Almanac Racing: Rio’s Racing

Crio’s taken leave from his weekly post, handing the reins to son Tom to cover the Valley’s mediocre Chinese New Year meeting and an intriguing nine races at Caulfield on Saturday.

Almanac Soccer: A-League Preview, Part Two

Part two of Tom Riordan’s 2016/17 A-League season preview.

Almanac Soccer: A-League Preview, Part One

The A-League season is not far away so Tom Riordan begins casting his eyes over the teams for coming season.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: The Dogs of More

Tom Riordan never thought 2016 was going to be the year of the Dog, nor did he think the ‘Roos could go all the way. Thrilled with Saturday’s win, he’s sure that the only way is up for the ‘Dogs.

Almanac Nudity: “We’ve Got a Freaker!” (from The Guardian)

Tomorrow will mark 41 years since English Test cricket’s first streaker, an incident remembered John Ashdown in The Guardian.

A-League Finals: Up for grabs

Tom Riordan’s preview of the first week of the A-League finals. He also has a fair idea who’ll win the whole shebang

Round 2 – Collingwood v Richmond: An MCC debut to remember

Tom Riordan, Doggies supporter, breaks his duck at the MCC Members with a beauty.

What happens in the next chapter of Australian cricket?

Tom Riordan on what may occur as a new chapter of Australian cricket begins in the upcoming summer of cricket.

The Magic of the Cup

Tom Riordan welcomes with open arms the FFA Cup, which is back for its second edition, and foresees a bright future for the competition.

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: We beat Essendon: the season’s a success.

Nightmares were banished, finals look a certainty, and Crameri kicked seven. Sunday could hardly have been better for Tom Riordan.

Two games from oblivion

Tom Riordan explains how he fell for the doomed Tranmere Rovers.

Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v West Coast: A False Dawn?

Yet another rebuild is launched from the Whitten Oval. So while Tom Riordan welcomes the points, he urges caution about getting carried away.

Asian Cup Final: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

Tom Riordan relives all the excitement of a nerve-shattering, breath-taking Asian Cup Final – with Ange and the new generation triumphing in a pulsating 120 minutes.

A Win’s a Win, and That’s Just What the Socceroos Did

After booking a place in the 2015 Asian Cup Final, it’s all coming together quite nicely for Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos. Tom Riordan breaks down how the lads outplayed a determined, but ultimately outclassed Australian XI.

“I’ll just serve aces”: enough of the over-complimenting, it’s time someone spoke the truth

Tom Riordan has had enough of the faux politeness of tennis players. How about a bit of sledging and barracking to liven up the predictable dullness?

Mariners’ predicament represents new era of A-League expansion

Tom Riordan sees a square peg in Gosford’s Central Coast Mariners, and a round hole in FFA’s stated policy on viable cities. Central Coast has done well, but what will the future hold?

The A-League turns 10

Tempus Fugit as they say in Serie A – to mark the A-League’s tenth season, Tom Riordan asks for your best memories from the first nine seasons.

AFL Round 22 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: Concessions

Tom Riordan had food for thought watching the best team in the comp take apart his Dogs. Unexpectedly good seats, too.

World Cup 2014 – Final: Germany 1, Argentina 0

The Germans overcame a whole raft of injury setbacks to secure the World Cup in a final which was a victory for team coherence against individual brilliance.

Argentina succeed from the spot to reach the final

In terms of goals scored, the contrast between the two World Cup semi finals was stark. Tom Riordan watched it all unfold.