VAFA: Winners’ beer! Smokie brings the latest from Williamstown CYMS AFC

Smokie previews Williamstown CYMS AFC’s VAFA clash against Fitzroy this week.

Almanac Teams: Brown’s Browns

A team of Browns drawn from the AFL and state leagues, preceding it. Dave trawls back a bit before living memory and across state borders to come up with his team.

Round 9: Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Commonsense is not that common when considering the recent plague of umpire touching says Sal as he ponders the consequences of these acts. Sal also provides food for thought with his considerations about the forthcoming round of footy.

Round 9 – Essendon v Geelong: A rock and a hard place

Col’s off to Uluru, but he’s sticking his neck out before he goes. Bombers to win!

Haiku Bob – Round 8 – blindsided

The Round 8 haiku is in – here’s Haiku Bob’s latest.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Simpson blitzes The Players, Belgium back on the European Tour

Get up to speed with the latest in the world of gold with the Golf Capital from Hamish Neal.

Almanac Teams: Vocations & Occupations

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” Aristotle.
There are many and varied lost trades lurking within the names of footballers and Smokie has found a few to create another Almanac Team.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – 2018 Round 8: Onward and upward

It wasn’t the result Collingwood was looking for on the weekend but Cam Hooke has found the positives for his Pies as they look forward to next week – as well as wrapping up the rest of the results for all the Magpies’ teams.

Round 8 – Fearless: Happy Mother’s Day for the largely unsung members of the AFL community

Fearless wraps Round 8 with musings on Joel Wilkinson, Mark Neeld and what is going on in the Essendon coaches’ box.

Round 8 – Fremantle v St Kilda: Ups and Downs

Yvette Wroby is running out of words for this season. Three images say it all for the St Kilda men’s team this year. All aboard. [Wonderful use of your beautiful art Yvette – Ed]

Almanac Funny Teams: A Right Pack Of Girls

Rick Newbery selects a team of players who have surnames that are also female names. Can you add any?

Almanac Poetry: Number 10

Poet Stephen Whiteside has sent in his latest – which brings together Kevin Sheedy, Bluey Shelton and Ned Kelly.

Almanac Poetry: A local football club

Get around glennontour’s ode to local footy, with inspiration from Dorothea Mackellar

Almanac Football: Yoshi implements new footy practices

International Almanacker Yoshi brings us up to date about his on-field exploits. He’s getting to understand the fundamentals!

Almanac Rugby League: Cameron Smith calls it quits

Rugby league’s 2018 State of Origin series has been blown wide open by Cameron Smith’s retirement from rep footy. What does it mean for this year’s series? Where does Smith fit into the pantheon of rugby league greats? Have a say.

Almanac Teams: A team of Quirky Names

Joe De Petro comes up with a quirky team where each player lives up to his name, literally!

Showdown 44: Fans: are they fierce or fickle?

Showdown is to South Australian footy as State of Origin is to rugby league. Inter-Stater Ian Hauser goes along to Showdown 44 and comes away bemused by the fickle nature of the supposedly loyal fans of the Power.

Almanac Teams: The Smiths

Damian Balassone keeps the recent Almanac Teams bonanza going with a team made up of that most common of monikers, Smith

Memories of J Neville Turner

Roy Hay has some wonderful memories of recently passed academic, sports lover and author J Neville Turner, shared here with The Footy Almanac

Raving Rulebook 18

Malcolm Ashwood has never been so stunned and flabbergasted as he presents a fired up edition of Raving Rulebook.