Dusty officially now a bona fide champion

Jen Muirden was honoured to attend the Richmond Football Club’s special Brownlow Medal Count and she pays tribute to their winner, Dustin Martin.

Entertainment All Stars Footy Team

An all entertainment team made up of actors and musicians.

Jack takes down his old man

There is a point where every father relinquishes alpha male sporting status to his son. Craig did not expect this to occur when his first born was only five years old!

Almanac Family and Footy: My dear Uncle’s Jacket

This is a wonderful story of family and the passing of time – and a jacket and a grand final. Haje Halabi pays respect to his father and two uncles and is given a jacket. [An Almanac Classic – Ed]

Almanac Novels: Jeff Dowsing’s Undercurrents

Jeff Dowsing has released an e-novel. Read about Undercurrents here.

Almanac Music – Midnight Oil at Kuranda: Still burning

Smokie Dawson capped off a week long holiday in Far North Queensland by seeing one of Australia’s most popular bands of all time Midnight Oil. The beautiful Kuranda Amphitheatre surrounded by the rain forest and company made it a gig to remember.

We are Green and Gold (2014)

Andrew Starkie lost a dear footy friend, Matt McNeil, at the age of 43. He reflects on their time together in the Old Collegians team in the WDFL and their adventures in Warrnambool. [Superb tribute – JTH]

Dusty’s Always Running Around

The latest lyrics by Jennifer Muirden dedicated to 2017’s best player Dustin Martin.

Sports Writers Festival – a terrific event organised by Francis Leach

Sports Writers Festival 2017: Yvette Wroby, Kate O’Hallaran and Yoshi Imagawa are just three of the Almanackers who are heading to the Sports Writers Festival 2017 in Melbourne come 28-29th October. Yvette is champing at the bits. There are some terrific speakers.

The Killers at The Taminga

Mickey’s musings on Grand Final entertainment and music as a whole. The Killers, good. Meatloaf, for the most part, good. U2, a few decades ago, great. P!nk, well…

Post-siren: the players v the lens

We all saw the brilliant post-siren vision of the Tiger celebrating their hard-fought Premiership – but should there be such a swarm of media after the final siren? Dave H has his say. (You’ve got my vote – Paddy.)

A Tribute to Fitzy: Our Amateur Football Hero

Anna Pavlou gives a touching tribute to her uncle Fitzy who made a lasting impact on her with his love of footy. This is a beautiful piece – Ed.

1980 Premiership Port – Harry Tinson

Matt Watson has his late grandfather’s unopened bottle of 1980 Richmond Premiership port. How much potential in a bottle of alcohol? As he uncovers the story behind the bottle, Matt pledges to open it if the Tigers salute on Saturday.

Almanac Radio Interview Today: Jon Faine’s Conversation Hour

Writer, university researcher and now Guardian contributor and assistant sports editor Kate O’Halloran  and John Harms will be Jon Faine’s guests on The Conversation Hour today (Thursday) from 11am. (774 ABC Melbourne) They will be talking about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017. But it’s also slightly different Conversation Hour today. The discussion will take place [Read more]

Executive Networking with Susan Alberti AC: Kicking Goals in Business and Life

Almanckers Yvette Wroby and Lyn Campbell-Anderson are frocking up to go hear Susan Alberti talk business. Really, we’d go anywhere to hear this champion of women’s footy talk. You are all invited. Details within. It will be a very different Yvette Wroby experience.

Captain Cotch and first mate, Dusty

Jen Muirden has gone the full John ‘Tiger’ Mellencamp with this tribute.

Manning Clark House – Festival of Ideas: Is Democracy in Australia Working?

Manning Clark House  – An historic house for contemporary debate –  has its Festival of Ideas coming up next month incorporating a dinner with guest speaker Professor Frank Bongiorno.

Almanac Music – Friday’s for funerals, Saturday’s for brides: Tex, Don and Charlie

Mickey Randall started his ironic tea towel collection before immersing himself in Tex, Don and Charlie’s sonic landscapes.

The Art of Football Mark II

Citrus Bob Utber has curated the biggest AFL art exhibition ever. The Art of Football Mark II launches on Wednesday 13th of September. A few Almanackers will have their works featured in the exhibition.

A Dusty cut for me!

A moment of reflection as Haje visits the barber and sees a couple of kids getting the Dusty mohawk.