Euro 2016: “Night to remember on green field of France” (The Irish Times)

Keith Duggan’s rollicking story from The Irish Times, as Republic of Ireland, needing victory to progress to the knock-out phase of Euro 2016, rapturously defeat Italy. “Football: bloody hell. About an hour before kick-off, O’Neill’s starting 11 filtered into the muggy Flanders evening. It was as intriguing a selection as he has ever plumped for…”

Almanac Cricket: ICC Conference – Have your say

The ICC Conference is to be held next week and Neil Drysdale needs your help, what are the key issues the ICC need to address?

Fitzroy Rotary Pick – Round 14: At Last Gold Coast Makes It Into The Bottom 3 !

Peter Hille updates us with the Round 14 selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club. Get your tips in.

Almanac Music: Michael Waugh sings Maffra Under 10s

Michael Waugh has written a classic Aussie song about Country Footy titled Maffra Under 10s, watch the video.[Great Work – Ed]

Competitive? A handy side of Geelong discards.

And where would this team of former Geelong players finish on the ladder?

Almanac Connection: “Titles and tears” by Joe Posnanski

Highest class sportswriting from NBC Sports National columnist Joe Posnanski, on Cleveland, on place and on meaning. It is basketball, it is LeBron James, it is connection and it is a sense of connection.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 14 Preview

For Cam Hooke and the True Believers (“It’s not over till it’s over. Have faith”), Collingwood “need to convincingly win (for the percentage) 9 out of the 10 matches remaining (or win all 10 by smaller margins) to make the Finals.”

Almanac Photo Essay: Southern Flinders Tigers v Peterborough Jamestown Magpies

On Saturday, Peter Argent got in the car. Three hours later, he took out his camera at Wirrabara Oval and took these evocative shots of a day at the Northern Areas Football Association rural footy. [Add your caption ideas – Ed].

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 19-6-16

All the weekend sporting results worth knowing and some others as well.

Celebrating women’s footy at the Almanac lunch on June 17 (all welcome)

All welcome at lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms on June 17. We’ll be celebrating women’s footy. All welcome.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick – Round 13: Many Down with the Blues and a Few Other Hopes Go West

Peter Hille updates us with the latest selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club. Get your tips in.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 12 Review

Collingwood’s loss to Melbourne is testing the true believers, Cam Hooke’s review of Round 12 sums it up.

VAFA – B Section: Stocktake hotcake or draft your Wills

King George! III gives his mid-season assessment of the Roys as they make their way up the Section B ladder.

Does Evan Hocking play for the West Coast Eagles?

Comedian Evan Hocking heads off to the footy.

Along the way he is asked whether he plays for the West Coast Eagles. He explains why.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 12-06-16

All the weekend sporting results fit to print

Round 11 – Western Bulldogs v West Coast: The Mighty West

Conor Morrisey and his mate John head off to the footy, trading barbs and knowledgeable one-liners (“We even debate the merit of the Bulldogs claiming to be from “the mighty west” when our west is roughly four hundred times more west of Melbourne than Footscray is”).

Billy Crystal’s ‘Fifteen Rounds’

Billy Crystal’s tribute to Muhammad Ali [Thanks to Peter Baulderstone for alerting us to this – JTH]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 12 Preview

Cam Hooke maintains a positive and calming influence for the Collingwood faithful in his preview of Round 12 – Queen’s Birthday clash with Melbourne.

Almanac Footy History: Celebrating the last VFL match at Brunswick Street Oval in 1966. And help us find Kevin Oakley.

We need your help! We are looking for Kevin Oakley who played in Fitzroy’s last game at Brunswick St Oval in 1966. (Includes news of the 50th anniversary reunion at Brunswick Street on Aug 20. Better book early for this one. Ed)

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 11 Review

What positives can be gained for Cam Hooke’s true Collingwood believers after another emphatic loss, this time to Port Adelaide?