Round 5 – Brisbane v Essendon: A wet and dismal night in Brisbane for the Dons

Rod Oaten was shocked to turn on his TV and see a waterlogged Gabba awaiting his Dons. It didn’t get much better, as he was left dispirited by Essendon’s performance against the firing Lions.

Almanac Tennis: Ant bed nation – why Australian tennis owes the termite

With the topic of ant bed tennis courts running hot on the Almanac in recent weeks, Michael Sexton delves into the career of one of Queensland’s finest tennis players in Mal Anderson, and the influence growing up of the famous ant beds.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Disappointed but not shattered

Copying a text sent to friends and family post-match, Marcus Holt sums up how all Cats fans are feeling after a brave loss to Richmond in last night’s Grand Final.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dreamtime for Queensland Tiger fans at the Gabba

Enjoy the first of many Queensland-based Tigers supporters re-telling an infamous night. Finally getting to attend a Grand Final up north gave opportunities for photos and normal celebrations that the prevailing Richmond Football Club deserved.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Collingwood: Outnumbered at home (Floreat Pica Society)

A history of Collingwood and Geelong rivalries led to last night’s semi final clash for Andrew Fithall. He was gifted a horrific performance, which he broke down to nightmarish details in his FPS report.

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 (Horseracing) History: The greatest sporting contest ever

Great sporting contests have long centred on Queensland. This is an amazing story of a crazy horse race over 150 years ago in the Ipswich district.

Round 15 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Everything’s coming up Milhouse, just

Shane Reid is hopeful about Brisbane’s chances – what’s not to love about a home Grand Final and a tight win over the Pies? But constant behinds and scrubby quarters still linger in the back of his mind.

Round 12 – North Melbourne v Brisbane: A shinboner by any other name is still noble in defeat

North Melbourne may not be the same as the shinboners of old, but their fighting spirit yesterday was enough to give Brisbane a shake. Shane Reid casts his eye over a tight game characterised by points and frustration.

FEARLESS 2020 Round 10: The AFL’s Rodeo Road Trip equivalent is well underway

Fearless is back to dissect the Round 10 action and provide his entertaining view on the festival of footy.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: The steel stud affair

It was a tight game between Collingwood and Sydney. Richard Davis was impressed by his young Swans effort, but was critical towards the choice of footwear from his team.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Melbourne v Brisbane: A Portsea night to remember

Distracted by a crazy night in Portsea, Mark Hawthorne’s time listening (and following) the 2007 Melbourne v Brisbane clash is an exciting read for all footy fans.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Top of the Table – a Story of Two Defences

After Brisbane’s resounding victory over Port Adelaide (typified by Brisbane’s superior defence), Royboy Phil Hill is extremely confident in their chances for season 2020.

Round 5 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Where does that leave us now?

With the crowds back and some free-flowing footy being played, Sam Evans is loving the Lions’ approach to the 2020 season. Their win against the ladder-leading Port Adelaide gave him hope.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 13 – Brisbane v Port Adelaide: Brilliance over grit

Port Adelaide, struggling to break the eight, needed a win in their 2007 match with Brisbane. Andrew Stafford describes the magic of Daniel Motlop, and how the Power had a chance to win with just minutes left.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 12 – Geelong v Brisbane: A blustery day at the Cattery

Tony Roberts followed his Lions down from Queensland to play Geelong in 2007. Despite holding fond memories of his team’s previous successes, the Cats brought him crashing down to reality on a miserable Sunday.

Round 2 – Brisbane v Fremantle: A Brisbane perspective

Brisbane managed to scrape past Fremantle in their round two encounter up at the Gabba. Despite taking home the four points, Sam Evans wasn’t convinced by the Lions’ shaky effort.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 9 – Brisbane v Collingwood: Lions smacked in Black’s 200th

Both Brisbane and Collingwood celebrated milestones for stalwarts. But Andrew Stafford details how the home side’s celebrations for Simon Black were cut short when the Pies romped home in the 2007 Indigenous Round clash.

Almanac Life – From the Arctic to Brisvegas: Richard is finally home

After a month of travelling, including two periods of self-isolation, Richard Marlow is finally back at home in Brisbane. He discovered that the old saying is true – ‘There’s no place like home’! – Australia, that is.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 4

Matt Watson’s series on the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza is continued, as the Queensland government struggle to find vaccinations for the vulnerable horses.