VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Fitzroy…Stereofini; Fitzroy…Stereofairest (and best)…the club we hold so dear.

King George! III is at his observant and entertaining best this week [he’s coming off a high base too – JTH] with this report of a cracking day at Brunswick St which involved Serafini numerology, a fine performance from the boys and a noble performance from the women’s side (the Sunday previous).

Short Story: You can’t buy that (introducing Barry Mitchell).

Not every day a 200 game VFL/AFL player bobs up as a writer. Barry Mitchell makes his debut for the Almanac with this short story.

Bob Murphy’s fine speech on becoming an AFL Life Member

Check out this speech made by Bob Murphy at the function to recognise 2016 AFL Life Members last year. [A beauty – Ed].

A fan’s love letter to Bob Murphy

Spencer Gigacz has grown up watching Robert Murphy. He wrote this piece the day after Bob’s season ending injury.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: The Bad Times

Cam Hooke is already dreading the Bad Times that are the months between Round 23 2017 and Round 1 2018.

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

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

Announcing The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017: Now available

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

Almanac Lunch: We invite all International Cup visitors to a traditional Melbourne footy lunch

The world is in Melbourne for the International Cup. We invite all visitors (and locals) to a traditional footy lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on Friday August 11. Details in this post.

Round 20 (2009) – Essendon v St Kilda: A fine son

Jobe Watson will retire at the end of the season. He won the Brownlow in 2012, but for a long time he was heavily criticised. We re-visit John Harms’s story about a 2009 match between Essendon and St Kilda.

North Hobart Football Club fights to regain its name and legacy (Member vote)

In a breakthrough at North Hobart, North Hobart Football Club (Hobart City) members will now have the chance to vote on the club’s name. [Also here, Craig Martin looks at the downfall of the North Hobart Football Club and it’s fight to stay alive and regain it’s name. First published in The Mercury.]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: That tackle

It was a pretty good week for Collingwood supporters with wins in both the AFL and VFL. Grundy’s tackle was the main talking point from the game against North Melbourne.

Hanging out with premiership players who love to read The Women’s Footy Almanac

Martha Webster-Brown and Sarah Tex Perkins at a junior Crows function last night in Adelaide. Sarah was stoked to receive The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017.

The excitement of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch

Danielle Croci from The Footy Gospel has written a lovely account of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch. She captured the night in its glory and can’t wait for the next edition.

Almanac Junior Footy – Kew Rovers v Fitzroy Under 10-3: The story of a terrific Roys win in pictures

Fitzroy Under 10-3        10.15.75 Kew Rovers 1.3.9.   Here’s how the game unfolded – through the lens of Charlotte White’s camera. SEE THE FULL GALLERY    

Almanac Footy History: Cazaly (a new biography)

Robert Allen’s book – thoroughly researched – is being launched on Aug 16. Here’s a little about it.

Almanac Tribunal Comment: Showing the Instruments

Anson Cameron wrote a piece about the MRP and frying like pork cracklin in 2012. Only the names have been changed to suit this moment in 2017.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: The draw

Collingwood almost pulled off the upset against the Crows on Sunday but managed to draw against the ladder leaders. However, finals are now out of the question.

A report of Richmond Centrals v Fitzroy Under 10-3 in haiku

Look out Haiku Bob. Roys’ Under 10-3’s coach Yabby Symons reports on her side’s stirring effort against Richmond Centrals in haiku.

The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 is in The Sunday Age

The Sunday Age (30 July 2017) has run an excellent feature about our book, after chatting with co-editor Yvette Wroby and women’s footy legend Leesa Catto, and the St Kilda Sharks. Some excellent pics too. Thanks to Matilda Boseley.

Almanac Party: The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 launch

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.