Finals Week 3 – Who wins and why?

And then there were four. Who will win these 2016 Preliminary finals?

State of the footy nation: time to address a few issues about good ordinary football at the second tier.

Terry Logozzo’s comment on Rulebook’s recent piece about second tier comps is worthy of being a post in its own right. So here it is.

Tassie Footy: The Rainbows are the 2016 OSFA Premiers!

Another Tasmanian OSFA Grand Final match report, this time from Bill Eagle (or Bille Trethewie and friends) on how Tasmania University Football Club defeated Richmond in both seniors and reserves.

Finals Week 3 – Geelong v Sydney: Feline faith

There comes a time when your choice of Footy Club is questioned, Andrew Herscovitch shares the moment when his faith in Geelong was stretched.

Pick One Comp 2 Update Finals Week 3

Rotary Tip One update: 10 on the Hawks, 4 on the Doggies, 12 on Sydney and 7 on the Crows.

Book Launch – The Origins of Australian Football: Victoria’s Early History Volume 4: Tough Times

Join John Harms in conversation with Geoffrey Blainey and the author of this work, Mark Pennings. Thursday 22 September at the MCC Library. Details here.

Sugar! Don’t miss the fun and adventure at Tigerland.

Tony Hardy wrote this piece early in the season – but it was never published. He had something to say about how his Richmond are packaging game day and what it says about how the club understands itself. Where, he asks, is the football?

Finals Week 3 – A Shorts Story

For Gary Caulfield it’s a matter of colour and shorts, Geelong’s shorts and the clash jumpers.

Finals Week 2 – Sydney v Adelaide: Carn

cold girl fever writes about something very dear to her heart – learning to love football. [A terrific footy story – Ed]

A Tasmanian State Premiership Remembered, 50 years on.

It’s 50 years since City-South won the Tasmanian State Premiership, now part of South Launceston, Jim Fidler remembers when local footy was all that existed and winning the Premiership was the greatest prize in Football.

Finals Week 2 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Preview from Geoff Gold and the Asia Hawks Network

Some Asia Hawks network News. Always good to hear from Geoff Gold and his merry band.

FA Grand Final Eve Lunch Update – 30th Sept at the Fitzroy Town Hall

An update on the big lunch on September 30. Reserve your places now!

Almanac Books: Former Swans Chairman Richard Colless and True Believers

Richard Colless launches Jan Courtin’s book at the SCG, this is a video of his speech where he talks about the value of true believers in a Footy Club.

VWFL Grand Finals this Sunday

This Sunday get down to the aptly named Piranha Park in Coburg to watch the Grand Finals of the VWFL, women’s footy at its best.

Who will be the 2016 AFL Fan of the Year?

Surely there is an Almanacker deserving of the 2016 AFL Fan of the Year, or maybe the entire team? Vote for your 2016 AFL Fan of the Year.

Play On

If you’re looking for a copy of Play On (which includes Loose Men Everywhere) you can find out more about it here. [Also, read some critics’ comments about the three books which make up Play On – Ed]

Australian Society for Sports History (SA) – 20th Anniversary Dinner (October 11)

Speaker: John Harms, ‘The Almanac: a lens into life, sport and the Universe?’ – details inside.

Jaeger O’Meara nominates Hawthorn

Jaeger O’Meara wants to play for Hawthorn in 2017. What does that mean?

Almanac Local Footy: Minyip-Murtoa Grand Finals Weekend

The Albatross reports on Minyip-Murtoa’s two Football and Netball Grand Finals, Go Burras!

Does weather play a role in finals?

With the rain tumbling down in Melbourne Town, we wonder about the influence of weather on footy finals. (What is “finals weather”?)