Friday @ the Almanac

 

Poster by Ben Kirkby. To view more premiership posters by Ben click HERE

 

AFL: Richmond 12.9 81 d Geelong 7.8.50

NRL: Melbourne 26 d Penrith 20
NRLW: Brisbane 20 d Sydney 10

 

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The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020 will be published in the coming weeks.
It will have all the usual features – a game by game account of the Tigers season – and will also include some of the best Almanac writing from the Covid winter.
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Almanac Life: Love in the Time of Coronavirus – Part 2

E.regnans continues his journal of life and love in the time of coronavirus. In this instalment, he channels the thoughts of Andre who contemplates the not inconsiderable challenges of ‘opening up’.

Almanac Horseracing: Sal’s preview – Derby Day: Christmas for punters, you just can’t be there

Derby Day has Sal excited, even if he can’t get to Flemington for a big program. Regardless, he has all the inside information for you.

AFL 2020: A Reflection (featuring this year’s Premiership poster)

Ben the Artist returns with his thoughts on the season like no other and reveals his annual premiership poster to celebrate the Tigers’ back-to-back flags.

Adrift

Seven months ago, in March 2020, ‘Smokie’ Dawson offered these thoughts as we moved into the full brunt of Covid-19. ‘Our generation has had a charmed run, says Smokie. But that is all about to change. It follows that the AFL will also be forced into change when we come out the other side of COVID-19. ‘

Almanac Cricket: ‘The Summer of Barry’ – celebrating the golden season of 1970-71

Barry Richards was a prodigious scorer of runs. Unfortunately, we never saw the best of him at Test level, due to apartheid, but he had a glorious summer in South Australia in 1970-71. Michael Sexton has written a book about that season: ‘The Summer of Barry – South Australia 1970-71’.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: On Grand Final day things started going wrong long before the bounce.

In hindsight, Hamish Townsend realises that the omens were there long before the game started. But why did his match ticket have to be among the Richmond hordes?

Almanac Rugby League: Covid and Season 2020

John Campbell discovered footy podcasts as he whiled away the season. He offers a few thoughts about their qualities.

Balcony Banter: No reign on the parade

MCC Member Grant Fraser looks back over the recent fortunes of the Hawthorn Football Club for ‘Balcony Banter’.

Almanac Rugby League: Controversies that never end

Harold Peacock recalls two controversial grand finals involving Ipswich, one rugby league, the other musical.

‘The Hopper who flew to the Sunshine State……..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill catches up with an old mate, Kevin ‘Turk’ Weule. They reminisce over Kevin’s playing career for North Albury and, later, Coorparoo in Brisbane.

Almanac Baseball: Yeah Dodgers Just Won the World Series

Brian The Ruminator (somewhat grudgingly) acknowledges the World Series win by the LA Dodgers. Is the Curse Of The Bambino about to have a sequel?

Almanac Horseracing: The Almanac Cox Plate Sweep (results)

Here’s the results of our Cox Plate sweep.

Almanac Music: Dave Kimber and Surfing with James Arness  

The continuing tales of Dave Kimber, this time involving surfing and skiing in his native California. And of course, meeting a few celebrities along the way.

Almanac Life: The West End Brewery and me

Mickey Randall contemplates the demise of West End Brewery.

Almanac (Footy) Life: Mavis and The Tigers

Graeme Gardner tells the story of his family’s love of the Mighty Tigers over the generations. [Tremendous family and social history – JTH]

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Two Little Tigers

When Edward P. Olsen’s young children chose to barrack for the Tigers back in 2016 he was expecting they would have some tough lessons awaiting them. It hasn’t worked out as anticipated.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Cactus

The bitter taste of a grand final loss is an unwelcome experience as Geelong supporter Dips O’Donnell explains.

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: What an asterisk!

Stainless doesn’t shy away from the dreaded ‘asterisk’ season – he embraces it!

Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dynasties

Old Dog reviews the Grand Final from the rainswept Otways. With Bourbon.

Almanac Art: Day of the 2020 Grand Final

Tiger fan Kate Birrell shares her long, long day of waiting for the night of the Grand Final that inspired yet another superb artwork.