Almanac Cricket – NZ v Aust, First Test: Aotearoa Dispatches

Dennis Gedling and his mates make a pilgrimage to one of Test cricket’s great grounds – The Basin.

Almanac Rugby – Bledisloe 1: ‘Rennie-sance’

Brian the Ruminator presents his thoughts about the Wallabies sterling performance against the All-Blacks in their recent Bledisloe Cup Test match, the first with new coach Dave Rennie.

Open Letter to Jake Carlisle from Yoshi

Yoshi is angry and is not going to take it anymore. Jake Carlisle’s attitude and behaviour that is. Jake, you’re on notice.

Almanac Soccer: Moving the metrics. Still saving the Nix.

Hamish Neal explains what’s happening with New Zealand soccer, the Wellington Phoenix and the FFA.

Land of the Long (Red) White (and Black) Cloud.

Tom Greenaway labels St Kilda as “Bizarro-Hawthorn”. The George Costanza of the AFL. With the 1971 Grand Final between Hawthorn and St Kilda as the sliding doors moment, Tom urges St Kilda to put the time into making the New Zealand experiment work.

ICC World Cup 2015 – New Zealand v England: Who is Partying after the Match?

For all of the words you’ll read about England’s humiliating defeat at the hands of the New Zealand Black Caps in their World Cup match in Wellington yesterday, none will highlight their capitulation as starkly as this rookie cricket fan’s view of the match. “From the mouth of [cricketing] babes…”

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: My “reframing” guide and the Saints rebuilding moments

Yvette Wroby feels exhausted following her art exhibition and needs replenishing. It’s a scenario not dissimilar to her beloved Saints.

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: That 70s show

Tom Bally thought this article may get spiked for going wildly off topic. We thought he knew us better than that.

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: How is this different to rugby?

Our New Zealand correspondent, Alex Braae, says St.Kilda should be quickly adopted by Wellington, which is used to barracking for lovable losers.