The Roys went to Ivanhoe to start off their 2017 campaign. Everyone had a red hot go.
John Harms tells the happy Geelong yarn of the boys great win on Easter Monday.
Young Daniel Saunders is going to write for the Almanac. He has a strong sports writing heritage. [Welcome Daniel – JTH]
Professor Jenny Hocking has found some transcripts which will cause much discussion in relation to marngrook and its place in the evolution of Australian Football.
In the lead up to Friday’s Roy Hay lunch, we reprise John Harms’s piece which was first published last October:
The A-League clubs generate heartfelt support from loyal supporters. But, given the growth agenda of Australian soccer, will the broader community find the A-League meaningful enough to get involved? John Harms considers the state of play.
Head back to Round 1 at Subiaco in 2012. JTH and P. Flynn were in the crowd. It was a memorable opening match.
Kate O’Halloran has a piece in The Guardian today.
Join in all three of our tipping comps.
The standard Almanac comp.
The Tip the Top 8. (You have until March 24 on this one – one day after the opening match)
I Tipped This (a fantastic comp – the Almanac has its own comp within the bigger comp)
All explained in this post
The highly entertaining Ken Sheldon is the Odd Friday Lunch guest on March 17. Bookings essential. Read more.
We welcome Carole Jordan and Voila Hair & Beauty as a sponsor of our women’s footy coverage.
Who was Ted Whiting? And why would John Harms run into his rich story? Read historian Michael Shelford’s piece about Ted Whiting (originally published in The Guardian in 2013).
The Almanac is pleased to announce that Michelle Brisbane and Ethical Investment Services are sponsoring our women’s footy coverage. Please take a moment to learn more. [Soul Blues fans may recognise Michelle from the haunts of Fitzroy and Northcote venues – Ed]
If you went to the T20 on Friday night and would like to write a short piece for the MCC Members Blog – Balcony Banter – please drop me a line.
Fitzroy Under 9-S (about to become Under 10-S we hope) is one of the great footy teams on the planet. However, to guarantee we remain together, we need three more players. John Harms is helping with the recruiting.
John Harms and family went to Princes Park last Friday night. He regards the Carlton v Collingwood match for premiership points as one of the most memorable sporting events he’s attended. Although he will never do it justice, here’s a glimpse into why.
Recently Siddhartha Vaidyanathan from Cricinfo asked if I would contribute to a piece on out-of-the-blue national selections. I chose Peter ‘Who’ Taylor.
This will be huge.
Who was Albert (Pompey) Austin and why is his story so significant? Historian Roy Hay tells the intriguing tale of this nineteenth century sportsman and entertainer, possibly the only Indigenous man to play top level football during that period . [You may be able to help with information and further research – Ed]
John Harms has just received a beaut greeting card from Bruce Dawe. Here’s why.
Well, we’d have to be happy with this review. Thanks Mister Football.