Round 7 – AFL 2021 Footy Fixture: Playing details for your team

Find out who, where, and when your favourite team is playing for Round 7.

The Unsung – Round 6: Jacob Koschitzke and Darcy Cameron

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ sixth weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Jacob Koschitzke and Darcy Cameron.

Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: A Massed Gathering

Sam Laffy celebrates the tradition and atmosphere of the Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Wine Belly’ – Tommy Mallet

‘Wine Belly’ is Tommy Mallet’s poem telling of the drunken peril staggering home late on a cold, still night, a time when the mind comes out to play.

Almanac Footy and Life (and Lunches): Engaging the Cats

Dips O’Donnell attended the Almanac/Odd Friday lunch with Ron Reed. There was a significant family event happening the next day, so he wasn’t going to stay late. Then the Carlton Draught started slide down easily…

Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: The day the result of the game comes second.

The stirring sounds of the Last Post brought back memories for Caspar McLeod of walking the battlefields of Gallipoli with his family. His Bombers fought gallantly in their battle against the Pies at the MCG on Anzac Day to record a fantastic win as Caspar reports.

Round 6 – Geelong v West Coast Eagles: Early start suits the Cats

Roger Lowrey appreciates the early game start as he settles into established routines for Geelong’s match against the West Coast Eagles.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 6 review, Round 7 preview

Cam Hooke is in uncharted territory, reporting on a fourth successive Collingwood loss. But like Bucks, he’s not giving up on 2021.

Almanac Poetry: Brother and Sister

This Tuesday’s poem from Kevin Densley, ‘Brother and Sister’, can be seen as a postscript to his Anzac Day piece about eight Australian soldiers, ‘The Great War – AIF suite’– this time the poem involves a Victorian country town, a great-grandmother he can’t remember meeting, and her brother who died as a German POW in France in 1916.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: Floreat Pica Society Anzac Day match report

Frank Taylor presents the Floreat Pica Society’s Anzac Day 2021 match report of Collingwood’s disappointing loss to Essendon.

Almanac Rugby: Super Rugby AU Rd 10/ Aotearoa Rd 9

The Super Rugby finals are shaping up in both Australia and New Zealand. Brian The Ruminator takes a look.

Almanac Local Footy: Players wanted for Boyne Island-Tannum Sands Saints

Fancy some sun and sand as well as a kick? Almanac contributor Nick Kossatch is involved with the Boyne Island-Tannum Sands Saints Football Club. The club plays in the Capricornia competition near Gladstone and is seeking players.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Essendon: The Dons are back (well at least on Anzac Day)

Winning at the ‘G is a big improvement on drowning at the ‘Gabba, reckons Bomber Rod Oaten.

Round 6 – Port Adelaide v St. Kilda: Sunday evening joy

It was a happy evening for NIck Kossatch and his fellow Port supporters. For Saints supporters, not so much.

Almanac Teams: Best Number 11’s (1980-)

Rodney Boyd picks his best AFL/VFL team to wear the number 11 since 1980.

Ice Hockey 1.01: The Basics

Deakin University student James Wright continues his weekly column about ice hockey. This week, we learn about the basics of the game and which NHL teams to get around (Maple Leafs, of course).

Almanac Soccer: North Geelong Warriors 2 – 4 Bulleen Lions

Roy Hay gives a detailed insight into the high-scoring North Geelong Warriors – Bulleen Lions clash, as well as a historical recap of the home side.

The Muse: Musings on Anzac Day

The Muse had an Abbotts Lager and mused about Anzac Day and what the brothers Smith and Hutchins from the Australian bush were fighting for.

Almanac Footy History: South’s shining star – the story of Bruce Sloss

Bruce Sloss is a name not many VFL/AFL supporters would know, but a century ago he was a star of the game. In this brilliantly researched piece, Roger Spaull tells the glorious and tragic tale of footballer-soldier Lieutenant Sloss.

Almanac Poetry: ‘The Great War – AIF Suite’

In keeping with Anzac Day, Kevin Densley’s ‘The Great War – AIF Suite’ is a moving series of eight poems about Australian soldiers who fought in World War 1.