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Fitzroy under 9 Matt photo

Matt, getting his angles right for Fitzroy Under 9-S v Parkdale. See the complete photo gallery from the match below. Pic: Richard Colyer

Round 14 Match Reports

Adelaide 12.28.100 d. North Melbourne 10.7.67
Collingwood 12.13.85 d. Fremantle 5.7.37
Richmond 17.15.117 d Brisbane 11.9.75
GWS 18.19.127 d Carlton 9.11.65
St Kilda 14.9.93 d Geelong 13.12.90
Hawthorn 12.14.86 d Gold Coast 8.12.60

AFL Round 13 Match Reports

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Almanac Soccer: England’s Misery to Continue

DrCruel73 blames England’s lack of world class players and inept management with no foreseeable improvement.

Round 14 – St Kilda v Geelong: GroundCat Day

Paul Spinks ponders if Pivotonian Phil will predict a prosperous pointy end to the season for Geelong or a Winter of discontent.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick – Round 15: CATastrophe for Several and Giant Opportunity for the Rest

St Kilda’s shock victory over the Cats ruined the weekend for 34 tipsters; all others were on the Giants except for one tipster on Adelaide.   Prize Pool is $2000   28 entries remain   In R15 you cannot select St Kilda v Gold Coast, West Coast v Essendon   ONLY 2 Payments Due

Almanac Racing

At this time of the year it is slim pickings indeed on the racing calendar. So Crio must look further afield, to the “time-honoured” Marble Bar Cup (“the hottest race in Australia’s hottest town”)

Almanac Soccer: Why England’s football solution lies abroad

In the aftermath of England’s elimination at the 2016 Euros, Hamish Neal suggests that for England to really improve, more of their players must play abroad.

Round 14 – GWS Giants v Carlton: Razzle Dazzled

As Gold Coast have shown, it was not a “given” that the AFL’s new franchises would be successful in the short term. John Butler is impressed that the Giants are on the verge of something special so soon.

Round 14 – Richmond v Brisbane: Happy Days

Rather than head to the G with his father and brother, Paddy Grindlay stays home with mum to cook eclairs and listen to the Tigers win on the radio

Almanac Music: Gig Review – The Living End at The Forum, 23/06/16

One of Australia’s finest live rock bands, The Living End, were in Melbourne last week. Luke Reynolds was there at the Forum to see them live (and to report for the Almanac).

Junior Almanac: Parkside R v Fitzroy Under 9-S: Photos – Freeze frame on an icy morning

In this photo essay of Fitzroy Junior FC the temperature was very cold, but both teams got the blood flowing and played some excellent footy.

Almanac People: Transsexuality and Australian Football

Jackson Clark talks to transgender Kirsti Miller about her struggles being accepted into women’s football.

Round 14 – Hawthorn v Gold Coast: Three-peat (Lunching with Huddo)

Continuing the annual Tasmanian pilgrimage, Sasha and Molly Lennon met with Peter Hudson and the Suns wouldn’t set in a closer than expected game for Hawthorn.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Tigers triumph during Moon Safari

In our series from the MCC Members, Qld member Tony Moon remembers the Collingwood of old

Round 14 – Richmond v Brisbane: Through the Looking Glass

With a 38-point lead to the Tigers at half time the game seemed to be in control, writes Greg Sheehan, so the social side of the day took over.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Fremantle: A Docker in the House

Neil Belford one the few MCC members that supports Fremantle writes about the G and the Dockers.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 15 Preview

An improved four quarter effort has Cam Hooke’s Collingwood true believers feeling positive in this week’s preview

Round 14 Review: Pavlich the great… but Iceland might steal the show by Fearless

Fearless acknowledges the efforts of Pavlich and is inspired by Iceland – 2 Brexits in one week.

Almanac Footy History: Footage of the great grudge match of 1950

This is one story from the history of Australian football in Queensland. Murray Bird and his team are finalising the history with a view to publish the book in this the sesquicentennial year. More information to come. And more footage to come as well. [Brilliant – JTH]

Round 14 – Richmond v Brisbane: 20 years ago today…

Walking in to the MCG for Richmond’s game against Brisbane, Noel reflects on how things have changed

The 2016 Jack Miller Cup – Round Fourteen

Earl O’Neill on Round 14, the draw, his 50th and applauds Jack Miller, a young Aussie Motor GP driver who won his first Motor GP race on the weekend.

Round 14 – Richmond v Brisbane: The Feeling’s Neutral

Swish isn’t too sure why he went to see Richmond and Brisbane. It probably wasn’t just for the footy.