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Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 23: Friday night footy

The action that counts in the NRL’s Round 23 is on Friday night. Ian Hauser previews those matches and nominates his winners for the rest of the fixture.

Almanac Music: Favourite cover versions

Great cover versions of songs have been exercising Ian Hauser’s mind of late. He offers several of his top picks.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 22: It’s all about the Eels

The Eels are in the NRL spotlight for all the wrong reasons but their fate is in their own hands. Ian Hauser previews this weekend’s Round 22 action.

Almanac Music – More of Vanilla Fudge: ‘Eleanor Rigby’

Following on from Col Ritchie’s earlier post on Vanilla Fudge, his fellow fan Ian Hauser offers a few more thoughts about the band’s eponymous 1967 album.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 21: Tight at the top

This weekend’s NRL Round 21 looks like it will shape the top four and go some way to sorting out the 5-way battle for the last two finals spots. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts on another good round in prospect.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 20: Sorting out time

This is the Round we’ve been waiting for! The clashes at the top of the ladder could well sort out both the minor premiers and the top four. Or will the Roosters spoil it for the Eels? Ian Hauser is excited by the prospect of top quality rugby league across this weekend.

Almanac Music: More of Procol Harum

Inspired by Col Ritchie’s recent homage to the Procol Harum classic, ‘A whiter shade of pale’, Ian Hauser recalls two other songs from the same album which he deems worthy of recognition.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 19: Mind the gap!

Mind the gap! The NRL’s Round 19 features a host of matches between the high flyers and the also rans. Ian Hauser tries to find something to get excited about.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: Welcome to Queensland!

The NRL has moved to Queensland for a month or so. What uncertainties might that unleash? Ian Hauser tries to find his way through the revamped schedule to find the winners in Round 18.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Preview: Total dominance or some pride restored?

Ian Hauser fears that it will be more doom, gloom and misery for the Maroons in tomorrow night’s State of Origin Game III.

Almanac Tennis – There is no ‘I’ in Barty, we or team: The ABC of Ash Barty

Ash Barty – what a champion both on and off the court! But what makes her universally admired? Here’s Ian Hauser’s attempt at ‘the ABC of Ash Barty’.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 16: Top of the pile battles

A couple of top of the table clashes highlight this weekend Round 16 of the NRL. We offer Ian Hauser’s prognosis.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game II: Speed kills, skills thrill!

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on Game 2 of the 2021 rugby league State of Origin series. It’s a tough year for the Canetoads.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin stand alone weekend

State of Origin dominates the rugby league weekend with the annual women’s clash tomorrow night followed by Game 2 of the 2021 men’s series on Sunday night. Ian Hauser previews both matches.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 15: High farce

This weekend’s NRL matches feature the clash between competition leaders the Penrith Panthers and regular contenders the Sydney Roosters. Our NRL man Ian Hauser suggests that you find a screen wherever you are to take in this one.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 14: A mid-table muddle

Immediate post-Origin postulating is a perilous pastime but the Almanac’s Ian Hauser examines the entrails of the NRL’s Round 14 to extract a winner or two.

Almanac Rugby League – 2021 State of Origin, Game 1: A wave of Blue crashes Townsville

Almanac editors Sean Mortell and Ian Hauser offer their thoughts on last night’s first game in the 2021 State of Origin series.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2021: Game 1 preview

Just seven months after 2020’s delayed series saw an unexpected series win to Queensland, State of Origin returns for its 2021 incarnation. Our rugby league editor, Ian Hauser, ponders what might happen in Townsville tonight.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 13: Mildly chaotic time for ‘the greatest game of all’

Are things in the NRL, both on and off the field, a tad chaotic at the moment? Ian Hauser offers his thoughts and makes a few preliminary comments about next week’s first State of Origin game for 2021.

Almanac Music: This week in 1971

A song released 50 years ago tomorrow got Ian Hauser wondering about what we were listening to in May 1971.