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The great Garry McIntosh - image source

The great Garry McIntosh – source Read Rulebook’s tribute to one of his favoutites.

Congratulations to Rulebook. His Garry McIntosh piece broke the record for the most reads in one day. The excellent profile of the Norwood legend took off on Facebook and was read all around the world, and a lot in Adelaide. Rulebook is a wonderful promoter of all things Almanac. He’s an absolute stalwart of the Almanac community.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch will be held at the North Fitzroy Arms 12.30 for 1pm on Oct 31. Come and help us pick the trifecta.

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Almanac Music: Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize for Literature

While Nobel laureate Bob Dylan remains evasive, David Fordyce suggests some of Dylan’s best work is his latest material.

Ben McGlynn – How he will help us and welcome to the Saints

Ben McGlynn has been appointed as an assistant coach at St Kilda; Yoshi gives us his thoughts.

Macca – Mr Loyalty: A Tribute to Garry McIntosh

Rulebook’s tribute to one of his favourites, the great man of Norwood and South Australian football, Garry McIntosh.

Almanac Music: Final Stereo Stories concert for 2016

Our final show for 2016 is a 60 minute concert at the grand and gorgeous Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

The show, on Sunday 20 November at 4pm, is part of the 2016 Word For Word Festival, a celebration of non-fiction writing.

Perspective is now possible

With a balanced perspective, Jan Courtin concedes losing a Grand Final is not the end of the world, now to convince her heart.

Almanac Newsletter: Rulebook’s Macca Record, Old Dog plays Queenstown and the Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch

Today’s e-newsletter with a few of the week’s offerings.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Homes Edition

Plenty of teams still looking for their first win of the season while Sydney’s aiming to put another four on the board. And Timmy Cahill, well, he’s just doing whatever he pleases as Hamish Neal previews Round 3 of the A-League

The Unconformity Cup – Nowhere Footy

Old Dog goes to Queenstown where he plays a fun (but proper) footy match on the famous gravel oval during the Unconformity Festival. [This is an Old Dog special – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Sal’s tips (with some thoughts on what else is happening in sport)

Thoughts on Cahill and Krygios, best wishes to high school students sitting exams, and a complete analysis of the Manikato meeting and the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley. From Sal, coming off a solid Jameka spruik last week. [Well played Sal – JTH]

Almanac Obituary: Vale Twinkle Toes

Rob Heath notes the passing of a great footballer, club man and quite the dancer in Laurie Dwyer

World Footy: John Newton, footballer and footy writer

John Newton discovered footy after dislocating his elbow playing soccer. He now plays for the Boston Demons while studying journalism. Here’s his story from the Berkeley Beacon.

Big Bells and Brass Balls: paddling out at Bells beach on a big day.

The feeling of a crisp autumn morning, hungover, excited and the majesty of a massive set at Bells; only a surfer understands this feeling. San Diego Catter writes a beautiful tribute to a classic surfing trip.

Almanac Racing: Valley highlights

Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.

To trade or not to trade: Shakespeare’s hot take on the Gibbs non-deal

Every man and his Bard has an opinion on the trade period these days

AFL Trades: Panic

Unsure of how you feel after the AFL trades have completed? Set to Panic by The Smiths, Jeff Dowsing pens his thoughts.

Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch – Book Now!

The Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch has become a real standout in the calendar. This year will be no exception. RSVP now!

Almanc Golf: Golf Capital- Steel wins opener as Knox goes wide for World Cup teammate

Hamish Neal with his comprehensive weekly wrap of all things golf.

Footy and Love Event Suggestion

Yoshi has a suggestion for an event that AFL clubs could run for their single fans. He’s very keen for the Saints to take up his idea…

Grand Final Sydney v Western Bulldogs: the final kick in the guts

Craig Dodson is a lone Swan living in the western suburbs of Melbourne, trying his best to swim against a powerful rip current. How much more can he take?

Almanac Memories: When the sun sets over Carlton.

San Diego Catter remembers a time when daggy was cool, when Skyhooks ruled and Joe Camilleri slayed them at Martini’s.