A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues – Episode 10

We are now at Episode 10 of Peter Clark’s informative series ‘A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues’. This week Peter features the Murtoa v Jeparit match and the exploits of Peter ‘Dickie’ Morrison.

Round 15 – AFL 2022 Footy Fixture

Round 15 is upon us so check out where, when, and who your team will be playing this week.

Almanac Philosophy: The Muse is musing on joy

If only the joy of life and sport was knocked out of innocent young players. The Muse tells us about his young neighbour James.

Almanac Tennis: Wimbledon 1973

As Wimbledon 2022 approaches, Glen! takes tennis fans back to the past as he reviews Wimbledon 1973,

Round 14 – St Kilda v Essendon: Saints bomb out

Col had a fab night at the footy with his daughter, her partner, and his two grandsons, as the Bombers produced their best effort for the season to defeat the Saints in their Round 14 clash.

Almanac Music: Going Down Music ‘Rabbit Holes’ – prior to the Internet

Ian Wilson remembers the day his appreciation of music changed forever in 1978 in Medina, WA. These days, the consequences drive his kids crazy!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 15 – Preview

‘Collingwood is coming…’ according to Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life as he previews their Round 15 match against GWS.

Almanac Rugby League – 2022 NRL Round 15 Review: It ain’t over ’til it’s over!

A whirlwind finish, a gutsy (if unsuccessful) effort, crook Chooks and Dogs on the loose – Round 15 had it all! Ian Hauser reviews the state of the NRL competition heading into this weekend’s mid-season break.

Almanac Footy – WAFL Round 9: Ladder shuffle

Steady as she goes for the Falcons as West Coast show there might be some life in their WAFL side yet – Les Everett has the details of Round 9.

Almanac(k) Cricket: The Getting of Wisden

Tomes of the legendary Wisden have found a home at Mark Duffett’s place in exchange for some fine reds…it seems like a cracking deal!

Streets of our Town: All hail the Community Cup!

With the Reclink Community Cup (Melbourne) on Sunday at Victoria Park, we revisit John Harms’s report on the Community Cup of 2017.

‘A present from grandpa’ by Tony Wilson

Tony’s son Jack went through the Hawthorn banner recently with heroes around him…and grandpa. The journey to get there was as worthy as the event and one we think you should check out. [Is the newsletter’s name from a mint commercial ~20 years back? Ed.]

Round 14: Port Adelaide v Sydney: Pressure-packed Power sizzle Swans

The start of the season seems like a distant memory when it comes to Port Adelaide – their win over the Swans was the best of the year according to Nick Kossatch.

Almanac Teams: Lappin up the Tranquilli-ty; Obscure 37s (1980- )

The second of Rodney Boyd’s Number 37 sides features Mark of the Year winners, Australian Football Hall of Fame Legends and infamous Number 1 draftees.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby Pacific Final

Brian Lynch reports of the Super Rugby Pacific final before ruminating on the machinations within Rugby Australia regarding the future of the competition.

Almanac Footy: What your club needs.

The Old Dog casts his eye over most of the AFL teams to determine the players they need to make them a premiership threat.

Round 13 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Winter’s here

The Old Dog is multi-tasking on a winter’s night, splitting the firewood and watching the footy replay on his computer. He presents his report of the Queen’s Birthday clash that saw Collingwood record an excellent win over Melbourne.

Almanac WAFL: Round 8 – Sharks Back on Top

WA correspondent Les Everett summarises the results of Round 8 of the WAFL season and the trajectory of the clubs as we head into the 9th round this weekend.

Almanac Road Trip:  Part 5 – Burra to the Flinders Ranges

Col and Meryl’s road trip ends in Burra and the Flinders Ranges before their return home.

Almanac Footy: The Legend of Gil

Smokie Dawson recalls the legend of the ‘player’ with the name of Gil Spencer at the Williamstown CY’s U19s nearly forty years ago.