Round 4 @ The Footy Almanac

'Out came the Sherrin'

‘Out came the Sherrin’ Artist: Susan Sutton

Round 4 Reports:

Richmond 6.15.51 lost to Melbourne 12.11.83
St Kilda 12.9.81 lost to Carlton 18.13.121
GWS 16.23.119 defeated Gold Coast 7.11.53


Poetry: One Game, One Goal by Tom Petsinas
ANZAC Art: Susan Sutton’s ‘Out came the Sherrin’
Swan McKay chats to John Harms
Memoir: Morphett Vale and all that

We’ve been looking to find the best footballers to have come out of the wool industry. Here are the nominations (so far) from each state: Victoria, Riverina, South Australia, Western Australia (add your nominations in the comments section of the lists)

Also, have a look at our Old Woollen Footy Jumpers series.

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Author Tony Robb gives his take on the special day which is Anzac Day and how he believes the Giants, through their smashing of the Suns have gone past them in the clash of the expansion clubs in Canberra.

Round 4 – GWS v Gold Coast: Giants dominate newcomers cup

Chris Dubrow reckons that with a little more elbow grease, GWS is close to transforming from a write-off to a turbo-charged beauty. Love the car analogy.

Round 4 – St Kilda v Carlton: Footy in Aoteaora, Anzac Day 2015

Glen traveled to Wellington and provides a reflection on ANZAC day and the Saints v Carlton match (nice touch naming the medals).

Stories from Prison – ICC World Cup Semi-Final: New Zealand v South Africa

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AFLPA: A chat with Swan McKay

Swan McKay has had an interesting life. A boy from Newlyn, he moved to Melbourne to go to uni and to play for Carlton. He played in four premierships, had his politics re-shaped at Latrobe Uni (and beyond) and was a key figure in the first years of the AFLPA. He spoke to John Harms.

South: Footy Days at Primary School

Philby takes us down memory lane as he reminisces about his childhood in South Australia and how footy played a huge part in it.

Round 4 – Richmond v Melbourne: Hogan’s Heroes

Cold matter-of-fact analysis from young Tigers’ fan Paddy Grindlay (who writes like a dream).

Recognising Those Who Served

Tasmania’s North West Football League has paid tribute to the men who enlisted to fight for their country. Nigel Tapp briefly shares with us their stories.

Sit Down Next to Me

Sainter Tom Greenaway reviews the fall and rise and fall of his team. How do they stack up against the Blues, Magpies and Hawks now and for the future?

Almanac Event – Friday May 1: A chat with David Fyfe and others. All welcome.

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Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: ANZAC Day – The Big One

From the nation’s capitol, Dr Hooke is primed for the ANZAC Day clash against the old foe, Essendon.

Round 4 Preview – Statistics, Lies and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Sal Ciardulli previews a ripper Round 4 in the AFL and celebrates his Whitefriars first win the ammos last week.

Remembering Dennis Jacob

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Hopefully, the Roys have played the best two teams in the opening two rounds. Phil Hill, on the verge of a trip abroad, reports and Fitzroy’s difficult start to the season in the VAFA’s Premier B.

A Missing Part of a Bigger Picture

A timely reminder from Roy Hay of Soccer’s contribution to Australian servicemen on the front-lines; the Australian soccer team’s trip to the Independence Day tournament in Saigon. Sappers sweeping the pitch for land-mines, the Viet Cong watching from the sidelines and Diggers on guard duty with orders to shoot anyone who stops on their bicycle outside the Aussie barracks. A neglected chapter of the sport and service narrative we remember on ANZAC Day.

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Form guides and play money at the ready, Crio takes a look at the weekend’s thoroughbred racing. This Saturday: get out the shorts and t-shirts punters, we’re off to the Gold Coast Turf Club

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