Almanac Book Review: ‘Line and Length – A History of the Geelong Cricket Club’

Roy Hay reviews a new book detailing the history of the Geelong Cricket Club

Almanac Poetry: Limeburners Point, Geelong

Seaside locations and seascapes are commonly perceived as beautiful – Kevin Densley provides an example of one that isn’t, with an enticing yet hollow name to boot!

Balcony Banter: The case of the borrowed jumper

On Grand Final day, ‘Citrus’ Bob Utber borrowed a jumper from a fellow Cats supporter. In the post-match euphoria, Bob forgot to return it. Now he’s looking for the owner.

Almanac Memoir: A Whole Sheep or a Half-Sheep (Cut and Packed)

In this Friday’s column, KD tells of the time he planned to transport a whole or half-sheep (cut and packed) in the hold of a V-Line bus, while on the way home from work in Ballarat, Victoria. [Note: a couple of names have been changed to protect the innocent!]

Round 18 – Carlton v Geelong

In accordance with the Michael Voss contention that the Carlton v Geelong clash represented a club audit, Peter Fuller of Green Pen Ticks undertook and completed said audit which is presented herein.

Round 9 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Saints puurfect against the Cats

Braham Dabscheck’s Saints suffered a couple of injuries and took a while to find their mojo against Geelong but, once they did, there was only going to be one winner.

Balcony Banter: Pizza and possibility

Roger Lowrey’s day out to the MCG to watch Geelong take on Hawthorn is recounted in his article on the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

“Strong-marking ‘Rosa’ – a star for the ‘Pies’ ” by KB Hill

Wangaratta sports historian KB Hill traces the long, colourful and storied footy career of Geoff Rosenow of Geelong and the Wangaratta Magpies.

Gary Ablett Snr: From the other side

Tiger fan Ian Lewis harks back to the day in 1989 when he and his fellow Richmond supporters barracked against their own player as Gary Ablett Snr threatened to kick 20 goals against the hapless Richmond.

Almanac Memoir: My Most Enjoyable Sports Injury

Sometimes it ‘hurts so good’, to quote from John Mellencamp’s well-known song. In this Friday’s column, KD travels back in time to an athletics carnival at Geelong Grammar School in the mid-1970s, where he suffered what he describes as his ‘most enjoyable sports injury’.

Almanac Footy: The Perth Cats 30th Anniversary All-Time 1991-2021 Team

The Perth Cats Supporters Group is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, it has announced its greatest team of the 1991-2021 era.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 11, 1953: Geelong v North Melbourne – Cats take record…by a whisker

Geelong break Collingwood’s record by the barest of margins, defeating North Melbourne at home by a point. Peter Clark covers the 21st win in Geelong’s record run of wins.

Finals Week 1 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: BITS Saints march out while Port win in Fantasiastic fashion

Nick Kossatch went through the trials and tribulations of finals footy, witnessing his BITS Saints square off in a preliminary final while also revelling in Port Adelaide’s complete performance to open the AFL finals series.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 9, 1953: St. Kilda v Geelong – ‘Invincible’ Cats

St. Kilda were the next team to fall to the mighty Cats in the 1953 season, outrun by Geelong in the final quarter. Peter Clark’s series on the Cats’ record run of wins continues.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 8, 1953: Geelong v Fitzroy – Cats bewilder ‘Roys

Geelong’s dominance of the 1953 season was further established as the Cats ran roughshod over a meek Fitzroy outfit. Peter Clark’s series on Geelong’s record run of wins continues.

Almanac Memoir and Music: Slade Forever!

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh, Slaaaaaaaaaaaade! In this Friday’s column, KD celebrates UK rockers Slade, a favourite band of his early teen years.

Almanac Fashion: Colac ‘Ready-To-Wear’

This week, in his regular Friday column, KD discusses his idea for a new fashion line, mainly inspired by Colac and Picasso.

‘Fond farewell to Lex and Les…legends of the past’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the lives and achievements of two legends of the north-east, Les Reed and Lex Nicoll, both of whom passed away in recent weeks.

Almanac Memoir: Geelong with All Five Senses

This week, KD’s Friday column is a pastiche of Geelong memories, involving all five senses – it features Geelong’s most iconic building, possibly the best meat pie ever, and 3GL’s VFL football broadcasts of Geelong matches.

Geelong’s Record Run – 1952 Grand Final: Geelong v Collingwood – Geelong back-to-back VFL premiers

It was Geelong v Collingwood in the 1952 Grand Final. Geelong were looking for consecutive premierships for the first time in the club’s history. Peter Clark’s coverage of the record-breakers of 1952-53 hits a high point.