Saturday @ The Footy Almanac


We are thrilled to announce that The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, our game by game account of the first AFLW season, will be available from July 21. READ MORE ABOUT IT. The launch is at the North Fitzroy Arms on Thursday, July 27, 6 for 6.30pm. All welcome.
You can order copies now. $25 which includes postage.

Purchase via The Almanac Shop.
Or contact us directly via email to place an order.


Dave Brown was on deck for the Adelaide leg of the Reclink Community Cup. Blundstone are proud supporters of the Reclink Community Cup. Read the article here.


Some events coming up:

July 27 Launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017, North Fitzroy Arms, 6 for 630pm. All welcome. DETAILS
July 28 Tasmanian Lunch – sponsored by Intuit Technologies, at the Ball and Chain Grill in Hobart. All welcome. DETAILS
Aug 4 Launch Lunch for the La Trobe University FC history, No Ordinary Football Club. All welcome. DETAILS.

The Community Cup is on around Australia: July 30, Brisbane. Aug 5, Sydney; Aug 20, Hobart; Aug 28, Perth.

AFL Round 18 previews and reports

Adelaide 13.13.91 d Geelong 10.10.70
Essendon v North Melbourne
Melbourne v Port Adelaide
Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast
Sydney v St Kilda
Fremantle v Hawthorn
Richmond v GWS
Collingwood v West Coast
Brisbane v Carlton

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Local Footy: The Coaching Caper Rolls On

It’s been a tough year for coach Mick Jeffrey, but you just have to keep at it and work through the frustrations.

The Week – Hamstring Weather is Here

Jack Banister’s week is pyjama-less. And his hockey team really needs a win.

Round 18 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows Intimidate the Cats

The Crows came out hard against Geelong at the Adelaide Oval, Malcolm Ashwood reports on an intimidating performance from the pride of South Australia.

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Introduction and The Coaches

Can 1997 really be two decades ago? Apparently so, as Swish introduces this pictorial series covering the coaches and players from the 1997 AFL season.

Round 18 Preview – Keeping it all in the family

Footy is getting tense as teams battle out for a finals spot. It doesn’t get any better than tonight’s blockbuster (possible Grand Final preview) clash between Adelaide and Geelong.

The Pies’ most memorable games against the Eagles

Steve Fahey continues his occasional series of the Pies’ most memorable games against opposition clubs. This time it’s not all wins as some famous games ended in other results.

Almanac Racing

Crio’s our punting pundit but he’s conceded the golf will have his TV attention and some footy games may be attended.
Comment for the races as an option – “Prefer others”

AFLM Round 17 – St Kilda v Essendon: When all is said and done

ABBA and Yvette Wroby’s extended family help her through a tough footy week, as well as the loss of her beloved Uncle Marcel. Her drafted grand-daughter Sienna and many Saints stories help lift her spirit. It’s the people in our lives who matter most and help heal the footy bruises.

Round 17 – Carlton v Western Bulldogs: Dogs not done yet… still got a trick or two up their long sleeves

The Western Bulldogs got the job done against Carlton on a cold arvo. It wasn’t an impressive performance but their finals chances are still alive.

Round 17 – GWS v Sydney: There and not there

I’m not sure Mathilde de Hauteclocque is entitled to sit in the House of Reps but her impact comes from the keyboard anyway. Here she describes the green shoots of genuine rivalry in Football Sydney on a night to satisfy the senses and sensibilities, French and otherwise.

Almanac Party: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch (July 27)

Join us to for the launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 – Thursday, July 27, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Details are in this post. If you can’t make it you can still order books now.

Pick One Winner Comp 2017 Going Into Round 18

The Rotary Club “Pick One Winner Competition” competition continues into Round 18 of the AFL season.

Emma Quayle: A Giant Success

Deakin student Marnie Cohen interviewed GWS recruiter and former Age journalist Emma Quayle about her journey in footy. [This is a truly fascinating interview – MNQ].

The 2017 John Profumo Cup

Earl O’Neill has his say on the scandals going on at the AFL. He believed the name and shame approach doesn’t help anyone.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Firsts for Bryson and Park, Open time in Southport

Hamish Neal has all the lead up news to The Open including a debut major win for Park Sung-Hyun, a first PGA title for Bryson DeChambeau plus a playoff win for Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Urging AFL to care about people more

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi takes issue with the AFL putting profit before fans.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Clear and Present Danger. Cats in their Heaven…eventually

Steve Alomes takes in the Danger game against Hawthorn, survives the cold, and gets the choccy.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The sins of their father

Patrick Dangerfield turned back time on Saturday afternoon. John Harms felt he was a kid again.

Pardon me, Pastor, pass the pasta

Mickey Randall says he’ll be back to the Dine Divine, a warm and wonderful place for Sunday night pasta, that sits, geographically, and gastronomically at the centre of Sassafras.

Familiar faces in strange places!

Well this is a beaut story – which features a Billie Holliday, a Buddhist nun, Brett Kirk and a council bus. [How interesting – JTH]