Sunday @ The Footy Almanac

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Check out our Asian Cup coverage featuring fan and historian Roy Hay, and others.

 ASIAN CUP FINAL EVENT: Join your fellow Almanackers at football pub The Imperial Hotel on the corner of Bourke and Spring St in Melbourne to watch the Socceroos take on South Korea – 7:30pm Saturday night.

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Aussie Rules Commentary Terms (or how to explain AFL terminology to non-Australians)

Know of a loved one or friend new to the game who’ll need some help understanding modern football commentary? Damian Gibson is here to help.

Asian Cup 2015: Australia is the Champion of Asia at Football

Roy Hay summarises 120 minutes of joy, despair and then joy again. The Socceroos are now the champions of Asia. A feat that should not be underestimated.

Andy Murray – Zen and the art of racquet maintenance

Dave Brown reflects on the mental side of tennis and how Andy Murray stacks up for tonight’s Australian Open final.

Asian Cup Final: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

Tom Riordan relives all the excitement of a nerve-shattering, breath-taking Asian Cup Final – with Ange and the new generation triumphing in a pulsating 120 minutes.

Asian Cup 2015: The Final

A last minute, fingers-crossed update from Roy Hay as kick-off in the 2015 Asian Cup final looms

Breakfast With the Goodfellas: Asian Cup, Australian Open tennis and Super Bowl XLIX Previews Episode

As a huge weekend of sport gets underway, Dr Cruel and Stone Cold Steve Baker get together for a bite of brekky at Mileto’s in Windsor and chat about the Asian Cup final between the Socceroos and South Korea, the Australian Open finals and Monday morning’s Super Bowl.

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Kyrgios and The Cod

Dips O’Donnell meditates on the crumbling facades of old houses and ageing tennis champions.

Crio’s Racing: Wet Weekend

The unusually wet summer on the eastern seaboard has put a dampener on early autumn carnival preparations, but Crio reckons there are some good ones Slipper prospects going around at Rosehill. Tips welcomed from Kyneton to Kembla Grange.

Almanac Weekend Reading

Another great weekend of elite-level international sporting events and some great reading to get you in the mood for the contest,

“Pahk the cah in the Havahd Yahd”: A Thinking Man’s Guide to the New England Patriots ahead of Super Bowl XLIX

The People’s Elbow presents a thinking man’s guide to the one team he follows in professional sport that is vaguely competitive…

Asian Cup 2015: The Story You Didn’t See

From Soccer blog ‘Shoot Farken': A brilliant and thought-provoking piece on the media narrative surrounding the Asian Cup, which has been in marked contrast to the Australian Open tennis coverage.

Almanac Soccer: 2015 Asian Cup Final Get-Together at The Imperial Hotel (NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE!)

Come and watch the Socceroos (hopefully) collect some silverware in Saturday night’s Asian Cup Final at the Imperial Hotel – Almanac style!

Football in London: Who took the jam outta your doughnut?

Standing on a time-honoured patch of dung, yarning with the rank and file and giving the opposing lads some stick. Mickey Randall extolls the virtue of the grass-roots soccer lover, away from the bright lights of the Premier League in Old Blighty. Whether it’s Wealdstone or Wangaratta, some things seamlessly hurdle continents and cultures.

Bricks in the Back

Hands up who hasn’t felt the debilitating effects of a serious back injury? Matt Watson argues why Michael Clarke should do the right thing by his long-term health and Australia’s World Cup squad and rule himself out of the up-coming ICC World Cup.

SA High Schools v Independent Schools 1992 – Class Warfare (Queenshead Revisited)

The 1991 S.A High Schools v the S.A Independent Schools match boasted a cavalcade of stars. In 1992, the Wakelin name became plural, and a young up-and comer by the name of Darcy displayed his elite, gut-running abilities for the world to see. Where, asks The Swishter, are they now?

Jim, the Olympics and the Forgetting

It is a cold, wet Melbourne day. Tess Pryor – on a mission to have the housework done in time to watch Sally Pearson strut her stuff at the London Olympics, meets old mate Jim struggling to find his friend’s house…

The AFL Fiddling Again

The proposed changes to drafting players from the developing states Academy systems floated by the AFL go way beyond what’s fair and not, argues Don Meadows. He echoes the thoughts of many north of Wagga. The mooted changes raise serious questions about the competition’s commitment to supporting AFL clubs in the Rugby strongholds of NSW and Queensland.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Fourteen): Percentage on a postage stamp?

Runs flow at a little ground in the suburbs as The Leader calls for percentage and the Lower Plenty Thirds reach the Bradman score.

The Accident At Tashi Lapsa Pass

Originally posted in serialised form through late January, here is Louise Currie’s Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass in its entirety.