Political Football (Coaches)

Brin Paulsen is imagining Australian political figures as footy coaches. And he has them pretty well worked out.

Almanac Bonkbans and (General) Social Responsibility: No Sex Please, We’re…..Eagles.

Daryl Sharpen says that Malcolm Turnbull has taken his lead from 70s Tassie footy. #bonkban had an impact there.

Book Review (4 of 52): The Cricket War by Gideon Haigh

Jack Banister is back with his 4th book review of 2018. Under the Banister microscope is Gideon Haigh’s masterpiece ‘The Cricket War’. In the new cricketing climate that now exists, Jack recommends you revisit the game’s original revolution

Almanac Satire: The Principal sends for Barnaby

Events in Canberra this week have David Wilson pining for the partnership of John Clarke and Bryan Dawe.

Almanac Books: Empathy, Race and Australia Day – thoughts based on A Rightful Place, edited by Shireen Morris, & Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge.  

Jack Banister responds to the discussions which make up Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge and A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition by various authors. His review essay is timely. [These are books 3 and 4 in Jack’s 52 book odyssey]

Sovereign Borders XI

There’s plenty of defending Borders but no Allans in this XI

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, pre-game: Agile, innovative, creative selection

Alright Australian squad – acknowledge your luck, look after each other and have a crack. That’s David Wilson’s message to the unrecognisables. And their teammates. What a time to be alive.

Round 15 – Carlton v Collingwood: The Battle of July 2 and now the Blues need a swing of 6%

Rocky Dabscheck melds election day with the Carlton-Collingwood clash for some interesting observations – some disputable, some immutable. [This was a popular game – JTH]

The 2016 Disco Gamma Cup – Round Fifteen

Earl O’Neill farewells the final bye round of the season and some other notable events from last weekend. Who says politics and sport don’t mix?

Finals Week 1 – The Wrap

The weekend’s footy isn’t truly over until The Wrap weighs in…