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Asian Cup: On supporting Iraqi football

Patrick Skene on the highs and lows of following Iraqi football.

Asian Cup: China awake

Patrick Skene looks at China’s path to tonight’s quarter final against Australia. What has happened in recent times in Chinese football?

Asian Cup: Uzbekistan v China preview

Internationalist Patrick Skene previews tonight’s match.

How a Women’s Muslim Aussie Rules Team Stood Tall

Patrick Skene on The Auburn Giants – a women’s Muslim Australian Football team. [Excellent piece, and comments section worth reading as well – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – Redfern All Blacks: Keeping the ball in motion

Patrick Skene watched the Redfern All Blacks do battle with Bondi United, institutional racism and their personal demons. (The most engaging, enjoyable, wide ranging, eye opening, heart warming, provocative piece you will read anywhere this week – Ed.)

Almanac Rugby League – They just love their footy

An inspiring tale from Patrick Skene about a rugby league contest of heart, body and spirit between physically disabled teams from across cultures and life experiences. A story full of inspiration and optimism.

Boxing: Happy Birthday Slim


Lionel Rose would have celebrated his 66th birthday on June 21. Patrick Skene tells the story of how he was part of Lionel’s 60th birthday celebrations in Sydney. (An Almanac Classic)

Almanac Rugby League – The Magnificent Murri Nine

Patrick Skene is part of a truly memorable day, when an undermanned Brisbane Natives side took on the Diehards from Fortitude Valley. Those there, he says, will remember it forever. [Sport can do this. Super stuff. Ed]

Boxing: East v West as Gyngell squeaks points decision over Packer

Patrick Skene, a very experienced student of the fistic art, applies the wisdom of Sun Tzu, to the Packer-Gyngell stoush. [Beautifully done – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – From Big Bal to George Benson: a love letter to PNG Rugby League

Patrick Skene enjoys a genuinely meaningful sports experience when he heads to Redcliffe for the PNG Hunters’ first match in the QRL competition. [Great story – Ed]

Almanac Books: New and Recent Releases by friends of the Footy Almanac

We’ve made a list of the books published by authors who are part of the Almanac community – with links to information about each one.

What happened next and what didn’t: Victorian Aboriginal involvement in Australian football in the 21st century

Roy Hay continues his scholarly examination of the involvement of Indigenous footballers in the history of Australian football.

The forgotten story of Rex Sellers, the Indian-Australian leg-spinner

“Born in Bombay and raised in Gujarat, leg-spinner Rex Sellers took an unprecedented path to become Australia’s 230th Test cricketer…” [Cracking cast including I Chappell, G Sobers, D Bradman, L Favell, B Simpson… Patrick had this published in today’s Guardian – Ed]

Afghanistan: making us think about cricket

Max Wiggins (aged 15) tells the story of Afghanistan’s first victory in the ICC World Cup, placing the moment in its broader historical and social context. [Max has researched and written this story while on work experience at Almanac headquarters. His second piece will be published on Friday – JTH]

Almanac-Greys Lunch in Sydney

The recent lunch at the Royal Exhibition Hotel in Sydney was a cracker thanks to the Almanackers and friends, and the whole crew from The Greys (Adelaide Uni FC’s past players).

Almanac Golf: The Jason Day Story

The remarkable Jason Day story. Never Say Die.