Thursday @ The Almanac


Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! Peter Crossing fondly remembers The Beatles
when they visited Adelaide in 1964 HERE



Brisbane v St Kilda
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle
Richmond v Hawthorn
Adelaide  v Sydney
North Melbourne v Collingwood
GWS Giants v Port Adelaide

Byes: Carlton, Essendon, Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns, Melbourne, West Coast Eagles

Round 13 Results


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NRL Round 15 – Prop in the Canefield: You Gotta Love Footy!

The Big Fella has made the trip Out West to the Injune Cup where he, Tommy and Tiny have eaten half a beast, lost a whole beast, failed to back a winner and engaged in some of the most brilliant mathematics of backlines since Pythagoras played five-eighth for Samos. [Outstanding – Ed]

Almanac Sport: Geelong Sports Museum – Media Release: Opening Day

Media release from Jessica Reid at Kardinia Park informing readers the Geelong Sports Museum opens today.

Round 13 – Haiku Bob: No Demons

Haiku Bob is off to Japan for a haiku conference this week but leaves readers with a haiku from Saturday’s Collingwood v Melbourne clash.

Round 14 – AFL Footy Fixture 2024: Who, where, and when

Find out who, where, and when your team is playing in Round 14 of AFL season 2024.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 13 Review / Round 14 Preview

Cam Hooke reviews the Pies’ defeat of Melbourne, and previews the upcoming clash against the Roos.

Revelling in the Riverina: Episode 8 – Bowsers, Wowsers, and Peppercorn Trees

In this week’s episode of his trek through the Riverina, Peter Clark steers us eastward from Barellan to Ariah Park.

Round 13 – Essendon v Carlton: Snowy’s day out

For Andrew ‘Dougie’ Fraser and his mates, it was worth every ounce of energy getting Snowy to the MCG to take his place in the Guard of Honour as the Bombers ran out for their match against the Blues.

Round 13 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Floreat Pica Society match report

Paul McKay, the Bangkok correspondent for the Floreat Pica Society presents their match report of Collingwood’s King’s Birthday Round 13 win against Melbourne.

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit CC Second Oval Project

The Pomborneit Cricket Club has purchased 9 acres of land adjoining the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve and is looking to raise funds for a much needed second oval in an exciting development for the club.

Almanac Music: Dylan Cover Songs – The Top 10: Aussie Style

Karl Dubravs continues his series examining cover versions of Bob Dylan songs. This time Karl devises a top ten list of Bob’s more popular songs covered by Aussie artists.

Almanac Music: The Beatles in Adelaide – From Me To You

Peter Crossing’s formative years in Adelaide were coloured by The Beatles and the mania that surrounded their visit.

Almanac Footy Memories: Drinking with Billy Serong Part 1

Rod Gillett will never forget Bill Serong, who died in Melbourne on May 20. Here he recalls having a drink with him (as a nine year old!) in 1964. Vale Bill Serong.

Almanac Book Review – ‘Merger’ (Part 1: Background)

In response to William Westerman’s ‘Merger’, Callum Quirk has taken a fine-toothed comb to the events of Fitzroy in 1996 and the environment in which they occurred. First up he sets the scene at a macro level, by looking at the emerging philosophical trends.

Alicia Sometimes and John Harms talk sport at the Willy Lit Fest (CANCELLED)

Alicia Sometimes and John Harms will talk sport at the Willy Lit Fest on Sunday, June 16. And don’t forget the Stereo Stories Concert featuring Smokie Dawson on Friday, June 14.

Almanac Poetry: To Dionysus

According to Wikipedia, in ancient Greek myth and religion, Dionysus is ‘God of wine, vegetation, fertility, festivity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre’. Quite a collection of responsibilities! KD’s poem deals humorously with this well-known god of excess.

Almanac Lunch: With legendary sports writer John Craven in Geelong (June 28)

You are invited to lunch with celebrated author and journalist John Craven at the Petrel Hotel in Geelong on June 28 as he talks about his new book ‘The Conquerors’ the stories of 100 of Geelong’s greatest sportsmen and sportswomen.

Almanac (Writing) Memoir: My First Cricket Book

Bernard Whimpress remembers the six wonderful months it took, working with his great mate, the late Nigel Hart, to write his first cricket book.

Almanac Rugby League – Women’s State of Origin, Game 2: Missing the obvious omens

Queensland did what Queensland does best – snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. This tipster, along with many others, missed the two obvious omens.

Almanac Sport: Geelong’s Sports Museum opens in June

Roy Hay informs readers of the imminent opening of the Geelong Sports Museum in the newly reconstructed Kardinia Park stadium.

Once a Tiger – an interview with Ron Branton

Vale Ron Branton.

We reprise Matt Zurbo’s interview with him from 2016. It captures the life of a 1950s footballer superbly. Sections of this interview appear in Matt’s book ‘Champions All’.