Round 15 – Adelaide v West Coast: The Fat Lady Sings

Peter Baulderstone is on holidays on the beach in Broome. His Eagles joined him sitting about doing nothing much in the last quarter on Saturday.

Round 11 – West Coast v St Kilda: Hope for the Hopeless

Peter Baulderstone finds the Saints not as bad as they seem, and his Eagles not as good as they have been. Time for Eagles to have a week in Broome regenerating in the winter sun.

Almanac Other Sports – Great Sporting Weekend for Aussies and American Haters

Peter Baulderstone wakens to a beautiful set of numbers on Monday morning. Australian victories in golf and motor racing all over the world. Throw in a couple of Brits and an Italian (and the Eagles and Swan Districts). Not an American in sight. What’s not to like?

Round 9 – West Coast v Richmond: Superheroes League

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wolverine got together in Perth on Sunday to overpower the reigning premiers. Peter Baulderstone reports on the feats of this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Funny Teams: Almanac All-time Alliteration Alumni

BB Productions (Peter B and Phil “Lord Bogan” D) have collaborated on a team of the greatest alliterative names in Australian football. Mathilde fancies a Steele Sidebottom. We prefer Ursula Undress. Memories, additions and comments welcomed.

Round 7 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: Darling Buds of May

Peter Baulderstone is happy to be proved a moron and a pessimist for predicting his Eagles would be bottom 6. Humble pie never tasted so good; perhaps the Eagle flowers made all the difference?

‘Free’ Thinking and ‘The State of the Game’

Peter Baulderstone is happy with his Eagles but wonders if rugby tactics are taking over the Australian game. Some musing on changing the risk/reward of free kicks to encourage open running, long kicking and high marking (explain it to your kids).

The Dying Art of Sporting Conversation

After 3 games at the new Perth Stadium, Peter Baulderstone reviews the fan experience. His Eagles can’t be the only team or sporting stadium where shared participation is being drowned by marketing dross and din.

Australian Cricket Anthem

Peter Baulderstone struggles to understand how low Australian cricket culture has sunk. He suggests a new anthem for the Australian cricket team.

Vale’ Peter Temple: Last Drinks at The Prince of Prussia

Peter Baulderstone honours the too early passing of Peter Temple, a great author who captured the everyman at his best and worst. The Jack Irish books showed his loved of footy, pubs and the punt. A Knacker at heart. Tributes and memories please – of the man and his books.

AFL: Alphabet Soup

Peter Baulderstone loves footy. But he’s confused by all the brands. He shares the AFL’s latest marketing plan. They are keen to receive more suggestions.

Big Macs of Footy

Peter Baulderstone joins the imaginary teams craze with his suggestions for the biggest Macs/Mc’s in footy. Suggestions and memories welcomed.

If Nick Kyrgios was a horse?

The most frustrating racehorses have stacks of ability but turn their head and refuse to chase when the whips are cracking. Peter Baulderstone wonders how Tommy Smith or George Hanlon would have handled Nick Kyrgios.

The Fall and Rise of the Richmond Empire

Peter Baulderstone has been in too many churches and museums across Spain and Portugal in the last month. The advance of the Tiger Empire reminds him of a Swords and Sandals Epic.

Tiger Art: Prophecy Fulfilled

Peter Baulderstone shares a piece of Tiger indigenous art that demonstrates the power of faith.

Finals Week 2 – GWS v West Coast: No Country for Old Men

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle briefly disrupt lunch in the Douro Valley in Portugal to report on an unimportant football match that occurred in an empty stadium in “Greater” Western Sydney.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Boots of Spanish Leather

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle celebrate the Eagles nail biting win from a little hacienda on the Spanish north coast.

Hail to the Chief

Peter Baulderstone has found some leaked tapes from the Oval Office. But he’s not sure which one.

Round 16 – West Coast v Port Adelaide: Dead Parrots

Peter Baulderstone thinks his Eagles recruiting has been diabolical and the team is the slowest in the AFL. He vents with a Monty Python “cruel but fair” take on the team’s consistent lack of second half run.

Blighty You Legend

Peter Baulderstone offers a personal tribute to Malcolm Blight the man; the footballer and newly inducted AFL (should that be Australian football?) Legend.