Almanac Poetry: ‘Eddie Betts’s Shorts’ – Steve Rogers

Steve Rogers expresses his love of footy with memories of icons of the game, especially Eddie Betts’s shorts.

Almanac Poetry – The Rhymer: Predictions

The Rhymer’s back with some AFL 2019 season thoughts in rhyme. How’s he faring after last week’s interesting results?


The Rhymer is primed for Round 1 of the new season with his latest offering, ‘Predictions’.

Almanac Poetry – The Rhymer: The Wayward Golf Buggy

A golfing moral from the The Rhymer: keep your eyes on the motorised buggy and not the pretty girl!

Almanac Poetry – The Rhymer: New Rules

The AFL new rules have been tried on the field, and his thoughts about them The Rhymer does wield!

Old Golfers

A windy in the shrubbery may not always be detected, a score is only deemed to count if the stroke connected.
The Rhymer extols the virtues of the ageing golfer, something many will identify with! Fore!

The Brownlow?

Who’ll win the Brownlow? I don’t know, but The Rhymer emphatically, gives it a go!

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Woolly Footy Jumpers

The Rhymer is back with a popular Almanac topic

Almanac Poetry: Footy Whiskers

The Rhymer ponders: Who started the trend of growing whiskers amongst the current footy hipsters?

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Red Cards?

The Rhymer adds his thoughts to the red card debate.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: August Reality

As August dawns on us tomorrow and hopeful footy fans count down until September – is your team in the ‘August Reality’ camp that The Rhymer so eloquently describes?

Jordan Lewis Milestone

The Rhymer celebrates the 300 game milestone of Jordan Lewis in verse.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: The Coach’s Dream

The Rhymer ponders what makes a coach’s perfect player in his latest poem.

Almanac Footy Poetry: The Misses

Kicking for goal is a worry for The Rhymer!

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – Fluoro Boots

The Rhymer warns of the perils of wearing fluro footy boots.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Screamers

The Rhymer weaves a lyrical tribute to footy’s high fliers.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: In The Back!

In The Back! Bring in some zones, and other unknowns, draw different lines on the ground let’s make the game more attractive, they claim by tearing the old structure down Rubbish I say, the game is ok, the rules are already in place since Tom Wills came to fame by inventing the game we’ve tried [Read more]

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire

The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Recos

The Rhymer putting the pain of going through a knee reconstruction into poetry.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: What Ground Is That?

The Rhymer relates the modern-day ground naming confusion felt by many of us.