Luke Stegemann, writer, thinker and amateur boxing referee, takes you inside the Queensland scene, inside the ring. And inside his own thoughts; thoughts of boxing and of the role of boxing [Superb – Ed].
It was such a brilliant season we just had to celebrate the Bulldogs magnificent premiership. Presenting…….The Doggies Almanac.
Wednesday Dec 14 at the North Fitzroy Arms. Come and celebrate with the Almanac crew (and Perc). The tradition of launch parties continues.
This is the contents page taken directly from The Doggies Almanac – which is out now. [John Harms is adding info about pieces in the comments – Ed]
Footy means so much to so many. Just ask a Doggies supporter. In his book Play On (from the Loose Men Everywhere section) John Harms considered why. Luke Beveridge read an extract from Play On at the club celebrations last night. Here’s what the much-loved coach read.
Have lunch with Stacky at the North Fitzroy Arms on Friday December 9.
Almanac Books: Footy Grounds to Grandstands: Play, Community and the Australian Football League (by Sam Duncan)
Sam Duncan has turned his PhD thesis into a book. You are invited to the launch on Dec 11. [Congratulations Sam – JTH]
We’re lucky today at the Almanac to share the poetry of Ian Bland. Check out this rollicking tale of Manacunna.
“The town of Manacunna, in the far west of the state
Had, outside of football, little cause to celebrate…”
We’ve got a couple of excellent books to hand over to reviewers.
This week is the 60th anniversary of the start of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Ann Rusden tells about going along to watch, not knowing she would later be friends with one of the athletes in action.
Citrus Bob invites Knackers to an Adelaide Test rendezvous: Oxford Hotel, Saturday November 26th, 10.15am for an 11am brunch. RSVP details provided.
Capturing images across the length and breadth of South Australian football at numerous levels, Peter Argent has produced an e-book of over 500 of his finest football images in 2016.
In this extract from the recently released anthology Man and Beast, edited by Andrew Rule, Anson Cameron tells the boyhood tale of his brave dog.
Jobe Watson today announced that he will hand back the Brownlow Medal awarded to him in 2012. How does this sit in your ledger?
Dion Fanning returns to Dublin after 20 years, to find comfort in the Gaelic games of his youth. [Great piece on the place of sport in lives – Ed].
“Some day, after the tears have dried and the hangover has lifted, after disbelief has transformed into nostalgia and the books have all been written, this might go down as the greatest baseball game ever played. It is much too soon for that now…” Check out acclaimed NBC sportswriter Joe Posnanski on an historic, emotional event.
Jim Coyle, amateur cyclist, was a prolific winner – racing for 50 years between 1940 and 1990. His jersey and trophies are part of a collection now showing at Scienceworks. Jim’s story is a beauty.
This piece from ESPN’s Wright Thompson beautifully captures the joy and sorrow that can accompany long awaited success. We highly recommend it.
Confirming VRC Handicapper Greg Carpenter, trainer Robbie Griffiths and Andy Gemmell will join us at the Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch
Magnificent news for lunch fans. VRC Handicapper Greg Carpenter, Robbie Griffiths and Andy Gemmell have confirmed they will join us for lunch on Cup Eve at the North Fitzroy Arms. RSVP now.
A.A. Mailey on bowling to Victor Trumper. This is a deadset classic.