Italian Immigrants and Footy

The Carlton Football Club and Melbourne’s Italian community are inextricably linked. Stephen Silvagni’s departure from Seaford to return to Carlton as List Manager presented our Japanese ‘Knacker, Yoshi Imagawa with not only another research project, but a valuable lesson on the important contribution of multiculturalism to Australia’s game.

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.

Analysis on St Kilda Records: Victoria versus Interstate

Sapporo’s St Kilda tragic Yoshi Imagawa has been hard at work, studying the Saints’ recent form, both in Victoria and Interstate. Can a St Kilda flag by 2020 be a reasonable expectation based on Yoshi’s analysis?

Kanga Kings : North Melbourne’s Best 22 (1997-2014)

Phillip Mendes submits his best North Melbourne side from the years of Kanga glory; 1997 – 2014. Who’s in, who’s out? Blakey? Longmire? Schwass? Did C or B Sholl get a guernsey?

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.

Almanac for the Weekend – Sunday Edition

Reviving a tradition established by The People’s Elbow, ‘Weekend Reading’ returns to the pages of the Almanac.

Fremantle’s Records in Melbourne

Yoshi Imagawa continues his analysis of Fremantle and St Kilda under Ross Lyon: Today, he looks at Freo’s record in Melbourne – particularly at the Docklands

The Adelaide Almanac Launch

Andrew Weiss with the low down on a classic night at the Home of Football.

Do We Go For Three?

ILuvHawkThugs shares with us the simple reasoning behind the choice of Lewis for his son’s name “…Omen disguised as superstition, parading as luck, in an act of folly.”

The Knacker Flag 2014

Peter Baulderstone surveys the 2014 Knacker writing season. What team of writers came out on top for the (time honoured) Knacker Premiership flag? What does our writing say about our club? And how does our team shape our writing?

NTFL Wrap-Up : Round 10

A full wrap-up of all the round 10 action in Top-End football with Jackson Clark

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.

Saints High Performance Camp in Queenstown, New Zealand

Yoshi Imagawa’s itch for all things St Kilda received some scratching on the weekend. Channel 7’s Tom Browne filed a series of reports on the Sainters’ pre-season work in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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 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]

A Poem to ‘Baby Roo’

Yoshi Imagawa welcomes the latest St Kilda Father-Son prospect (only 18 years to go until he’s eligible, Saints fans…) into the world with some quality prose .

Brisbane launch

A good night was had by all.

A Poem to Ahmed Saad

Yoshi Imagawa: Footy lover, cycling enthusiast and now, with this ode to St Kilda’s Ahmed Saad, we add ‘Renaissance Man’ to the list.

Overheard at Essendon: Part 3. This is a win for us?

Channeling Monty Python, John Clarke and Brian Dawe, Sean Curtain reflects on the latest chapter of the Essendon versus ASADA stoush.