AFL Semifinal Reports

All the reports from the second week of the 2014 finals.

Brownlow Gownlow

An artist has sent his latest football work.

The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch and Tip the Top 8 Count

Details for the Grand Final Eve lunch are out. (Please NOTE THE VENUE)

AFL Semi Final – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: The Unvarnished Truth

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.

Adelaide Uni Blacks C1 Preliminary Final: Chardonnays Through to the Decider

Adelaide University’s C1 team The Chardonnay Socialists are through to the Grand Final. Another entertaining report, this time of their Preliminary Final win, from the ‘World’s Greatest Football Club’.

New (woollen) footy jumpers: Coleraine leading the world again

Old Mate Bill Bailey bobs up as Coleraine lead the world again.

East Coburg CC Sports Night (Sep 16) with Matthew Lloyd

East Coburg CC always do a top function. Come and hear Matthew Lloyd on Sep 16.

Almanac on ABC Brisbane last Friday (full audio)

Almanac writers Geoff Woolcock and Lee McGowan featured on a panel at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival. Here’s the audio.

AFL footy commentary: any gems?

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?

Adelaide University Football Club-C1 1st Semi Final v Ugley: Happy Hunting Ground

Another entertaining Adelaide Uni Blacks report as their C1 team, the Chardonnays, continue their finals run.

AFL Round 23 – Reports

AFL Round 23 Reports

First Elimination Final: Reflections of a Tiger Tragic

Tiger nut Paul McEvey sets the scene, channelling the collective sensibility of the Tiger faithful, and wonders what is going to happen on Sunday.

Old (woollen ) footy jumpers – the lost letters of Charlie Moore

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.

The State of the Origins (of Australian Football)

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.)

SA Country Footy – North East FL: RSMU Hawks v Southern Saints (nice pics)

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]

Division C1 Elimination Final- Adelaide University FC v Port Districts: Team Management

Dale Adams’ attendance at The Chardonnay Socialists (Adelaide University FC Division C1) this season has been patchy. Non-existent even. But he’s back when it matters. Here is his report.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 23 preview

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.

Funeral Notice: Jan (John) Gigacz

The funeral of Jan (John) Gigacz, father of former editor, and great supporter and friend of the Almanac, Gigs, will be held on Friday morning. Details are included in this post.

Footy Town in The Gap

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.

Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day Special.

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