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.

Fantasy Footy with The Boys

There’s plenty of reality to go with fantasy for Edward Olsen and ‘The Boys’ when they get together for their long-running group fantasy footy project.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: What Ground Is That?

The Rhymer relates the modern-day ground naming confusion felt by many of us.

Pub Review: Five Cups in Fremantle

Mickey Randall gives his expert review of five Freo pubs and the brews consumed at each – making your next trip to Fremantle much easier to find the best watering holes.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: The Rules (With deference to Pink Floyd)

Latest from The Rhymer – far from comfortably numb, here’s his impassioned plea to the top brass.

Study: Watching old games of footy a boon to mental health

Good news everyone; delving into the glory days might not just be a guilty pleasure – it could improve your health.

Almanac Art: Kate Birrell’s Dusty Martin in the Grand Final

Kate Birrell’s painting of Dusty Martin in the 2017 Grand Final. [Purchased by Joe De Petro – Ed]

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Ode To Cyril

The Rhymer pays tribute to the sheer brilliance of Cyril Rioli. Perhaps, given his family heritage, Cyril was always going to be a champion.

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: Grass roots footy

The Rhymer with his thoughts on where the focus for the footy bosses should be.

Fitzroy Football Club event – lunch with Barrie Cassidy and Ged Kearney (July 14)

Next weekend sees Fitzroy FC host Barrie Cassidy and Ged Kearney for their annual ‘Political Football’ lunch.

Cream of Cauliflower Soup and the No Repeat Workday

Mickey Randall’s most excellent trip from Adelaide to Melbourne provided many highlights, culinary and sporting alike.

Almanac Literary – Melbourne Rare Book Week at the MCC (Wednesday July 4)

Almanac favourite Gideon Haigh will be part of the MCC’s event for Rare Book Week this Wednesday

Vale Evelyn — a champion mum

Gigs pays tribute to his beloved mother who passed away early on Sunday morning. She was a true champion. [Our condolences Gigs – JTH]

Almanac (Footy) Poetry – The Rhymer: The Dropkick

Another ripper from The Rhymer, a tribute to WA exponents of the droppy.

Almanac Short Story: Moral Dilemma

Barry Mitchell tells a story of that final meeting of coach and player.

Art Exhibition – Kate Birrell’s “This Footy Life” (opens June 30)

One of our favourites (particularly amongst our Tiger fans), Kate Birrell, will be exhibiting works inspired by footy at her gallery next month. All are welcome to attend, starting from this weekend.

Almanac Everything (including Music): Fruity Ale and a Fire Bucket

We weren’t expecting a survey like this on the Almanac pages but it certainly has merit – especially when presented within a missive which describes the sanctuary of Mickey Randall’s home.

Almanac Art – Richmond: Stewart Street Mural

Andy Fuller came across a fantastic footy-inspired mural down in Richmond that he’s shared with us. Can anyone name the artist?

Almanac Art: Eyes on the Ball – Review from 1996

The late Robert Rooney, artist and critic for The Australian, reviews a footy-art exhibition from the Ross Oakley era, in his characteristic sharp style.

The Ringo Kid

Greetings Tipsters Found a pamphlet I wrote, season review ’97. Geez, I’ve been doing this for awhile. Interviewed Troy Luff in the Swans rooms, Feb that year. He was a regular bloke, on talking to oppo players during the game, “Sometimes you might say there’s a good looking girl in the crowd but mostly it’s [Read more]