Almanac Rugby League: “Whatever happened to…’That Guy’?”

Wayne Ball reminds us of ‘That Guy’ who seemed to have the football world at his feet but, for whatever reason, never made the grade. We’ve all know at least one.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 2 Finals – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Watching from a rugby state

Rob Clarkson entered North Melbourne’s 2007 Semi Final against Hawthorn nervous of a straight-sets exit, but was soon optimistic about what the year could hold for his Roos.

1966 and all that: Epilogue

What became of the 1966 heroes? In the conclusion to his wonderful review of St Kilda’s 1966 season, Peter Clark lets us know the answers.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 15: As we enter the home straight…just before we enter for the bell lap.

If you’ve already forgotten where Round 15 began and ended, the ever dependable Fearless can refresh your memory.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 2 Finals – West Coast v Collingwood: Unbearable phone updates all night

Other commitments didn’t stop Andrew Stafford, who managed to keep up to date with Collingwood’s 2007 extra time Semi Final against the Eagles thanks to a passionate mate.

Almanac Literary: Lament in 2020

Nicole Kelly discusses some of the background information about her forthcoming book, ‘Lament’ in the lead up to its publication in October.

Almanac Football: Carey-Bunton Medal update – Here comes the Big Cat!

Tom Hawkins heads the leaders board for the Carey-Bunton Medal as Rod Gillett updates the votes from the Round 15 and 16 matches.

Almanac Music: Jimbo Mathus – South Memphis String Band

Jimbo Mathus, Luther Dickinson, and Alvin Youngblood Hart are all long time musical legends popular in the southern states of America. Col Ritchie experienced their folksy homespun music at DBA’s in New Orleans a few years back.

Almanac Sport: Caley Manzie – A lifetime of family, pride and sport

RMIT University student Sean Mortell chatted with fellow pupil Caley Manzie about her Indigenous Australian heritage and family involvement in sport, specifically hockey.

Round 16 – St Kilda v Hawthorn: Good win for Geary’s 200th game and a finals hope

Yoshi is pleased 200th gamer Jarryn Geary’s favourite food is Japanese, and he is also pleased with the Saints win over the Hawks.

Almanac Rugby League: NRL 2020 Round 17 wrap: Cronulla to pay for indiscretions

There was action aplenty in the NRL’s Round 17. Liam Hauser covers the aftermath with Cronulla the biggest losers both on and off the field.

Almanac Poetry: Young Björn Encounters Sigrid

Kevin Densley shares his poetry via mixed-media this week; he also concedes that he did watch a lot of “late night World Movies” in the early days of SBS!

Almanac Book Review: ‘Biff – rugby league’s infamous fights’

Glen Humphries is a senior journalist at the ‘Illawarra Mercury’, an Almanac contributor, a rugby league fan and an author. Ian Hauser reviews Glen’s recent footy publication, ‘Biff: rugby league’s infamous fights’.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 15 and 16 report

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life presents his report of the Round 15 clash against Brisbane and his thoughts for the road ahead.

WAFL Round 8: Oh Dees, not again!

Poor Perth dropped what might be their last chance to play finals for the first time in decades with a loss to lowly Swan Districts according to Les Everett; he looks to Round 9 of the WAFL for how the cards will fall for the Demons.

Round 17 – Scores and Reports

AFL 2020 Round 17 Scores and Reports.

Round 16 – Sal’s Preview: The next ones

Sal Ciardulli presents his thoughts and tips for the completion of Round 16 matches.

Round 16 – St. Kilda v Hawthorn: Here we go ’round the mulberry bush sandwiched between two explosive quarters

Have the Saints regained their mojo? Braham Dabscheck thinks they may have, though there were signs against Hawthorn that a few more creases need ironing out before finals.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Being the nineteenth man

KN Dole relays his brother John’s story. In the late 1950s, he was involved in a game in which the concept of the nineteenth man is re-defined and it almost lands him a VFL career. [Ripper yarn – Ed]

Almanac Book Review – “Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin: A man between two worlds” by Roy Hay.

Braham Dabscheck has reviewed the recently released biographical work on Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin by Roy Hay.