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Junior Footy – Banyule Colts v St Mary’s: Snags and Bags – The Last Hurrah

The Banyule boys gave it everything but, as Sean Mortell is willing to concede, St Mary’s were too classy. [A very self-effacing report – Ed]

Junior Footy – Banyule Colts v Whitehorse. Snags and Bags: Glass Half Full

Sean Mortell lost an all-important toss on a breezy day at Beverley Road, but that meant his Banyule Colts had the wind at their backs in the final quarter. Were they good enough to fight back?

Junior Footy (Colts) – Banyule v North Brunswick: Snags and Bags

Banyule Colts head to North Brunswick to play for a spot in the final four. They find a lot of mud, a fiery opponent and (pleasantly) a dressing room with genuinely hot showers. Sean Mortell tells the story.

The Turbulent Tales of a Footy Record Seller

Sean Mortell is a Year 10 student at Viewbank College. He has been spending this week doing work experience at the Almanac. A keen young writer, a student of literature, and centremen at the Banyule Colts, he has produced two pieces of writing. This one about being a Footy Record seller may generate some memories from other Record sellers. [It certainly also brings back memories of Bridget Schwerdt – Ed]

Grand Final virgin turned into nail biter veteran

It was a day of twists and turns. Sean Mortell tells of the nerves he encounters as he plays his first grand final – in the U/15’s for Banyule-Bundoora.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 4: Farewells and awkward celebrations

Sean Mortell delivers his take on Day 4 at The Oval; on what proved to be the final day of a topsy-turvy series. [Wonderful perseverance, Sean – Ed].

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test Day Three: Siddling into action

Sean Mortell watched day three of the final Ashes test, with Peter Siddle’s unerring accuracy proving a highlight.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day Two: Mirror Image

Sean Mortell reckons we have seen this all before, except this time it’s the English middle order that’s collapsing.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 1: Too Little Too Late

Australia perform well on Day 1 of the 5th Test but, as Sean Mortell explains, it’s a little too late as The Urn is safely in England’s hands.

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test Review: How important is a home advantage?

Sean Mortell dons the forensic gloves for a look back at that Fourth Test. [Still hard to believe that Day 1 actually occurred – Ed].

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 3: Edgbaston Nightmare Relived

Sean Mortell reviews Day 3 of Third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, a day that ended with England winning the test by 8 wickets. In what was a dominate performance.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 2: The giant Jenga drop

Sean Mortell reported in on the second day at Edgbaston as the Aussie tower prepared to crumble

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 1: The Poms are Flying

Sean Mortell documents the fluctuating Ashes form of both sides on Day One of the Edgbaston Test.

Round 16 – Gold Coast v Greater Western Sydney: Youth in abundance, talent in spades

The talent and dare of both the Suns, and Giants, is becoming a scary thought for other clubs writes Sean Mortell.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 4: ‘This is…God’

Sean Mortell wraps up the Second Test. He’s in good form, just like the Aussies.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 3: English curators, how to produce your own death

Sean Mortell gives us cause to relive the Lord’s Test with this review of Day 3. It’s like receiving a postcard from that holiday you know to be finished. Loses nothing in the telling (“…maybe a fired up Johnson is the cream on top of the marvellous pavlova…”)

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day Two: As Stevie as can be

Sean Mortell takes us back to Day 2 of the Second Test at Lords, a day which belonged to the Aussies and in particular Steve Smith.

The Ashes 2015 – Second Test, Day 1: For England, life’s a pitch

Sean Mortell takes us back to Thursday night and reminds us that the Australians have gone from rotting carcass to a crack batting side

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 4: Australia rooted, England stoked

And so it came to pass that England rolled Australia on Day 4 in Cardiff (Wales). Sean Mortell recaps the mystifying goings-on ahead of Lord’s on Thursday.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood: Passionate Power proves too plucky for the Pies

Sean Mortell watched the Power have a emotional win against the Magpies on Thursday night in a thriller.