Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 5: Chaos, defiance, pirates and unicorns

On the decisive day of an enthralling test, E. Regnans was happy just to take it all in. (A lovely expression of the joy of cricket watching – Ed).

Australia v India – The Gabba Test: A scene for history to be changed for the better

Sean Mortell recaps a fascinating Fourth Test in Briabane.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 4: Rain threatens to stop a victory to either side

Australia eventually set India a target on the fourth day, before the predicted rain intervened. Bob Utber reports on the penultimate day of the test summer.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 3: Wonderful fightback by India’s tail leaves game in the balance

India’s lower order thwarted Australia on Day 3 at the ‘Gabba. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports. (With Gabbatroopers as a special bonus – Ed).

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 2: Lyon before the storm

Citrus Bob Utber enjoys the ‘Star Wars’ crew as Australian wickets fall and a storm builds in the south-west. [Very Brisbane – Ed]

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Day 1: Solid day by Australia as Marnus stars

India’s novice bowling attack kept Australia honest on Day 1 at the Gabba, though Marnus Labuschagne once more produced for the home team. ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber reports.

Australia v India – Fourth Test: Who will endure?

Australia faltered, whilst India survived. There were many talking points to emerge from Sydney, and much to anticipate in Brisbane. John Butler sets the scene.

Australia v India – Fourth Test, Brisbane: A call for writers

Policies, premiers, politics and the pandemic prevent the Almanac’s doyen of cricket commentary, ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber, from attending the Fourth Test in Brisbane which starts tomorrow. Nevertheless, Bob will continue his coverage from The Den in Mildura. We’re calling on writers to support his daily reports with their own unique perspectives.

Almanac Memoir: Half a century at the Gabba

Murray Bird offers a panoramic memoir of Gabba days of yore. [Reckon 500 is conservative Muz – JTH]

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Put to the Sword

Some thoughts from Sasha Lennon as the Lions were overpowered by the Cats in the preliminary final.

Finals Week 3 – Brisbane v Geelong: Small mercies

After a year of superb Brisbane coverage, Shane Reid used last night’s preliminary final loss to reflect on better games and premiership moments.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: Outnumbered at home (Floreat Pica Society)

A history of Collingwood and Geelong rivalries led to last night’s semi final clash for Andrew Fithall. He was gifted a horrific performance, which he broke down to nightmarish details in his FPS report.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Captain’s call

John Green went into Richmond’s first final confident. After avidly following the glittering career of skipper Trent Cotchin, John was let down by Richmond’s loss to the Lions.

Finals Week 1 – Brisbane v Richmond: Welcome back Prince Harris Andrews, the Jason Donovan of our premiership hopes

It was a nervous time for the Lions, but Shane Reid was left passionately barracking on Brisbane as they pushed Lions to the brink in their qualifying final match-up.

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Remembering tales of yore and beating the Blues

After counselling his pupils on the magic of Quinlan and the old Lions, high-school teacher Shane Reid watched his modern-age Brisbane temporarily rise to top spot following a strong win over the Blues.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Magpies and Lions and Dogs, oh my!

Last night gave Danielle Hakim an opportunity to reach new levels of fanaticism for Brayden Maynard. A report full of Danielle’s typical passion, her struggles with the Pies continued into the post-match Twitter-sphere.

Round 11 – St Kilda v Geelong: Saints mugged by Cats and (maybe) reality

Hamish Townsend saw a one-sided contest with Geelong in sparkling touch against the Saints at the Gabba (on a Monday night in Brisbane). He wonders why the pre-game St Kilda hype was so strong.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Where does that leave us now?

With the crowds back and some free-flowing footy being played, Sam Evans is loving the Lions’ approach to the 2020 season. Their win against the ladder-leading Port Adelaide gave him hope.

Round 3 – Brisbane v West Coast: No Zorko, no worries

Sam Evans was pleasantly surprised by the Lions as they managed to overcome the Eagles even without their vibrant and talismanic captain.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: A Brisbane perspective

Brisbane managed to scrape past Fremantle in their round two encounter up at the Gabba. Despite taking home the four points, Sam Evans wasn’t convinced by the Lions’ shaky effort.