Sunday @ The Footy Almanac

Here’s a 50th anniversary for you: the Little League (at half time in VFL games) began in 1967. Who was in this team and what sort of footballers did they turn into? Can you help us out. (Larger version of the photo in the post) READ MORE.

Join us for our Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms as we try to nail the trifecta. Monday Nov 6. 12.30 for 1pm. $50. rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au

 

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Kane, Dawson, Griffiths: Stereo Stories’ final concert for 2017

Almanackers Rick Kane and Smokie Dawson will be part of the final Stereo Stories concert for 2017, at the Newport Bowls Club on Saturday evening 25 November. They’ll be joined by author Andy Griffiths, writer Rijn Collins, essayist Nick Gadd and The Stereo Stories Band.

Versatility a key to future Bulldog success

Jake Rachwalski is pretty happy with the Bulldogs’ list management. Trade week, he says, has served them well.

Almanac Tennis – Eastern District Tennis Association Division 8 Boys, Round 1: East Torrens Kensington Gardens vs. Hectorville – Kickstarter

Young Aidan Hammond is a real all-rounder. Tennis season has started and he tells the story of the first round of fixtures.

Smokie + iPod shuffle = Stereo Story

Smokie Dawson wrangles with his iPod shuffle after giving up on streaming and finds that, through some technogical osmosis (personalised algorithms?) your favourite songs always look after you.

Caulfield Cup Preview: Out Gibbs, In Humidor.

Sal Ciardulli looks at the Caulfield Cup meeting and has a few words to say about trade week.

Almanac Footy History: 50 Years On – Richmond Little League 1967

Remember this from earlier in the year?

It will be precisely fifty years ago this Saturday to the day – May 13th – that the VFL Little League made its fourteen minute half time debut at VFL football grounds. Blair Campbell was coach, Warwick Nolan was in the yellow and black

Where are they now? Does anyone know?

Almanac Racing: Caulfield Cup Day 2017

Racing focus heads to The Heath for the Caulfield Cup meeting.

Yoshi on requesting trades because of homesickness

Yoshi presents some thoughts for discussion about players from interstate clubs wanting to be traded back to their home states.

Trade Week 2017

The AFL Trade Week is over now. Pancho takes a look at how his Brisbane Lions fared in the craziness that is Trade Week.

The Little Engine That Could

Wesley Hull covers the story of the Gordonvale Bombers – a team of 10-12 year old primary school girls who changed the course of their school’s sporting history in one glorious year of commitment, courage, talent and determination. They have firmly placed Gordonvale State School on the AFL map, and much more beyond. [An amazing feat by the Gordonvale girls – MNQ]

A Team Of Bruisers

Earl O’Neill has put together a team of the toughest and hardest players in VFL/AFL history. This is a team not to mess with.

Almanac Sports History: John Carlos and Mexico City 1968. (From Democracy Now)

Recently Democracy Now interviewed John Carlos (1968 Mexico City podium salute) and sports writer Dave Kirin.

Almanac Music – Ocean Alley, The Comedown: Introspective, unassuming, contemplative

Sean Mortell catches Ocean Alley in the mot ordinary of places, but it’s impact is definitely not ordinary.

Almanac Cricket: Reading, Writing and Rowdy

Michael Sexton provides us with some unique insights into Ashley ‘Rowdy’ Mallett’s journalism career which commenced while he was still Australia’s premier off spin bowler.

Almanac (Footy) Music: The Women have Come to Play

Verity Sanders and friends have recorded a terrific song celebrating women’s footy. Listen here. Read the lyrics. And Verity has penned a few words.

Philip Road, Elizabeth – Holden cars and me

Over the years Mickey Randall has told us about football, meat pies and kangaroos. Well, it’s time for Holden cars. Enjoy this reminiscence.

International Footy: From a Raven’s point of view

Karin Flodin is part of Yvette Wroby’s extended and drafted family. In her first piece for the Almanac she tells us how she came to be playing footy in Sweden and in the Euro Cup this year. Maybe we can look forward to her representing Sweden in the next International Cup.

Dinner with Yoshi (Oct 27) – all welcome.

Yoshi is in town. Join him for dinner on Oct 27 at the North Fitzroy Arms.

The Transgender Call

Dave H looks at the Hannah Mouncey trans-gender case and thinks his way through it. Comments welcome, as always.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – More Hatton Time as Olympic golf legacy draws a long bow

Hamish Neal gives an update on golf from around the world. Golf never stops. [Have you recovered from the 61 at St Andrew’s in the Dunhill Hamish? JTH]