Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac



The epitome of struggle. Photo by Ingrid Baade. Check out Ingrid’s wonderful photo gallery below. Congratulations to the first ever AFLW premiers Adelaide Crows.


AFLW Grand Final reports
Brisbane 4.5.29 d. by Adelaide 4.11.35

AFL Round 1 reports

Carlton 14.5.89 d by Richmond 20.12.132
Collingwood 12.14.86 d by Western Bulldogs 15.10.100
St Kilda 13.12.90 d by Melbourne 18.12.120
Sydney 12.10.82 d by Port Adelaide 17.8.110
Essendon 17.14.116 d Hawthorn 12.19.91
Gold Coast 14.12.96 d by Brisbane 15.8.98
North Melbourne 13.15.93 d by West Coast 21.10.136
Adelaide 22.15.147 d GWS 14.7.91
Fremantle 10.13.73 d by Geelong 18.7.115

April 7: Almanac Lunch with writer and historian Roy Hay. Roy is a senior statesman of Australian sports history with interests across all sports. He is especially known for his work on the world game in Australia and this lunch will feature a discussion of soccer as well as other aspects of Australian sport. 12.30 for 1pm. Three courses. $40. rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au

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Dusty, Erin and The Wahoo Coots

As Chris and his mates rapidly enter their mid-forties, with waistlines going out and hairlines going up, it was time to get the Wahoo Coots back together for another gallop around the paddock.

Book launch: The Mighty West, March 29 in Footscray

Kerrie Soraghan will be launching her new book ‘The Mighty West’ later this month. It is sure be a ripper of a read and a fun launch. Our own John Harms will be there to help launch the book.

Round 1: Essendon v Hawthorn: Boy, am I proud to be an Essendon supporter!

Col had a great day cheering his Bombers on to a fantastic win at the MCG in their “Comeback Story”.

India v Australia, Dharamsala Test, Day 2: Play with the crowd at your peril

Pat White is enjoying the Dharamasala Test match in India but also distractedly thinking about home and family in North Queensland where Cyclone Debbie is threatening.

Round 1 – Hits and Misses

Tom Riordan has been to the last seven games of footy at the MCG, including all three during round one. He picks out some talking points from the weekend’s entertaining set of matches.

A Day on the Green: Annie’s Lane

Mickey Randall enjoyed The Whitlams and others at Annie Lane’s winery. He also got to experience the joy of discovering an unexpected game of cricket.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: The Planets Align

A trip to Melbourne works a treat for Wellis who makes the most of it with the Footy Almanac season launch, the Collingwood v Western Bulldogs game and a quick pop over to Adelaide.

Round 1 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Josh Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight

Peter Baulderstone and the Avenging Eagle got their week in Melbourne off to a good start with their Eagles thumping the Kangaroos at Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Should PB be worried about AE’s new toy boy?

Round 1 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Big Birthday Match

Yoshi remains optimistic for his Saints in 2017 despite a first round loss to Melbourne and a Nick Riewoldt injury scare.

Almanac League – Five Metre Gap: NRL Round 4 2017

NRL Round 4 has wrapped up and the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm remain undefeated. Hamish Neal has the latest news.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: A Dog’s Night Out

Les Currie and Zuka the flying wonder dog were tipping a Doggies win, but knew Collingwood were out with something to prove.

Photo Gallery: AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide

Adelaide created history by winning the inaugural AFLW Grand Final after defeating the Brisbane Lions away from home on Saturday. Ingrid Baade was there and took these amazing snaps. Please suggest captions via the comments – and we will add them.

Haiku Bob – Round 1 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: familiar scent

You can hear the sigh in Haiku Bob as he reflects on the lingering summer, one of his in another jumper and the familiar feeling of defeat.

AFLW: A season review and a look ahead

Women’s football has come such a long way and its future looks bright. Tony Robb looks back at the inaugural AFLW season and suggests where the women’s game needs to develop to build on an impressive start.

Round 1 – St Kilda v Melbourne: Happy and Sad

Yvette Wroby is happy (she also caught most of the AFLW Grand Final) and Yvette is sad (will Nick be OK?), but when she thought of Alison Lester’s children’s board book, she knew she could write her first season report.

Round 1 – Adelaide v GWS: On Top in March

Malcolm Ashwood is back with his take on Adelaide’s impressive Round 1 win over GWS.

Round 1 – St. Kilda v Melbourne: Demons Put Saints Into Early Season Hell

The Saints went down to Melbourne for the first time in fourteen matches. Braham Dabscheck give us his thoughts.

AFLW Grand Final – Brisbane v Adelaide: Indescribable

Aidan Hammond describes how he experienced the AFLW Grand Final.

India v Australia, Dharamsala Test, day one: O’Keefe smokes shot of the day in snowy mountains

Pat White is in attendance at one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. Day one saw a Smith century, 10 wickets and O’Keefe’s amazing drive for 4 runs.

Women’s Footy Almanac: Michelle Brisbane and The Houndlings – Supporting those who support the Almanac

Michelle Brisbane and Ethical Investment Services have supported the inaugural Women’s Footy Almanac. Yvette got along to see her band The Houndlings play last Sunday, and recommends the band to other Almanackers.