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Join Earl O’Neill and the crew at the Sydney Almanackers Brunch and Footy at Henson Park: Sunday Aug 4. DETAILS HERE.


Round 18

St Kilda v Richmond
Collingwood v North Melbourne
Sydney v GWS
Essendon v Fremantle
Brisbane v Adelaide
Geelong v Melbourne
Carlton v Hawthorn
West Coast v Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide v GWS


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Daniel Giansiracusa: Devoted Dog

In today’s fickle world of AFL, it’s refreshing to know that Daniel Giansiracusa is a Bulldog through and through and is invested in the game of Australian Rules and the only club he has ever called home.

AFL: The State of the Game Part 2. The Ramblings of a Madman.

Dips O’Donnell continues his thoughtful observations. Will the magic of Australian Football be “ruled” out of existence?

Winter Cricket: Diplomacy wins the day

Umpire John Gascoigne reports on Melbourne’s cricket scene as players squish their way towards winter finals.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – Fluoro Boots

The Rhymer warns of the perils of wearing fluro footy boots.

Haiku Bob – Round 17 – a patch of brilliance

A patch of brilliance, Haiku Bob at a loss!

Almanac Baseball: 2018 MLB All Star Game

‘American exceptionalism can often be a distorted caricature but on this night in DC it was indeed exceptional and quite beautiful.’
Brian The Ruminator gives a run down of the 2018 MLB All Star Game which took place yesterday in Washington DC.

South East Women’s Football League Division 1 – St Kilda Sharks v Cranbourne: Bodies on the Line Part 2

Yvette Wroby finally catches her second game of the season of her beloved St Kilda Sharks. The Sharks got flogged, and player Rachel hurt her knee. Yvette found a place being a supporter of a different kind.

Round 16 – St Kilda v Carlton: Bodies on the Line Part 1

Yvette Wroby and family enjoy a good win for the Saints, and the Blues become the topic of all media forums. Whew, say the Saints fans, it could have been us.

Round 17 – GWS v Richmond: But what is the goal? Or even a goal? How a visit to Spotless inspired a post-modern observation of Australian Football.

I think Ben Fenton-Smith has unleashed a new Almanac genre: the spoof academic essay. But is it spoofed? [If you’ve had anything to do with the life of the mind since the rise of post-modernism and Cultural Studies this will be much more than a match report. The challenge to the primacy of the goal is brilliant – JTH]

War, the VFL and the South Melbourne Football Club  

2018 is the centenary of the 1918 South Melbourne Premiership and Richard Davis details how its meaning rises each year set against the backdrop of the First World War and its inevitable effects upon the Victorian Football League.

My Favourite Helen

Only one Helen can top the list in poet Damian Balassone’s opinion…

Round 17- North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans: The Interstate Trip

After only ever seeing his beloved Swans play in Sydney, Daniel Saunders ventures South to see his team play North at the Docklands. Aliir Aliir, YEAH YEEEEEAAAAH!!!!

Junior Umpiring: Seeking Gender Equality at the Grass Roots

‘Aside from the cash difference, my major concern is the message this payment system sends to junior umpires.’ Georgina Hibberd noticed something on the payment sheet when her son took up junior umpiring that perpetuates the attitude of women’s and girls’ footy being seen as ‘less’.

Almanac Tassie Lunch – Ball & Chain Grill, Hobart (July 27)

The Footy Almanac lunch juggernaut heads south to Hobart for an entree to North Melbourne v West Coast.

Five live stylists

Blues blood runs in Earl O’Neill’s veins. (No typo there.) He shares memories of five of his best experiences and, oh, what a lucky man he’s been!

Sydney Almanackers Football Brunch

Sydney Almanackers, time for a get together on Saturday 5th August at Henson Park.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 17: The Year of the Pie

Okay, a Loss; and a fairly comprehensive one at that. Have the wheels fallen off our season? Should we be dusting off our ‘Buck’s criticism and rhetoric’ or what? Maybe this was “the Loss that we had to have” to take our season all the way?Cam would like to think so.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Three upsets for 25-year-old trio in rankings shock, Thorp’s Torrey triumph

A couple rookies and a Canberra junior highlight Hamish Neal’s world golf round-up for this week ahead of the 147th British Open to be played later this week at ‘Carnasty’ – remember Jean Van De Velde?

Fearless 2018 Round 17 – Nic Nat Noo knee – can an injury derail a season?

Fearless takes on Round 17.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Screamers

The Rhymer weaves a lyrical tribute to footy’s high fliers.