WACA Test Day 2 @ The Footy Almanac

Presenting The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. Read all about it HERE.

Purchase The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 HERE.

A huge thanks to George Megalogenis, John Mosig and the (very busy) staff at the North Fitzroy Arms. On a classic (and chaotic) night (good for partying) the beer flowed and the Richmond song was sung with tremendous gusto. Check out Smokie Dawson’s pic HERE


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#almanac280 – Tigers: A season, memories, moments

Our latest #almanac280 competition is run and won. Check out the winning three entries.

Of Tigers, Bulldogs, Black Pots and Kettles

Stainless Steele recalls what he had to see about the post-Doggies’ flag adulation a few months ago, and finds some beautiful gymnastics which allows him to get through a similar experience because the funny thing is now he is in exactly the same position as a Tiger! [You are an honourable man Stainless – JTH]

Second Time Lucky: Pakistan men’s Aussie Rules

Anna Pavlou reports in on the Pakistan Shaheens taking on this year’s International Cup

The Ashes – Third Test, Day 1: Black swans at the WACA

David Wilson imagines an interview with a consultant to Cricket Australia…

Almanac Teams: Aussie Rules butchered by Marvel Studios’ god awful CGI

Have you ever wondered how an AFL team animated by Marvel would line up? Well, wonder no more

The Tigers’ Almanac Launch

Fun launch of The Tigers’ Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night. Here’s a pic and a few words.

The Ashes – Third Test, Day 1: Malan and Bairstow defy the WACA

Citrus Bob Utber reports from Perth, where a superb day of Test cricket sees England well placed at stumps. Dawid Malan compiled his first Test century, sharing in an unbroken 174 run partnership with Jonny Bairstow.

Almanac Music – Best Albums and EPs of 2017

Just in time for Christmas – Luke Reynolds brings his annual review of music highlights. Albums, artists, stories; with an Australia/ New Zealand leaning. [Do you have any to add? -Ed]

Local Basketball – Two Down? Too Good

In a local Sunday basketball competition, Acceptable in the ’90s pulled off a miraculous victory that sport’s magic is built upon. Callum O’Connor tells the story of four mates – three with five minutes to go – who won a premiership.

Ripper ’76

Mickey lets rip with thoughts about a favourite album.

Sheffield Shield Teams 1975/76: Mugs Shot

Swish blows the cobwebs off some more of his collection and comes up with team photos from the 1975/76 Shield season. They weren’t called the Ugly Australians for nothing.

Almanac Teams – The (ultimate) Ultimate WACA Ashes performers

As we head to the WACA one last time for the Ashes, who has put together the best performances at the ground? Warning: may contain traces of 2006 Adam Gilchrist

Tiger in the classroom

Primary school teacher Madeline Russo has spent all of her years wishing for a Tigers’ flag. It’s been a natural part of her family life. This season she was able to wear her yellow and black scarf to school on many a Monday and she may even have won a few of her Grade 1-2s over. [This story is published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 – JTH]

The Ashes 2017/18 – Third Test, the WACA: Call For Writers

We’re looking for writers to help us cover the third Ashes Test in Perth, which will be the final Test at the WACA. Let us know in the comments

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 10

Dennis Gedling looks at Round 10 of the A-League and finds memorable and forgettable moments with Sydney FC flexing their collective muscle yet again.

Sledging: Todd (Gleisner), Agnew, Jackson, Haigh, Lalor, Dahl, Arlott and Plato

From January 2015: “Sledging is back in the sporting discourse once again, after Jonathan Agnew’s spirited opinion piece earlier this week. David Wilson injects a lil’ bit o’ Plato to the debate.” The more things change…

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 Extract: Richo the Hound and the after glow of the Grand Final

The minutes, hours and days which followed the Grand Final win were quite dreamy for Tiges’ fans. Writer James Weston recalls the feeling in his piece published in The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 (details are at the end of this article) in a section called ‘After Glow’.

Short Story: The little Big League

Barry Mitchell describes a Little League experience from the perspective of the smallest of the players.

Missing the Ox’s Legends

Like many, Yoshi was angry with SEN’s decision to get ride of Ox and Marko. He lets loose here.

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 is here!

The Tigers’ Almanac is here! And it looks sensational. It has JTH’s kids going, and for very good reason.