Saturday @ The Footy Almanac


Announcing The Tigers Almanac 2017. Read all about it HERE.


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Enter #almanac280 All you need to do is write a story in no more than 280 characters. DETAILS HERE.


How the West was One is a collection of memoirs of Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. It was launched on Sunday at the Yarraville Club. Read more here.


Funny teams have taken off at the Almanac.

Thanks Matthew! Matthew Naqvi has taken on a job with an educational publisher in Melbourne. He is no longer coordinating editor at the Almanac. We thank Matthew for his work throughout 2017. If you are interested in the role there is more information here.

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Almanac Joy – Announcing The Tigers’ Almanac 2017: Ninth no more

We bring you The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. Read all about it.

Butler + hitchhiking + Chisel = Stereo Story

John Butler can make you laugh and he can make you – if not cry – then ponder the deeper moments. This time it’s via the Cold Chisel song My Turn To Cry.

The FIFA World Cup Qualification Wrap (Final Edition)

After 868 games over 6 continents and featuring 209 countries for 31 spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup we now finally have our final 32 teams. The final round of play offs had more nils than a Swedish phonebook reports Dennis Gedling. [This is a massive, comprehensive report which will leave you well and truly in the know – Ed]

Almanac Teams: Permanent Fixtures

Swish found this when stalking some of Adelaide’s famed hair-dressing legends recently. What does it all mean?

Purchase The Tigers Almanac 2017 (Details here)

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The importance of story-telling seems to grow: Dirty dancing

David Wilson shares some recent observations on the importance of stories – in sport, politics, human existence. In all fields, the need remains to sort the stories that make sense from those that do not.

Driving with Jacqui: an afternoon with Senator Lambie

It has been interesting to observe the level and warmth of support for Jacqui Lambie in recent days. This piece, by Deakin University student gives an indication as to why. No matter what your political views, this was a terrific thing to do with (and for) a keen student. (First published in September, 2017)

Dana Morse is studying a Bachelor of Communications (Media) at Deakin University in Melbourne. From Tasmania, she recently spent time with Senator Jacqui Lambie and compiled this feature.

The Ashes – First Test: Australian squad for the Gabba


The #1 Draft Pick Fallacy

With the National Draft not far away, Wesley Hull presents a history of No. 1 draft picks. [Lots of reminders here – Ed]

Almanac Baseball: The Other Summer Shield

Almanackers, if you are looking for a new treat this summer keep an eye out for the Australian Baseball League ruminates Brian.

Almanac Writing Competition – Sport. Write from the heart: #almanac280

Step right up, writers, thinkers. And enter the #almanac280 competition. Write your best story inspired by our tagline “Sport. Write from the heart.” In 280 characters or less. Enter here.

Raving Rulebook No 10

Rulebook tipped last night’s goal-scorer. Who has he baked this time? All this and more, plus a musical tribute to sporting officials the world over.

Almanac (Vocational) Life: A terrific opportunity at Malarkey

It’s a bit different at the Almanac. But that may just be its appeal. This role will be extremely rewarding for the person who has a complementary outlook and approach.

AFL looks to run junior and senior competitions on the NSW Central Coast and Hunter

Looks like Australian Football on the Hunter Coast is at a crucial point. Alex Darling looks at the options to the League.

Rooey, Rooey … let’s celebrate and have a good time!

Jennifer Muirden went to the Trevor Barker Awards where, fomr this account, it’s clear she had a great time. Here’s the story. [Includes highly charged emotion, penned songs, Roo and Joey love, and more. – Ed]

Almanac Cricket: Picking Australia’s Best Ashes XI

Daniel Saunders selects his Australian XI for the 1st Test. Do you agree with him?
Add your team in the comments.

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

My life in music in the west by Mark Ferrie

In this extract from How the West was One, musician Mark Ferrie (Models, RocKwiz Orchestra) pays tribute to his friend, the late, great Ross Hannaford.

Bailey Wright Wright Wright

Few people had heard of Bailey Wright when the Almanac’s own talent scout John Green found him for Ange Postecoglou. Now Bailey will be a key defender on the world stage at Russia 2018. Congrats Bailey, Ange and JG – worth revisiting his prescient article. (2014 Intro – Bailey Wright can now take his place at the Socceroos training camp in Terrigal, but only because Preston North End’s promotion campaign is over, writes Lilywhites’ fan John Green. You may recall John’s visit to Preston and his interview with Bailey White over the Australian summer – Ed]

Another Bout of Sudden Death Sickness with the Socceroos

Declan Fay recalls a few classic World Cup qualifier moments – or half recalls them and half imagines them. But as you read this he is making his way to Sydney for the Honduras-Socceroos Sudden Death play off, the prospect of which has had an observable impact on his health. [Good to hear from you again. And you are Kennett-less in this case. JTH]