Round 17 – Preview: The view from Macao

Sal is in SE Asia… “A week in Hong Kong and Macao is certainly away from the AFL bubble but a few snippets get through.”

Round 16 – Taking Care of Business: Sal’s preview and tips

Sal Ciardulli presents his thoughts and tips for the Round 16 matches this weekend.

Round 15 – Sal’s Preview: It’s Great to be Home

Sal Ciardulli gives the stats to show that there’s no place like home to be a winner. With this in mind, he favours us with his predictions for this weekend.

Round 14 – Sal’s Preview: Pinching yourself? You bet!

Sal Ciardulli is pinching himself trying to find consistency in MRO citings from one week to the next (He’s not the only one!) and looks ahead to this weekend’s Round 14.

Round 13 – Sal’s Preview: The Floggers’ Edition

The Blues have a win and Sal Ciardulli is all over them as he talks us through Round 13 while also searching for a definition of ‘flog’. What is a flog?

Round 12 – Sal’s Preview: The Wounded Edition

Sal is chirpy this morning as he previews Round 12. With the eyes of the footy world on his Carlton this week, he’s happy to offer his insights. And, as he points out, we’ll learn a bit about the Giants this weekend.

Round 11 – Preview: Oops a Daisy

Sal Ciardulli casts his keen eye and mind over this week’s Round 11 games.

Round 10 – Preview: Time for some circle work

Need some help with your footy tipping? Sal Ciardulli’s authorative thoughts and previews for the Round 10 matches are in for your consideration.

Round 9 – Sal’s Preview: Taking a good hard look at themselves

Sal Ciardulli has gone the way of most tipsters – with the home teams. Is there an upset in there somewhere? [Please, someone, argue the case for an underdog.]

Round 8 – Sal’s Preview: No Mummy for Mother’s Day

Sal’s going with gut feeling here – and some analysis. But it seems he thinks a weekend of upsets is looming.

Round 7 – Sal’s preview: “Jesaulenko, you beauty!”

Sal remembers Mike Williamson and the early days of single-quarter black and white TV replays. Then he tips his winners in Round 7 (looks like a fave’s round).

AFL Round 6 – Sal’s Preview: Time to stop wining!

Sal’s preview comes from Heathcote wine country this week, which has a significant impact on the flavour of his tips.

Round 5 Preview – If you don’t mind, Umpires

Sal runs his discerning eye over this week’s Round 5 matches as well as providing a his take on the weekend’s main races – and sends Easter greetings to all!

Round 4 – Previewish (again): A bit of Four Play

Tipsters, Sal’s preview of everything footy and horseracing for your consideration this weekend.

AFL Round 3: Sal’s Previewish! – Beaten by Thursday Night Footy!

Thursday night footy can catch out even the best. Here’s Sal’s preview-ish of Round 3. Plus Friar Time, And a look at the big weekend at Royal Randwick.

Sal’s Round 2 Preview – 666 the Devil’s number?

Sal provides us with his insights to this weekend’s Round 2 of the AFL plus his take on all the big races at Rosehill.

Sal’s Round 1 Preview: Go Blues, Blue and Blue

Sal Ciardulli is an institution here at the Almanac and he’s back for Round 1 with his thoughts on the matches, his anticipated ladder at the end of Round 23, and a look at the Moonee Valley Friday meeting and the Saturday races featuring the Golden Slipper, Winx and some other tough events (made tougher by Sydney’s Autumn weather).

The Bonus Issue – Sal’s Zipping Classic Preview

Sal’s sabbatical usually would have begun last week, Cup week just got in the way so his stakes day sendoff has been pushed to this week, and here it is.

Melbourne Cup Preview: Can the Cummings story continue?

Who to back for the Melbourne Cup? Sal provides an overview and his predictions for the big race.

Derby Day Preview – Just a bit Peeved Off

Derby Day Saturday, and once again Sal casts his learned eye over the fields to predict winners for the Almanac punters.