Saturday @ the Almanac


Allan Grant goes back to 1956 and remembers family, school and (especially) his first love sport. HERE.


Round 10

Carlton 15.12.102 d Sydney 13.9.87  
Geelong v Port Adelaide

Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast
North Melbourne v Melbourne
Adelaide v St Kilda
Richmond v Essendon
GWS  v West Coast
Hawthorn v Brisbane
Fremantle v Collingwood


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Almanac Music: The Music Labyrinth

Nonshedders has been running a music program, ‘The Music Labyrinth’, on community radio since his retirement. He provides examples of his presentations on the program.

A Bigger Bite Of The Cherry: The AFLW’s Second 2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Braham Dabscheck discusses the announcement of increased AFLW player payments for the 2022 season.

Almanac Cricket: Old Mate Roy, No matter what

IT wasn’t all smooth sailing for a cricketer who had no shortage of friends, writes RON REED in his tribute to Andrew Symonds.

Round 10 – Sal’s Preview: An Eagle-Eyed View

Sal Ciardulli presents his preview of the Round 10 matches, and reflects upon Jake Niall’s article suggesting AFL socialism.

Almanac Footy History: Jason Gwilt and the Papua New Guinea connection

Jason Gwilt tells the story of his connection with Papua New Guinea and Australian Football and recalls a memorable moment when his son James first ran out for St Kilda.

Round 9 – Haiku Bob: lopsided moon

Haiku Bob expresses his feelings in haiku through another loss for the Pies.

Almanac Music: Not Quite Bob – The Non-Pensioners Edition

This week, in his continuing ‘Not Quite Bob’ series, Trevor Blainey examines the music of some of Melbourne’s younger bands that come close to fitting the Bob mould. It’s another ripper of fantastic music!

Almanac Music (and Poetry): ‘Lacrimosa’ from Mozart’s Requiem

Prose and poetry combine in this piece by KD about working as a cinema usher in Melbourne in the mid-1980s – the focus is upon one of his all-time favourite films and pieces of music.

Almanac Travel: Three Tassie Experiences

Mickey and Claire continue their travelling adventures as they take in the beauty and thrills of Hobart and its surrounds.

Almanac Rugby League: Footy diplomacy in the Pacific region

Would a team from PNG in the NRL be a means of combating Chinese expansion in the Pacific region? Former diplomat Stephen Brancatisano offered his thoughts in a recent article in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch: Peter Hudson and Dan Eddy with John Harms (June 3)

Join us for lunch with Peter Hudson and Dan Eddy at the North Fitzroy Arms on June 3. Bookings essential.

Almanac Books: ‘A Football Genius – The Peter Hudson Story’

A Football Genius: The Peter Hudson Story by Dan Eddy tells the tale of one of the game’s greatest players. Read more about the book here.

Almanac WAFL Footy: Sharks rise to the top

Les Everett provides his regular update on the WAFL and the recent interstate game against the SANFL.

1956: A sports and family memoir.

In this memoir, Allan Grant goes back to 1956 and, through the child’s eye, recalls those things that mattered to him, and some that didn’t. Sport was top of the pile.

FEARLESS 2022: Round 8 – four years, much rehab after two PCL ops, welcome back Suns’ Rory Thompson.

FEARLESS blows up about the use of slow-mo action to determine actions that occurs in real time and revisits the AFL’s Round 8.

Almanac Footy (History): 40 Years Ago (plus 3 days)

Here’s one for the historically minded. Rick Newbury poses a question about the Round 8 Sydney v Collingwood clash from May 1982.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL 2022 Round 11: And the BOG award goes to…the Suncorp Stadium ground staff!

A top effort by the ground staff at Suncorp Stadium saved Magic Round from becoming Mudgic Round. This week’s Round 11 of the NRL offers up several inviting clashes. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts.

Round 9: There was a young man named Charlie

TroyBOP returns to tell the tale of Round 9 in limerick.

FEARLESS 2022 – Round 7: Is the bump dead? Ask Lewis Young’s defence counsel.

In true form, FEARLESS makes an early call on his top 8 for the Finals and reviews the AFL’s Round 7.

‘Hawks swoop on Pigeons in dramatic fashion…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the thrilling finish to the recent Wang Rovers v Yarrawonga Pigeons clash in the Ovens and Murray League.