Almanac Classic: An afternoon in Dusseldorf

Thebeaver has produced one of the more creative pieces of sports writing we’ve published in some time. But you be the judge.

Last supper of the spin doctors

Rob Bath remembers his table tennis partner Peter White: a brilliant, intuitive fix-anything mechanic, generous barbecue host, prodigious beer drinker, school bus driver and owner of useful tractors and other heavy machinery

Crio’s Q: Olympic armchair experts

Every four years armchair experts adopt a sport, its rules, its champions and its scoring nuances. Outside of the Olympics there is very little general interest in beach volleyball or diving or table tennis or women’s 400m running….. But, from under a rock we emerge to absorb and then challenge Drew Morphett, or Sandy, or [Read more]