Importance of open communication

Yoshi discusses the value of open and frank communication.

SANFL Round 15 – Norwood v West Adelaide: A Redleg Smorgasbord of a Day

Malcolm Ashwood reports on another satisfying Norwood win. Includes several fantastic photos from the past players & officials function as well as in the rooms post game.

“Don’t burn down the studio” – The Coodabeen Champions and Channel 7’s 1986 Football Marathon

Memories! In this nicely researched piece, Richard Prentice takes us back to the first (and only) Coodabeens takeover of the pre-VFL Grand Final ‘Football Marathon’ in 1986.

Almanac Tassie Lunch – Ball & Chain Grill, Hobart (July 27)

The Footy Almanac lunch juggernaut heads south to Hobart for an entree to North Melbourne v West Coast.

Round 18: Sal’s thoughts and choices from monsoonal Hanoi.

From monsoonal Hanoi, Sal presents his thoughts and choices for this round of footy.

Dean Towers and Matt Zurbo reprised on a typical Otway wintry day

The wonderful story Matt Zurbo wrote about Dean Towers and his time at the Otway Districts FC is reprised for your enjoyment.

Daniel Giansiracusa: Devoted Dog

In today’s fickle world of AFL, it’s refreshing to know that Daniel Giansiracusa is a Bulldog through and through and is invested in the game of Australian Rules and the only club he has ever called home.

AFL: The State of the Game Part 2. The Ramblings of a Madman.

Dips O’Donnell continues his thoughtful observations. Will the magic of Australian Football be “ruled” out of existence?

War, the VFL and the South Melbourne Football Club  

2018 is the centenary of the 1918 South Melbourne Premiership and Richard Davis details how its meaning rises each year set against the backdrop of the First World War and its inevitable effects upon the Victorian Football League.

Sydney Almanackers Football Brunch

Sydney Almanackers, time for a get together on Saturday 5th August at Henson Park.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life – Round 17: The Year of the Pie

Okay, a Loss; and a fairly comprehensive one at that. Have the wheels fallen off our season? Should we be dusting off our ‘Buck’s criticism and rhetoric’ or what? Maybe this was “the Loss that we had to have” to take our season all the way?Cam would like to think so.

Finding form at the right time by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the story of the 1978 Wangaratta Rovers side, a textbook example of ‘finding form’ when it counts the most.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Peninsula Old Boys: “Bush” Cassidy and the “Tiger Raglan” Kid

Fitzroy took a while to get going, but ultimately were far too good for Peninsula – King George III was on hand to document the game and picked his moment in the Reds Foundation political lunch with Barrie Cassidy and Ged Kearney.

Michael Long: Essendon great, now a statue!

Today Essendon unveil Michael Long’s statue at The Hangar, Col provides a memory.

Almanac Satire – A modern statistician’s guide to Round 17

Overwhelmed by the modern game? Don’t be! Andrew Kelso holds all the answers (some of them are even correct) with this statistical guide to the latest round.

Memories of Cyril, a delightful footballer

For Tom, the joy of watching Cyril was the strongest and most lasting memory he has from 2008. He was that flag. He seemed to gel instinctively with the hallowed turf of the MCG, a stage that would form the canvas for most of his footballing artistry.

SANFL Round 14 – Sturt v Norwood: Redlegs go bang in record last quarter blitz

Coming home with the breeze, the Redlegs seemed a chance of chasing down a 24 point deficit. What followed was the biggest last quarter in the club’s history

Almanac Teams: North and South

North and South.  Polar opposites.  Literally.  But not necessarily figuratively. Over time, South went north and North went south but along the way, there seems to be an inordinate amount of players who represented both clubs.  Hence, here is a team of players who played at least one VFL/AFL game at both North Melbourne and South Melbourne/Sydney. 

Who can challenge Richmond this year?

As the ladder begins to take shape, the form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag. With Richmond appearing as ominous as ever after a barnstorming run to the top of the ladder, the main question to arise is which teams are actually able to match them and perhaps clinch a premiership off them come Grand Final day. Sean considers the options.

Round 16 – Brisbane v Carlton: Suddenly, Hot Pants.

It’s the moment your favourite pair of football shorts mysteriously transform into hotpants and the threat to throw them out becomes real that it’s time for action. Approaching marriage, it’s time to lose a few kilos, go on a park run or two, and of course, a day at the footy, climbing stairs and watching a Brisbane victory are all part of a changing lifestyle for Almanacker Jamie.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire

The Rhymer: An Object Of Desire