Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Some thoughts before the opening round

This is an in interesting preview of the Carlton v Richmond clash from Adrian Eassom. Sorry it’s a little late. [I’ll cop the blame for that one – JTH. Apologies Adrian] So you can assess it in hindsight.

MCC Library in Conversation – Harry Graham: the little dasher

Get on down to the MCC Library on 12 April to hear Graeme Watson and Peter Bedford in conversation with Ronald Cardwell about his new biography of Test cricketer and Melbourne footballer, Harry Graham

Almanac Lunch: 2017 AFL Season Launch, March 24, with special guest William McInnes

Join The Footy Almanac crowd and our guest William McInnes at the North Fitzroy Arms as we kick off the 2017 footy season.

The Footy Almanac, Footys4all and Marngrook Footy Show have come together

Announcing a new partnership with Footys4all and Marngrook Footy Show.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 1 is upon us

Round 1 sees Collingwood take on the reigning premiers Western Bulldogs. Cam Hooke previews the big clash and wraps up the action in the AFLW and netball.

Talking about Life as I Know it and sports writing at Boroondara Library March 21

Looking forward to tomorrow night in Hawthorn. Thanks to Boroondarra Library for the invitation. Always good to talk about M.J. Payne. And about writing generally.

Great teams of the SANFL

This classic piece by Flag No. 10 was first published on the Talking Footy SA site. Once you’re on the wavelength you’ll be rewarded. [So original! – JTH]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Four from four

Cam Hooke is a very happy Colingwood fan as they scored a clean sweep over the weekend in all competitions.

The Almanackers list is up and running again

You will be happy to know that you can find a catalogue of each and every Almanacker’s stories by an author search. See how and good luck doing any work today!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A Curate’s Egg

Cam Hooke’s “all things Collingwood”, with bonus “Eddie Watch”. One for the True Believers.

Almanac Blind Tennis: Help locals to reach the inaugural Blind Tennis International Tournament – in Spain

Australians have been invited to compete at the inaugural Blind Tennis International Tournament, to be held in Spain, this May. A disability allowance only stretches so far – let’s get behind these everyday champs. [Link to a donations page appears in the article].

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Brisbane: They? Or we?

Holly Greatwich gets caught in a nasty situation at The Parade. A maniacal Port supporter, she finds herself completely engrossed in, and cheering for…the Crows. [Nice Almanac debut – JTH]

Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions

Leather Poisoning marks Women’s History Month and the launch of the national women’s football league with a series of special public programs, talks and events.

I Tipped This 2017 AFL tipping competition: great value, great prizes – $10,000 up for grabs

I Tipped This is a fun way to do your footy tipping this season. Give it a crack.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: History made for the Collingwood women

Cam Hooke is back with the latest Collingwood wrap including a big weekend for the women’s teams with first wins in the AFLW and Super Netball.

AFL Pre-season – North Melbourne v Hawthorn: Home Sweet Home

Deakin journalism student Marnie Cohen had heard her family’s stories about Arden Street. But the last VFL game was played there in 1985. On Sunday she returned with her father to see North put in their second solid performance of the pre-season. It meant a lot. [Nice debut piece – Ed]

The Doggies Almanac and a print of Jim Pavlidis’s brilliant Liam Picken painting.

A copy of the book of the season – The Doggies Almanac – and a quality print of Jim Pavlidis’s wonderful painting of Liam Picken’s Grand Final speccie.

Presenting…The Doggies Almanac 2016

It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac. Read about this special extra edition of the Almanac and order your copy here.

Almanac Rugby League: Redcliffe Dolphins turn 70

First published in The Guardian, this article by Joe Gorman takes a look at one of the country’s great football clubs, the Redcliffe Dolphins which turns 70 this year.

The Odd Friday Lunch with Peter McKenna

Peter McKenna joins us this Friday afternoon at the Odd Friday Lunch at North Fitzroy Arms. Join the Hall Of Famer for all things Collingwood, modern footy and Hey, Hey it’s Saturday.