Almanac Soccer – 10 Interesting Facts About The 2016/17 EPL Season So Far

If you are interested in soccer you might want to give “U.K Football” a try as the matches are played at a much faster pace, in stadiums with world-class stars says John Hawthorne.

Let’s blame the Supermoon! (Now with a coda)

Jan Courtin looks at all the upsets this year and can come up with just one explanation: the supermoon. And in this post she initiates The List of Improbable Wins in 2016. Add your nomination. [Sadly, overcast in Melbourne at the moment – midnight – Jan. Description of the moon welcome, if not required – JTH]

Leicester City: Sliding doors leading to glory

Hamish Neal provides an insight to Leicester City’s EPL triumph pondering whether it was the result of a fairytale or other issues at play.

Almanac Soccer: Miracles do happen!

Leicester City are on the verge of a most unlikely victory. But, as Dennis Gedling demonstrates, that trail has been blazed in Europe before

Almanac Leadership: Claudio Ranieri on this incredible (unfinished) Leicester City year

With Leicester City still improbably atop the English Premier League table, we share this wonderful story of leadership and possibility by their manager, Claudio Ranieri.

Matilda, Boyle, Ranieri, Murphy: On playing, criticising (when I grow up)

Some win, some lose. Some are injured, some are not. That’s life. You are now entering David Wilson’s rant-free zone. [Includes links to Matilda the musical, Timothy Boyle’s Sunday Age article, Claudio Ranieri’s Player’s Tribune piece and Bob Murphy’s AFL Life member speech.]