WFA2017 Launch Day @ The Footy Almanac


We are thrilled to announce that The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, our game by game account of the first AFLW season, will be available from July 21. READ MORE ABOUT IT. The launch is at the North Fitzroy Arms on Thursday, July 27, 6 for 6.30pm. All welcome.
You can order copies now. $25 which includes postage.

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Some events coming up:

July 27 (TODAY) Launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, North Fitzroy Arms, 6 for 630pm. All welcome. DETAILS
July 28 Tasmanian Lunch – sponsored by Intuit Technologies, at the Ball and Chain Grill in Hobart. All welcome. DETAILS
Aug 4 Launch Lunch for the La Trobe University FC history, No Ordinary Football Club. All welcome. DETAILS.

The Community Cup is on around Australia: Aug 5, Sydney; Aug 20, Hobart; Aug 28, Perth.

AFL Round 18 previews and reports

Adelaide 13.13.91 d Geelong 10.10.70
Essendon 20.12.132 d North Melbourne 16.9.105
Melbourne 13.10.88 d Port Adelaide 9.11.65
Western Bulldogs 16.14.110 d Gold Coast 8.8.56
Sydney 14.17.101 d St Kilda 9.5.59
Fremantle 7.6.48 d by Hawthorn 15.10.100
Richmond 9.10.64 d GWS 6.9.45
Collingwood 13.15.93 d West Coast 13.7.85
Brisbane 17.10.112 d Carlton 11.16.82

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Almanac Party: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch (Tonight!)

Join us to for the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 – Thursday, July 27, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Details are in this post. If you can’t make it you can still order books now.

Ribbons in a handbag – Celebration, acceptance and battling the delusion of merit

“All successful people are hard workers,” even if it were true, is not the same as “all hard workers are successful people.” David Wilson on acceptance, luck and enjoying the ride.

Fearless 2017 Round 17 and 18 – Tanking = non competitive! (For all you footy media out there)

Fearless has the latest two rounds covered in his unique style as the final 8 starts to take shape.

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Hawthorn Hawks (15th)

This is what the Hawthorn list looked like in 1997. What are your memories of those dark, dark days?

Trevor, South Australia

Nick and his mates made the most of their time stuck in a shack for two days in the South Gippsland winter by creating a couple of fictional teams of the century.

Announcing The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: Now available

Break out the champers: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is about to hit the shelves. Check out the cover and the contents, and the launch (July 27). You can order copies now.

Hoodoo Gurus – Now The Stage Is Set For Melbourne

Is Josh Pinn crazy to believe in ideals? Has the Melbourne Demons convinced him of their scene?
Finals for the Demons, for so long 1000 miles away, look like returning at the right time for the AFL’s oldest club.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Flying away – the Giants away game problem

Mark O’Sullivan is a passionate GWS fan. He responds to those who criticise GWS as an artificial construct.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Good-bye shabby grandeur, hello state-of-the-art comfort

Richmond fought hard in cold and trying conditions to defeat the Giants on Sunday afternoon. Joe De Petro was happy to see the spirit of Punt Road lift the Tigers over the line.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Hawks fan turns yellow and black (for a day)

Chris Vogt hadn’t been to a non-Hawthorn game in years, but taking an old school friend to the MCC for the Tigers v Giants game had him wearing yellow and black.

Round 18 – Melbourne v Port Adelaide: A Day out for the Dees – and Dad

Joseph Ryan had a beautiful day at the footy with his Dad and came to the conclusion to make the most of their time together. [A genuinely touching piece, a real reminder of what is important in life – MNQ]

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Spieth sublime in Southport plus a PGA Tour win with an asterisk

A collection of golf news, thoughts and notes from the week which saw a Jordan Spieth become a three-time major winner following his triumph in the Open with victories on the LPGA and PGA Tour to In-Kyung Kim and Grayson Murray, respectively.

What it takes to play finals

Gotta love Matt Zurbo’s take on footy and life. Much to consider in this piece.

Round 18 – Brisbane v Carlton: Carlton Match Committee and Napoleon

In a battle towards the bottom of the ladder, Brisbane proved too good for Carlton. Phil Hill was impressed by the young players from both teams.

Footy exhibition is a winner

Bernard Whimpress pays a visit to a pair of footy exhibitions: In a League of its Own – Celebrating 140 Years of SANFL and Straight Through the Middle – Football in South Australia. He finds that both are really worth a look.

Round 18 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows intimidate the Cats

The Crows came out hard against Geelong at the Adelaide Oval, Malcolm Ashwood reports on an intimidating performance from the pride of South Australia.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Can I say the ‘F’ word yet?

Jack Banister may have froze on Sunday but he was pumped by Richmond beating GWS and claiming a top four spot. A Toby Nankervis moment of beauty and goal has everyone on their feet.

Round 18 – Sydney v St Kilda: Pride Match – Respects for individuals and being a proud Sainter

St Kilda just couldn’t compete with the pressure from Sydney on the weekend and Yoshi laments the fall out of the eight.

Round 18 – Richmond v GWS: Toby, Toby, Toby

It was a game all about Toby Greene.

Round 18 – Sydney v St Kilda: Sinful Saints slide sideways (or maybe downwards) against Swans in Sin City

Braham Dabscheck could only watch on in pain as St Kilda barely managed to get the ball into their forward 50; while Sydney surge to the finals.