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Almanac Rugby League – NRL R24, 2011: Glory, glory to South Sydney

We’re heading west on Parramatta Road. Every other car has a white rabbit sticker on its back window. After looking like dead men walking just a month ago, Souths have won three in a row and are suddenly in with a show of making the semis. If they win tonight, that is. Boxhead and I [Read more]

Almanac Teams: Three’s a charm (1980-)

In his last team for 2020, Rodney Boyd turns his attention to some of the more ‘out-there’ selections in the Number 3 jumper since 1980.

Almanac Footy: The Ian Brown Memorial Fund Match – Ballarat FL v Bendigo FL 1953

Historian Roger Spaull recounts a classic (and tragic) piece of country football history, ‘The Ian Brown Memorial Fund Match – Ballarat FL v Bendigo FL 1953’.

Leading from the front: Neil Thompson’s journey

Neil ‘Thommo’ Thompson has a remarkable life story, ranging from over 20 footy clubs (12 of them being guided to flags by Neil) and a few harrowing tales of the Bali bombings and UN involvements. Rob Spurr has been lucky enough to know ‘Thommo’, and has produced a wonderful recount of ‘Thommo’s’ many tribulations [a must-read, this is an amazing story – Ed].

FEARLESS 2020 Round 16: Hi marathoners, I can see the entrance to the main stadium…

Fearless reminds us of what went on in the hubs during the spread of Round 16.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: A game worthy of a full house

Tony Roberts got plenty of room to watch the 2007 Elimination Final between the Hawks and Crows. He was lucky to witness one of the great finals moments.

Almanac Rugby League – You’ve just got to love footy

Matt O’Hanlon takes us on a rollicking ride through his family’s love affair with rugby league. Put on your seatbelt!

Almanac Obituary: Vale Bill Stephen – Legend of the Fitzroy FC

David Leydon pays a fitting tribute to Fitzroy FC legend Bill Stephen, and much-loved man of football, who passed away on Monday.

Almanac Rugby League: They just love their footy

Patrick Skene tells the story of the day he went to watch the very first NSW Physical Disability Rugby League tournament at Redfern Oval. It was a beauty! Share his memories of a most special day in the lives of those who participated.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 11: These four-day breaks will really test playing stocks at all clubs!

To reflect the altered reality of the 2020 season, Fearless has started to identify clubs by their hub location. It puts a different slant on his Round 11 report, which may well have already eluded your memory in the rush that was the “Festival of Footy”.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 20 – North Melbourne v Geelong: A scrap for 15

The Cats were on the verge of something special in 2007. John Harms was at Docklands, cheering Geelong on as they neared 15 straight wins.

1966 and all that: Round 18 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn

It is Round 18 of the 1966 home and away season, and Peter Clark takes us back to what was an enthralling round of pre-finals football.

1966 and all that: Round 17 – Fitzroy v St. Kilda

St Kilda crushes Fitzroy in the last VFL match at the Brunswick St Oval, Saints’ Allan Davis debuts with 4 goals, ‘Big Carl’ is reported and eventually suspended for 6 matches missing the 1966 finals series. Peter Clark continues his weekly review of St Kilda’s premiership year.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Rubbing shoulders with the brown and gold elite

A 2007 Sunday afternoon gave Mark Hawthorne the perfect chance to join the corporates at the ‘G. With the Hawks wrapping up another victory en route to September, Mark got to watch from the best seats in the house.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Essendon v Adelaide: A win for Sheeds

The Dons may have gotten up in this 2007 clash with the Crows, but Christian Mooney left the old Telstra Dome gutted by the sacking of Kevin Sheedy.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Hawthorn v Richmond: Just another Richmond day

Howard Kimber was at wits’ end in 2007. His Tigers continued to give him heartbreak as they fell to a rampaging Hawthorn side intent on finals.

Almanac Book Review – ‘The Big O: the life and times of Olsen Filipaina’ by Patrick Skene

Ian Hauser reviews Patrick Skene’s new book, ‘The Big O: the life and times of Olsen Filipaina’ – a significant addition to the (all too) limited literature of rugby league.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Melbourne v North Melbourne: Red and blue heartache continues

A Sunday afternoon with family at the MCG soon turned to desolation for Mark Freeman. A spirited last quarter fightback from the Dees only ended in a devastating finish to their 2007 clash with the Kangaroos.

Almanac Rugby League – New Book Promotion: Patrick Skene’s ‘The Big O: the life and times of Olsen Filipaina’

Patrick Skene’s first book, ‘The Big O: the life and times of Olsen Filipaina’ will be released in Australia later this week. Here Patrick shares, in detail, his journey to honour a key player in the development of what has been called ‘the Pacific Revolution’.

Almanac Music – ‘Wichita Lineman’: a 42-minute version

Mickey experienced a magical musical moment during his Swedish sojourn – from Jimmy Webb via Glen Campbell to the Dick Slessig Combo. (Allow some time for this one – Ed.)