A Perfume Bottle from 1882

Anna Pavlou was awed by a little urn, as many are when they see it for the first time.

Almanac Music: Tamworth 2020 – From Little Things Big Things Grow

A magic moment at Tamworth for Andrew Starkie, as Kev Carmody and others join Paul Kelly in a moving rendition of “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”.

AFLW: The first 100 games

The milestone of the first 100 games played of AFLW footy has just been reached. Gigs reflects upon some of the facts and figures of this accomplishment.

AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Dogs washed away by an all-round solid Melbourne performance

Sean Mortell reports on Friday night’s Doggies-Dees match from a wet Whitten Oval.

The 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Healy blasts Australia to an unlikely fourth title

As the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup nears, Sean Mortell revisits the 2018 Cup to refresh happenings from that series.

Almanac Flashback – Valentine’s Day in Japan

The Footy Almanac reprises a story from 2015 by our Japanese correspondent Yoshi Imagawa. He provides an interesting cultural insight into Valentine’s Day in downtown Sapporo, Japan .

AFL Fans Association – Media Release: Transaction Fees and ticket prices

The AFLFA in their Media Release of today respond to the AFL’s decision to remove transaction fees at Marvel Stadium and to freeze ticket prices.

AFLW Round 2 – Footy Fixture

Who’s playing where and when? All the AFLW Round 2 match details are here in the footy fixture.

Almanac (Cricket) Book Review: The Art of Centuries

Dan Hoban reviews The Art of Centuries by former English county cricketer Steve James.

Sports Rorts II – A case of very bad politics not good policy

Greg Blood has contributed to the national conversation on sports policy for decades and here he delves deeply into the most recent Sports Rorts saga.

Almanac Travel: What George did on his holidays

Collingwood man George Smith has been in the Philippines. It wasn’t dull. He goes through the good, the bad and the ugly of the experience.

Poetry: The Man from Moe

Damian Balassone with a teaser from a forthcoming book of verse.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 2 Ruminations

Brian the Ruminator updates all the latest scores and information from Round 2 of the Super Rugby 2020 competition.

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: It’s all about the base, Moorabbin and the Saints women

Yvette Wroby is back at the Saints heartland of Moorabbin, on the field with the welcoming cheer squad, and on the radio talking about her experience. If her ego and desire don’t get in the way, she has a great time at the footy. (You just knew Yvette would be there early – Ed).

A view of Australia from fine leg – Game 10: Royal Park Brunswick Cricket Club

The Footy Almanac congratulates Craig Dodson on completing his ten match cricket odyssey to raise funds for the Gotcha4Life charity.

AFLW Round 1 – GWS v Gold Coast: I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain

The footy returned to Blacktown and it brought the rain with it. In spades. Giants diehard Michael Shillito wouldn’t have missed it for quids.

Almanac Baseball: Aces Win Claxton Shield

The Melbourne Aces win the best of three decider to take home the Claxton Shield in this season’s Australian Baseball League Championship as Brian the Ruminator reports.

Brexit, and Slovakian handball players: EU impacts on UK cricket and ‘Kolpak’ agreements

With Brexit in place the flow on effects in sport in the UK will soon be felt. Sean Mortell explains the ramifications in his enlightening story.

AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast Eagles (Haiku Bob): A blaze of sunshine

A summer’s day, women’s footy, first match of the season, gloriously captured as only Haiku Bob can.

AFLW Round 1 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Old Ground, New Life

Kate Birrell captures the atmosphere of the Round 1 AFLW match, St Kilda v Bulldogs, in her inimitable style through both print and image.