Finals Birth

Kate Birrell captures some Richmond fans celebrating (possibly) the upset of the season in all their visceral glory…

Order The Footy Almanac 2014

Order your Footy Almanacs now. Postage is free inside Australia.

Joe Burns’ debut century: a win for the little guys

Joe Burns century on debut is a victory for the traditional understanding of club cricket and its link to first class cricket, writes Norths’ team-mate Wally Wright.

‘Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Four : The Chase is On (live comments)

The run chase is on at the ‘Gabba with Australia needing 128 for an outright win. Despite some resistance from Dharwan, who made 81 before being caught leg before by Nathan Lyon and Yadav with a cavalier 30, the Indians were all out for 224. Share your thoughts below as the Australian chase down a [Read more]

Almanac Weekend Reading: Twas the [Weekend] Before Christmas

Enjoy a collection of some great writing from around the world of sport with The Footy Almanac’s Weekend Reads

Gabba Test, Australia v India – Day Three : Brad Haddin to Retire? Dispirited India Crushed by Johnson, Smith Partnership

What does the future hold for Brad Haddin? Patrick White from Cricket Froth sums up three eventful days of Test cricket.

Summer Reading – Recommend Your ‘Best Reads’ of 2014

About to set off on your summer break and looking for reading to get your teeth into?

Weekend A-League Preview : Round 11 – The NSW Can’t Win Edition

Hamish Neal from Sydney’s Sky Sports Radio provides a unique and entertaining preview of this weekend’s A-League action.

Old (woollen) footy jumpers: Rare footy photo of international literary star

We have uncovered a photo of Haiku Bob as a Haiku-ling in Brisbane junior footy.

Lou (is back): Bowlers coming off? Don’t they like taking wickets?

Lou can’t believe what happened at the Gabba today.

Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar : December 12th, ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’

‘Damian Callinan’s Advent Calendar’ is superb reading and loaded with laughs. He’s been kind enough to share his recollections of ‘World Series Callinan v Anderson Cricket’ with the Almanac.

Gabba Test, Day One ; The Almanac Live Comments ‘Blog’

The second Test between Australia and India is underway at the ‘Gabba. Join our live comments discussion!

Cover art auction closes today

The auction for Susan Sutton’s brilliant painting (the original on which this year’s Almanac cover is based) closes today.

VHS collector needs your help

Have you got any old VHS recordings of footy games from the 80s and 90s? Steve Davis has a few gaps in his collection.

Almanac for the Weekend – Sunday Edition

Reviving a tradition established by The People’s Elbow, ‘Weekend Reading’ returns to the pages of the Almanac.

Why India Struggles to Win Test Matches Overseas

While Australian cricket fans celebrate, the Small Town Boy provides some analysis from the Indian team’s perspective

Adelaide Almanac function on Dec 11 at the traditional venue

The Adelaide launch of The Footy Almanac 2014 will definitely go ahead on Dec 11 but is now 7 for 7.30pm. At the traditional venue.

Why Exporters Believe In Santa Claus…

Friend of the Almanac Tim Harcourt drops by with a slightly new economic take on Christmas.

The Roy Boys: a short history

John Harms is called down to his local ground by some students from Salesian College to tell a few stories of the club and its magnificent oval.

AFL Broadcast Rights: Place Your Bets

The argy-bargy that accompanies the AFL’s broadcast rights negotiations is set to get underway once again.