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.

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?

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.

Order The Footy Almanac 2014

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

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.

The Footy Almanac Melbourne Launch

It was a great night, and here are just a few of Yvette Wroby’s photos.

The Early Days Of The Victorian Football Players’ Association

Around this time last year John Harms published a fortieth year anniversary history of the AFL/VFL Players’ Association. His research was aided enormously by the early work of Braham Dabscheck, an academic who went on to be a leader in the area of understanding player associations, organisations, and unions (around the world). Braham now writes for the Almanac. To add to those St Kilda laments, we feel it’s timely to publish one of his early papers. [Thanks to Braham for making this original research paper available, and to Jay Carmichael for his diligent editing/conversion job – Ed]

‘Mathematici vieri potest’ : The Footy Almanac on SEN1116’s ‘Evenings with Finey’

The Almanac’s Peter Flynn and Rick Kane were special guests of Paul Daffey and Mark Fine on ‘Evenings With Finey’ an SEN in Melbourne last night.

Spectators: A Studio Exhibition.

One of The Almanac’s many artistic treasures – Kate Birrell – is set to unveil a new showing. Read more…

Eleven White Clothed Angels

More reflections on Phil Hughes: A life and a career which ended far too soon. By Mick Alldis (with thanks to Malcolm Ashwood)

Brisbane launch of The Footy Almanac 2014 is on tonight (Wednesday Dec 3)

The Brisbane launch of The Footy Almanac 2014 is definitely on at the Pineapple Hotel this Wednesday.