Book Launch: The Game that Never Happened by Ian Syson

The Game that Never Happened: The Vanishing History of Soccer in Australia by Ian Syson will be launched by Gideon Haigh, John Harms and John Didulica at the MCC Library, Wednesday August 15. RSVP your attendance.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Ivanhoe: What a day for the Fitzroy faithful!

Footy, flowers, and highflyers, are all part of the day for Phil Hill as he celebrates victories by the Fitzroy FC.

Round 21 – Essendon v St. Kilda: Three Great Moments Despite Saints Being Demolished By Bombers

Braham bemoans the fact St Kilda’s game against Essendon was a somewhat imperfect replica of last week’s match against the Dogs, and at one and the same time a somewhat worse performance by his team.

Round 21 – GWS v Adelaide: Junior and the Meat Tray

In this increasingly fractious world of dilemma and doubt, is there anything better for the soul than winning a meat tray asks Mickey Randall. And, what about a team of Juniors?

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Trifecta, sadly.

Peter Fitzpatrick has written three pieces for the Almanac and Balcony Banter – all three about Geelong-Richmond clashes. Here’s the third. [Stop writing Peter! JTH]

Round 20 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: It’s a long season when you suck

‘It’s a long season when you suck’ writes Yvette Wroby. Saints fans (and team it seems) are now longing for an end of season lie down with a nice cuppa. The Southern Saints were the highlight of the weekend.

Round 21 – Preview: I see Red, I see Red, I see Red

Sal adds his thoughts about the issue of punching opponents and the rules associated with the act in our game, and he also previews the upcoming round of football.

Haiku Bob- Round 20: breaking up

Haiku Bob on losing a close one, and breaking up.

VAFA Premier C – Williamstown CYMS v Old Camberwell: Conspiracy theories?

Smokie is a bit partial to a conspiracy theory as he explains in his report.

Fearless 2018- Round 20: We’ve got the close one…no we’ve got it…nah..over here

Fearless reports on a monumental Gaffe followed by some excessive commentary as he reviews the Round 20 matches.

Round 20 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: Eat, Pray, Spew

Going to The Gabba to watch Brisbane play made Jamie Simmons sick – but it wasn’t because of the play (both teams performed well on the day), rather some curious culinary choices.

Almanac Match Reports – Round 21 nominations

Following on from a great response in the last round, The Footy Almanac is again putting out the call for writers to help cover Round 21.

Almanac Books: Sons of Guns – family and football

The author of the book “Sons of Guns”, Matt Watson takes us through his relationship with family & footy, shares tidbits from the stars of his manuscript and the long, involved process it took to complete.

Almanac Lunch: Matt Watson, Ray Shaw and Ayce Cordy talk about Sons of Guns (Aug 31)

Join Matt Watson, Ray Shaw and Ayce Cordy for lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms as we celebrate Matt’s new book Sons of Guns.

Round 20 – Sydney v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society)

The latest Floreat Pica Society piece on Round 20’s game.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: A view from Bali

You didn’t have to be at the MCG to witness the tight tussle between Hawthorn and Essendon, in fact Tom Harrington wasn’t even in the country – he reports on the classic from Indonesia.

Round 20 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Who Dares Wins…sometimes

A revival for the Bombers was cut short by their long-standing rivals Hawthorn; Trevor Blainey’s Dons now ponder what might have been.

Round 20 – Carlton v GWS: Welcome to Globetrotters’ AFL

As he watched the Giants pulverise the Blues, John Butler was left contemplating the wider football universe. Let’s just say, he has his reservations.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Long Weekend’s Journey into North Fitzroy’s Arms

The lucid dream of a knock for the ages makes way for a very real trip to see Ben Fenton-Smith’s Tigers overcome Geelong. The Almanac’s pub de rigueur also gets a guernsey.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Hall gets fame, Thomas wins before PGA defence

22 year old Georgia Hall winning the Women’s British Open headlines Hamish Neal’s comprehensive wrap of the week in golf.