Friday @ The Footy Almanac

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Raj Singh provides some evidence on where he thinks India’s World Cup defence left the rails. Read our cracking coverage of the 2015 World Cup semi finals HERE  

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FOOTY TIPPING (JOIN IN)

Almanac Season Launch (dinner and entertainment) at The Royal Melbourne Hotel. April 1. Details here. 

Best footballers to have an association with the wool industry

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Want to play golf with an AFL legend?

We’re putting the question out there, and asking for your wish-list.

The Aussies: Fast, Brilliant, Creative, Daring and in the Final. (So why can’t I like them?)

Sean Curtain respects – but doesn’t like – the way the Australian cricket team go about their work on the field. Moreso after moments in Thursday evening’s Australia v India ICC World Cup semi-final.

Where things started to go wrong for India

Straight and to the point: Raj Singh analyses ‘where-it-all-went-wrong’ for the Indian team after Thursday night’s semi final loss to Australia in the ICC World Cup…

The Cricket World Cup is Fixed! ( See what I did there?)

“Think of it this way- New Zealand could be the holders of both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups simultaneously…” and other food-for-thought from Tom Greenaway on the formatting of the ICC’s showcase tournament (ping: denouement usage. – Ed)

A Call to Arms: Crowdfunding

A short rallying cry to gather around all ye ‘Knackers, and let’s smash this thing out of the park.

Junior Almanac: ‘Yumoon Flat’ and ‘Super Fart Face Never Wins’

We’re always looking for our junior almanackers to come to the fore. Some superb junior almanac submissions from Buddy Oon and Buddy Yum.

Tips and Fantasies

Hello. My name is Smokie. And at this time of the year I suddenly become consumed by footy tipping comps and fantasy leagues.

Luxury: The Price of Pies at the Adelaide Oval

Letter to the editor taken from the Adelaide Advertiser. A true blue smack down on all those who moan about the cost of having a bite at the footy.

My First SANFL Match – Centrals v Woodville – 29/7/1967 (an Adelaide Time Capsule)

Some excerpts from a July 1967 “Football Budget”. Which just so happened to be the first match which “Swish” Schwerdt ever attended. The Adelaide of his childhood is revealed.

Cricket. Radio.

Cricket, emotion and rain in the darkest hours. And some thoughts on the nature of cricket commentary.

The Gift of Stawell

Some unforgettable memoir words: Tess Pryor remembers the Stawell Gift, Easter and her dad, George. Beautiful.

Crio’s Racing…Tancred Day

As the Rosehill festival winds up, Crio muses on where racing is heading as winter approaches. And he looks for winners at the Valley tonight, Mornington tomorrow and the Balnarring picnics.

2015 ICC World Cup: Semi Final- Australian v India: Eden Gardens at Moore Park

Wayne Ball likes what he saw of the Australians at the SCG last night. Bring on the Kiwis. The MCG certainly isn’t Eden Park

The NTFL Player-Points System Restricts Locals

Jackson Clark identifies some of the shortcomings in the NTFL’s player-points system, arguing the system needs to take better account of the unique circumstances for a lot of top end footballers.

2015 AFL Season Preview – Fremantle

Will the premier-ship finally dock in Fremantle in 2015? Or will the ageing Dockers begin to slide their way down the ladder? Zach Standish crystal-balls Fremantle’s chances of winning the 2015 flag.

The origins of one-day cricket? (and World Cup blog)

Robert Allen found this article speculating about the possibility of one day cricket in a 1938 Sporting Globe.

The Mystery of the 1896 First XX

Calling the Almanac community: Can you help identify who is in this century old image?

ICC World Cup 2015: World Cup Quiz Challenge

It’s sudden death for Australia and India in today’s 2015 ICC World Cup semi final. Damian Balassone invites you to test your Cricket World Cup knowledge with this great little quiz.

The A to Y of Seldom Watched Sports (Part One: A-E)

Having survived another football off-season, Jamie Simmons recalls his search for something to replace the joy of football. Today he presents the A-E of his ‘couch-bound expedition to investigate the merits of other televised sports.”

2015 British Open Golf Tour

Any Almanackers keen to attend the British Open golf at St Andrews? Here are some details of how you can.