NFL Playoffs: Championship Monday – A day of emotion, a display of Super Bowl football

Sean Mortell takes us through the NFL play-offs with a place in Super Bowl LIV up for grabs. His report gives us an insight into what to expect come February 3.

NFL Divisional Monday Review: A crazy comeback, two foes lock horns to the end again

Sean Mortell recounts the action of an engrossing day of NFL playoffs.

NFL Playoffs Divisional Sunday: Two supremely solid performances, another incredible upset for the Titans.

Sean Mortell keeps up his rollicking ride through the NFL Playoffs – with only six sides left and upsets seemingly in vogue, it’s all happening!

NFL Wildcard Monday – More upsets means the Superbowl is as open as ever

Wildcard Weekend provided thrills and upsets for NFL football fans in the lead up to Super Bowl 2020 as Sean Mortell reports.

NFL Wildcard Sunday – Two wins that shook the playoffs

In the early days of a new year some new sides are making a push towards Superbowl glory in the NFL – Sean Mortell takes us into the tension of Wildcard Sunday, where four teams entered and only two left.

The local cricket rodeo – a short story on a batting collapse

Wickets have tumbled, a batting collapse, a cock-a-hoop fielding side, and you walk to the crease nerves a flutter to face the next ball. Sean Mortell sets the scenario emphatically.

Almanac Cricket History – A year of turmoil, capped off in remarkably different ways: the story of Australia v Pakistan in 2009/10

The 2009/10 Test series between Australia and Pakistan provided challenges and opportunities for both teams. Sean Mortell relives the Melbourne and Sydney Tests of that tour.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – Performance reflective of the ’06 glory days.

With a dominant innings defeat of Pakistan in the books, in this current side Sean Mortell saw some glimmers of the most recent golden era of Australian cricket under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.

Referendums, Gilchrist and a record-breaking run chase – the Australian cricket summer in 1999/2000

1999 was an interesting time in Australia. Sean Mortell tells the story of a nation’s referendum and the connection it had with a famous Australian test match victory.

Collingwood, a season in review: A blur of emotion, success and fighting ‘til the final siren

Hoping to rebound from disappointment, Collingwood’s season had many fluctuations. Sean Mortell reviews the Black and White 2019 season.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: The yellow of poise, the black of power

Footy Records, the crowded throng, and soaking up the atmosphere were all a part of Sean Mortell’s Grand Final Day.

Preliminary Final – Collingwood v GWS: Arrogance doesn’t blight an absorbing contest

The pre-match cockiness of his fellow Magpie supporters gave Sean Mortell a bad feeling. The game reinforced it, despite the frantic conclusion.

The Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test: The Australian performance we expected, but barely got

With the 5th and final Test in the books, Sean Mortell gives us his overview of the last chapter of an interesting Ashes.

Ashes 2019 – Fifth Test Day 1: Deuce; a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket

Seam Mortell sums up Australia’s day in the field on Day 1 of the 5th Ashes Test at The Oval. Some fine bowling from Mitch Marsh, but some easy chances put down lets the Poms off the hook.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test: Drama, tension, glorious joy

A great victory for the Aussies in the 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford as reports Sean Mortell.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: An unlikely chance to create something memorable

Collingwood had a great win over Geelong in Week1 of the Finals and have set themselves up for a real shot at the big one according to Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2019 – Fourth Test Days 1 & 2: Steve and his little mate Marnus

Steve Smith leads the way for Australia as they take command on the first two days of the Fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester as Sean Mortell reports.

Collingwood: From the Inside Out reaction – Will this change AFL forever?

Last night’s ‘From The Inside Out’ documentary revealed to Sean Mortell much more than he was expecting. It has him thinking.

Finals Week 1 – Preview

Sean Mortell previews Finals Week 1 making his predictions who he believes the winners will be.

Almanac Footy History: Drawn grand finals – so what happened next?

Sean Mortell is our Peter Stirk Scholar. He has chosen an interesting topic to pursue as a major feature – in the case of drawn VFL/AFL grand finals, how have the protagonists responded? He considers the three examples.