Saturday @ The Footy Almanac

 

The traditional O’Donnell campsite at the Stawell Gift. But will they gather this year? Dips O’Donnell writes about his beloved Stawell HERE.

 

AFLW Round 4

Geelong v Carlton
Western Bulldogs v Brisbane
Adelaide v Fremantle
Collingwood v GWS
Melbourne v North Melbourne

 

 

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Almanac Music – Aussie album review: Midnight Oil “Earth and Sun and Moon”

In the eighth of his occasional series looking back at iconic Australian albums, Smokie muses on his favourite Oils record.

Odd Friday Lunch – Rex Hunt: 1st March 1.05pm

Rex Hunt, former AFL player and commentator, will be the special guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch on the 1st March at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel.

Almanac Cricket (Terminology): What is the correct name for the box/protector/cup?

The humble box has come under scrutiny in the last 24 hours – since Mickey Randall purchased a new one for a forthcoming return to cricket. What are the different terms used for a ‘box’? And, ni this piece, John Harms has included videos of the most famous cricket box incident in history – featuring David Bumble Lloyd.

Almanac Music – Tamworth 2019: it’s all about the yarn

From Bushwackers to cricket watching receptionists, Andrew Starkie and his mate Defa, enjoy their annual sojourn to the country music capitial of Australia. Its got the lot!

The 2019 Ennui Cup – Pre Season

Earl O’Neill is back for another season of tipping advice to the masses. Should literary style replace enigmatic single-voice meanderings? Or should Earl get off his couch and read more of The Greats so he can mimic them?

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Korda kicks a fourth family Australian Open, Fox finally in Perth and time runs out in LA

From the wide world of golf, Hamish Neal reports on all the latest happenings in the sport.

AFLW – Round 4: Some cracking games this weekend!

Can North Melbourne and Fremantle continue their unbeaten run, will the Pies or GWS finally break through for a win in Round 4 of the AFLW, or will we see some upsets? An interesting round of footy!

AFLW Round 3 – Fremantle v Collingwood: Where do we go from here?

As the Dockers got on top, Kate Williams kept her hopes up for a Pies win but Tom the cat knew when to give it away. Perhaps the digestives helped in the end!

Brody Grundy or Brodie Grundy: has East Coburg CC employed a publicity guru for Feb 28 event?

Brody (sic) Grundy will be speaking at a fundraiser for the wonderful East Coburg CC on Feb 28.

‘Johnny Brunner’s Thirst For Sporting Challenges……………’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill shares with us his profile of John Brunner, country football legend, handy tennis play, ex-drag racer and supremely fit sportsman. And a humble community servant to boot! (Country sporting folklore is all about people like this. – Ed.)

Almanac (Pro) Running: Death of a Friend

Dips O’Donnell is concerned. We all know how much the Stawell Gift means to the O’Donnell family. Well, things have taken a turn, resulting in a summit on Friday night. [Dips at his finest – JTH]

Almanac Teams: Footballing Wallys

We keep coming up with special teams, especially those with names from yesteryear. Today, Glen picks a team of Wallys.

Almanac Music: Don’t Kill Live Music Rally, Sydney, Feb 21

Almanackers, the live music scene in Sydney needs your support. Sign the petition and help Sydney become a major live music centre once again.

Almanac Saturday Life: Ted’s big day

Ted Bradley is jet-setting and in sparkling touch again.

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes v Senshu Powers: Old Pups hard chasing and cramps

After seven months off the field, Yoshi returned for the Osaka Dingoes last weekend as they went up against Senshu Powers in Round 3 of the AFL Japan GO League. Being struck down with leg cramps had its upside as Yoshi found himself in good hands.

Almanac Footy History: How To Play Football – Don Roach 1969

Don Roach was an esteemed player, coach and administrator for four decades. To many young eyes, his footy skills booklet was their first glimpse into the sport’s printed world (as shown by the many classic 60s photos herein).

Almanac Footy Memoir: Patience wins

Forty-four years of patient waiting it took Anna Pavlou’s dad to witness a Geelong premiership. The heartbreak and pain were finally over as Anna Pavlou reports.

AFLW – Round 3: North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Jumping Like a Kangaroo, and that’s just me!

Yvette Wroby is in love with the red, white and black that lies beneath all this blue and white and red, white and blue malarkey. After this game, she took out a North AFLW membership and is on the Courtney Munn bandwagon. Two memberships, two teams. Now waiting for the 3rd to arrive.

Almanac Footy Teams – AFLX: The Cyclones

Joe De Petro has come up with a cyclonic footy team. Whether it’s severe enough to put the wind up other teams the answer is blowing in the wind!

AFLW – Round 3: Fremantle v Collingwood – Another Freo win and we hear the fans

Les Everett reports on Freo’s well deserved win against Collingwood in the AFLW.