Almanac Footy: The Legend of Gil

Smokie Dawson recalls the legend of the ‘player’ with the name of Gil Spencer at the Williamstown CY’s U19s nearly forty years ago.

Round 14 – AFL 2022 Footy Fixture

Round 14 commences from tonight; find out who, where, and when your team is playing this weekend.

Round 14 – Sal’s Preview: The prognosticator’s nightmare

Sal is not a fane of Thursday night footy! After he gets that off his chest he manages to find his winners for the AFL’s Round 14.

Almanac Travels: Tramping through Tanunda

Mickey is out pounding the pavements of Tanunda, recalling times and places where significant events from the past took place.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 13 Review / Round 15 Preview

Cam Hooke provides his usual in-depth analysis of the Pies’ great win over the Demons – and there’s plenty to be positive about!

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 15: An old rivalry and a possible new spoiler.

A week may be a long time in politics but it can be the same in rugby league. Round 14 threw up a lot of questions about several previously favoured teams. Round 15 might provide a few answers. Ian Hauser explains.

‘Redleg Reggie reflects…” by KB Hill

Standing 6′ 6″, Reg Edwards was always going to stand out on the footy field. KB Hill recounts ‘Redleg Reggie’s’ career with Rutherglen.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – Bloodlines

Another cracking musical treat from Trevor Blainey that examines the parent and the progeny of some ‘Not Quite Bob’ greats.

Round 13 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Euphony

After participating in the Big Freeze march to the ‘G, Jackson Mansell settles in to watch his ‘Pies record a tough come-from-behind win over the Demons.

A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues – Episode 9

North Wagga v Henty is the Match of the Day in Episode 9 of Peter Clark’s ‘A Season in the Country: 1975 in the Wimmera and Farrer Leagues’. Alan Hayes from North Wagga is the featured player this week.

Almanac Soccer: Arnie and Australia off to the World Cup

The Socceroos are on their way to the World Cup 2022 after a thrilling victory against Peru reports Roy Hay.

Almanac Life: Ulysses recalled – Farewell to The Brick.

John Gordon recalls his former team mate fondly known as ‘The Brick’, a man of great sporting prowess, and later in life, in search of a miracle as John so poignantly and profoundly explains.

Round 13 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Floreat Pica Society match report

Tony Scully presents the Floreat Pica Society’s match report of Collingwood’s inspiring win over the current premiers.

Super Rugby Pacific: Semi Finals

Brian The Ruminator reports on a couple of epic clashes in the semi-finals of the Super Rugby Pacific 2022 season.

Almanac (Family) Life: The Redemptive Powers of Red Rooster

Growing up with a parent whose life was blighted by wartime service is never easy. Ian Wilson shares his experiences as a child when a particularly traumatic episode was resolved via a most unusual medium.

Almanac (Road Trip) Life: Music In The Mulga

On a recent road-trip, Andrew and Helen Fithall found themselves in outback Queensland at a unique music festival.

Almanac Teams: No Harmes in being Goodes, Best of 37 (1980- )

Now that Rodney Boyd’s job is becoming harder, his best of sides are becoming more interesting in many ways. And despite the limitations of 37, this side does contain arguably the best utility the game has seen in 40 years…

Almanac Poetry: Archetypal Dream

This Monday’s poem by Kevin Densley is about dream analysis, and also makes reference to a big hit by Chubby Checker!

Round 13 – Richmond v Port Adelaide: We fight you in San Jose

Port had to travel to Melbourne (San Jose?) for their clash with ladder-rivals Richmond. They didn’t take a ruckman, and a few things didn’t go their way, and the Tiges did enough to get a key four points. John Green was there.

Almanac Music: Australian Songs of Autumn

Now that it’s autumn, KD offers his piece concerning Australian songs of autumn, to complete a ‘Footy Almanac Four Seasons’, as he has previously posted pieces concerning Australian songs of summer, winter and spring on the Almanac website. Again, he invites Almanackers to contribute their own song choices.