Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Update

Here’s the latest on the knockout comp run by Fitzroy Rotary.

A-League 1,000: The Decider Edition

The A-League Grand Final heads to a sold-out Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Who will take the coveted toilet seat?

Almanac Soccer: Miracles do happen!

Leicester City are on the verge of a most unlikely victory. But, as Dennis Gedling demonstrates, that trail has been blazed in Europe before

Almanac Boxing: Zac Dunn v Les Sherrington – A view from the fighters

Zac Dunn and Les Sherrington prepare for their fight Saturday night.

Lunch: Join Percy and the usual Almanac suspects on April 29 for the first lunch of the season.

The Almanac lunches are now at the North Fitzroy Arms. The first one is on April 29. All welcome.

Round 5 – Port Adelaide v Geelong: Don’t poke a Cat

For Junior Almanac John Sullivan, Geelong’s win against Port had everything including a win for the Cats. [Great work -Ed]

Almanac Fiction: Daz Cooper Chapter 5; Hip and shoulder

E.regnans is back with the next chapter of his Daz Cooper series. The cricket flag has been won and we are into footy pre-season. But is there trouble in the Cooper household?

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 6 Preview

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life Round 6 preview, all the latest pre-game intel for Collingwood believers.

Justin Clarke and Concussion in the AFL

With Justin Clarke’s recent retirement from the game, Noel presents insight into the concussion issue in football.

Isn’t Life Wonderful (or, My Introduction to Chicken Salt)

Nickw tells you everything you wanted to know about Chicken Salt and Football Park but were too afraid to ask.

Almanac Racing – uninspired at the buffet

A glut of local and global options fail to excite Crio, who’s sitting on his ‘Bool bank unless convinced otherwise.

Round 5 – Fremantle v Carlton: Transitioning Without a Parachute

For John Butler, this was a battle between a team seeking to learn how to, and another that had forgotten how to.

Almanac Racing: Jump to The Bool

To Simon Hogan, Warrnambool Racing Carnival is full of treasured memories and friends and brings the ‘Bool to life.

UQCC Old Boys vs Antiquarians: A Very Greek Tragedy

On the 9th day of the 4th month, 2016 A.D, two combatants meet for the Siege of Henzell, one side would salute victory while the taste of defeat greets the vanquished. [A classic – Ed]

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 3: From Little Things Big Things Grocke

Three more shellackings by the AUFC Blacks in Round 3 1986 reports Gordon Agars. Rambo, ET, and the newly commissioned O-Bahn get the votes.

Our Friends at Manning Clark House: Events Calendar

Manning Clark House is a terrific cultural institution in Canberra. Here’s a list of events which are scheduled for 2016. All welcome.

Lockdown: Enough reaping, Grim Reaper

As we approach May, 2016 has seen too many artistic, scientific and intellectual giants shuffle off this mortal coil for ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Baker’s liking. He thinks it’s time to take pro-active measures to stem the tide of untimely deaths.

The Magic of the Cup-Round 5 (Curtin University SC)

Starting out with his local team Backpackers FC, Dennis Gedling is following WA teams in the knockout FFA Cup. Knocking out the Backpackers was Curtin University FC, who progressed to a round 5 clash against Canning City. Dennis was there to give us this rundown of events at Edinburgh Oval.

Almanac Leadership: Claudio Ranieri on this incredible (unfinished) Leicester City year

With Leicester City still improbably atop the English Premier League table, we share this wonderful story of leadership and possibility by their manager, Claudio Ranieri.

Women’s Footy – VFL: Moana Hope

St Kilda Sharks’ champion Moana Hope talks being a leader, the pursuit of improvement and a new era for the Sharks as she prepares for her 200th game against Darebin in the VFL Women’s State League.