6 – Adelaide v Fremantle: Sea Monkeys

“To watch a match involving the Dockers is to observe two sloths; one willing and one captive, wrestling under a sodden army blanket”. Thankfully Mickey Randall takes us to the west coast of SA as well

Round 3 – Adelaide v Richmond: Now, I know why Tigers eat their young

Mickey Randall finds a Dangerfield in the Crows’ win under the roof. Also provides an update on the Grand Final of the Barossa and Light Bowls Association First Division. Not a good day for the Tigers

Almanac Music: Skyhooks and me

Mickey’s ode to Skyhooks and the memories relived.

Almanac Monster Trucks: A Love Story

Big wheels Monster Trucks and high octane brought to life by Adelaide’s resident thrill seeker Mickey Randall.

Almanac Music: The Beatles and me

Mickey Randall shares his passion for The Beatles and the quiet genius of George Harrison

NYE in Adelaide Oval’s Bay 127

Mickey Randall and family are back in Adelaide this New Year’s Eve; home of the curiously named Adelaide Strikers. [Rich harvest of observations and memories – Ed].

My Greg Chappell Hat

Mickey Randall salutes his Greg Chappell hat. [Classic recollection of an amateur cricketer and golfer and his hat. Brill – JTH]

Your local footy club’s best side in 2016

Mickey Randall joins the naming of best footy sides for 2016 with this classic: your local team.

G’day from Iron Knob

Mickey Randall has been reminiscing about horseracing and the tracks he’s visited such as Randwick, Oakbank, and Port Augusta. But beyond Victoria Park, Clare, and Singapore, there’s one that holds a particular place.

Finals Week 1 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows: Disco-Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes

Leadership isn’t necessarily about the big mark, the inspirational goal or a swag of possessions. Taylor Walker’s ‘unfussy beauty’ and selflessness is to be equally admired says Mickey Randall.

Volleys, Blundstones and Thongs: Life in the Shoe-Wearing States

In praise of thongs, the [time honoured-Ed] Dunlop Volleys and Blundstones. Mickey Randall salutes three Australian icons.

Round 17 – Adelaide v Gold Coast: A Pillar of (Chicken) Salt

A Mickey classic as he samples Adelaide Oval’s culinary delights and the Crows for the first time post repatriation. Would you like chicken salt with that?

Singapore and Me

Mickey Randall and family are coming home to Australia. It makes him reflect.

Round 13 – Brisbane v Adelaide: Johnny Gastev Is Playing Quite Well

Mickey Randall comes to terms with finishing his stint in Singapore by watching his Crows fall over the line in Brisbane. How does it compare with the highlights of Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral?

Round 9 – Adelaide v Fremantle: Colin Sylvia’s mother says

Is this a ‘somebody did somebody wrong song’ report from Mickey Randall? The ‘somebodies’ were Freo and Adelaide respectively. Love the use of ‘gossamer’ in this one.

Quinella Holiday: Singapore Races

Mickey Randall’s overseas odyssey takes him to the horse races in Singapore where the amber fluid flows. More shopping mall than Morphettville when Black Caviar won the Goodwood.

Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: He used to cut my grass…He was a very nice boy

A dog of a day for the Crows is summed up superbly by Mickey Randall.

DK Lillee, the Jumbo Prince, and that Young Mum at the Checkout

Mickey Randall reminds us that the child is the father to the man, as he looks back at some of the sporting experiences that shaped him.