Almanac Book Review: The craziness that is “Not Bad Thanks”

Deakin Uni student and basketball enthusiast Mark Miller recently read Not Bad Thanks the story of a basketball club/team/phenomenon that has graced the courts of Melbourne since 1980. This is his review.

Almanac Cricket – The stage is set for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup action

The ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup kicks off in Sydney tonight as Australia takes on India in the opening match. Journalist, author and cricket tragic Liam Hauser runs his eye over the teams in this detailed preview of the tournament.

Glenelg Football Club 1971 – Like A Tiger

He’s not a Glenelg follower, but Swish found plenty of interest in this 1971 Bays souvenir publication. Why it included Cornesy’s eye-popping confessions about his pre-game newly-wed routine remains a mystery.

Best go through puberty on a Tuesday

It’s Sex Ed night for Mickey Randall and the boys as they attend the obligatory primary school Growth and Development session as he explains in his inimitable style.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Alexander Lim: My photography and film-making journey

Alexander Lim, a Grade 9 Parade College student, has found a love for photography and film-making since he received his first camera. Now, he continues to produce Youtube videos and dabbles in photography.

AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v Collingwood: Haiku Bob – upside down

Haiku Bob captures the afternoon at the footy with his daughter at the clash between their Collingwood and rival Carlton.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Zachary Marks: My first (ice hockey) goal

Zachary Marks, a Grade 9 student at Parade College and an enthusiastic hockey player, recalls his first-ever goal which he scored against the competition’s top team.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – James Dunse: NBA Finals Game 7, 2016

Grade 9 Parade College student James Dunse tells the tale of Cleveland’s historic Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors to snatch the 2016 NBA title.

Super Rugby 2020 – Round 3: Ruminations

Mauling has been quite prolific and successful in Round 3 of the Super Rugby 2020 series as Brian the Ruminator explains.

White men, AFLW and survival of those best able to adapt

E. regnans plots a course through various timely issues, with some thoughts on gender, power, footy and other matters. [Much to consider here – JTH]

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Christian Ferraro: Coburg Districts v Hadfield

Christian Ferraro recounts his intense 2019 under-13s Grand Final against Hadfield. After an undefeated season, the Grade 9 Parade College student’s Coburg Districts team had to defend valiantly to hold onto their lead in the final minutes.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Dylan Trovato: Manchester United v PSG, 2019

Parade College Grade 9 student Dylan Trovato had to wake up early to watch his beloved Manchester United play PSG in a 2019 Champions League match. As he viewed the final moments with his school friends, his dedication was worthwhile.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Patrick Neal: Hawthorn’s 2013 redemption

The year is 2013 and Patrick Neal, a Grade 9 student at Parade College, is yearning for his Hawks to get revenge after their 2012 Grand Final loss. While watching the 2013 Grand Final with family, his dreams come true.

AFLW – Round 3: Footy Fixture

Where and when is your AFLW team playing this weekend? Here is the Round 3 fixture with all the details.

AFLW Round 2 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Away and Home

Yvette Wroby finds a way to follow her Saints girls in Adelaide. Using all forms of media and her nanna skills, she watches an improved St Kilda go down in the last quarter to the experienced Adelaide Crows outfit. Who says the Crows need their superstars to win.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Christian Velevski: The Melbourne Derby, 2014.

Parade College Grade 9 student Christian Velevski went to the Melbourne Victory-Melbourne City game in 2014. It was a night to remember, for a number of reasons.

It’s Hot

John Harms remembers hot days on the Darling Downs.

AFLW Round 2 – Adelaide v St Kilda: Better performances and good efforts but robbed

Yoshi pleased by the Saints efforts against the Crows in Round 2 of the AFLW 2020 season but disappointed with some controversial decisions by the umpires.

Almanac Teams: For Your Eyes Only

With the latest James Bond film almost upon us, Smokie selects a team with a Bond-related theme.

Alex Young: Kicking into Gear

Former TAC player Alex Young is determined to play footy at the highest level. Deakin Uni student James Bosco talked to him about his commitment to the campaign and the sadness of family tragedy.