Almanac Cricket: Pastures Of Plenty

To Glen’s understanding there have been 26 Australian Test cricketers who were not born in Australia. He has come up with his best 11? What do you think?

Almanac Cricket Dinner: Joe Darling biography with Bernard Whimpress and Graeme Ryan

Col had a wonderful night gaining fabulous insights into the extraordinary life of Joe Darling: cricketer, farmer, politician and family man.

Almanac Rugby League – Australia v New Zealand Test matches

Just when you thought it was all over, this weekend sees three Australian rugby league teams take on their Kiwi counterparts at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland. For possibly the first time, the programme will see the men’s Junior Kangaroos, the Jillaroos and the Kangaroos in action at the same venue on the same day. Here’s a preview

Almanac Racing – Guineas Day Preview: Oh my Goodness

The horse trading is in half swing, the horse racing is in full swing, there’s a new members stand to consider, and through it all, Sal casts his keen eye over all things racing for this weekend.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Moliwood – the Paris movie was not an American hit

In his weekly golf wrap, Hamish Neal gives his overview of the Ryder Cup and the fallout for the Americans and looks at what else has been going on in the world of golf.

Almanac Cricket: 80 not out and still batting

Bob Utber takes us back to his first Test match when he was a young’un in 1946-47. Yes, he saw Bradman [Unlucky – Ed]. Then Citrus picks a team for the first Test of the Australian summer.

Gary ‘Alby’ Menzel: The Social Butterfly

Malcolm Ashwood is back with his latest Norwood FC player profile piece, this time he pays tribute to footballer, club man and social butterfly Gary ‘Alby’ Menzel.

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 6: Winning the race to lose.

David stiff looks at some ways to win and applies his thesis to the 2018 AFL Grand Final which he says was a one for the ages.

Almanac Art: Introducing Darren ‘DJ’ Williams

These days DJ Williams has taken the leap of faith to try his hand at being a full time artist and writer. He has a special interest in footy history. Here’s some of his recent work.

Almanac Art: South Melbourne v Carlton and the 1909 VFL Season

DJ Williams tells the historic tale of the 1909 season, accompanied by his own original artwork.

Almanac Cricket: An Australian Team of Ians

After reading Glen’s team of Ls yesterday, Almanac editor Ian Hauser put together his fantasy Australian cricket team made up of Ians. He had to co-opt a couple of extras.

More of the Kangaroo, 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland – 1866 to 2016 by Murray Bird and Greg Parker

Australian football has a long history in Queensland. Murray Bird and Greg Parker are about to release their well-researched, colourful record of the game at the local level in the Sunshine State.

Almanac Cricket: An Australian side from L

Glen! is on the (cricket) ball early today starting a run of themed cricket teams. He begins with a team of Ls to mark the debut of Marnus Labuschagne. One selection might send you scurrying to your Wisden.

Almanac Travel: Perspective

Dips and Frances O’Donnell spent September in Africa which was spectacular and confronting. The experience forced him to consider the things that are important. One incident in particular had a huge impact.

Almanac Footy History – Goals, behinds and points of difference.

Lies, damned lies and statistics. Ken Haley takes to the archives to compare the current day’s game (as far as the VFL/AFL is concerned) with other periods in its rich, storied life. The results may surprise some of you!

Almanac Cricket Dinner (Oct 11): Bernard Whimpress on his new book about Joe Darling

Bernard Whimpress will be joined by Graeme Ryan to discuss their new book on early Australian captain Joe Darling on the 11th October. The Almanac is hosting. Details within.

Almanac Teams: Three-letter surnames

Three, it’s the magic number. Here’s Phil Dimitriadis’ side filled with players whose surnames contain fewer than four letters and more than two. Let us know your suggested additions.

The 2018 AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai: The Far End of the Stadium

Haiku Bob convened the seventh annual Grand Final Kukai – this time from the MCG! With the Pies in it! He was one of numerous contributors.

Bathurst 500: Your memories.

The Bathurst 500 (old school) – or Bathurst – is a festival day in Australian life. Give us your memories. And what is the model of car in the old photograph?

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: The biggest show in town

Eagles fan Dave and his sister Andy relive the passion and the joy of winning a premiership.