Running with the Richmond Harriers

Andy Fuller gives a first hand recount of running with the Richmond Harrier’s during training Wednesday night.

Rugby World Cup – and unravelling the unholy mess with Israel Folau

Michael Viljoen has a fair dinkum look at the complexities of the Israel Folau ‘issue’.

Kieran Modra: The Almanac pays tribute to an Australian Paralympian icon

The Footy Almanac remembers and pays tribute to Kieran Modra, Paralympian icon, who died in a road accident yesterday.

The Video James Corner: A Blizzard in Hong Kong

Deakin student James Bosco commences a regular column on The Footy Almanac about e-sports. His column will be published every Wednesday, so make a date and keep up to speed with all the latest e-sports news with James. Check out his first column here.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Melbourne Derby – Melbourne United v South East Melbourne Phoenix

Connor Pike, a Year 9 student at The Parade College, covers the early season NBL derby between Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Melbourne’s Best Game of Basketball!

Parade College Year 9 student Eduardo Lewis tells of his excitement when he attended the NBL clash between Melbourne United and the Sydney Kings.

Balcony Banter – Ann Rusden, MCC Library and MCG Tour Guide

‘There is something particular to each tour guide who brings a group through the Melbourne Cricket Club Library.’ From that starting point, Lynda Carroll launches into her profile about Ann Rusden, one of the many dedicated tour guides at the ‘G’.

Flashback: Chelsea v Wolves at Stamford Bridge

Another taste of the Almanac’s early days. Our roaming correspondent at large, the peripatetic Peter Flynn, was at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea take on Wolves. The cab ride was a mistake, as was the unfortunate mention of Frank Skinner.

Almanac Baseball: Away, Away – The World Series 2019

Brian the Ruminator brilliantly recounts the away wins and unlikely finish seen in the recent MLB World Series finale.

Almanac International Rugby League – There are upsets, and then there are Upsets!

Saturday’s international rugby league triple-header at Auckland’s Eden Park provided two upsets, one of which was notable, the other historic. At the end of the day, the winner was rugby league but the biggest winner was Tonga. Rugby league aficionado Ian Hauser explains.

‘The trials and tribulations of a pro golfer…’ by KB Hill

‘This is the story of one of Wangaratta’s finest golfing exports,’ says KB Hill as he charts the career of Andrew Kelly.

Almanac International Rugby League – Triple header Saturday

The post-NRL season international rugby league series continues this Saturday with a triple header at Auckland’s Eden Park. Get comfortable, rugby league tragics, tune in to Foxtel or 9Gem and lap it up while you can!

Rugby World Cup 2019 – NZ v England: Like watching non All Blacks game

Enjoying good company Yoshi was hoping the All Blacks would win their game against England but it was not to be. Here is his account of the game.

Almanac International Rugby League – A weekend of Test match footy

International rugby league received a much needed boost over the weekend with quality matches on show at both The ‘Gong and Hamilton, New Zealand. Ian Hauser sums it all up.

Dancing Queen

Deakin student Shannon Cole reflects upon her time as a budding childhood dancer until fate intervened as she explains.

Almanac Rugby League – A rare weekend of international rugby league

International rugby league gets a rare outing this weekend with matches featuring the Australian Kangaroos, New Zealand, Great Britain, a Tongan Invitational XIII, the Jillaroos, the Kiwi Ferns and the Junior Kangaroos. Ian Hauser provided this preview.

Almanac Baseball: Is Houston to be another Tigerland?

Brian the Ruminator brings baseball fans up to date about the 2019 World Series soon taking place between the Houston Astros & the Washington Nationals. The Astros might just do a “Richmond” suggests BTB.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 2

Matt Watson continues his series on the 2007 outbreak of the Equine influenza in Australia, and as the disease spreads so does the blame game.

Why Spectators Should Suck it Up, and Move On

Sarah Black has some advice for ‘fans’ and players who believe it’s appropriate to offer 15 year-old umpires a pair of glasses while they’re trying to adjudicate a netball game. [And the stats may just make your head spin. – Ed]

Almanac Book Review – ‘On the Chin: A Boxing Education’ by Alex McClintock

Boxing, ‘the sweet science’, polarises the general population and sports lovers equally. Luke Stegemann reviews a new release, Alex McClintock’s “On the Chin: A Boxing Education” which approaches the sport from a different angle.

The Demise of Sports Illustrated

Like any fan of good sports storytelling and writing, Edward P Olsen expresses his disappointment at the demise of “Sports Illustrated” as management implement changes to the magazine.