Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac


We are pleased to present the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018!
Pre- order your copy today.


The next Almanac Lunch is with writer Anson Cameron. Friday, May 25 at 1.05pm. At the North Fitzroy Arms, 296 Rae St, North Fitzroy. Three courses $45. rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au


As we count down to Russia, Dennis Gedling is presenting The World Cup Alphabet a letter each day for 26 days. Check out his series HERE.


AFL Round 9

Adelaide 9.9.63 d Western Bulldogs 2.14.26
North Mebourne 17.10.112 d GWS 9.15.69
Gold Coast 6.6.42 d by Port Adelaide 11.16.82
Essendon 12.12.84 d Geelong 7.8.50
Sydney 15.9.99 d Fremantle 4.10.34
St. Kilda 10.12.72 d by Collingwood 15.10.100
Carlton 7.8.50 d by Melbourne 25.9.159
Brisbane 20.9.129 d Hawthorn 11.7.73
West Coast 20.10.130 d Richmond 12.11.83


May 30 – Pie Night at the Fitzroy Bowls Club!
All welcome. The theme is women’s footy and we have a panel of excellent speakers.

It will be on Wednesday May 30th at the Fitzroy Bowls Club, read more about it here and book a ticket here.


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VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Williamstown CYMS: A variation on a theme? meme? dream? team!

‘Sing a song of sixpence, an oval encircled by sky.
Two n’ twenty each of seagulls and lion cubs, matched in a vie.’
Read Stephen Fenton’s report from Saturday’s VAFA Premier C clash between Fitzroy FC & Williamstown CYMS.

Almanac Teams: You tell me… What does a player need to qualify for this team?

Can you solve Rick’s riddle? What ties these players together to form this team?

Round 9 – West Coast v Richmond: Superheroes League

Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wolverine got together in Perth on Sunday to overpower the reigning premiers. Peter Baulderstone reports on the feats of this League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Almanac Music: ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino – What Art Truly Is

Sean Mortell reviews Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ – the controversial new song and music video from writer/comedian/actor Donald Glover’s alter-ego, that forces us to look into more than the music and learn from the art.

We are pleased to present the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018!

Here it is – the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018!
Pre-order your copy today!

The World Cup Alphabet: C is for…

Dennis Gedling continues The World Cup Alphabet with a number of concepts and countries beginning with the letter C. [The goal umpire move is a cracker – Ed]

Round 9 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Bogged In The Wet

Alex Docherty saw his Doggies marooned in the quagmire of Adelaide Oval, but there were a couple of positives on an otherwise dirty day at the office.

Round 9 – Sydney v Fremantle: The milestone men

Like a finely tuned choir, Keiran Croker’s Swans were on song against a lacklustre Fremantle in a match peppered with milestones aplenty

Fitzroy Rotary’s Footy Lunch with guest speaker Dave O’Neill

Fitzroy Rotary have secured one of Australia’s best comedians in Dave O’Neill as our guest speaker at our annual footy lunch on Saturday June 2nd.   Check out www.creativerep.com.au/artists/dave-oneill/ to track Dave’s great career.   Details : Community Rooms at Brunswick Street Oval in Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy 11.30AM for 12.00 noon sit down with [Read more]

Jack Cavanagh – The Gentleman of Gold Coast Football

With the recent passing of Jack Cavanagh, footy in Queensland has lost a legendary figure. Murray Bird shares part of his story, including a famous grand final.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch: Anson Cameron this week (May 25)

Upcoming Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch is with longtime friend of the Almanac, the author, humourist and columnist Anson Cameron

AFLW – The next generation: Will it have its mother’s eyes?

Where to now for the AFLW in the current advertising-heavy sporting environment? Verity Sanders hopes the characteristics that “make” footy aren’t left to fall by the wayside

What’s wrong with footy in 2018?

It’s the year for debating the state of the game; Sue Currie has some areas she’d like to see targetted in the future

Round 9 – Sydney v Fremantle: To go or not to go – that is the question

Marshall lifts and makes it to the O’Reilly Stand to watch the Swans smash Freo writes his wife Jan Courtin.

The World Cup Alphabet: B is for…

B is for Beginnings, Baggio and Brotherly Love. Dennis Gedling counts down to the opening day with his World Cup Alphabet.

You’re Invited to The Women’s Footy Almanac Pie Night on May 30

Join us for a traditional ‘Footy Pie Night’ on May 30 at the Fitzroy Bowls Club as we come together to celebrate the women’s game as well as our passion for writing on it at the Almanac. Tickets only $20.

A year in the life of a draft hopeful – Part 1

A truly fascinating, frustrating and illuminating look at the testing path thousands of teenagers take every year, a path towards being drafted to the AFL…or not.

This is the first part of a special ongoing series for The Footy Almanac; it will be continued and concluded in the weeks to come.

Round 9: The Red and the White – Buddy’s Back.

Buddy’s back and the red and white army are hoping Buddy adds to his extensive highlights reel this week against the Dockers.

The World Cup Alphabet: A is for…. Part 3

With 26 days to go it’s time to learn our ABC’s of the 88 year history of the FIFA World Cup. A few countries to start off with…

The World Cup Alphabet: A is for…. Part 2

With 26 days to go it’s time to learn our ABC’s of the 88 year history of the FIFA World Cup. A few countries to start off with…