VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Scotch: Deo Gratias, Bambino Nino

It was a political feast at the Reds Foundation luncheon, writes King George!III as Dan Andrew gave his best, before the Reds faced Old Scotch who were stirred into action at half-time.

The power of AFL football: Pride game helps foster change in country Victoria

Kate O’Halloran has written a wonderful piece profiling the second Gay That’s OK Pride and Inclusion game.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: One week at a time

Collingwood had a much needed break in both the AFL and VFL. Cam Hooke looks ahead to this weekend’s important clash with Port Adelaide.

Play On

Those interested in the session at the Williamstown Literary Festival may like to re-visit Play On which is the omnibus edition of John Harms’s first three books: Loose Men Everywhere, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, and Confessions of a Thirteenth Man.

What do you do in Melbourne when Richmond has a bye?

Richmond had the bye this weekend so Joe De Petro attended two games of football: the friendly between the world’s top two countries Brazil and Argentina, and a footy clash between fallen champions (Hawthorn) and a team on the rise (Gold Coast).

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: ‘There are days when you could give it up’

A heartbreaking loss to Melbourne on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday has seen the Pies slip to 11th on the ladder. Each game from here on in has so much significance for a team determined to play finals footy in 2017.

Marngrook Footy Show and Footys4All and The Footy Almanac: Kev Kropinyeri warms up the crowd

Malarkey Publications provides copies of The Footy Almanac to Footys4All which is an organisation run by Mick Gallus to distribute free sports equipment to communities who otherwise are unlikely to have the resources to provide footballs and soccer balls. Being a teacher Mick also understands the pivotal place of reading. So he includes copies of The Footy Almanac. Footys4All has a partnership with The Marngrook Footy Show. Check out the clip of Indigenous comedian Kevin Kropinyeri working the Marngrook studio as the warm-up guy.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: On a roll

Three wins in a row for Collingwood has fans excited, while the VFL side also picked up a win. A one point loss sees the Magpies depart the Super Netball finals series.

Siren’s Call – the latest availability (includes e-book options)

Yvette Wroby’s book Siren’s Call is available through numerous platforms: bookshops, directly from Yvette, on-line, and as an e-book. Details are in this post.

Almanac Footy History: World of Sport Handball Championship

Classic. Name the year.

Odd Friday Lunch: Colin Lovitt at the North Fitzroy Arms

The Odd Friday Lunch with Colin Lovett – June 9 1.05pm Three courses $35 Drinks at bar prices Bookings: Phone 94864501     Colin Lovitt, now retired QC, Criminal Defense Barrister of 45 years has had about 200 Murder Trials. He was Chair of The Criminal Bar Association (Vic), also working on high profile cases in [Read more]

Almanac Book Review – Siren’s Call: Two in one

Writer and Saints fan Ken Haley has reviewed Yvette Wroby’s memoir Siren’s Call. [Thoughtful, as always – JTH]

Nicky Winmar Statue Pozible Campaign

Nicky Winmar created history by standing up racism on the footy field. Alex Wadelton wants to help make his iconic stance stand forever with a more than life size replica of Winmar in bronze. Get behind this amazing cause.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Back to back wins

Collingwood are back in form with back to back wins in the AFL, while the Magpies won in the Super Netball. Cam also previews the upcoming game against Fremantle.

Almanac News: Our site was down for a few hours but it’s sorted now

A brief note re various – including news on State of Origin from JTH.

AFLW Asia: Apsara Win in Thriller

AFLW is really kicking into gear and Dion McCaffrie excited to see International Women’s footy. The game between Cambodian Apsaras and Saigon Gaels in Vung Tau, Vietnam was quite the spectacle.

AFL Indigenous Round 2017 – Favourite Indigenous players and moments

The AFL Indigenous Round kicks off tonight and we want to know your favourite Indigenous players and moments.

Round 9 – St Kilda v Sydney: The Bloods are back

The Bloods returned to their best style of footy in a convincing win over St Kilda last weekend and Kieran Croker is looking forward to the rest of the season.

VAFA Premier B – Mazenod v Fitzroy: They, he, it were only nineteen

Mazenod was in the news but the Roys were keen to take the game up to them on their anniversary day. It turned out to be a case of coincidental 19s as King George! III observes. [Trademark alertness from the monarch – JTH]

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Big wins bring smiles

Collingwood secured two big wins over the weekend in AFL and the Super Netball and fell short in the VFL.