Almanac Book Review: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

Almanac regular Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood has just released a book of his interviews with sportspeople. Fellow ‘Knacker Luke Reynolds reviews it.

Balmey

Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood profiles Neil Balme – legendary footballer, coach and manager across multiple states and clubs.

Almanac Book Review- ‘A View of Australia From Fine Leg’

Luke Reynolds’ deep affection for cricket is well known; here he steps off the oval to review fellow Almanacker and cricketer Craig Dodson’s recent work ‘A view of Australia from fine leg’.

Almanac Cricket: New book now available – ‘A View of Australia from Fine Leg’

To raise money for Gotcha4Life Craig Dodson took on the task to play in ten games of cricket with ten different clubs across Australia. Craig has now published ‘A View of Australia from Fine Leg’ detailing his journey and his fundraising efforts. You can order copies now.

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

Simon Phillips – Flipper, you’re a ripper!

Rulebook bids a fond farewell (as a Norwood footballer) to one of the most exciting players to pull on the red socks in the club’s recent history

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Media beat up

“It was fantastic not to see any Kath and Kim look at me look at me umpiring.” The Rulebook has his say on THAT final mark. What do you think?

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 1)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. In this first installment, he looks at the stellar careers of Brett and Paul James.

An Unexpected Saturday Sporting Experience

While his knees are shot, Malcolm Ashwood isn’t one to stand by when the Payneham CC is in need.
The club legend returned to the field of play as a substitute fielder on Saturday, cultimating in Rulebook leading the club song.

Raving Rulebook No.4

Rulebook is back, with some harsh words for the Australian cricket team in the wake of the 1st Test loss to Bangladesh, plus thoughts on the upcoming opening week of the AFL finals in his latest ravings.

Raving Rulebook No.3

Rulebook is back with his raves. Get on board the newest YouTube sensation!

Raving Rulebook No.2

The Almanac’s multi-media megastar Rulebook is back with the second installment of Raving Rulebook. Now available on YouTube.

The Raving Rulebook Video – First Edition

You’ve read his fine work on The Footy Almanac. You’ve taken his phone calls. You’ve bought his raffle tickets. Now you can see what he actually looks like as Rulebook shares his thoughts on football, sport and life on the first ever Raving Rulebook Video!

Confessions of a Maggot (Part 2)

Following his first Confessions of a Maggot, Rulebook continues his footy umpiring stories with this second installment.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 8: I’ve Been to Berri Too

Gordon Agars wanted to find out what made Chocka Bloch tick in the lead up to Round 8, 1986. Rulebook had other ideas. If you don’t fight, you lose, as SA found against WA.

Rulebook: looking after the next generation of South Australian footballers

Rulebook: having an influence.