The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 18 – Melbourne v Sydney: A haphazard trip to Manuka

Like many of the opposition’s fans, Cameron Noakes traipsed to the snow in 2007. A bet on the Swans proves to be astute in a dismal clash for the Dees in the nation’s capital.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: Superman stamps the Swan’s intentions

Cameron Noakes was bullish after the Swans accounted for fellow finals aspirant in the Bulldogs. Played in the harsh terrain of the ‘Manuka Triangle’, the 2007 clash epitomised the class of Sydney.

Round 1, 2020 – Essendon v Fremantle: Casual Shifts, Full Time Scores

In far away Canberra, Tim Kemm worked a casual shift but his feelings were anything but as he followed his Bombers in their first round clash with Fremantle.

Richmond: a jilted love(r’s) story

Deep within the Arctic Circle, Richard Marlow recounts his years as a Tigers fan in this rollicking personal history.

“It’s Cold” – our Arctic correspondent responds to “It’s Hot” by John Harms

Richard Marlow, snow bound in Canada’s Arctic North West Territories, responds to ‘It’s Hot!’ by John Harms.

Almanac Local Footy – Community football: Nothing better

Anne Cahill Lambert fulfilled her duties as an aunt on a cold Canberra day, trekking down to Phillip Oval to watch her niece compete for an improbable Grand Final berth.

Almanac Time Capsule: The whole of Canberra was there to see my niece create footy history

Almost a decade ago to the day, a very proud Anne Cahill Lambert wrote for the Almanac about her niece’s debut as a senior umpire. Today, that niece is a premiership coach.

Round 7 – GWS v St Kilda: Once again realising being emotional

Yoshi is finding that he becomes emotional when watching or listening to St Kilda matches. He is obviously a true Saints fan.

Round 7 – GWS v St Kilda: We Haven’t Got the Close One

Manuka Oval in Canberra is superbly suited to Saturday afternoon football, as William Westerman reports. But as a neutral observer he was hoping for a closer game.

Round 21 – GWS v Adelaide: The View From Jenkins’ Hill

William Westerman, an Englishman and 13,247 others walked into Manuka Oval. At the end of the night, the joke was on Adelaide as their campaign for the 2018 finals came to an end while GWS kept marching towards a top 4 spot.

AFLW Round 4 – GWS v Adelaide: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

Anne Cahill Lambert made it out of Canberra’s Big Wet right on time (thanks Brandon) but insufficiently caffeinated (thanks Sutton Forrest) for the Ebony Marinoff tackle-a-thon. And Blacktown’s Big Wet [Well done to those 17 people on the far side – Ed].

Almanac Soccer: Quinn’s Cup and Trophy in the ACT

Partially blind goalkeeper saves penalty! Hamish provides a link detailing this inspiring effort.

AFL Round 4 – GWS v Port Adelaide: The Gray Area

Sean Mortell reports on a Giants win in the frosty Canberra air.

Round 4 – GWS v Gold Coast: Total Control

Footy gospeller Josh Pinn got up from his armchair to visit Manuka on the weekend. His keen powers of observation revealed yet another reason to love the game.

Round 4 – GWS v Gold Coast: Gnats become Giants

Author Tony Robb gives his take on the special day which is Anzac Day and how he believes the Giants, through their smashing of the Suns have gone past them in the clash of the expansion clubs in Canberra.

2015 ICC World Cup: Proteas Gain Momentum

Kieran Deck was at Manuka Oval to watch South Africa strut their stuff against the Irish. While the focus for local fans has been on the local lads and the Kiwis, the South Africans are displaying some ominous form, suggests Kieran.

An open letter from the residents of Canberra to Kevin Pietersen

KP’s popularity rating should have him ideally suited to a stint in Canberra. The locals have their reservations however…

Canberra: The Epicentre of Elite Sport

Ann Cahill Lambert tells us about the latest innovations and collaboration in sports science. The University of Canberra’s new Sports Commons facility gives the ACT Brumbies (Super 14’s finalists this weekend) and the Canberra Capitals a leading edge.

AFL Round 7 – GWS v Port Adelaide: Magic Happens

Dan Hansen ventures to Canberra, that weird in-between of footy and rugby, to see the Giants and the Power. “We all agree, Robbie Gray is Magic!”

Round 4: GWS v Western Bulldogs: It’s against the law to frown in our capital city

Mick Jeffrey benefits from a happy coincidence as his Dogs are playing in Canberra the weekend he is there to run in the marathon event.