Almanac Rugby League – Redemption Rugby League

The last time Penrith played Manly they lost 30-0 and I wrote what may have been the shortest match report in Footy Almanac history. Fast forward a few weeks and things aren’t looking much better for the Panthers. Only the eels are keeping them out of the wooden spoon position and it seems as if [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – The Longest Month

For Panthers fans everywhere, April has been a long and heartless month. In the leadup to tonight’s match against Newcastle, Penrith are still yet to score a point on the Rugby League field in the month of April. Not a try or goal; not even a solitary field goal to show for their efforts. A [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Capitulation

By way of a demonstration, I have decided to write tonight’s match report showing a degree of commitment, enthusiasm and attenchun to detale equivalent to that displayed by Penrith. The End. Manly 30 (Buhrer, Williams 2, Matai, Watmough tries, Lyons 5/7 goals, Cherry-Evans 0/1 field goals) def Penrith 0. Venue: Brookvale Oval Referees:Gerard Sutton, Henry [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Panthers Ace Eels

On the night before Penrith’s clash with Parramatta, I played my weekly tennis match with my friend Michael, a fellow Footy Almanac scribe and devoted Parramatta fan. At the time, I wondered if our match would foreshadow the result of the Parramatta v Penrith clash. The first set was won comfortably by me, which I [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – It’s a party and I’ll cry if I want to

Given we had volunteered to host my brother-in-law’s birthday party on Sunday afternoon, I wasn’t sure that I was going to be able to watch the Panthers play their round three game against the Rabbitohs. In desperation I setup the recorder in advance, but after a couple of beers, Ray asked if I wanted to [Read more]