Derby Day@The Footy Almanac


Spangher! More about the cover and artist Susan Sutton below. The painting is for sale.

Order your copy of this year’s Footy Almanac now

 Cover Art – Auction: The current bid on Susan Sutton’s painting is $2500. Make a bid. (More information here)

Forthcoming Events (for your diary – details in the Calendar of Events)

Nov 3 – The Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch featuring Greg Carpenter and Robbie Griffiths Waterside Hotel. $50. Come and pick the trifecta. Book now. (Due to demand the Waterside Hotel will now host this lunch in a larger room so there are a few more places available.)

The Footy Almanac 2014 will be launched at the Waterside Hotel on Nov 20, 6 for 6.30pm. Always a tremendous celebration. Nibblies. All welcome. And kick on.

Best footballers to have an association with the wool industry

The Almanac Podcast: Listen to EPISODE 22 (with Jack Styring)

Become a  2015 Footy Almanac Member

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 2: Recent commentary from Lou (and the emails keep coming)

Lou is not happy with the Australian skipper.

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 2: Younis Piles on the Aussie Pain

Raj reports on a difficult Day 2 as Younis (Younus?) Khan again puts on a clinic of slow pitch batting and concentration. Where are the wrist-spinners?

Crio’s Racing: Derby or Darby Day?

Crio’s thoughts on Derby Day, and the thoughts of the other Almanac desperates dotted around this great land. Give us your tips. And a running commentary of your day on the punt.

The Footy Almanac 2014 cover

Here it is: The Footy Almanac 2014 cover.
Artist: Susan Sutton
Designer: John Kingsmill

Horses for Courses – Your Form Guide to the Asian Century

The Airport Economist, Tim Harcourt, is thinking like a punting analyst. Here he presents the field of Asian trade markets and their form. [Playful - Ed]

Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the Waterside – Latecomers Welcome!

We’re moving upstairs at the Waterside for Monday’s lunch, which means there is now plenty of room for those yet to commit. We’d love you to come along. Click through for more info and to RSVP.

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 1: Younis, Younis, Younus?

Luke Reynolds tells the story of Sheikh Zayed Stadium (“more Football Park than Adelaide Oval”) on Day 1. Ideas and attempts were many, but so were Pakistan’s runs.

Second Test, Pakistan v Australia (Abu Dhabi) – Day 1: Same old, same old

Rulebook reports on a bleak Day 1 from Abu Dhabi (and takes the chance to get a few things off his chest).

It’s Only the Beginning – Derby Day Preview

Sal Ciardulli analyses the card at Flemington for Derby Day. There is a winner in every race, and Sal helps you find it.

Our Caller Jack

P. Flynn’s salute to Jack Styring.

The Footy Almanac Podcast Episode 22 – Jack Styring

“Would you like to see the new bank Squizzy?” “Why yes, I think I would…” For our last racing podcast this spring, John Harms and Steve Baker sit down with legendary race caller Jack ‘bearing his molars to the breeze’ Styring for a cuppa or two.

Our Caller Jack gets The Dog home at Donald

Jack Styring gets a mention in Memoirs of a Mug Punter

Racing: Mad Dog Morgan, Lord Lucan, Jack Styring … it’s a great cast at Hanging Rock

P. Flynn on Jack Styring and the Hanging Rock Cup.

Footy Almanac Snippet II: A report which starts at Brunswick Street Oval

Another morsel from The Footy Almanac 2014

Loneliness of the Long Distance Cricket Umpire

John Gascoigne debuts with a ripper yarn about the dramas, oddities and nuances of local cricket told from a unique perspective. He’s been an umpire for 25 years – so he’s seen it all (hearing it all was a different matter).

A couple of snippets from The Footy Almanac 2014

Late nights are made easier for The Footy Almanac 2014 editors by some very fine writing, as John Harms explains.

Almanac Music (Stereo Stories): Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones

Debbie Lee’s piece on our sister site Stereo Stories is an exploration of the personal link between the Stones classic and her journeys to visit an ailing relative.

My Excitements of St Kilda’s Anzac Day Clash in 2015

Yoshi has had his wish granted with his Saints playing Carlton next Anzac Day in Wellington. He wants to get back to New Zealand for the game.

Simplifying Football

Ben Rutten has inspired this piece because Old Dog loves backmen. He loves watching backmen. He hates how they’re ignored when votes are awarded. He doesn’t like how stats rule – and he points out a ripper stat about the Swans premiership back line

A Tale of Three Cities – From St Kilda to Kings Cross (via Gepps Cross)

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt reviews the comparative attractions of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Nominate your icons and cast your votes.