Friday @ The Footy Almanac

 

Simple Lethargic Motion on the veranda of an old Oakey Queenslander. Read JTH’s story HERE.

 

 

The Eagles Almanac 2018 tells the story of their premiership season.
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Almanac Summer: Simple Lethargic Motion

John Harms writes of summer heat, Greek cafes and Physics.

‘Andrew Greskie’s Fling With The Sport Of Kings’ – KB Hill

Andrew Greskie wasn’t cut out to be a football player but, boy, was he good with the horses! Another KB Hill special on a Wangaratta personality gets the Almanac’s day off to a great start.

Christmas

Andrew Starkie writes about his Christmas-New Year experience. [An example of less saying more, fine writing – JTH]

Australia Day, cricket?

Glen! discusses the issue of Australia Day by looking at its celebration during Adelaide Test matches. He invites a conversation around the concept of Australia Day.

Almanac Teams: Why have we killed the Bills?

Phil Dimitriadis wonders what happened to all the Bills? Do you have the answer? And do you reckon he’s missed anyone?

Almanac Book Review – The Eagles Almanac 2018: First published in Perth’s Sunday Times

Tony Barrass, father of Tom, has written a tremendous piece about The Eagles Almanac 2018 for The Sunday Times and Perth Now. Read it here.

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: “The Boys Light Up”

Smokie’s latest Stereo Story is a tale of Australian Crawl, of his first pub gig, and of an enormous bar-room brawl

Four pubs and a funeral

Another fine piece from Mickey Randall on the sad (recent) day of the funeral of his mate Jeff.

Almanac Book Review – Leather Soul: Reflections of Bob Murphy’s Football Career and Inner Feeling with Uniqueness

Yoshi has started 2019 by reading Bob Murphy’s book Leather Soul.

Almanac Ocean Swimming – Pier to Pub 2019: Murray won’t be home tonight

A tragic day at Pier to Pub 2019.

So what’s in The Eagles Almanac 2018?

So what is in The Eagles Almanac 2018?

Almanac Cricket Comment: Luigi wants to turn history on its head and make cricket a game for footballers in the summer.

Luigi has been taking it easy over the Christmas-New Year period and has had plenty of time to think and chat. He’s hearing lots of ideas about cricket. He’s got a few of his own. This one turns history around. [Creative – Ed]

Almanac (Australian) Cricket: Beset by crisis because the system is spoiled

This is the regression we had to have.  In ironmike20’s life, Australian cricket has suffered three great crises and rebounded.  This crisis is self-inflicted, but a setback is an opportunity for a comeback.  The Aussies have done it before and can do it again a passionate Mike claims.

‘Head In The Sand’ – The Sydney Examiner

Earl O’Neill has pointed us at Mitch Guffry, a columnist who can’t fathom some unusual trends in events over the summer period. His solution? “Get a grip!”

Almanac Tennis – Has Kooyong had the gong?

During The Kooyong Classic, Rick checks out Melbourne’s legendary former tennis home and all its memories. but is disappointed by what he sees, acknowledging the glory days of the past have well and truly faded.

Almanac Football – A history of the Keilor Football Club

The Keilor Football Club was formed at a meeting at the Waggoner’s Arms Hotel in May 1877. Darren Williams presents a history of the club supported with some original art work of champions of the club. [This story has been reposted because of a coding issue in the initial post. Ed]

‘The Big-Man Who Made A Difference…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns in the New Year with his homage to John Waldron, a big man from the 50s and 60s, who became a legend in Victorian country footy.

Finding the Joy

Trucker Slim illuminates today’s page with a heartfelt tribute on the loss of two loved ones. Amongst the sadness and the struggles, he finds joy. (Simply beautiful! Ed.)

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 5: School’s out for the Aussies!

Citrus Bob reports from a washed out day 5 at the SCG, and in his inimitable schoolmasterly manner appraises the form of the Australian team.

Australia v India – Sydney, Day 4: A Waste!

Day 4 at the cricket proved to be very frustrating as Citrus Bob reports.