WAFL Round 2: Thunder records

A record-breaking performance from Peel Thunder heads Les Everett’s recap of Round 2 WAFL action.

The Beeaanly Bugle: The Beeaans Are Back In Town

Deakin Uni student Connor Hoetzel continues his weekly column about his local basketball team, The Beeaans.

Book Launch: The Furphy Anthology 2020

Last year’s successful Furphy Literary Award’s best pieces have been collated into’ The Furphy Anthology’, which was recently launched at Richmond’s iconic London Tavern pub.

Almanac Books: The Furphy Anthology 2020

Taken from the cream of entries into last year’s Furphy Literary Award, The Furphy Anthology 2020 contains sixteen of the best stories on the topic of ‘Australian Life’.

Almanac Life: My wedding speech, to Claire

Mickey Randall married his beloved Claire last weekend. He shares his wedding speech with the Almanac readership. (A hearty congratulations to you both – from all at The Footy Almanac).

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby AU Rd 8/ Aotearoa Rd 7

Contrasting games in Australia, two cliff-hangers in Aotearoa. Brian The Ruminator updates the Super Rugby action across the Tasman.

Round 4 – Collingwood v GWS: I’ll back you Bucks

Loyalty is a strong concept, one Danielle Hakim has for her club and one she projects upon their men’s coach Nathan Buckley based on a lifetime of following his deeds in black and white. Has he got what it takes to take the club to the top of the mountain in turbulent times?

Almanac Poetry: Platinum Blonde

This week’s intriguing poem from Kevin Densley is about 1930s Hollywood glamour icon, Jean Harlow, who died tragically young.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 4 Review, Round 5 Preview

Frustrating times at the Pies; Cam Hooke offers his insights after a loss to GWS and what’s next as Collingwood face West Coast.

Almanac Roadtrips: Two great clubs in two great days

The splendour of country Victoria is often worth a visit; the towns of Bright and Myrtleford are no exception. For Haje Halabi they’re more than worthwhile – it’s a return to the roots, a place of friends, food and the footy clubs that shaped him.

Round 4 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: Port make a point(s) against the champs

After a rough trip to Perth, Nick Kossatch’s Port Adelaide were mighty in their defeat of the reigning premiers. Both sides put in a power of work but were far from their best due to injuries, setting up an intriuging plot for further clashes between the finals aspirants.

Almanac Teams: A Perfect Ten (1980- )

The number 10 jumper has been worn by plenty of fine players over the past 40 seasons – but one big club missed out in Rodney Boyd’s selected side. Do you think they were hard done by?

Almanac (Family) Life: ‘Hamilton’ in Sydney

ER and family travelled to Sydney to see, on stage, the musical which has dominated their domestic soundtrack for ages – ‘Hamilton’. There was a game of footy in there somewhere too.

Round 4 – Collingwood v GWS: Weary bones refuse to work in chilly conditions

Icy conditions descended on the MCG on Saturday night and it was the Giants who handled them better. Sean Mortell explains how the visitors dismantled the Pies game.

Round 4 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints find their inner Saint and fly high over the Eagles

Halfway through yesterday’s game, Braham Dabscheck was a very nervous Saints supporter. But what transpired in the final quarter had him jumping for joy, as St Kilda stormed home against the Eagles in a classic finish.

Almanac Soccer: Geelong Rangers 0 – 1 Hume United

On a bitterly cold winter’s day in Geelong, Roy Hay worked hard as a supporter to review the Geelong Rangers’ game against the strong Hume United.

Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: The Real Meaning of FitzRoy and the Princely Bulldogs of Ballarat

Shane Reid had all things royal and regal on his mind when he penned this report of the Doggies-Lions joust in Ballarat.

Almanac (SANFL) Footy: Lachie Jones Mark of the Year 2020

Lachie Jones made a huge impression in the Port Adelaide – Richmond game. He’s got some tricks. Check this out.

Round 3 – Essendon v St Kilda: Realising the importance of the balance in many fields

Yoshi tuned in, during the third quarter, to hear his Saints take on Essendon and was shocked to find the boys eight goals down! [Some insights into Covid in Japan too – Ed]

Winning in Wyche – Part 2: Combining to survive

Sean Mortell continues his series on footy in Wycheproof way back when. In Part 2 he explains the origins of The Combine and introduces some charcters who go on to make a name for themselves in Wyche and in footy.