Sunday @ the Almanac


AFLW Grand Final

Brisbane 6.2.38 d Adelaide 3.2.20

Read Shane Reid’s report on the Grand Final HERE.
Read other stories about AFLW 2021 HERE.



Round 5

St Kilda 7.6.48 d by Richmond 20.14.134
West Coast 16.7.103 d Collingwood 11.10.76
Western Bulldogs 17.16.118 d Gold Coast 8.8.56
Sydney 10.9.69 d by GWS 9.17.71
Carlton 9.14.68 d by Port Adelaide 15.6.96
Brisbane 15.12.102 d Essendon 6.9.45
Adelaide v Fremantle
Hawthorn v Melbourne
Geelong v North Melbourne



The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020 will be published in 2021.
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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Ice Hockey 101: Dual citizen

Deakin University student James Wright has joined the Almanac as our ice hockey columnist. A Canadian Australian, he will help us understand the game and its significance.

Round 5 – West Coast v Collingwood: Floreat Pica Society Match Report

Richard Moody was in Perth for the West Coast – Pies match and penned this report for the Floreat Pica Society.

AFLW Grand Final – Adelaide v Brisbane: We are Lions, hear us roar – a Premiership too big to ignore

Shane Reid reports on Brisbane’s victory over Adelaide to take out the 2021 AFLW Premiership, while also considering women’s footy in Australian culture.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: The Seven Steps to Writing Success

John Green applies his seven-point writing strategy to an 86 point Richmond victory, which he had to watch while out for dinner.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Richmond: Extremely disappointing and devastating loss

It was a tough time for Yoshi, who saw his Saints get crushed by Richmond on Thursday night footy. Bemoaning his side’s inadequacies, Yoshi calls for a tougher response against Port Adelaide next week.

Almanac (Local) Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club 2020/21 Season – January, February & March Review

Luke Reynolds presents a comprehensive newsletter wrap of the Pomborneit Bulls 2020/21 season, with their first XI taking home the ultimate prize for a third consecutive season amidst a wonderful year of growth for the club.

AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) – Fans welcome the return of banners

An AFLFA press release put out this morning details the return of banners to footy games, starting with the AFLW Grand Final and continuing into round six of the AFL competition.

Almanac (and Odd Friday) Lunch – Friday, April 23: Ron Reed

The next Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch is on the 23rd April. It will feature veteran sports journo Ron Reed. Ron will be discussing his latest book, War Games, as well as yarns from his long career.

Almanac Life: The Tightarse

It’s a sticky question, but for Smokie it’s easy to think of one ‘tightarse’ he knows. Enjoy as he humorously discusses the frugal disposition of ‘Ocker’, a former fellow employee with a desperate need to save up.

Almanac Food: Hanging Out At My ‘Pandemic Café’

Did the Covid-19 pandemic (hopefully just about over in Australia) and its resulting forms of lockdown bring out in Almanackers particular food cravings/obsessions? It certainly did in Kevin Densley’s case. In response, KD created a personal “Pandemic Cafe” menu, one high on instant gratification, and low in terms of other culinary considerations!

Almanac Book Extract: ‘Media and Me, by Warnie’ from ‘War Games’ by Ron Reed

Ron Reed’s latest book is the special guest at the next Odd Friday/Footy Almanac lunch on April 23 at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Here’s a chapter to tempt your (reading) taste buds!

Almanac Country Footy – Tanunda v Kapunda: Does this make me a Magpie?

John Harms attended the opening match of the Barossa and Light Football League season, Tanunda v Kapunda, at Tanunda Oval. It seems he’s become a Magpie.

Round 4 – St Kilda v West Coast: Saints bounce back with high pressure footy

Our Japanese football correspondent Yoshi is back! And just in time to take in the great win by the Saints over the Eagles.

Round 5 – Sal’s Preview: Don’t burn the Pies

If you’re looking for a good tip at the footy or the track, Sal is your man! He covers Round 5 as well as the horses at Caulfield and Randwick.

Balcony Banter: Oh, the memories

In a touching contribution to the MCC Members blog ‘Balcony Banter’, Anne Cahill Lambert pays tribute to her son Trevor who passed away recently. (Sincere condolences to the Lambert family on their sad loss – Ed)

Almanac Baseball: Aces High/Red Sox Fly

Brian The Ruminator updates us on how the Covid-abbreviated Claxton Shield competition eventuated. As a Redsox fan, he’s also delighting in their strong start to the MLB season.

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 6: Curiouser and curiouser!

The NRL’s Round 5 saw a couple of upsets while Round 6 promises several clashes which may reinvigorate or destroy more than a couple teams. Ian Hauser offers his thoughts and predictions.

Almanac Rugby League – Tommy: the last word

Roy Masters coached Tommy Raudonikis at the Western Suburbs Magpies in the late 70s and early 80s. Roy penned this tribute to Tommy late last week in ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’.

‘A Day at the Footy with Donny…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recently caught up with 1954 Footscray premiership player Don Ross. The two old-timers reminisced about the Dogs in that era and the local scene today.

FEARLESS 2021 Round 4: Blockbusters start the round and do the game justice.

Reports of the social media interaction between a fan and a player left Paul Thompson genuinely shocked. He makes a few observations about that, before his wrap up of the Round 4 action.