Joe Slater – An Update

Anna Pavlou brings this poignant update to her earlier story about Geelong’s Joe Henry Slater – a Geelong champion killed in WWI

Almanac Footy History: A tribute to those Geelong players who were killed in wars

Anna Pavlou pays tribute to war heroes who also played football for the Geelong Football Club. Her focus on Joe Henry Slater’s life is powerful.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: On the Eve of Anzac

John Green is thinking about day two of the Anzac campaign and is shaken back to the moment by the bounce of the footy which starts a fierce contest. With Melbourne players injured, and the Tiges rallying, his boys secure a hard-fought win.

Bob Lawless – ANZAC Day Tribute

Martin Croker has put together a powerful tribute to his Great Uncle Robert Leslie Lawless, a Lance Corporal who was killed in France on 22 April 2017.

Almanac Book Review: The Game of Their Lives

Australian Rules football was the great love of the subjects of “The Game of Their Lives” but it was in the “greater game” that their ultimate fate would be decided writes Nick Richardson.

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.

Almanac Rugby League – Rosemary and Football

At the door to my (outside) study, there is a healthy rosemary bush. It usually reminds me of happy times: roast dinners, especially, which the kids look forward to. “Can you get me some rosemary please?” I ask Theo, the oldest, as I start clattering trays from the oven. And thus begins the process of [Read more]