All the reports from the second week of the 2014 finals.
Details for the Grand Final Eve lunch are out. (Please NOTE THE VENUE)
Docker Sean Gorman mans up and tells it like it was. How did the Dockers lose the unlosable election? How did Port roll back the stone and create a Second Coming? Sean reveals all.
Old Mate Bill Bailey bobs up as Coleraine lead the world again.
East Coburg CC always do a top function. Come and hear Matthew Lloyd on Sep 16.
Almanac writers Geoff Woolcock and Lee McGowan featured on a panel at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival. Here’s the audio.
Sportsfans, No doubt many sport-hours were watched over the last three days. Mainly footy we suspect, but there was other sport on – NRL, rugby test, US Open tennis, racing, FedEx Cup et al. Many sports, many contests, many stations, many commentators. Any commentary gems?
Another entertaining Adelaide Uni Blacks report as their C1 team, the Chardonnays, continue their finals run.
Tiger nut Paul McEvey sets the scene, channelling the collective sensibility of the Tiger faithful, and wonders what is going to happen on Sunday.
In its heyday Charlie Moore’s Preston Rovers jumper would have sported proud white lettering. Alas, the fabric and the fibre have fallen by the wayside.
Charlie Wells chronicles the origins of the names and places of all the clubs that grace our great game. And despite all the pommy toffs and shonks that lent many a club name, Ron thinks the indigenous possum skin game ‘Marn Grook’ gave it much of its style. (Lovers of our history will be richly rewarded by Charlie’s research – Ed.)
More excellent footy pics from Peter Argent who watched the Southern Saints play RSMU Hawks in the NEFL in the mid-north of South Australia. [nice little cricket story too - JTH]
Four more wins and Collingwood will be in the Grand Final. True believer Cam Hooke takes a good look at Friday night’s Pies v Hawks.
The funeral of Jan (John) Gigacz, father of former footyalmanac.com.au editor, and great supporter and friend of the Almanac, Gigs, will be held on Friday morning. Details are included in this post.
Sasha Lennon celebrates The Gap Dragons’ footy club and the success of the annual round robin intra-club kids competition. He also thanks the Footy Almanac for getting behind the event.