The beautiful bid: Why Australia and New Zealand should win their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

Roy Hay is a partner in Sports and Editorial Services Australia, and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University. He discusses why Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup could be successful.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Semi-finalists have been decided, but where do things go from here?

The semi finalists for the T20 World Cup are finalised. But will rain spoil the party? Liam Hauser recaps the final few games of the group matches.

Super Rugby 2020: Round 1 Ruminations

It’s early into 2020 and we have the first of the football codes’ competitions underway – Super Rugby. Brian the Ruminator is on deck to breakdown the games of each round and attempt to untangle the state of the game of Rugby Union.

Almanac Rugby League – Triple header Saturday

The post-NRL season international rugby league series continues this Saturday with a triple header at Auckland’s Eden Park. Get comfortable, rugby league tragics, tune in to Foxtel or 9Gem and lap it up while you can!

Almanac Rugby League – A rare weekend of international rugby league

International rugby league gets a rare outing this weekend with matches featuring the Australian Kangaroos, New Zealand, Great Britain, a Tongan Invitational XIII, the Jillaroos, the Kiwi Ferns and the Junior Kangaroos. Ian Hauser provided this preview.

Almanac Cricket – Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20 Season Starts Today

The domestic cricket first class season gets underway today with Round 1 of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition featuring all six States in action. Familiarise yourself with the season’s Shield and Test match schedules.

The Ballad Of Dusty The Kid

Jennifer Muirden has written another set of lyrics about this year’s Brownlow medalist Dustin Martin. This time to the tune of “The Ballad Of Billy The Kid” by Billy Joel.

St Kilda Boys Taking Challenges in New Zealand

Yoshi give us a blow by blow description of St Kilda’s pre-season camp in New Zealand.

Round 15 – Port Adelaide v Richmond: The Richmond Hamburger of 2016

Haije Halabi while in Queenstown, New Zealand enjoying the sites and local food (especially the burgers) keeps one eye on his Tigers, as they go down in another disappointing loss to the Power.

Underdog – 1: Favourite – egg-on-face

Yvette loves a good come uppance. Read on and find out why.

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test: The New is Old is New again

New, old, new, new, old, old, new, new, old, new, new, old and new. Sharp observations from Joseph Ryan who visited Adelaide for the Test.

The WACA Bingo Game

Have you ever played the WACA Bingo Game? No?
Well, here is your chance! Note: alcohol not recommended.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: Murder on Vulture Street

Citrus Bob Utber witnesses 424 runs in a day; a record at the Gabba.

Australia v New Zealand – Gabba Test, Day 3: We Were Saying ‘Boo-urns’

Kane Williamson ensured that whichever Almanacker is reporting on Day Four will have something to do – but it was an all Aussie day otherwise.

What happens in the next chapter of Australian cricket?

Tom Riordan on what may occur as a new chapter of Australian cricket begins in the upcoming summer of cricket.

England cricket, May 2015: the tying of oneself in knots

E Regnans tries to make sense of the recent goings on in English cricket. As he’s tapping, away the Poms fall to 4/30 at Lord’s against New Zealand. To what topics have the conversations turned in the hallowed halls of the egg and bacon brigade. What of this man Pietersen?

Stories from Prison – ICC World Cup Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa

A unique perspective from a new correspondent “The Inside Man” who graphically describes the experience of four Kiwi prisoners watching the gripping ICC World Cup semi final at Eden Park from an Australian Jail. We all meet as equals on the sporting field.

ICC World Cup – New Zealand v Australia: Woodface

ERegnans has had enough of MJ Clarke with his moaning and bully boy tactics. Has he got a Woodface as well as a tin ear? A game with four seasons in one day but in the end it’s only natural for BB McCullum’s kiwis.

Potential NZ Blockbuster between Saints and Blues

Yoshi Imagawa thinks that taking on the Blues in New Zealand will be good for his Saints, and good for football.

Rules? What rules?

When Almanackers write about their childhood football experiences, Peter Cresswell gets jealous. He gets jealous because he didn’t have any. Our Kiwi scribe has plenty of adulthood footballing experiences though.