Luke ‘Funky’ Reynolds lets us know how the 2013 Almanac is being welcomed down in the Otways. The Colac Herald is the second biggest seller in the area after Dairy News Australia.
Matt Watson celebrates Tim Lane’s career in sports broadcasting. Best all rounder since Davo? Let us know your opinion.
Time waits for no man – footballers, fans and timekeepers alike. Vin Maskell tells a poignant story of a day spent in the timekeeper’s box.
Jeff Dowsing has had a gutfull of the AFL’s pious pronouncements and shonky back-room deals. Are we now too disgusted and disillusioned to care about our ‘leaders’ actions – in all walks of life? A thoughtful companion spray to Litza’s and Harmsy’s brilliant Almanac intro pieces on the same topic.
Almanackers, enjoy this tale of what we are all doing for the next generation. It’s more than just footy for Andrew Weiss and his sons.
Vin Maskell offers a gentle meditation (memoir?) about the colours we nail to our mast. A delicate pastry to go with your weekend coffee.
Peter Baulderstone noticed a lot of suspicious names in the AFL Rookie Draft. “Say it ain’t so”.
Jackson Clark posts a thoughtful analysis of the Ahmed Saad case. There are degrees of culpability, and the disempowered suffer while the law is optional for the rich and powerful.
Mark Schwerdt has set himself the task of associating each AFL club with both an Australian and overseas musical artist. There’s a couple of gaps that need your input.
Craig Dodson tells the story of his journey with writing for the Almanac. How it has opened up connections, confidence, support and feelings he didn’t think possible.
In this piece The Old Dog talks about how much is lost in a town and a club without the next generation breathing life into the place.
Thursday is the big night for Melbourne Almanackers. Gather at the All Nations Hotel in Richmond to collect your books, and buy a dozen for Christmas presents to delight family and friends with your spontaneous and unedited wit and wisdom. Meet the crew and buy a box to guarantee your slot in next year’s edition.
Malcolm Ashwood runs the ‘rulebook’ over good and bad leadership in sport. His last piece on ‘Cricket is Slowly Dying’ tops the Almanac hit parade (108 comments to date), passing Lennon and McArdle’s precious record (Sasha and Brendan). Let us know what you think of Malcolm’s latest spray.
The 2013 Footy Almanac has been launched in Brisbane and a very good night was had. If you missed it, here’s the snapshots to put you in the picture.
You’ve seen the photo, now read the book. Almanackers are invited to the launch of ‘Black and Proud – The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’, next Friday, 29 November 2013.
Jake “Cobba” Stevens uses his incisive brain and IT wizardry to show us how successful the AFL draft has been in predicting a long term playing career.
Matt Watson reckons its home truths time at St Kilda. Nobody cares, and that’s not just their players. Yvette is in America; Glenn B lives in Kentucky; and DD is too busy trying to find a winner. But they know where you live, Matt.
Despite the doom and gloom impression history may have given you, in the early 80s Fitzroy were a “glamour team” of the VFL. Philip Mendes is keen to counter the negativity and prove that Fitzroy were up there with the best.
The AFL would prefer the thousands of former royboys and roygirls to just forget how they railroaded Fitzroy out of existence, writes Philip Mendes. But when celebrating the history of the competition, there is still cause for mourning.