Martin Flanagan: In defence of grass roots footy

Martin Flanagan reminds those charged with looking after the administration (and commerce) of the game that they ignore grass roots football at their peril.

The Community Cup 2018 – this Sunday in Melbourne!

The Reclink Community Cup 2018 returns to Melbourne this Sunday, 24th June at Victoria Park with other States to follow. Get the details here.

Media release – from the AFLFA: Fans relish the chance to have their say on all things AFL

The AFLFA was formed to give fans a voice – which they are doing next Sunday (June 24). Some Almanac stalwarts (such as Cheryl Critchley and Yvette Wroby) are involved, as this media release from the AFLFA explains.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Bye Bye, it’s on again

Collingwood come off the bye to take on old rivals Carlton. Cam Hooke considers the state of affairs.

Sponsorship and Donation – Yarra Wildbeasts

The South Sudanese community is using basketball as a means of strengthening families and community. This is a worthy program in search of further support: find out about this great, local initiative and how you can help.

World Cup Tipping Competition

The Footy Almanac is running a FIFA World Cup Tipping competition. You are invited to join..

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch: Anthony Koutoufides tomorrow June 15

An exceptional and decorated champion of footy, Anthony Koutoufides is lined up as the next Almanac/Odd Friday lunch guest, taking place on the 15th of June. Details inside.

Almanac Cricket: The Langer Era Begins

The Justin Langer coaching reign begins tonight, with an ODI against England. And it’s on free-to-air TV! What do you make of it all? How do you feel about Tim Paine’s men? How do you rate their chances? Share your thoughts as you watch tonight.

A Wink from the Universe at Willy Lit Fest (June 17)

Our own John Harms will be in conversation with Almanac favourite Martin Flanagan on his captivating volume on the 2016 Premiers, “A Wink from the Universe”

‘When Murmungee made the news…..” By KB Hill

Another KB Hill classic. This time, he recounts the football odyssey of Ovens and Murray League legend Ron Critchley.

AFLFA Press Release: Fans to discuss the state of the game

The Almanac is all about getting you, the sporting community, involved in the game, whatever your game might be, whatever your role might be. Here’s a press release from the AFLFA inviting your participation in the first AFL Fans Association forum later this month.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 12 – The Year of the Pie

It’s not hard for the Pies faithful these days – all’s going well and they’re none too shy about letting us know. Is it the Year of the Pie? Cam Hooke tells us about Round 12.

The Father of the Giants

Former Comms manager at the Giants, Nick Johnston got to see what a great people person Kevin Sheedy is. On the occasion of Sheeds’ elevation to Legend status, Nick remembers those early days at the Giants.

Michael Gleeson Article on Justin Westhoff’s Business

Michael Gleeson has written an interesting article in today’s Age on Justin Westhoff’s business based in the Barossa Valley. Let us know your thoughts about post-footy transitions and sustainability.

Football is Art?

Football is art? Football as art? Check out this press release on Citrus Bob Utber’s ‘The Art of Football’ exhibition. The exhibition is on now at Red Rocks Regional Gallery in Cororooke. Spread the word.

The Rotary Club of Fitzroy ‘Pick One Winner Competition’ – Round 12 Rules

Latest from the Fitzroy Rotary Tip One comp.

Saint Rick Abdicates by KB Hill

KB Hill takes a slight diversion from the O&M this week (only slight, Wang does get a mention) to look at son of a gun and Territory footy champ, Rick Nolan

Making a contribution to the Almanac

If you’re a reader who loves the Almanac, and you want to ensure it keeps going, here’s three ways you can help.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2018 Round 11: A great-ish weekend

Not quite a perfect week for the Pies, but not much to really complain about for Cam Hooke in Round 11

How the West was One at Willy Lit Fest (June 17)

Get along to the Willy Lit Fest to hear from the people behind one of the best received books on the human history and changing fortunes of Melbourne’s Western Suburbs – “How the West was One”