Almanac Punting: The weather (late mail)

Need a dabble. Well weather markets are very popular at the moment, and JTH has stumbled across some good mail.

Almanac Golf (and Weather): Dry

John Harms returned to Oakey again this holiday season. He played nine holes at his beloved Oakey Golf Club. There was no sign of rain.

AFLW Round 4 – Melbourne v Collingwood: Melting and melding

Yvette Wroby finds herself barracking for Collingwood, and actually enjoying it. Something weird is happening in the world of women’s footy, and this is just one of the outcomes (on the field and in front of the TV.)

AO and AFLW: Creature Comforts

Anne Cahill Lambert has loved the tennis and is looking forward to spending a small fortune travelling around Australia to follow her beloved Crows. But she is not impressed with aspects of the scheduling. Midnight starts to tennis matches. Heat-of-the-afternoon starts to footy matches – at exposed venues. Some respect for the paying public please.

Almanac Winter: Footy in the frost

Frosty in Fitzroy yesterday. How cold was it where you were? Anyone playing sport in the freezing – apart from the Roys Under 10s?

Now with snaps of Mansfield and quite an incredible frost in Kyabram.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 17): Patience v Patience, Discipline v Discipline.

It’s time. One last bridge to cross to make the finals. Can our heroes get the job done against Riverside?

Crio’s Question: Not too hot; not too cold; just perfect?

Everyone (except Brenton Sanderson) know there is no point complaining about the weather. Crio wonders what the perfect weather conditions are for different sports?

AFL Round 1 – GWS v Sydney: Valiant E49 Chargers v Toyota Priuses

Earl O’Neill captures the excitement of the first round of AFL footy: swapping footy teams, avoiding lightning strikes, and girls doing the Irish Jig. With the Valiant E 49 Chargers (or GWS) speeding up, all other teams better look left and right before stepping onto those ovals.

More Memories of Kardinia Park: Too cold for footy

While Les is on a role, we reprise his story about another visit to Kardinia Park to see his Dockers play, on a day when the weather was inclement to say the least.

The tides of March

  by Jeff Dowsing After a glorious last hurrah, the summer of 2012 evaporated quicker than Sean Marsh’s batting average. Hard to believe it’s already March. It must be a loathsome month for emo-goths, artistes and like minded hipsters with serious sport allergies. NRL, Super Rugby, A-League, AFL in-embryo, and cricket’s tail end all scramble [Read more]

‘Tis the season for a sickie

  by Andrew Gigacz   I’m sitting in the office looking out at a beautiful sunny Melbourne spring day. This would be a perfect day to activate one of my “seasonal leave” days, I reckon. Or it would be, if such a thing existed.   I first came up with the concept of seasonal leave [Read more]

Seasonal Transitions

The weather is changing .There’s a chill in the air. I’m still wearing sandals and skirts but need a scarf around my neck. Summer was long and glorious. Football didn’t enter my mind until the summer scandals blazed on to the news bulletins – and stayed there. I don’t have a clue who was traded [Read more]

GIGSTUFF – Edition #45

by Andrew Gigacz 13th January 2011 A Happy New Year to Almanackers everywhere from the Useless Information Department at the Footy Almanac. So, what can we glean from recent events in the world of sporting statistics and facts? Well… Peter Siddle’s batting average in the recently completed Ashes series was higher than that of Ricky [Read more]

Cats Play Keepings Off in the Cold

by Dan Lonergan When Brisbane won those three flags in a row, they relished playing anywhere including what had previously been one of their least happy hunting grounds, Kardinia Park. They smashed Geelong there in 2001 and 2002 on their way to premierships and it was a case of men against boys in those two [Read more]