Monday @ The Footy Almanac

Milton Farmer and his grandson with the statue of Ken Farmer. Read Michael Sexton’s piece here.



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The Reclink Community Cup is on around Australia: Aug 20, Hobart; Aug 28, Perth.



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Events coming up:

Aug 25     Lunch with Peter Bedford. North Fitzroy Arms. DETAILS

Aug 31  South Australian launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017  in the Barossa Valley. Hosted by Rockford Wines, Tanunda Football Club and the Footy Almanac.  DETAILS

AFL Round 22 previews and match reports

Adelaide 11.14.80 d by Sydney 13.5.83
Western Bulldogs 11.13.79 d by Port Adelaide 14.12.96
Collingwood 9.5.59 d by Geelong 10.10.70
GWS 12.9.81 d West Coast 9.6.60
Gold Coast 9.3.57 d by Essendon 12.18.90
Carlton 12.5.77 d Hawthorn 10.10.70
Melbourne 16.8.104 d Brisbane 14.7.91
St Kilda 18.19.127 d North Melbourne 12.6.78
Fremantle 7.9.51 d by Richmond 25.5.155

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International Cup – Grand Final: Why PNG beat NZ to claim the Division 1 Crown

Stephen Alomes reflects on why the PNG Mozzies successfully defended their crown at the MCG in the 2017 International Cup Grand Final! [Great piece, thanks Stephen! – JB]

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: That Buddy-goal game. And I was there to see it!

Sydney pipped the top of the ladder Adelaide Crows on Friday night and continue to set themselves nicely for the finals. And Jan just couldn’t believe that goal by Buddy!

AFL International Cup 2017 – Great Britain v Fiji

Jarrod Landells caught a bruising but entertaining encounter between GB and Fiji in Round 4 of the International Cup. The Brits road the hits to walk away with a win and a shot at a fifth-placed finish.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Mumma Mac and her Hawks

Peter Sweeney remembers a wonderful character, Mumma Mac, who barracked for Hawthorn long before they were any good.

South Australian Launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 – Aug 31 at Tanunda FC

Rockford Wines, the Tanunda FC and Malarkey Publications invite you to the South Australian launch of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. [A huge thanks to Holly Greatwich for putting this together – JTH]

Round 22 – St Kilda v North Melbourne: Saints prevail over Kangaroos in Saint Nick’s last home game

Nick Riewoldt’s last home game was a success as St Kilda kept their slim finals hopes alive with a comfortable win over the fledgling North Melbourne.

Odd Friday Lunch: Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford

Join us this Friday for lunch with South Melbourne legend Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Geelong: Daicos Debuts, Dangerfield Dominates

Luke Reynolds and his son Josh were pumped to watch the debut of Josh Daicos. He impressed in his first hit out, but it was Patrick Dangerfield who was centre stage.

All About The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 has hit the shelves. Check it out here.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Geelong: A lack of class (for the Floreat Pica Society)

Collingwood lacked class and fell to a Geelong team vying to find their best form before the finals.

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: With apologies to the neighbours

The wild weather in Melbourne prevents Keiran Croker from heading out to The Riser. Instead he gives the neighbours a lesson in supporting the Bloods from afar. What a night!

Round 22 – Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide: Not the Best First Date

The first AFL game in Ballarat brought celebrations and excitement – everything but the result Dogs fans wanted. Nick Fredriksson reports.

Book Launch: The Origins of Australian Football: Victoria’s Early History Volume 5: Players and Clubs: The Complete Records 1858-1896

Join John Harms in conversation with Col Hutchinson and the author of this work, Mark Pennings. Tuesday 29 August at the MCC Library. Details here.

Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Hero match turns into losing game

St Kilda were missing Nick Riewoldt and that was a big factor in their loss to Melbourne in Round 21. Can they still make the finals in 2017?

Seeing Ken Farmer

On Friday evening before the Crows-Swans match a statue of Ken Farmer was unveiled at the northern end of the Adelaide Oval. He is cast in perfect form – roosting the ball through for another goal. It was a dominant pose familiar to football lovers during the Depression. Michael Sexton wonderfully recalls the Bradmanesque career of South Australian goal kicking great, Ken Farmer. [Brilliant story of a son wanting to see his father – JTH]

International Cup Day Five – Is There Solace in Third Place?

Jack Banister caught the 3rd place playoffs at the International Cup, and some cracking commentary from Brian Barrish.

Round 22 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Blues have luck on their side

Carlton defeating old foe Hawthorn makes the season almost worthwhile for Tony Reed.

Almanac Music: Chester Bennington, gone too soon

Deborah Tayloe, of North Carolina, relfects on the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

International Cup 2017: Women’s Grand Final Preview 

Having played against both finalists, GB Swans Captain Laura Turner previewed the IC17 Women’s Division Grand Final for our friends over at World Footy News

Have a Little Faith

Although a difficult year for North supporter Marnie, she’s still feeling alright. Her tip to surviving? Belief. Belief in her club and the future it’s promised. A true believer!