Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac

'Out came the Sherrin'

‘Out came the Sherrin’ Artist: Susan Sutton

Vale Jenny Hawkins

Round 3 Reports:

Collingwood 21.14.140 defeated St Kilda 10.6.66
Carlton 11.18.84 lost to Essendon 16.9.105
Adelaide 12.8.80 defeated Melbourne 7.13.55
Sydney 16.15.111 defeated GWS 12.18.90
North Melbourne 16.9.105 lost to Port Adelaide 17.11.113
Brisbane 8.10.58 lost to Richmond 21.11.137
Hawthorn 19.13.127 defeated Western Bulldogs 8.9.57
Geelong 16.9.105 defeated Gold Coast 13.18.90
West Coast 12.9.81 lost to Fremantle 17.9.111


The People’s Elbow on Centres for List Management Excellence and other fundamentals
ANZAC Art: Susan Sutton’s ‘Out came the Sherrin’
Jeff Dowsing’s thoroughly modern Friday night experience
Fitzroy FC ANZAC Day Lunch 

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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The effort of listening and typing

Matt Watson responds to Matt Zurbo’s call to arms and is delighted as a seemingly mundane task becomes a privilege. Its not too late to give Matt a hand!

Notes on a rebuild: And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like… “Centre for List Management Excellence”

So Carlton has established a “Centre for List Management Excellence”. That should please The People’s Elbow, right…?

Almanac Soccer – A League: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 26

Dennis Gedling’s Round 26 wrap with a nod to the Sydney-Newcastle game, sympathy for Reading’s Adam Federici and no sympathy for Jason Brewer, as Victory celebrate and prepare for the finals series.

Almanac Music: The Last Record Store

Peter Crossing provides joyful ‘High Fidelity’ memories of the record stores that dotted cities in the days before music went digital.

Round 3 – The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Mopsy wraps from his Sydney Wrap-cave. Not to be confused with The Wrap’s leafy Wrap-cave.

Vale Jenny Hawkins

We are thinking of the Hawkins family at this very sad time, following the death of Jenny last Saturday.

What Centres of List Management Excellence tell me about those who convene them, football discourse, and why I feel sympathy for Mick Malthouse: a response to The People’s Elbow.

The People’s Elbow has John Harms thinking about how football is run, and how it is reported. In considering things he can see how Mick Malthouse might become an island.

Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: The Nothing

Jerry Rinse confronts mortality, irrelevance, nothingness… Such is the lot of a Carlton supporter after Round 3.

Round 3 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Mutiny on the Bonty

Neil Anderson recounts the harrowing tale of the good ship The Marcus Bonetmpelli and its crew; and its fateful voyage to Van Diemen’s Land

Crio’s Q? – Tackling concussion head-on!

Crio draws our attention to head injuries and their looming influence on football (of various codes). Players, lawyers, administrators, supporters – we’re all involved.

Round 3 – West Coast v Fremantle: the west is whose?

Steve Johnston turns his blowtorch onto West Coast’s marketing efforts, after his Fremantle do the business on field. “This is a great time to be a Dockers supporter…”

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: Home Away from Home

The Sydney Swans feel like family to Joe Moore and his clan, who celebrate every year with an excursion — this time 15 strong — to see their beloved Red and White. Saturday’s game against the Giants proved a fitting choice.

Round 3 – Adelaide v Melbourne: A Danger-filled weekend at Bernie’s

Bernie Vince has crossed over from Adelaide darling to demon (and Demon), and his callous treatment of Patrick Dangerfield and other former mates got Dave Brown’s attention. Let’s just say his new role is playing to mixed reviews.

VAFA Premier B Round 2 – St Kevin’s Old Boys v Fitzroy: Rebel reconnaissance

E.regnans follows Fitzroy on their first away game of 2015. What happens if Fitzroy Football Club is included in a Star Wars screenplay? [Now with moving picture footage, Dan Sultan and Sandy Stone].

Round 3 – Sydney v GWS: A night full of stories

Giants supporter Kath Presdee discusses the interesting stories that came out of the Giants competitive loss to the Swans.

Wool and footy in Burra: more noms for the SA team

John Harms has been to a wool sundowner at Burra in South Australia, where he met the local wool fraternity (nice hands). He gathered some new nominations for the South Australian team.

Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: Downed by the Evil Empire

Peter Fuller steps into the confessional as Essendon are too good for the Blues at the G.

Sydney Derby: Swans win, Giants went rather well

While it appears manufactured to those outside of NSW, you better believe the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ is fast becoming a genuine Eastern suburbs v ‘The Rest’ rivalry in the finest of Sydney traditions. Not quite fibros and silvertails, but there’s definitely some heat in this thing.

From The Economist’s Intelligent Life: Richie Benaud’s Sounds of Silence

Tim de Lisle – former editor at Wisden – penned a touching tribute to Richie Benaud in The Economist’s ‘Intelligent Life’.

AFL Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: An Evening with Big Nick

John Butler was there as the powerbrokers at Carlton try to reconnect with the faithful…