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Saint Rick Abdicates by KB Hill

KB Hill takes a slight diversion from the O&M this week (only slight, Wang does get a mention) to look at son of a gun and Territory footy champ, Rick Nolan

Wangaratta Jack by KB Hill

KB Hill on a truly great character of Wang, Jack Dick

Robbie Walker…what a corker! by KB Hill

The careers of country footballers who could’ve been goers in the big smoke – but never did – make for interesting tales. KB Hill tells of one of them: Wangaratta Rovers great, Robbie Walker

I don’t mind if you call me a Mallee boy by KB Hill

KB Hill’s story of a shy lad from the Mallee who rolled up to Arden Street as an observing university student and was playing for North just over a month after

A champ of football’s golden era by KB Hill

KB Hill has taken a look at the life and times of Albury legend and Essendon Hall of Famer, Jack Jones, shared with the Almanac here

The sad demise of trooper Le Brun by KB Hill

Shared with the Footy Almanac by KB Hill, this is the tale of Norman Le Brun, coach of Wangaratta’s historic 1937 premiership. A mere three years later, his career would be put on hold when he enlisted in the army…

The colourful, charismatic ‘K’ Mack by KB Hill

The Almanac welcomes the return of country footy writer par exellence, KB Hill. This time, we’re sharing his tale of one of the true characters of the Ovens & Murray league, Kevin Mack.

On reflection – Peter Harvey… and that imaginary white line – by KB Hill

KB Hill has seen a lot of north-east Victorian sport. Enjoy this tale of Peter Harvey – regional cricketer, footballer and international traveller. [We would love to hear from anyone who knows P Harvey – Ed].

The Boxing Journey Of Willie Perez by KB Hill

KB Hill introduces us to Willie Perez, who commenced his boxing career in Madrid as a teenager, rising up the ranks before eventually settling in Wangaratta.

Introducing KB Hill: father, sportsman, writer.

John Harms met KB Hill at his 70th birthday, and this is KB Hill’s first piece for the Almanac.

Horseracing: Barmy Oakbank and a wet Rosehill offer plenty

Turning my racing calendar to April has clarified the scheduling confusion caused by an “early Easter”. Monday, it seems, has been conceded to glorified midweekers at Moonee Valley and Canterbury and the AJC will get the subsequent three Saturdays for Randwick’s Autumn features. Easter Saturday is a racing bonanza, from the quirky Oakbank via some [Read more]

“The day ‘Chopsy’ joined the greats……..”: by K B Hill

Another great read from K B Hill, this time about Brendan McAuliffe, winner of The Warrnambool cycling race in 1995.

Almanac Horseracing – Oakbank: Best picnic racing carnival on the planet

Roger Lowrey is a fan of the world’s greatest picnic racing carnival – Oakbank! This year he is there for Saturday’s card. These are his observations.

Almanac Cricket: Wayne Phillips – 159 On Test Debut

Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood pays tribute to the career, life and humour of South Australian left-hander Wayne Phillips, who famously made a brilliant 159 on his Test debut.

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: “The Erin Phillips Show – 5 Stars!”

The Adelaide Fringe Festival had its official launch party on Friday night and writer and comedian, Bobby Macumber was there to see one of the greatest shows of the Festival, “The Erin Phillips Show – 5 Stars!”

1980 State of Origin Carnival – What KB Did Next

In 1980, too much footy was barely enough. Swish gives us this brief account of that year’s NFL State of Origin Championship, held in October.

SANFL 70s Pen Pix – West Torrens and Port Adelaide 1974 (plus bonus Achilles Jones and K.G.)

Swish takes a quick look at the Port and Torrens stars from the year that fashion and good taste forgot.

Round 2 – Port Adelaide v Fremantle: The Oakbank-Adelaide Oval quinella

Delightful piece in the finest Almanac tradition from Peter Sweeney who writes about his Sunday in the Adelaide Hills and at the Adelaide Oval.

Almanac Soccer – The Magic of the Cup: Round of 32 (Cockburn City)

Dennis Gedling is enjoying the FFA Cup journey. In this Round-of-32 story, Dennis follows Western Australia’s Cockburn City as they travel to play former NSL powerhouses, Melbourne Knights. [Great stuff Dennis. A wonderful series – Ed].

Finals Week 3 – West Coast v North Melbourne: Brickbat

With age comes widsom and a gratitude for the important things in life… like a North Melbourne win, or the realisation that it’s not the end of the world if they don’t.