Almanac Poetry: Beyond Goyder’s Line, South Australia

This week’s poem from Kevin Densley involves nineteenth century family history, life, loss and heartbreak in the Flinders Ranges region.

Almanac Book Review: ‘Taking it to the Streets – the Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’ by Glen Dwyer

Following our introduction to Glen Dwyer’s book on the Newtown RLFC last week, we present this review by experienced rugby league writer and commentator Dave Hadfield.

Almanac Rugby: Viva Los Pumas

Brian the Ruminator regaled us with the rare gold of a Wallabies Bledisloe win last week – this week something even more extraordinary has happened with Argentina having defeated the mighty All Blacks for the first time.

Almanac Teams: Number 1 Hits (1980-)

Hot on the heels of his last ‘Return to Sender’ side, Rodney Boyd shares his picks for the best team to have worn Number 1 on their backs since 1980.

Almanac Book Review: ‘Flags, Spoons and Knives’ by Lee Harradine

West Adelaide stalwart Lee Harradine has produced a book reliving sixty-plus years of the trials and tribulations of this proud SANFL club. Swish has reviewed this important addition to SA footy history.

Almanac Golf: New Book Release – ‘The golf courses of Vern Morcom’ by Toby Cumming

Toby Cumming has published a new golf book ‘The Golf Courses of Vern Morcom’, the story of one of Australia’s most influential golf course architects.

Tiger Woods: Sport’s Greatest Comeback?

In the lead-up to the US Masters which starts tonight, we revisit Peter Baulderstone’s reflection on Tiger Woods’ win at the 2019 US Masters and how he has risen from the ashes of personal and physical betrayals. He tries to rank where it fits with the great comeback stories of Ali, Seles, Laver, Bradman, Hogan and Watson. (Simply brilliant! – Ed.)

Almanac (Celebration of) Words: How good is stuff?

Nicole Kelly loves the word ‘stuff’ in all its versatility.

Almanac Life: First Swim

The day was hot, so it’s time for the togs and the first swim of the season as Mickey Randall explains.

Almanac Golf: A Masterful Display

The US Masters Tournament should be on everyone’s bucket list says Aussiegus, not only for its wonderful golf but also for the many surprises it throws up. This story was previously published on the Footy Almanac site in 2016.

Almanac Book Release: ‘Death In A Matchbox’ by Steve Rogers

The next book in Steve Roger’s red dirt crime series has been released. Details here.

Almanac Music: ‘The Musical Mojo of Dr John: A Celebration of Mac and his Music’

Dr John is one of the legends of New Orleans music. Col Ritchie attended a tribute to Dr John, ‘The Musical Mojo of Dr John: A Celebration of Mac and his Music’ at the newly renovated Saenger Theatre in New Orleans in 2014.

Almanac Short Fiction: ‘Brian and His Mum’

Brian was more like a frill-necked lizard than your average teenager … he was also close to his Mum. Kevin Densley describes his short story, ‘Brian and His Mum’, as ‘a very fractured fable’.

Almanac Cricket: Australian Test squad to take on India named

The Australian Test cricket squad to face India this summer has been announced. Thoughts?

Almanac Rugby League: Three books to commemorate 40 years of State of Origin

At least three books have been released this year to commemorate 40 years of rugby league’s showpiece State of Origin competition. The Footy Almanac offers a bird’s eye view of them all.

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 Women’s State of Origin: A spectacular game in prospect

Ian Hauser is a big fan of the NRLW and here previews ‘the other Origin match’ to be played this week – the women’s clash on Friday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Almanac Rugby League Books: ‘Taking it to the Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’ by Glen Dwyer

The Footy Almanac is happy to introduce Glen Dwyer’s 2019 publication ‘Taking It To The Streets – The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC’. Glen’s work reinforces our Almanac notion that sport is important, no matter the level at which it is played!

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin, Game 2: Simply Blue

State of Origin in Sydney has a certain feel about it. Sean Mortell taps into it to provide his evaluation of Game 2 of the 2020 Origin series.

Almanac Fans Research: How’s your heart rate?

Taking our cue from an EPL survey of differing fans’ heart rates, we wonder how Australian fans might measure up. What do you think? [Some ‘research’ conducted by a betting company!]

Almanac Cricket: ‘The Comeback Summer’ by Geoff Lemon

Geoff Lemon has a new cricket book coming out soon. Here are some advance details.