Almanac Cricket – Interview with Jason Sangha

Following Jason Sangha’s thrilling burst onto the Australian domestic cricket scene, Sean Mortell asked the former Australian Under-19 captain and current New South Wales player what it was like to break through and begin to make a name for himself in the cricketing world.

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 5: Pessimistic Optimism

Sean Mortell is expectant and more than a little nervous as he takes his position in front of the TV. He sees the Australians put up a super fight but the Indians claim victory.

Australia v India – Adelaide, Day 4: Same, same but different

Final year high school student Sean Mortell is trying to cope with change – in the commentary box and on the cricket field. This is his Day 4 report of proceedings at the Adelaide Oval which have left Australia with a massive fight on their hands. [Great line about honesty Sean! – Ed]

For my Nanny

In 2018, it became clear to Sean Mortell that Footy is drastically important to so many people. It’s a lifestyle, a religion – one that causes people to pray and beg for a goal, a score, a win. It unites people, and helps cope with loss, and what could be better than that? Sean remembers with affection his beloved nanny.

Preliminary Final – Richmond v Collingwood: 11pm Friday night, a packed Ponsford Stand

Magpie fans just didn’t want to go home on Friday night. Sean Mortell took in the euphoric scenes.

How to beat Goliath: five ways Collingwood can topple the Tigers

Can the Pies get it done against the reigning premiers this Friday night? Sean Mortell takes a look at the key items for Collingwood to take on the Tiges and earn a spot in the 2018 Grand Final.

The forgotten (but important) cog in Collingwood’s finals’ hopes

Sean Mortell reckons there’s a Pies player who will make a difference in September.

Round 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Smug Pies

A rush to the ‘G for Sean Mortell after his Under 19s match to check out the class-above Pies account for a middling North Melbourne side.

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

Almanac Music – Feeling Whitney by Post Malone: Ambiguous Heart Wrench

Are you Feeling Whitney today? Sean Mortell is.

Almanac Music: ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino – What Art Truly Is

Sean Mortell reviews Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ – the controversial new song and music video from writer/comedian/actor Donald Glover’s alter-ego, that forces us to look into more than the music and learn from the art.

Almanac Music – Nostalgic Rock ‘n Roll: The Killers Melbourne Concert Review

Sean Mortell went along to see The Killers at Hisense Arena over the weekend where the Las Vegas outfit proved to him why they are indeed a ‘vital cog in stabilising the runaway music industry’ and more than just ‘Mr. Brightside’.

Round 2 – Collingwood v GWS: Another classic positive loss

Footy sucks sometimes. Especially when you’re a Pies supporter like Sean Mortell, who not only had to sit through another loss but also bore witness to a horrifying injury.

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: That Round 1 Hope

Sean Mortell went to Saturday night’s match with a few questions. Most of them were answered by half-time.

Almanac Music: 2017 – the year of the powerhouse

Sean Mortell gives his wrap of music in 2017, then offers some predictions and possibilities for 2018.

Almanac Music: Tash Sultana – record-breaking, unique, resounding

Sean Mortell recently saw renowned busker Tash Sultana at her gig at Margaret Smith Arena. This is his review.

Almanac Music – Sticky Fingers’: Caress your soul – passion, adolescence, Australia

Sean waxes lyrical about teens and bands in this piece, set in the wee small hours of the morning in a garage in suburban Sydney.

Almanac Music – Ocean Alley, The Comedown: Introspective, unassuming, contemplative

Sean Mortell catches Ocean Alley in the mot ordinary of places, but it’s impact is definitely not ordinary.

AFL Round 4 – GWS v Port Adelaide: The Gray Area

Sean Mortell reports on a Giants win in the frosty Canberra air.

Round 3 – Gold Coast v Hawthorn: Setting the sun on the Hawks’ horizon

Sean Mortell watched Gary Ablett Jnr answer his critics and help Gold Coast Suns put Hawthorn to the sword.