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The crowdfunding initiative to support the  TOM WILLS GRAVE RESTORATION PROJECT closes on May 31.

To hear more about Tom Wills and to make a contribution to the restoration of Tom Wills grave CLICK HERE.

June 1 (Wednesday)          State of Origin I at the North Fitzroy Arms (rsvp)


AFL Round 10 Stories

Sydney 14.7.91 d. North Melbourne 9.11.65
Brisbane 13.9.87 d. by Hawthorn 21.9.135
Melbourne 10.16.76 d. by Port Adelaide 18.13.121
St Kilda 15.11.101 d Fremantle 10.7.67
Essendon 10.7.67 d. by Richmond 16.9.105
Adelaide 15.17.107 d. Great Western Sydney 13.7.85
Carlton  16.8.104 d Geelong 12.13.85
Collingwood 7.11.53 d. by Western Bulldogs 11.8.74
West Coast 20.12.132 d Gold Coast 7.13.55



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Does Leadership Matter?

Stainless questions the role of Leadership in an AFL team and the language used by the Media in defining a team’s performance.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results -29-5-16

The latest football results from around Australia and sporting results from around the world.

Round 10 – St. Kilda v Fremantle: A Game Of Two Halves; Or Really Bits And Pieces Of One Quarter, A Half And Another Quarter

Braham Dabscheck writes about the Saints win over Fremantle, a game with more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

WAFL Round 11 – Roll of Thunder heard by Sharks

Peel were always in control at East Fremantle, Subiaco thrashed co-tenant East Perth, West Perth shook off a gallant Perth and Claremont didn’t take long to shake off Swans, WAFL Round 11.

VAFA B Section – Fitzroy v Monash Blues: Second Preference, Lots of Love and Ang’s Penis

Saturday home game for Fitzroy and Phil Hill enjoys the lunch, laughs, lovin and leaves with a Men’s Health Check up.

Round 10 – Adelaide v Greater Western Sydney: Betts’ Goal of the Millennium!

Rulebook’s latest Crows report is here, plenty of love for Daniel Talia. Did he manage to sneak in a Chaplin sledge?

Round 10 – Sydney v North Melbourne: One with the Lot

Road trips by car and bike and the finer points of burgerless burgers. All provide the context for a good Sydney win at the SCG

Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro ’80 (Italy)

Dennis Gedling leads us through the Pinocchio mascotted 1980 European Cup. Did minnows Belgium get the job done?

Almanac Life: Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

On a wet and cold Melbourne day, Tess Pryor’s misery is enlightened by a fellow traveller who barracks for Essendon and “has a dog instaed of a cat.” [Superb – JTH]

Round 9 – St Kilda v Essendon: Welcoming visitors with a magnificent win

Guaranteeing an enjoyable weekend of footy for her American mates was foremost on Yvette Wroby’s to-do list. A Saints victory made it that much sweeter.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick – Round 10

Peter Hille updates us with the latest selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club. Get your tips in.

Round 10: Sal’s Preview

Sal on the Jonas- Gaff incident from Round 9 and his preview of Round 10.

Haiku Bob – Round 9 – What light there is

Haiku Bob and his unique take on the Pies win against the Cats in Round 9.

Indigenous Round

Phil Hill has a couple of questions regarding Indigenous Round.

The Pollie XVIII – when politics and sport do mix

Football has a proud history of providing politicians for the parliaments of Australia. But we need a full forward – can you help?

About Sir Doug Nicholls (from the Australian Dictionary of Biography)

Who is Sir Doug Nicholls after whom this round is named.

Find out from his entry in The Australian Dictionary of Biography (written by Richard Broome, published by MUP).

Talking to Archie Roach about Sir Doug Nicholls

This week’s Indigenous Round is renamed in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls, Michael Sexton chats with Archie Roach about his impact upon aboriginal people.

An open letter to Tom Wills

With just a few days to go in the crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary cash to repair Tom Wills grave, Marius Cuming has penned this letter to Tom.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick: Update after R9

Peter Hille updates us with the latest selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club.

Almanac Racing – memo from misty Melbourne

It’s a Melbourne thing. Confirmation of winter and everyone pines for the Sunshine State – including horses and punters. Soggy Sandown or Balmy Brissie? Wherever takes your fancy, there are winners to be found. From Morphettville to Moree, crio’s all ears.