Almanac Beer: Prickly Moses is up and about

The Footy Almanac and Prickly Moses are delighted to announce a partnership for the AFL Finals series leading up to the Otway Oktoberfest. Luke Reynolds, who is one of the brewers at Prickly Moses, tells the story. [And explains how you can win tickets to the Otway Oktoberfest]

Bangladesh v Australia – 1st Test, Day 1: More Subcontinental Blues For Warner

Luke Reynolds reports on an engrossing first day of the Bangladesh v Australia Test in Mirpur.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Geelong: Daicos Debuts, Dangerfield Dominates

Luke Reynolds and his son Josh were pumped to watch the debut of Josh Daicos. He impressed in his first hit out, but it was Patrick Dangerfield who was centre stage.

Almanac Exclusive: 20th AFL team bids revealed

Always first with breaking news, The Footy Almanac exclusively reveals the bidding teams for the AFL’s 20th licence.

Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Witts v Grundy (Floreat Pica Society)

Luke Reynolds reports on a scrappy win in torrential rain by Collingwood on the Gold Coast for the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 16 – Collingwood v Essendon: Crook in the Guts

“2017 has gone down the toilet for Collingwood. But that crook in the guts feeling will linger for a long while.” Luke Reynolds simply can not wait for season 2017 to be over for his Magpies and changes to be made.

Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil- The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson

Luke Reynolds reviews ‘Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story’, written by Almanacker Matt Watson.

Round 7 – Collingwood v Carlton: Anniversary Blues

There was a sense of numbness and disappointment for Luke Reynolds as Carlton got a big win over fierce rivals Collingwood. And it had to be Daisy to put the game out of reach for the Magpies.

Round 4 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Docklands Disorientation

Despite gathering a big group of Pies fans to the game, Luke Reynolds’ support wasn’t enough to lift his side over the line in a lacklustre game.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: Light in the Dark

It’s a warm Friday night and Luke Reynolds in the Otways has his shorts and polo on. A winter of darkness looms for Collingwood (“..the last few minutes are excruciating. Roaring at the TV…”), but a strong team performance in Sydney burns as a light in the dark.

Almanac Cricket – Finals For Some

At the Almanac we are after the stories of your local cricket finals. Good luck to everyone that is involved in a finals campaign. Sadly for Luke Reynolds and the Pomborneit Cricket Club, there will be no finals action in 2017/18. A long off-season awaits.

Almanac Music: Best Albums and EPs of 2016

Luke Reynolds with his top albums and EPs of 2016. Fair to say there’s an Australian bias here…

Australia v Pakistan – MCG, Day 5: Smith, Starc and Car Parks

Luke Reynolds takes a punt on a Punt Road car park as day 5 of the 2nd Test delivers much more than expected.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: The Ground’s Half Empty

Luke Reynolds gets Reckless with his Collingwood at Dockland experience, with apologies to Australian Crawl.

Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Bontempelli & Bucks’ Billy Goats

Luke Reynolds seems a bit gruff after another “honourable loss” by Collingwood. There’s no escape.

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: Footy and music in Carringbush

Footy and a great gig. What more can you ask for! Luke Reynolds has a memorable day out with his younger sister.

Round 18 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Even colder (Floreat Pica Society)

Luke Reynolds writes for the Floreat Pica Society this week; reporting on a Magpie first quarter that was colder than “a mother-in-law’s stare.”

Round 15 – Carlton v Collingwood: Beating Carlton more important than Election Result

A full board of Saturday commitments but for Luke Reynolds beating Carlton was the most important outcome of July 2.

Almanac Music: Gig Review – The Living End at The Forum, 23/06/16

One of Australia’s finest live rock bands, The Living End, were in Melbourne last week. Luke Reynolds was there at the Forum to see them live (and to report for the Almanac).

Round 10 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs: He Says, She Says

Luke Reynolds was stuck at home watching Collingwood play the Bulldogs. Mrs R, in her writing debut for the Almanac, co-writes from an alternate point of view about a family day watching the footy at home.