Almanac Golf and Community: Stuck in a bunker: how the reaction to the Northcote Golf Course proposal exposes golf’s need to sell itself to the community

‘In many of our major cities, there is a push to repurpose public golf courses as parks.’ Joseph Ryan engages in a constructive discussion to assess the future options for golf courses and golf clubs.

Sam Newman, Don Scott and Mike Sheahan apologise to Nicky Winmar

This speaks for itself.

Almanac Footy Memoir: Patience wins

Forty-four years of patient waiting it took Anna Pavlou’s dad to witness a Geelong premiership. The heartbreak and pain were finally over as Anna Pavlou reports.

The Odd Friday Lunch with Sam Newman (Sorry but it’s booked out)

John ‘Sam’ Newman will be the guest at the Odd Friday Lunch this Friday afternoon. He will have quite a few stories to tell so don’t miss out.


Big men who have played 300 games

Sam Newman often says how very few big men have played 300 games, at last count David Fordyce has identified 27 and rising. Can you name any more?

Heat and conversation

Yvette Wroby postulates that some clues to Eddie McGuire’s behaviour can be found in Eddie himself, long ago.

The Pollie XVIII – when politics and sport do mix

Football has a proud history of providing politicians for the parliaments of Australia. But we need a full forward – can you help?

The Rise of Spo-Co

Nick McGay runs us through the good, okay and crap of spo-co (sports comedy) shows. What category does he put The Footy Show in? Roy & HG? The Games? Add your thoughts.