Friday, 28 August 2015


The Footy Almanac is a great resource for people to write about sports they love and cherish, and more. Its provides fans an outlet to have published a different view of games, clubs, culture and life. It is significantly more accessible and open than any of the mainstream press, and as an open platform it attracts contributions on so many levels.

A recent article published is most interesting, charting a very personal journey that the author elected to go public with, and that was ultimately tackled and confronted head on through sport. It was about Cricket more than Footy, but you can easily imagine your own scenarios and apply any mutually admired sport and sportsperson to same.

On Clarke, Sport and Family.
"Tonight Clarke will walk out onto the field with the Australian Test team for the final time. His legacy as a cricketer, a captain and a statesman is a matter for debate. For me, though, Clarke’s place in history is rather more personal. For me he symbolises a moment when I felt I couldn’t communicate, so I talked about sport."

What follows are personal struggles to understand a persona problem, and also how to begin the road to recovery. Sometimes life offers up others in your life a challenge that at first seems confronting and difficult. They can be hard to sort, and often cant be tackled alone. Find your way to navigate yourself and your loved ones through them. Sometimes, like in Josh's case, sport can be the conduit.

Have a read, and have a think about those around you and the struggles they may face. Family and Friends, big troubles and small problems. A little help and thoughtfulness goes a long way.
Its Mental Health Week soon, and services like BeyondBlue are also good references too.

Thanks for sharing Josh.

Not so many close games expected here, with Geelong / Collingwood two other games only predicted to be under 2 goal margins
The Bulldogs and Essendon but remain your form leaders, at either end of the scale.
RND 22
Hawthorn11v-13Brisbane LionsYorkHawthornby88pts
North Melbourne24v63W Bulldogs/FFCDockNorth Melbourneby11pts
Gold Coast1v-1Port AdelaideCarrPort Adelaideby22pts
Adelaide24v10West CoastAdelWest Coastby12pts
St Kilda14v-19Sydney/SMFCDockSydney/SMFCby26pts

And hunting upsets,... Adelaide at home could get up over the Eagles as the Crows are also in good form, That said, so to the Eagles, so... may not happen.
The Bulldogs and North looks the hardest tip to be confident about.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one FMI, Josh's article deserves widest possible readership.