Almanac Classics (in a milestone week for the Almanac)

The Almanac is about to celebrate a major milestone. We’ve published many brilliant pieces over the years but, neglectfully, we have forgotten to categorise them as ‘Almanac Classics’.

Nominate a piece which you think is a classic – and we’ll highlight it this week, and make it an Almanac Classic and feature it on the home page.

Dinner with Yoshi (Oct 27) – all welcome.

Yoshi is in town. Join him for dinner on Oct 27 at the North Fitzroy Arms.

Almanac Sports History: John Carlos and Mexico City 1968. (From Democracy Now)

Recently Democracy Now interviewed John Carlos (1968 Mexico City podium salute) and sports writer Dave Kirin.

Almanac Recommendation: Life Again with Gareth Andrews

John Harms pens a short thank you to Almanac supporter Gareth Andrews.

Almanac Oratory: Speakola and Tony Wilson

Tinsel Tony Wilson was a big hit at the Almanac lunch. He has a fantastic website which publishes speeches. Read more about it here and be moved by Tommy Hafey and Allan Jeans.

Ipswich Rugby League: Goodna RLFC are premiers (again) and Ted and Tracey and TC and crew are still celebrating

Goodna are premiers which makes TC’s version of the Goodna song timely – and popular. Take it away TC.

Almanac Semi-Final Lunch: *Today* Friday (Sep 15) with Ray Card and Moose Henwood

Get ready for the Geelong-Swannies game with a very pleasant Friday arvo of fine food, wine and conversation at the North Fitzroy Arms.

The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch 2017

Places at The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch are now available. Bookings essential.

Almanac Footy Tipping Comp 2017 Results

Announcing the winners of the Footy Almanac Tipping Competition.

1931 Grand Final – Geelong v Richmond: Cats shine in hard times

John Harms’s account of the 1931 Grand Final – between Geelong and Richmond – was first published in Grand Finals Volume 1 1897-1938 (published by Slattery Media Group). It tells the tale of a memorable match where one of the smallest players ever to pull on footy boots, Mickey the Mouse Carney, was the star, all at the height of the Great Depression.

Round 17 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The sins of their father

Patrick Dangerfield turned back time on Saturday afternoon. John Harms felt he was a kid again.

AFL Predictor: Use this handy tool to reveal the Premier

So who is the premier? Explain what happens next. Reasoned views of neutrals welcome. Ridiculous claims of hardcores encouraged. But how does it play out this September?

The Women’s Footy Almanac and Holly Greatwich are in The Barossa Herald

In the lead up to the celebration of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017 at the Tanunda Footy Club, the Barossa Herald has had a chat to Holly Greatwich.

Vale Betty Cuthbert: ‘I felt free when I ran’

Betty Cuthbert has died at the age of 79. She embodied so much. Her attitude to running made an impression on the Almanac community in a simple and unlikely way.

Siren’s Call by Yvette Wroby

Yvette’s book Siren’s Call has just been released and is available now.

Almanac Lunch: Ben Robbins (July 21)

Looking forward to lunch with Ben Robbins at the North Fitzroy Arms on July 21. All welcome.

Almanac Winter: Footy in the frost

Frosty in Fitzroy yesterday. How cold was it where you were? Anyone playing sport in the freezing – apart from the Roys Under 10s?

Now with snaps of Mansfield and quite an incredible frost in Kyabram.

Streets of our Town: All hail the Community Cup!

John Harms reports on The Community Cup of 2017 – in all its splendour.

Almanac (Fun) Footy: Blundstone training night at Arden St and the Unhall of Fame

John Harms was a little nervous about going to the Blundstone training night at Arden St on Tuesday night. What did Turbo Thompson and half a dozen other players have in stall for the well-tummied crew? [Great night – JTH]

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: Congratulations to Vin Maskell and all the performers

Magnificently led by showmaster Vin Maskell, Stereo Stories continues to scale the heights of storytelling through music and word. Here’s the latest.