Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 4: Letting it all hang out

Wayne Ball contemplates the advantages of a new job, while taking in an absorbing contest from Brisbane. “While Mark Taylor, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did a reasonable job of hiding their emotions when things didn’t quite go their own way, Steve Smith lets it all hang out.”

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 4: Dispatch from (not so) Sunny Brisbane

Brin Paulsen emerges from a nest overrun with Kiwis, into a steamy Day 4 of rain-interrupted Test match cricket. Is the Australian side switched on? How good is this K Williamson?

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: Murder on Vulture Street

Citrus Bob Utber witnesses 424 runs in a day; a record at the Gabba.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: We Were Saying ‘Boo-urns’

Kane Williamson ensured that whichever Almanacker is reporting on Day Four will have something to do – but it was an all Aussie day otherwise.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 1: Damp Squibs and Unmitigated Tripe

Scott McIntyre spins the English language superbly in this debut story for the Almanac. [Mark Craig “looks more like a chippie’s apprentice at a Colac Cup buck’s turn than a Test cricketer, and bowls accordingly.” – Welcome Scott – Ed].

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 1: Davey Warner and Dodgy WiFi

Paddy Grindlay battles to follow Day 1; his best-laid plans are frequently thwarted. Am mp3 player is no match for Melbourne rain.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test: Call for writers

At the Footy Almanac we’re looking to cover every day of Test cricket this summer. So step right up, sport fans, and send us your words of the 1st Test Australia v New Zealand. Nominate a day to cover. [A great time of year – Ed].

Taking Stance in the Clem Jones Stand

The First Test in Brisbane brings back Gabba memories for David Parker.

Australia v New Zealand: openings, World Cups, pink balls, The Gabba

David Wilson on the story of a Test series, the great 2015 trans-Tasman rivalry; on the swinging ball and on the place of a transistor radio.

Round 17 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: The curse is dead; long live the curse.

As Almanackers will appreciate from previous years, for Matt Watson, this weekend was all about The Curse. Russ was in town. For a North Melbourne game…

Round 9 – Brisbane Lions v St. Kilda: Saints out claw Lions in sunny Brisbane

‘Things are on the up’ writes Saints supporter Braham Dabscheck, as he watched his Saints put a bad first quarter behind them to win at the GABBA against the Lions.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Finally a Home Game Victory

Lions supporter qldpies35 is full of joy as he gets to see his Lions pull off a great win over the Power.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: You’ve gotta love an upset

Andrew Weiss rejoices in the Lions, in the idea of the underdog and in the whole thing. Gotta love an upset.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: I Flew In, Brisbane Flew Up and Port Crashed and Burned

Power supporter Chris Michaels’ first trip to the Gabba in 10+ years ends in disappointment as his Power go down to the Lions.

Round 3 – Brisbane v Richmond: Playtime in the Lion Park

John Green is a big fan of the Tigers’ work under lights at the ‘Gabba as they take on the Lions

AFL Round 3 – Brisbane v Richmond: The same old story

Lions supporter Johnathan Sloan shares his anguish as his Lions go down by 79 points at home to the Tigers.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Family 53

Jamie Simmons brings out the members’ gold cap for the first time in season 2015. Familiar faces in the Gabba stands hold their own stories. Another season awaits.

Round 1 – Brisbane v Collingwood: A game of two sides

While all the focus was on Dayne Beams’ debut for the Lions, it was Bam-Bam Rich’s return from a knee reconstruction which nearly spoiled the Pies’ season opener. Fitter for the run, Woodsman Gordon Beet predicts the only way for the Pies is up.

Round 1: Collingwood v Brisbane: Replays can’t live up to the real thing

Sean Mortell caps off a week of preparations for the start of the 2015 season by watching his Mighty Magpies roll the Lions at the ‘Gabba: “As 7:00 rolled around I dominated the Mortell household remote…”

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Four: Indians Not Tough Enough in the End

Rulebook has one eye on the Pembroke Kings and one eye on the Test match and gives this neat appraisal, concluding the Indians lacked fight in the second dig.