The Miracle of the Almanac: can you spare a loaf or a fish?

What’s the Almanac worth to us?

Matt Spangher to Launch the Footy Season – April 1 at the Royal Melbourne Hotel

Our 2014 cover model and son of Almanac favourite Enzo will join us for dinner at the Royal Melbourne Hotel on April 1.

Join the Almanac Footy Tipping competitions – options galore

Tipsters. Sign up now. A few excellent options. (Includes ordinary tipping comp, Top 8, Gigs Ladder Ladder, I Tipped This and the Almanac-Fitzroy Rotary Pick One]

ASADA, Essendon and the AFL – Is it over yet?

It’s decision day for 34 current and former players at the Hangar in Tullamarine. Will the tribunal findings put a much needed full-stop on the story, or do we all just end up at another square-dance?

Why Boxing and Cage Fighting Should Be Banned. But Won’t Be.

In the wake of the death of 23 year old Queensland boxer Braydon Smith comes this piece from Rick Sarre, Professor of Law at the University of South Australia, who calls for boxing and cage fighting to be banned. Very interesting reading.

The Almanac-Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Competition

Join the Rotary Fitzroy Pick One Competition. Help a community organisation – and win cash.

Comedy Festival – Breaking Dad: Matty Q’s show about fatherhood

Matt Quartermaine’s latest show Breaking Dad premières this week and runs for four nights. Come along.

Lou: ANZAC Cricket

Lou reflects on the ANZAC coincidence in the World Cup final.

2015 ICC World Cup Final: Call for Writers

The final of the ICC 2015 World Cup looms large. If the usual trans-Tasman rivalry wasn’t enough to heat this one up, there’s also four years (and countless Bledisloe Cup meets) worth of bragging rights at stake. In the words of Tom Greenaway; “New Zealand could be the holders of both the Rugby and Cricket World Cups simultaneously.” Share your words with us, all are welcome.

ICC World Cup Final: Being a cricket fan in the US

The FIFA World Cup generated huge interest in the States, the ICC World Cup barely a blip.

In this piece from Bruce Berglund’s The Allrounder, three Americans discuss being passionate about cricket in the US:

Junior Almanac 2015 : In a tense finish, the Mighty Hawks Win The Day

We’re always proud of the input from our younger writers as each season progresses. On the eve of the 2015 AFL season, we put the call out there for younger writers to get involved with the Almanac. All are welcome, and encouraged! [includes a brilliant video in support of our crowdfinding push from Kaisha, with the backing of her parents. – Ed]

Want to play golf with an AFL legend?

We’re putting the question out there, and asking for your wish-list.

Luxury: The Price of Pies at the Adelaide Oval

Letter to the editor taken from the Adelaide Advertiser. A true blue smack down on all those who moan about the cost of having a bite at the footy.

The Mystery of the 1896 First XX

Calling the Almanac community: Can you help identify who is in this century old image?

2015 British Open Golf Tour

Any Almanackers keen to attend the British Open golf at St Andrews? Here are some details of how you can.

Women Writing Footy – A Wheeler Centre Symposium Invitation

The Wheeler Centre hosts a discussion on women and footy writing with panel of first-round [literary] draft picks including Catherine Harris, Nicole Hayes, Miriam Sved and Triple R’s Alicia Sometimes from The Breakfasters. Get along and get involved!

Melbourne Comedy Festival 2015: Damian Callinan and The Lost WW1 Diary

The Melbourne Comedy Festival gets underway this week and Almanacker Damian Callinan brings his acclaimed show; ‘The Lost WW1 Diary’ to the Melbourne Town Hall.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: A Winning Attitude is Habit-Forming

Should we be worried True Believers? Cam Hooke searches for some reassurance following the Pies lacklustre display against the Bulldogs on Saturday evening.

Don Bradman Lives Next Door – A Cricket Musical

If you like your cricket and you like your live theatre, then April 12th is your perfect storm of cricket-themed theatre. Read more…

Gideon Haigh snags a flag – at last

The Almanac congratulates Gideon Haigh on his role in the Yarra Thirds’ premiership win last Saturday. But Jim Young has some serious concerns. [Leave Gideon a message – Ed]