Wednesday @ The Footy Almanac

David Musial – ‘AFLW II’

A new art exhibition, Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain, opens Thursday 13 September at Glen Eira City Council Gallery featuring many works that encapsulate the love we have for our great game.
Click HERE for more information.


Forthcoming lunches at the North Fitzroy Arms:

Aug 17: With special guest Mark McNamara DETAILS HERE
Aug 31: With Matt Watson (to celebrate Matt’s new book) DETAILS HERE


Round 21

Essendon 18.14.122 d St Kilda 11.13.79
Hawthorn 10.11.71 d Geelong 8.12.60
Gold Coast 7.9.51 d by Richmond 19.11.125
Port Adelaide 9.4.58 d by West Coast 9.8.62
Collingwood 14.20.104 d Brisbane 11.7.73
GWS 15.16.106 d Adelaide 13.14.92
North Melbourne 12.13.85 d by Western Bulldogs 13.14.92
Melbourne 10.18.78 d by Sydney 13.9.87
Fremantle 15.11.101 d Carlton 10.12.72


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Almanac Memoir: Wisdom in politics? Can you believe that?

Neil Drysdale of Scotland shares this very personal account of his politics and those of his family; informed by the very WWI trenches, themselves. Personal philosophy as the basis of political affiliation. Originally posted a couple of years ago, this piece has never felt more timely.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Geelong: All aboard

Trucker Slim reveled in the Hawks/Cats rivalry during Saturday’s thriller. He might just be sensing some Glory Days ahead for the Hawks?

European Rugby League Under 19 Championship – Update and Wrap Up

Damian Roache wraps up his on-the-spot coverage of the European Under 19 Championships, just completed in Belgrade.

Round 21 – Fremantle v Carlton: Three quarters out of four not enough for Blues

A new stadium, but a familiar result. The Blues saw three solid quarters of effort disappear in a Fremantle third term blitz. John Butler reports.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Old Ivanhoe: Veterans deliver: Dan and Dave on our selection

King George!III is in sparkling touch in this account of the lunch and match at Brunswick Street on Saturday when Old Ivanhoe visited. The lunch was good and the Roys were better. They now look forward to the Willy CYs at Fearon this Saturday (Aug 18).

Round 21 – Richmond v Gold Coast: Kick it to Jack

Gillian Dite escaped the Melbourne winter this weekend to head to the Gold Coast to see her Tiges take on the Suns at Metricon Stadium – and they certainly put on a show for her.

Round 21 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Moz The Magnificent 

A Bulldogs win on the weekend was the perfect tribute to the man they call Moz as he reached his 250 game milestone. Neil Anderson has penned this tribute to Doggies hero, Dale Morris.

Round 21 – Gold Coast v Richmond: Post-game Talkback on Gold Coast’s Glitz 106FM

Another humorous spoof piece from Ben Fenton-Smith. He “heard” some interesting talk back as he rode the train home from Metricon Stadium. Some of these “callers” might even be familiar to you… if you listen to Gold Coast’s Glitz 106FM that is!

Round 21 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Home Truths

Let not some unexpected wins paper over the cracks. Smokie delivers some home truths for Brad Scott and co.

Round 21 – Essendon v St Kilda: Trains Running Unreliably

Yoshi loves trains. Thinking about his passion for locomotives, he draws some metaphors from the Saint’s loss to the Bombers on Friday night.

A response to Mark Robinson’s piece on AFLW in Saturday’s Herald Sun

Yvette Wroby responds, globally and point by point, (and passionately) to Mark Robinson’s appraisal of AFLW and women’s footy which was published in the Herald Sun on Saturday (Aug 11). [A strong response to say the least – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – it’s hard to keep up lately

A few more high profile players call it quits; coaching swings and roundabouts; who’s hot and who’s cold; can you figure out Jarryd Hayne?

Art Exhibition: Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition

A new art exhibition, Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain, opens Thursday 13 September at Glen Eira City Council Gallery featuring many works that encapsulate the love we have for our great game.

Round 21 – Melbourne v Sydney: Game of cards

Craig Dodson reckons sometimes in life you get dealt a decent hand, other times not so much. For his young ones, being gifted the Swans as a footy team doesn’t seem such a bad deal.

Round 21 – Melbourne v Sydney: All you doomsayers, how dare you doubt the mighty Bloods!

Jan Courtin’s Bloods stuck it right up the haters and naysayers – getting the job done against a disappointing Demons.

Round 21 – Port Adelaide v West Coast: Tarzan Saves the Day

It’s off to the movies for Peter Baulderstone, as Jeremy McGovern swings through the trees to save the day for his West Coast Eagles.

Round 21 – Collingwood v Brisbane: Hot Pies defang Lions

Richard Davis watched a game of two halves, as a competitive Lions were outclassed by the Magpies after the main break.

The Numbers Game (Part 2)

The musings of Matt Zurbo on the how teams entangle with communities in the smaller towns of Australia.

Round 21 – GWS v Adelaide: The View From Jenkins’ Hill

William Westerman, an Englishman and 13,247 others walked into Manuka Oval. At the end of the night, the joke was on Adelaide as their campaign for the 2018 finals came to an end while GWS kept marching towards a top 4 spot.

Book Launch: The Game that Never Happened by Ian Syson

The Game that Never Happened: The Vanishing History of Soccer in Australia by Ian Syson will be launched by Gideon Haigh, John Harms and John Didulica at the MCC Library, Wednesday August 15. RSVP your attendance.