Almanac Footy History – Extract from More of the Kangaroo: 1985 – The Sharks and Tigers play one of the great QAFL Grand Finals

From Murray Bird and Greg Parker’s forthcoming book, “More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” is an extract about one of the great QAFL Grand Finals.

Saint Rick Abdicates by KB Hill

KB Hill takes a slight diversion from the O&M this week (only slight, Wang does get a mention) to look at son of a gun and Territory footy champ, Rick Nolan

In the tree tops with the ruckmen

Carolyn Spooner finds a perfect relationship between the very best of football’s big men and, thanks to a trusty copy of Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens, many particularly characterised Australian trees.

Laws of Life and Football

Tony Robb takes Bob Ellis’ latest tome ‘The Ellis Laws’ and applies the veteran playwright and racounteur’s ten laws of life to modern football. Do Ellis’ laws stand up to scrutiny?