Wednesday @ The Footy Almanac

Minyip Murtoa milestone banner

Banners bush footy style as Minyip Murtoa’s Liam Newell, Foss Delahunty (Chris) and Pipes Delahunty (Keiran) celebrate milestones with a hard-fought match against second-top side Horsham, at Murtoa. They went down by a couple of goals and sit a game off second, well clear of fourth-placed Ararat, with three rounds to go.

The Ashes Series

Third Test at Edgbaston: Reports

Round 18

Hawthorn 7.11.53 lost to Richmond 10.11.71

Geelong 17.11.113 defeated Brisbane 8.9.57
Collingwood 7.12.54 lost to Melbourne 13.13.91
Sydney Swans 17.15.117 defeated Adelaide Crows 9.11.65
Essendon 5.10.40 lost to the Western Bulldogs 19.13.127


The Ultimate (Australian) Wool Team

The Victorian Wool Team
The South Australian Wool Team
The Western Australian Wool Team
The Riverina Wool Team

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Northern FL: The Cougars relinquish third spot following a defeat at the hands of Bundoora

As Stephen Marson explains, the Cougars gave up 3rd spot on the ladder after a loss to the Bundoora Bulls.

Round 18 – Geelong v Brisbane: Forgotten Pleasures

School hockey, Marty Ward’s Mum’s oranges, icepacks. They all held more interest for Dips O’Donnell than a regulation win by the Cats last weekend.

Book launch: James Coventry’s Time and Space

James Coventry with some thoughts on changes in the laws on the game. [His book Time and Space is being launched in Melbourne on Aug 14 – All welcome – details in this post]

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: Taking them on

Young Laurie shares the happiness of all Tigers with us (“…in about the last 20 seconds Richmond got a 50-metre penalty from, I don’t even know!!”)

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: 23 minutes, 23 seconds

Sam hadn’t seen the Bombers since that St Kilda game. But it was time to give them another look. What he saw was an eye-opener.

Three Strikes Policy (3SP): An AFL Podcast that Retreats from the War Room

Footy podcasts are a dime-a-dozen, but if you’re a bit over the tired and formulaic, then the Three Strikes Policy podcast might be for you.

The Ashes 2015 – Fourth Test, Trent Bridge: Call for writers

England 2 – 1 Australia; two Tests to play. With the Fourth Test starting on Thursday, join in the writing of Almanac Cricket. Nominate a day here.

Adam Goodes: A Game At Its Crossroads

As the Sydney Swans prepare to welcome Adam Goodes back to work, Callum O’Connor argues that despite initiatives like the Dreamtime round and the AFL’s best efforts to advance reconciliation and recognition, the game “might not be as reconciled with our past as we had hoped to believe.”

Round 18 – Fearless 2015: Tigers prove to be the real deal…at least for now, and a salute to Patch Adams

Another sportsperson pulls the pin on his career after a series of concussions. Fearless pays tribute to North Melbourne’s Leigh Adams as part of his AFL round 18 wrap-up.

WAFL Round 19: Tigers earn a turn in the five

Only four rounds remain in the 2015 WAFL season. This week sees Claremont sitting in fifth spot after an important win over Swan Districts with a former Saint-turned-Eagle having a big say in proceedings. With a huge clash against against the Royals this coming weekend, can the Tigers stay in the five?

Junior Almanac: Champions of Scotch College, Melbourne

Scotch College in Melbourne has produced many famous sportsmen. One of them is Cyril Rioli.

Crio’s Question? – USA sports

Crio’s missed the boat on the explosion of interest in US Sports. He’s calling for converts to push their case for conversion.

The Ashes 2015 – Third Test, Day 3: For Whom the Bell Tolls!

Jill Scanlon here on that rapidly finishing Third Test, with questions of not only the Australian team, but of the future of Test cricket itself.

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: Back in Yellow and Black

Young Paddy Grindlay (aged 14) gives a lively account of the very exciting Friday night match. [Great energy in your writing Paddy – JTH]

Round 18 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Mothballs for Collingwood

Phil Dimitriadis ponders the Magpies’ steep decline in the latter part of 2015.

Round 18 – Hawthorn v Richmond: From Bachar’s Brain Fade to Brilliance

Every footy fan knows it and dreads it happening: the match where your team isn’t ‘on’. Jeremy Hill spotted it on Friday night, the Tigers saw it too, and took full toll on the flag faves.

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: We beat Essendon: the season’s a success.

Nightmares were banished, finals look a certainty, and Crameri kicked seven. Sunday could hardly have been better for Tom Riordan.

Round 18 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: Bulldogs maul lame Dons

Stephen Alomes watches the very likeable Doggies destroy Essendon, who may need to do more than just lick their wounds.

Round 18 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

Despite the loss to Melbourne, Cam Hooke keeps the faith. With the arch-enemy on the horizon, the belief is still there.

Round 18 – Sydney v Adelaide: Sometimes more than a game

After a week of disenchantment, Ian Latham finds redemption in the actions of the Sydney Swans, the Adelaide Crows and 38,000 fans who stand with Adam Goodes.