Missing the Ox’s Legends

Like many, Yoshi was angry with SEN’s decision to get ride of Ox and Marko. He lets loose here.

The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 is here!

The Tigers’ Almanac is here! And it looks sensational. It has JTH’s kids going, and for very good reason.

Almanac Book Review – Bomber the Whole Story: Hardworking and Rewards with Honesty

Yoshi gives an excellent overview and summary of Mark Thompson’s autobiography Bomber: the whole story. And he thanks Francis Leach who gave Yoshi the book at the Sports Writers’ Festival. Yosho had travelled from Japan to Melbourne especially for the event.

Almanac Teams: The Magnificent 7s

Phil Dimitriadis has picked a team of players who wore #7. Make your suggestion. And check out the entertainment in this one too.

The Best Coaches Are…

Wesley Hull reflects on coaching and coaches, describing the way he has crossed paths with some of the greats (Cerutty, Hafey, Sheedy) while explaining that as a coach he has never stopped searching and learning. [Super piece – Ed]

Relocation Declined: A Decade On

Marnie Cohen looks back at the events of 2007, when North Melbourne made it clear that it had rejected the AFL’s “opportunity” to relocate to the Gold Coast and highlights the role played by her father Ron.

2017 Player Reviews: Your Club’s Best Revised

Anna Pavlou revisits her 2017 pre-season club-by-club player performance predictions.

Almanac Short Story: Pre-season Blues

Barry Mitchell’s short story invites some questions on player-coach relationships. Where are your sympathies in this one? or do we need to know more?

Four seasons in the whites

Noel gives us the rundown of his memorable cricket career, which included multiple fielding trophies and plenty of laughs.

Importance of open communication

Yoshi discusses the value of open and frank communication.

Wednesday Night Book Club: Yellow and Black

Andy Fuller went to a recent event featuring Konrad Marshall, Caroline Wilson and Geoff Slattery who were discussing Konrad’s book Yellow and Black. Konrad spent a season (and little more) with the club and had terrific access. Here Andy reports on the night.

The ’69 State Schoolboys’ Football Competition – Adidas

Peter Thomas recently contacted the Footy Almanac in response to a story about Adelaide Sports Stores. We found that he has a wealth of stories gleaned from his days as an Adidas rep.

Here’s his first one, with a Western Australian flavour. Welcome Peter.

Almanac Teams – Super 6s: Standing on the Shoulders of a Giant

The number 6 has special significance to Phil Dimitriadis, thanks to his beloved brother Tim.

Grenville Dietrich: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Malcolm Ashwood with his latest profile piece, this time it’s North Adelaide goal kicking legend Grenville Dietrich who receives some Rulebook love (very entertaining piece on a wonderful character -Ed)

On reflection – Peter Harvey… and that imaginary white line – by KB Hill

KB Hill has seen a lot of north-east Victorian sport. Enjoy this tale of Peter Harvey – regional cricketer, footballer and international traveller. [We would love to hear from anyone who knows P Harvey – Ed].

Almanac Teams – Port Adelaide Magpies: 1988-present

In his Almanac debut, Nathan Watson lines up the best Port Adelaide SANFL team in his time as a fan. This one will bring back great memories for Port Adelaide people

Nicole Livingstone: Giant Steps

Nicole Livingstone has not only been a terrific sportsperson, she has vast experience in media, and has made her way in sports administration, business and general life. She is a natural leader, writes Anna Pavlou in this profile, which was inspired by Nicole’s recent appointment to run the AFLW competition.

Almanac Footy Memoir: A Bomber Life

Keith Richards remembers childhood days barracking for the Bombers.

Kevin Sheehan’s Top 40 2017 AFL Draft Prospects

In preparation for this Friday’s Draft, the AFL has provided us with profiles of Kevin Sheehan’s top 40 prospects.

Gary Brasier – Tigers Tragic

A snarling Tigers’ figurine stood on Andrew Brasier’s mantelpiece – a testament to the great Tiger spirit of his uncle Gary. [One of many tales from The Tigers’ Almanac – Ed]