Wednesday @ The Footy Almanac

The Eagles Almanac 2018 tells the story of their premiership season. The cover art is by Darren DJ Williams. The cover design is by John Kingsmill. Book orders HERE.

 

Nov 23 Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms with legendary race-caller Greg Miles. Details HERE.
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‘A master of his craft…’ KB Hill

KB Hill is the master of the memoir. Here he tells us about the life and times of Stuart Elkington.

Nathan Buckley living la dolce vita

Nathan Buckley is holidaying in Europe which prompts Jump Ball to make his Almanac debut with his observations of the Pies coach. [Welcome Jump Ball – JTH]

Greg Blewett aka Blue Boy

Malcolm Ashwood profiles one of the finest batsman to have come from South Australia, the elegant Greg Blewett.

Almanac Music: Cheap Trick and The Beatles

What do Cheap Trick and The Beatles have in common? A fair bit, says David Oke.

Yea. It’s Cup Day !

Victoria’s keenest country racing enthusiast Glen! was at the Yea Picnics on the weekend – and he has a hrse running at Tatura tomorrow (Tuesday). [What’s the horse Glen? – Ed]

Melbourne Seminar (with Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House): After Turnbull – Whither the ABC?

Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House host this Melbourne seminar (Wed 21 Nov) where Fatima Measham, Gideon Haigh and Jeff Sparrow discuss all things ABC. Very timely. John Harms is the MC. All welcome.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Nov 23: Greg Miles

All welcome at lunch to hear from legendary race caller Greg Miles as he talks about his life in racing. Copies of his book available.

The Dancing Footballers

Poetry in motion, the dancing footballers.

The Bonus Issue – Sal’s Zipping Classic Preview

Sal’s sabbatical usually would have begun last week, Cup week just got in the way so his stakes day sendoff has been pushed to this week, and here it is.

VAFA Veteran acknowledged by AFL

VAFA Veteran and Power House President Nic Pavlou has been awarded the prestigious AFL Victoria State Metro Volunteer of the Year Award, for his 38 years of selfless service to his club, at the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Football Awards.

Meeting Geoff Blethyn

Sometimes writing takes you to surprising places, and so does a T/shirt! Vin Maskell explains why.

Announcing the cover of The Eagles Almanac 2018

The Eagles Almanac 2018 cover has just been released. Pre-order copies of the book now, for delivery in mid-December.

Fishing for a non-fisherman

WARNING: This story filled with beautiful images of sunsets, good red and fishing off the coast of WA will likely exacerbate any Monday morning back-to-work gloom you are feeling. Col reprises a story from a few years ago.

Colossus: A story for our times

Jenny’s life force is resilient. She has a strength not seen. She is indefatiguable. Unbowed. Colossal. Andrew Starkie relates the story of Jenny and her son Craig, who suffers from mental illness.

“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” New book release and launch details

Details of the new book release from Murray Bird and Greg Parker recounting the history of Australian Rules Football in Queensland over the last 150 years.

Almanac Pub Review: Magpie and Stump, Clare Valley

Mickey Randall and family are back on the road in search of a good pub, a decent stubby holder and a Greek rejuvenation story. They find all three.

Almanac Footy History – Extract from More of the Kangaroo: 1985 – The Sharks and Tigers play one of the great QAFL Grand Finals

From Murray Bird and Greg Parker’s forthcoming book, “More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” is an extract about one of the great QAFL Grand Finals.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Lopez joins a legend, two veteran triumphs, Australian Open for all

A couple of veterans win last week, a couple of tours reach their climax this week, and the Australian Open looms large. Hamish Neal gives the rundown on a busy week ahead in golf.

AUFC Blacks 1982: Join The Club

Swish came across this Adelaide Uni Blacks new player information sheet from 1982. The secrets to their long-lived success can be found between the lines.

Bring back the great Australian backyard!

Craig Dodson has a theory as to why Australian Cricket is stuffed. It all comes down to the death of the great Australian backyard. He asks us to hear him out.