Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 18

0-5 is enough for Cam Hooke and the Collingwood faithful. With arch-rivals Melbourne and Collingwood set to cash on a Saturday afternoon in Melbourne, the True Believers are confident of getting the points.

Almanac Cricket: Vale Clive Rice

A fitting tribute to the great South African all-rounder Clive Rice (from ESPNCricinfo).

Pigskin Almanac: The underdogs who won the Superbowl

Some of the most memorable sporting contests in history have been provided by NFL Super Bowl contests. Pigskin fan Logan R. Grayson recalls famous underdog wins in the NFL’s ‘big dance.’

Almanac Lunch with Luke Ablett – Friday 31st of July at the Royal Melbourne Hotel

Lunch this week is shaping up as a beauty. Come and join John Harms this Friday at the Royal Melbourne Hotel as he chats to Swans premiership player Luke Ablett about his life in footy, as well as his life as a writer, international volunteer and project officer promoting gender equality in sport.

Round 17 – GWS v Geelong: Arm wrestle at Manuka

Sports historian – and Cats fan – Bruce Kennedy was all too familiar with the Hoops’ record in Canberra, and approached the clash against the Giants with a degree of caution. Class and experience, however, won the day.

VAFA – St Bedes Mentone v Fitzroy: Roys faint hopes Tyquinated in feint battle at Brindisi

The Roys found it mighty tough away to St Bedes but the warmth of the North Fitzroy Arms helped get things back on track. King George III was there.

Round 17 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Disappointing or disgraceful?

Five losses in a row is Cam Hooke’s tipping point. It’s time for change and there’s selection pressure coming from the VFL players. The axe? Swing it.

Round 17 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Demons cast out, Saints be praised

Ken Haley was in that number in 1966 and he wants to be there when next the Saints go marching in. Here is his story of a cold and wet afternoon when two re-developing sides went at it. [Nice to have you on our page Ken – JTH]

Round 16 – Fremantle v Carlton: Back on track

Poppy Penny recounts last weekend’s Dockers’ win which righted the good ship Freo.

Adelaide ASSH invites Crow-eating Almanackers to their big night

The Adelaide Chapter of the Australian Society for Sports History invites local Almanackers to their next function on August 5. [These are excellent occasions for those who like sports history and the written and spoken word – JTH]

Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Winner Update: Round 16

Peter Hille updates us with the latest Fitzroy Pick One info.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

After a well-earned mid-winter break in significantly warmer climes than the nation’s capital, Cam Hooke is back with the Magpie faithful’s guide to their Round 17 clash against the Western Bulldogs.

Sydney Almanac get together this Sunday July 26

A few beers, a bite to eat, and time to celebrate The Footy Almanac 2014. Come along to the Royal Exhibition in Surry Hills this Sunday July 26. (Spread the word)

Portrait of the Tiger as an Old Man

He might even stand you a pint.

Play golf at Woodlands. School fundraiser on July 24

Almanac supporter Shane Joyce is organizing a fundraiser for Parkdale Secondary College on Friday July 24. Starting at $250 a head you get the chance to play on a course ranked in the top 10 in Australia, a three course meal, drinks, a polo shirt and an evening’s entertainment with Simon Marshall, Scott Lucas and Ben Dixon.

“The Space Between”: life, death and football

Tom Richardson’s piece, published in ‘In Daily’ on Thursday, and brought to us by Mick Pullen.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Competition – R15 Update

Righto Pick One entrants, getting to the pointy end of competition 2. Here is the state of play this week.

Round 16 – Preview: Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

Drawing together all information (including some chest-beating propaganda from a Weagle counterpart), Cam Hooke previews the crucial Collingwood v West Coast clash.

Time and Space – James Coventry

James Coventry is an ABC sports commentator based in Adelaide. Robert Walls’ time at Fitzroy is the subject of this extract from his book Time and Space, which is a history of strategy, tactics and coaching innovation in Australian football.

Williamstown CYMS Past Players Day, Saturday July 18

Williamstown CYMS are having a past players luncheon this coming Saturday at Fearon Reserve. The occasion will celebrate the 2014 and 1970 premiership teams and co-incides with a must-win game for the CY’s against the team they rolled to win last year’s Premier C division flag, Therry Penola.