Almanac Rugby League – NSW Country Rugby League……Then and Now

Michael Croke from central western NSW is a teacher and former broadcaster with a long memory of country football. He recounts the good old days in Dubbo in the 60s and 70s.

Almanac Memoir (and Poetry): ‘An Avocado’

There was a time when a young Smokie wrote poetry, with one being good enough to win a literary award – in a roundabout fashion.

Almanac Soccer – The ABC debacle and a messy aftermath

Tom Riordan addresses the elephant in the room. Was the ABC2 coverage of LIverpool v Sydney really that bad? Yes. A serious bidder for the next A-League TV rights is the laughing stock of the country. Over to you, FFA.

Second Test – Day 2: Real Time Cricket

Andrew Else was at the G, watching Clarke and Watto doing their Arjuna Ranatunga impersonation – smashing fours or walking singles. Then he was distracted by a curious bit of by-play in the ABC commentary box.