Almanac Footy: Why we’re missing the mighty MCG

There are bigger tragedies in life at the moment but being locked out of the MCG indefinitely is making Ron Reed distinctly unhappy.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 2: Rahane’s Timeless Ton

Luke Reynolds had the distinct fortune of attending the MCG for Day 2 with his two boys as Ajinkya Rahane put on a clinic.

Spreadin’ The News

From Almanac work experience in 2015, Bridget ‘MCG Pie Girl’ Schwerdt is embarking on a new life adventure in 2020. [Good luck ‘Pie Girl’ and all the best! Eds.]

Almanac Footy History: 1900 VFL Grand Final – Melbourne v Fitzroy

DJ Williams delves back in time to re-tell the story of the 1900 VFL season, and specifically the upset triumph of Melbourne against a red-hot Fitzroy. [Includes one of DJ’s historical images of the famous Alex Sloane of the Roys and Melbourne’s Richard Wardill. Ed]

The Ashes 2017/18 – Fourth Test, the MCG: Call For Writers

Calling all writers to help us cover the Boxing Day Ashes Test from the MCG! We’ll also be having some beers on the fourth day…

MCG sell-out – voice your concerns here

Paul Spinks isn’t happy with the MCG handing over its name for lucrative sponsorship dollars from McDonald’s. Are you upset by today’s announcement of the name change to the Mc’G?

Jill towers with the greats of the G

A great yarn from Steve Fahey about MCG staff member, Jill Towers and the day she helped Steve and his daughter Holly avoid chaos (and perhaps a search and rescue operation) one eventful winter’s Friday afternoon.

Happy 162nd Birthday, MCG!

Steve Baker has found a selection of images of the MCG – each reflects its moment.

AFL Round 5- Carlton v Collingwood: Great for Collingwood, shocking for Carlton

Sean Mortell glories in his Magpies humiliation of the old Navy Blue enemy.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Australia v England: a Herschellean drop

Sean Mortell shares his ‘edge-of-your-seat’ day, taking in precipitation, a trip to the ‘G with his Dad, and an enormous crowd. [Great reflections from what sounds like a terrific seat].