Book Review: Never Say Die – The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football

Roy Hay reviews a book which he hopes will open many eyes to a long struggle.

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.

Oakbank races Easter 2020 – Mickey Randall and Kapunda look out!

Roger Lowrey is rapt the iconic Oakbank Easter racing carnival has been revitalised for 2020. A big week is being planned by Roger to take in all the action of the carnival, so look out punters!

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Things that are important to our family

Lachie Murray continues our series from The Parade College Writing Workshop. He shares his experiences of how cricket is important to his family.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Hajduk Split

We continue our series by Grade 9 students from The Parade College following their Writing Workshop last week. Joshua Cavar shares his excitement from the day he saw the clash between intense rivals Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: The Day After

Kate Birrell reflects upon her chance meeting with fellow Tiger supporter Sharon the day after the Grand Final.

Match: South Australia v New South Wales 16-21 December 1927 by Bernard Whimpress

A new cricket book by Bernard Whimpress about a significant Sheffield Shield match in 1927 involving Don Bradman’s first class debut has just been released and is sure to be of great interest to all cricket aficionados. Check out the book details here.

The Great Romantic: Cricket & the Golden Age of Neville Cardus

There’s nothing better than a fab cricket book to get stuck into! Col’s just finished reading a great book about the doyen of cricket commentators, Neville Cardus and the Golden Age of cricket which he thoroughly enjoyed. Check it out.

Remembrance Day – Wisden on Hedley Verity

Sporting history and the history of conflict have interesting, sometimes intertwined narratives. This obituary on Hedley Verity in Wisden is an example that is well worth a read anytime, but particularly today.

Horses get sick, don’t they – the final cough

Matt Watson concludes his enthralling account of the catastrophic equine ‘flu epidemic that devastated the racing industry in Australia in 2007.

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.

Sal’s Final Day Preview – last one for the year

Sal Ciardulli presents his final preview for 2019 with his thoughts and tips on the last day of racing at Flemington for the Spring Carnival.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Scoring my first goal

Parade College Grade 9 student Jacob Coviello recalls that special moment when he scored his first goal for Fawkner Blues.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 15): Mick McGuane

Mick McGuane is the special guest at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on 15th November. Check out details here.

Almanac Cricket: Memories of Australia v Pakistan Tests

A few years ago, Peter Clark provided this commentary on Australia v Pakistan Test encounters. With this summer’s First Test not too far away, let’s revisit Peter’s piece and enjoy his emotions ranging across humour, dismay, doubt, surprise and disgust. What will the 2019 series deliver?

The Uplifting and Unparalleled Uraidla & Summertown Show

The local Show brings together the disparate threads of community life. Mickey and Claire took the omnivores along to the Uraidla and Summertown Show to take in the pleasures on offer in the Adelaide Hills.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Boys In Blue – the feeling of a Melbourne Victory match

Continuing our series of stories written by the Year 9 boys from The Parade College, Alexander Trajkovski shares his family’s love of and commitment to Melbourne Victory.

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.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Why I Support Richmond

Zach Delzoppo, a Grade 9 student at Parade College, explains why he supports the mighty Tigers and how he got to watch the Grand Final this year.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup 2019 Trifecta (We won!)

We came up with a trifecta at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms. And it won!