Almanac Memoir: Half a century at the Gabba

Murray Bird offers a panoramic memoir of Gabba days of yore. [Reckon 500 is conservative Muz – JTH]

Almanac Country Footy: Yeppoon victorious!

They’ve done it! The Yeppoon Swans are in the history books after a heady grand final weekend that saw them keep an astonishing streak alive.

Almanac Bush Footy: The Yeppoon Swans – on the verge of history

While the AFL finals begin this weekend, a little club called Yeppoon up in central Queensland will try to win a record-breaking 89th straight game when they play for a sixth straight premiership.

Almanac (Inclusive) Footy Songs: Yeronga South Brisbane sign the song

There was a wonderful moment in the QAFLW last month as the Yeronga South Brisbane women belted out the song after a win, but it was a far from ordinary rendition…

Alamanac Event: “More of the Kangaroo” book launch is timely

Do we call it the Lachie Neale Effect? If so, how do we account for the Suns? However you attribute it, Queensland footy has enjoyed its most promising start to an AFL season in many years. Which makes this Almanac event most timely.

Almanac Footy – A Quick Trip Home

Brin made it back to Brisbane just in time to catch the last quarter of the Yeronga Thirds game on Friday night. He writes about home, being part of a team and the difference that six weeks can make.

Jack Cavanagh – The Gentleman of Gold Coast Football

With the recent passing of Jack Cavanagh, footy in Queensland has lost a legendary figure. Murray Bird shares part of his story, including a famous grand final.

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (Part 3): The ghost of footy future

This is the final chapter of Jarrod Landells’ tale of the three clubs that shaped his relationship with the AFL

Football Forensics launch new sporting chapter

   by Robert Allen A new football group on the Queensland scene is keen to recruit new members with an interest in the history of Australian Rules Football. The Queensland Australian Football Forensics will be officially launched at the Pineapple Hotel on 30 March. The Forensics’ story began several years ago after a chance meeting [Read more]

Local Footy: Finals around the corner (over a bridge, down a highway, past the pub….)

For a lot of leagues around the country, the month of September (once known as Septopia around 2007 according to the AFL) represents the opportunity for the best of the best to go after the silverware, pennants and copious amounts of celebratory beverages that are associated with ultimate glory. It does vary a little though [Read more]


The humble bus trip, a pleasure that so many footballers around the country so often don’t get the pleasure of experiencing once throughout their time in footy. And before you ask, no the trip that the Richmond players took to get home from Sydney does not really count as a bus trip for that only [Read more]

Ponderings from Cape York

Is this the tail end of the Cape York Wet season or Autumn in Melbourne? Looking out the window at the porch light illuminating the rain falling in front of the grapefruit tree you could be excused for confusion. But no, an arm with sleeve rolled up thrust out the window tells me it’s still [Read more]


I better offer profuse apologies for taking so long between entries. There has been that much going on finding time to do something of this nature is a little too hard but having taken some time out of the grueling schedule it’s time to blog once again. So where do we begin? Well there has [Read more]