Saturday @ The Footy Almanac


JTH speaking at the Fitzroy Reds Foundation lunch ahead of the pivotal Fitzroy v St Bedes/Mentone game, Brunswick St Oval, Saturday 23 July. Photo: Fitzroy FC Facebook

July 29: Almanac lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms, featuring Bill Deller and Murray Bird. $40. All welcome.

Round 18 Match Reports

Collingwood 12.12.84 North Melbourne 18.16.124
Sydney 10.14.74  d.  Carlton 10.8.68
Gold Coast 16.9.105  d.  Fremantle 12.9.81
West Coast 10.6.66  d.  Melbourne 8.12.60
Western Bulldogs 9.6.60  St Kilda 11.9.75
Geelong 12.13.85  d.  Adelaide 7.13.55
Essendon  v  Brisbane
Hawthorn  v  Richmond
Port Adelaide  v  Greater Western Sydney

Round 17 Match Reports



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Round 18 – Preview: What about the fans for the fixture?

Sal previews Round 18 of the AFL and expects the Friars Under 19s to do better against Parkdale than the Blues will in Sydney.

Almanac Music: Stereo Stories in concert – via YouTube

So, you might have heard of the Almanac off-shoot called Stereo Stories and wondered, What’s it all about? How does it work, especially the concerts? Now, thanks to YouTube we can show you.

The Oceanic Adventures of Bev Package: Our Week on a Cruise Ship

Mickey Randall has been at sea. With a big and growing cast, including Billy and including Bev. New experiences cloaked in old, new locations forever now a part of life’s tapestry. “Isn’t this what people should do? With love, drape their stories upon an innocent geography…”

Round 17 – St Kilda v Melbourne: History repeating

Before heading off to Japan, Yvette watches the Saints with her extended family.

The Galahs – Footy features at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Tony Wilson and Rob Heath have made a film detailing the overseas odyssey of a team of football legends. It premieres on the 7th of August as part MIFF. Read on for more details.

If Jeremy Corbyn ran your local pub: Seeking your variations

“If Jeremy Corbyn ran your local pub” is a great premise and the topic of an article on Buzzfeed. It has got us wondering; who would you most like to see running your local?

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 13: Give Me Park Terrace

Round 13 1986 was a quiet one for Gordon Agars. He barely made time to toss off this flimsy report, giving far too much prominence to fringe A8 player Darren ‘The Jerk’ Graetz.

Round 17 – St Kilda v Melbourne: We could use two Gawns

Where’s the leadership? Steve Healy senses something lacking at the Dees as their Etihad/Saints/2016 curse continues

AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) Press Release: Fans should be consulted on the 2017 fixture

As the AFL prepare the fixture for the 2017 season, fans are looking to have their say. Cheryl Critchley has sent us the AFL Fans’ Association press release.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast: The last hurrah in Far North Queensland?

Mick Jeffrey goes up there to Cazaly’s in Cairns but is it for the last time?

VAFA Premier B – Old Brighton v Fitzroy: Go Green? Oh’ Al.

King George! III employs olde and middley English (as you might expect) in telling the timeless tale of a trip to Brighton. There is no reporter like King George!

Almanac Local Footy: Mullewa v Railways

Peter Sweeney, in his first piece for the Almanac, tells the story of small-town WA footy in an even smaller world. [Welcome Peter – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Debacle

Crio ponders the conspiracy theory about the abandonment of the Sandown races on Wednesday while looking for inspiration this weekend

Sport – Who’s Funding Who

Is sport a waste of taxpayers money as some claim, or is sport in fact getting a raw deal when it comes to government funding support asks Robbo.

Round 17 Review: Fearless on the Kangas and other footy matters

Fearless recounts a round that had the Roos ruing and the Demons overcome by Saints.

Fitzroy Rotary Tip One Update

The latest on the Fitzroy Rotary Tip One.

Round 17 – Adelaide v Collingwood: Moment

Our ten year-old correspondent Aidan Hammond watched Scotty Thompson in his 300th beat the Pies and witnessed a ‘Moment’ he’ll never forget.

Almanac Golf: Golf capital – Canada and the GOP

Hamish Neal is a man of many talents, and many interests. Here he gives us some thoughts on golf – with some impressive evidence-based analysis – as we look to another week of tournaments and the US PGA in a couple of weeks. he may even help you find a $$.

Junior Almanac – Banyule Colts v Surrey Park: Snags and bag, back to the drawing board

The Banyule boys took on Surrey Park and one muddy cricket pitch.

Legendairy Farmers’ Day To Bring Fierce Rivals Together (on Aug 20)

Stanhope to play Girgarre to celebrate Legendairy Farmers’ Day.