Running with the Richmond Harriers

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

2019 Cricket World Cup Final – That’s a Draw, Mate!

Michael Viljoen certainly has his thinking cap on this week. Following on from his ‘epic journey of biblical proportions’ earlier in the week, he’s now trying to undo the Gordian knot of how to fairly decide the outcome of a tied ICC World Cup Final. He gives us several options to consider.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: First on-field female referee after 111 years!

History will be made in the NRL tonight – for the first time in it’s 111 year history, there will be a female on-field referee! Congratulations, Belinda Sharpe! Ian Hauser also casts his eye over Round 18 and nominates his winners.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Frittelli flys to Portrush, Open time again (finally) for NI

If it’s happening in the world of golf, Hamish Neal is on to it! Today he reviews the week just gone and previews this year’s final major, The Open, which starts tonight.

A Weekend in Sport

There was a lot to appreciate about the weekend’s multiple sports offerings. Ian Hauser provides his take on some of the amazing contests and looks for lessons from it all.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17: Action aplenty!

The odd upset, a draw, a send-off, personal milestones, and a coach sacked – there was action aplenty in the NRL’s Round 17. Here’s Ian Hauser’s take on what it all means.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 17 Preview

After a better tipping effort in last weekend’s NRL Round, Ian Hauser previews Round 17 and chooses his winners for Round 17.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin III: Back-to-back Blues

Now that is what you call a game at State of Origin level! The NSW Blues and the Queensland Maroons put on a game worthy of ‘decider’ status with the result in doubt until the very last play of the match. We’ve got it covered.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Rahm links to Irish win, Wolff hunts in Minnesota, Feng to ten

Want to know what’s happening in the world of golf? Here’s Hamish Neal to bring you up to date.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin III and the NRL Round 16

Come tomorrow night, it’s ‘Decider Time’ in this year’s State of Origin series. Ian Hauser previews the big game and reflects on the weekend’s NRL clashes.

Almanac Writers – Matt Zurbo: Some mighty fine writing!

Matt Zurbo has published many excellent stories on the Footy Almanac site over many years, so, do yourself a favour and check some of them out.

Rare Book Week – Rare Sports Books and Ephemera (Wednesday July 10th)

The MCC Library’s Rare Book Week is in full swing – coming up on Wednesday (July 10th) is a panel discussion all about books and other items collected by the panelists, who include Gideon Haigh and Rusty Jackson. [This is a public event – you do not need to be an MCC member to attend. You just need to book. Ed.]

Almanac Golf – Golf Returns to its Roots: The Irish Open at Lahinch

Peter Baulderstone celebrates the Irish Open golf starting tonight on the rugged Lahinch links in the South West. Golf as god intended on emerald green fairways amid towering dunes along the Atlantic shore. The history of Lahinch is generous, tragic and wonderful. As with all things Irish.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 16 Preview

With his tipping credentials in tatters after last weekend, our resident rugby league man tries yet again. How can anyone in their right mind tip NZ Warriors playing away?

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin III: Team News

State rugby league coaches Freddy Fittler (NSW) and Kevin Walters (Queensland) have announced their squads for Origin III in Sydney next Wednesday night. They’re both playing guessing games to some extent.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Ode to jOe” by Andy Thurlow

Author and ex-teacher Andy Thurlow is visiting the Netherlands and is ‘absolutely fascinated with the way the Dutch use their bicycles’. This poem spilled out as a consequence. (I fear that Andy may have spilled out some other things after the Power’s loss to the Bulldogs on Saturday night! – Ed.)

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: There is movement on the ladder

Aficionado maybe, tipster not! Ian Hauser runs his eye over the weekend’s NRL results to try to glean what it all means and finds some support for his ‘moving month’ theory.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: Is it moving time on the ladder?

Our rugby league man, Ian Hauser, thinks we’ve reached ‘moving month’ in the NRL with lots at stake this weekend for teams at all levels on the ladder. He tells us why.

‘Louie’s 87…….And Still Kicking……’ – by K B Hill

KB Hill brings us the delightful story of Lou Cesa who, according to his wife Roma, is still kicking on at 87 and can’t get enough off the footy! Lou is yet another Wangaratta-based personality who personifies the success of immigrant families who have contributed so much to both our country and our game.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Green’s day at Hazeltine, lederhosen madness in Munich

In his weekly golf roundup, Hamish Neal revels in Hannah Green’s Women’s PGA Championship triumph which has put Australia’s women firmly back on the international golf map. Hamish also ponders how local dress codes might be incorporated into fan entry possibilities – make your suggestions.

Almanac Rugby League – The Big Weekend’s Wash-up

Rugby League aficionado Ian Hauser runs his eye over a big weekend in rugby league. There was a lot to like, but is it possible to have too much top level footy packed into three days?