Almanac Footy Comment: Reconnecting without contact

When the pandemic walls started to close in and the AFL hit the decks in the attempt to salvage the season, Dips thought the whole experiment might be a fool’s errand. With time, he now confesses that the physically-distant competition has allowed him the peace and space to reconnect with his team [Marvellous – Ed.]

Citrus Bob on cricket’s new media landscape

Citrus Bob Utber considers the new cricket broadcasting pond and has his say on a team of commentators. Who’s in Bob’s commentary team? And who’s out?

Poor Legacy

The Footy Bogan muses on the up-coming AFL broadcast rights deal. Billion-dollar investments can only mean inescapable avalanches of ads and is that what fans really want?

Crio’s Q? – you have to pay to watch the play

Crio’s heard the complaints of no AFL TV coverage last weekend. He’s unfazed. You want. You use. You pay.

Live sport for the few, Judge Judy for the many.

Young Ollie Grindlay laments Foxtel’s domination of televised live sport in his Almanac debut, wishing that free-to-air stations would see the light and show the best of his favourite sports.

AFL Broadcast Rights: Place Your Bets

The argy-bargy that accompanies the AFL’s broadcast rights negotiations is set to get underway once again.

Footy on Foxtel

Robin has been disappointed by Foxtel’s selection of camera angles this year and asks why is there such a disparity in visual quality between it and Channel Seven.

AFL Round 12 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: Word associations and unanswerable questions

David Wilson is multi-tasking (badly) and would like some help from the ABC commentary team. Stop spouting cliches and reading statistics – give us the vibe of the match.

This Queensland Life

Going to Queensland changes your life. It is different, and you live differently. Footy is different here. We have been up here for a few days; we’re having a lovely time, but a different time. Most of this is very, very good. And we love it. Collingwood, for example, do not appear to be as [Read more]

First in, best dressed

It is hard sometimes following AFL when attending university in NSW. With their obvious passion for league and union, footy comes third at best with the majority of my student colleagues. I am almost half way through my third year in Bathurst, and in all the time that I have been here, I have never been [Read more]