Preliminary Final – Sydney v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society match report

Frank Taylor could not make the trip to Sydney, but did not miss a minute of the Preliminary Final telecast. This is his blow by blow description for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 11 – Sydney v Richmond: Return to Sin City

John Green and his wife head to Sydney for a weekend of footy and taking in the sights. It’s a tight (and controversial) game.

Round 1 – GWS v Sydney : The gamble that backfired

The Swans finished over the top of GWS to win the opening match of the 2022 season. But was it wise to take their home game to the SCG in search of a big crowd?

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 Review, Round 13 Preview

Cam Hooke casts his elated eye over Collingwood’s heart-stopping win over Adelaide before turning optimistically towards a crunch Queens’ Birthday clash with the Dees.

Round 12 – Sydney v St Kilda: If Only!

It wasn’t the barnstorming performance Jan Courtin expected, but she was left relieved and satisfied once the final siren confirmed a nail-biting win for her Swans over the luckless Saints.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry: When Tom Papley Beat The Whole World

John Harms observed a rare moment of (footy) purity from Sydney’s Tom Papley.

Round 5 – Sydney v Greater Western Sydney: Sport. Sport. Sport.

Jan Courtin is back the SCG for the first time since June 2019 to see her beloved Swans in action on their home ground. While Sydney didn’t get the win, another of her favourites, the Queensland Bulls, triumphed in the Sheffield Shield final.

Round 4 – Sydney v Essendon: I have no nails left after yet another classic!

Another nail-biting classic between the Swans and Bombers as Sydney hang on for a three point win. Caspar McLeod reports.

Almanac Cricket: Run Out

Neill Jones shares his first story with the Almanac, a delve into the deep love his mum Veronica had for the game of cricket. [Nice debut – Ed.]

Almanac Flashback – ‘Creeket iz life’: Mathilde de Hauteclocque

Fathers’ Day has come and gone, but there are always more stories of family and fathers from the Almanac archives…

Mathilde de Hauteclocque tells the story of her love of cricket and in doing so reveals much about her family, especially her father, the French Count, and his deep appreciation of the game (‘Creeket iz life’). A great tale of where life takes you and what it offers when your eyes are open and alert to possibility.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Unexpectedly brilliant and ready for finals

Rod Gillett turned up to the SCG in 2007 worried about the Swans, but left enthused about what lay ahead in the finals.

Round 8 – Sydney v Hawthorn: One of those Saturdays

Jan Courtin is restless. It’s the nature of her universe at the moment – and The Universe generally. She listens to music. And she watches her Swans. Both are uplifting.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 17 – Sydney v Richmond: Richmond-hurt

Cameron Noakes chose a bad night in 2007 to try convincing Richmond supporters to turn to Collingwood. Another debilitating loss to the Tigers only brought out more hurt and anger.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 15 – Sydney v Carlton: Danish superstitions don’t always come true

Apart of the secretive ex-South Melbourne fan club, Mark Branagan travelled to a Danish pub in 2007 to overcome superstitions and watch his Swans play Carlton.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Sydney v Fremantle: Victory for milestone men Goodes and O’Loughlin

Rod Gillett enjoyed Sydney’s barnstorming win over the dismal Dockers in 2007 to celebrate milestone matches for favourite sons Goodes and O’Loughlin.

Round 2 – Sydney v Essendon: That is how you break a drought… narrowly!

After a nervy first-up win ten weeks ago, Essendon made the trip up to Sydney to renew their rivalry with the Swans. Caspar McLeod was kept on the edge of his seat as the game tightened up in the final minutes.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Lamenting umpires, curse the Dons

After this controversial 2007 match, Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy commented on the growing knowledge and passion of the Sydney crowd. Rod Gillett gives his take on the tight finish, highlighting the horrible umpiring decisions that proved costly for his Swans.

Almanac (Cricket) Life: Jack Mundey and the Right Line

Paul Nankivell first met Jack Mundey in 1971, and then bumped into him from time to time, including one pre-Test meeting at the Olympic Hotel near the SCG when Keith Miller may have been involved. [Great to have you on the site Nank – JTH]

Australia v New Zealand – Third Test: Day 3 at the SCG

Liam Hauser reports on Day 3 of the Third Test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG where the Kiwi batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on against the nagging off-spin of Nathan Lyon and the relentless quicks.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v New Zealand: Third Test Blog

Here’s an opportunity for you to share your observations and thoughts on play as the game unfolds through our Third Test blog. What catches your eye? Will we be bowled over by a NZ resurgence? Or will the Kiwis be stumped by the Aussies yet again? Tell us all about it.